Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission)
The Fulbright Program was created in the aftermath of World War II with the hope that educational exchange could help lay the foundation for a lasting peace. It was thanks to the initiative of J. William Fulbright that the American government was able to create a program of educational and cultural exchange between the United States and participating countries.
In France, it is administered by the Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange or “Fulbright Commission".
Since its inception more than fifty years ago 255,000 "Fulbrighters," 96,400 from the United States and 158,600 from other countries, have participated in the Program. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 4,500 new grants annually.