In May, 2011, the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Argentina will host the First Group Meeting and Orientation of the Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program.
Approximately 6,500 Argentine and U.S. citizens have received Fulbright grants to study, teach and conduct research in both countries. The Fulbright Program in Argentina has traditionally focused on graduate students, researchers and universities. However, in recent years, the Commission has made an increased effort to develop special programs aimed at increasing the participation of traditionally under represented groups, such as young people, women and candidates from the provinces.
Statistics on the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Argentina
- In 2009-2010, Argentina was the largest home country of Fulbright Visiting Scholars in the region and one of the three largest in the world
- Fifty-six percent of all grants awarded through the Commission were given to Argentines
- Sixty percent of these grantees were women
- Thirty-five percent of all Argentine grantees came from the provinces
These grants were funded with contributions from both the U.S. and the Argentine governments, as well as from other public and private institutions in Argentina.
For more information on the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Argentina, please visit their website at: www.fulbright.edu.ar/.