The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for one academic year to U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, early-career professionals, and artists. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities.
One of the overarching goals of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is to represent the richness and diversity of America through its participants. The program seeks and encourages involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all of its grants. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.