The Fulbright 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
Started in Maldives in 2005, the Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and Maldives. It is an effective and prestigious form of public diplomacy. Worldwide, the Program has enriched the lives of over 225,000 men and women and has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses. It offers insight into U.S. society and values to future leaders from around the world.
More than 1,300 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. IIE arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises all grantees during their stay in the United States.