The Fulbright Program is a world leader in international educational exchanges. The mission of the program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational exchange.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Arkansas Senator, J. William Fulbright. Since its inception, more than fifty years ago, 310,000 "Fulbrighters," 116,900 from the United States and 192,800 from other countries, have participated in the Program. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually.
The Fulbright Program was established in Ecuador in 1956 through an executive agreement between the governments of the United States and Ecuador to increase cultural understanding through educational programs. The binational Commission has a Board of Directors comprised of eight members, four Americans and four Ecuadorians, charged with the responsibility of overseeing the long-term objectives of the Fulbright Program. Approximately 1,900 Ecuadorian citizens and 1,052 U.S. citizens have become Fulbright grantees since 1956 through the program in Ecuador.
In 2013, 72 Fulbright grantees are being sponsored through all the scholarship programs. Out of these, 49 are Ecuadorian citizens and 23 U.S. citizens who will be joining the group of Fulbrighters who have worked towards the development and progress of Ecuador.
Being a Fulbright grantee is a life-changing experience. The Fulbright Program is not for everyone; it is only for those who are willing to take the challenge of becoming leaders of the new era. We invite you to join the Fulbright Experience!
The Fulfright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright