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Fulbright Program

Senator J. William Fulbright

“Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program”


What is the Fulbright Program?

  • The Fulbright program was established in 1946 by the U.S. congress to “enable the government of the United States to increases mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”
  • The American Embassy of Kuwait offers the following programs for students and scholars

Projects in the United States

Fulbright programs for visiting (Non U.S.) Scholars and Institution

  • Fulbright Scholar – This program sends 800 faculty and professionals from around the world to the U.S. for advanced research and lecturing… more
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) – The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program is an opportunity for young teachers of English to refine their teaching skills, increase their language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States… more

Projects in the Middle East

Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars

  • Traditional Fulbright Scholars – this program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year… more
  • Fulbright Senior Specialists – Opportunities for U.S. faculty and staff to work overseas advising institutions for a period ranging from two to six weeks… more

Information for students going to Kuwait:

For a “Welcome to Kuwait” packet, please click below:

For a “Weekenders Guide” in Kuwait, please click below: