Colombian Fulbright Scholars

I was intrigued when I heard that Colombia ranks fourth in the number students that come to the United States on Fulbright scholarships. According to a report by the 'The Chronicle of Higher Education', only Germany (with 199 students), Pakistan (with 130 students) and Chile (with 105 students) send more students to the US than Colombia (with 72 students).

On the Fulbright website it states, "The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” "

In Colombia, the Fulbright program was established in January of 1957. Since that time more than 2,200 Colombians have had an opportunity to come to the US and research or teach at the post-graduate level.

During that same time period, more than 1,100 Americans have taught and researched in Colombia as Fulbright scholars.

The good news is that there may be a Colombian at a University near you :).


Laura S said…
There is a Colombian Student Association at Florida State. :)

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