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Fulbright Program in Vietnam

Program Overview

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants – chosen for academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Program was established in 1946 under the legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Started in 1992, the Fulbright Program in Vietnam promotes cross cultural understanding through academic exchange.

In Vietnam, the Program is administered by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, works with appropriate Vietnamese and American educational and governmental organizations to provide opportunities for study and research in various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, science, and technology to all candidates who qualify through open competition on the basis of academic and professional merit, without regard to race, religion, gender or affiliation.

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