The Fulbright Program is America's flagship international education exchange, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." The program is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Students selected for a Fulbright award go abroad through this program the year after they graduate.
Fulbright is an important part of a long-standing tradition of academic excellence at Nazareth College. Per capita, the number of Fulbright awards granted to Nazareth's students and faculty puts us on par with the top liberal arts institutions in the country. We are very proud of the members of our college who have taken part in the Fulbright Program.
(Information source: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about)
More than 279,500 “Fulbrights,” 105,400 from the United States and 174,100 from other countries, have participated in the program since its inception in 1946. The legislation creating the program was introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.