Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stand up for the Fulbright Program

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program brings together citizens and governments of other countries to work with U.S. students and researchers on joint priorities and shared needs.  Especially important in this time of growing international and domestic turmoil, the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.  A remarkable number of world leaders have come to the US through the program, and an equal number of US citizens have had formative experiences abroad. 

The Fulbright Association -- representing the more than 370,000 Fulbright alumni -- will mark its 40th anniversary this year at its annual conference, "Fulbright: Now More Than Ever," from November 4-7 in Washington, D.C. 

Of special note is the Fulbright Advocacy Day, scheduled for November 7.  With Fulbright funding targeted in the President's proposed budget slashing State Department support, "now more than ever" it's important to educate members of Congress about the bipartisan benefits of the program.  Registration is available here.

Attending the conference is not the only way to support the program.  For more information about contacting your members of Congress, telling your Fulbright story, or other ways to provide support, click here.

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