Leaders of Fulbright's Austrian-American Educational Commission have issued a call to arms to oppose an "unprecedented and gigantic" USD$30 million cut to the Fulbright Program in the Obama administration's Federal Budget Proposal.
With prosperity eluding the majority in Palestine, overseas study remains a luxury available to the very few. Demand is there, however, and foreign schools keen to boost diversity are starting to visit. Daniel Thomas explores the barriers facing a student market that could one day blossom.
University students in Paraguay with outstanding academic records but limited financial resources are being offered three-year scholarships to study English in their country to help prepare them for the Fulbright scholarship programme. The US Embassy works with the private sector on the programme.
Eighteen educators from US institutions had the opportunity to meet with potential partner campuses in Brazil last month as the culmination of the IIE's International Academic Partnership Programme (IAPP). Delegates insist closer relations will now foster greater opportunity, with institutions mindful that language programmes are an integral bridge to greater academic exchange.