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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

Approximately six thousand grants were awarded in 2013, at a cost of more than $235 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.

This program is specifically designed for senior year undergraduates, or graduate students who wish to study abroad. Students must be U.S. citizens, and attend a foreign university, in order to receive a Fulbright Scholarship

Students interested in finding out more about the Fulbright Program can visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html or contact: Dr. Todd Ames at tel: 735-2884 or email: tames@uguam.uog.edu

Dr. Todd Ames is the University of Guam’s Fulbright Program Advisor. Fulbright Program advisors provide information and guidance to U.S. students interested in applying for IIE-administered Fulbright awards for study, research, or teaching assistantships abroad; convene a faculty committee to evaluate applications, interview candidates, and transmit applications electronically and in hard copy to IIE with written evaluations and ratings of each candidate.

**The deadline is early October so students should begin applying now.


Dr. Todd Ames, Fulbright Program Adviser,
Sociology Program
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923