Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is the international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and foreign citizens around the world. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide and has continued to enhance cultural, educational, and scientific knowledge, simultaneously improving interstate relations. Since the launching of the exchange program over sixty years ago, more than 360,000 participants obtained the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each other’s’ countries. In addition, the Fulbright program annually awarded approximately 8,000 grants.
The Fulbright reception was attended by Fulbright Board Members, current Fulbright scholars and professors, alumni, and Consulate and Fulbright staff. The reception encouraged Fulbright alumni to become active members of the alumni association, in order to remain an integral component of the thriving program.
More photos from the event are in our Flickr gallery.