Taylors in Finland

The Grand Adventure

Mary Ann's Fulbright Exchange to Oulu, Finland
August 2001 - June 2002

The adventure began when Mary Ann became serious about her long-held desire to teach overseas. Our research led her to the Fulbright Program.

Mary Ann & John Taylor

Please send questions or comments to:
The first "sign" of Oulu as we walked from the plane - we are finally here! freezinginfinland at yahoo.com

johnmartintaylor at yahoo.com

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The Fulbright Program in Brief

The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, widely known as the Fulbright Program, is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries..."  With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 230,000 participants - chosen for their leadership potential - with the opportunity to observe each other's political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.

Program History

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.  The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.  Approximately 230,000 "Fulbrighters", 86,000 from the United States and 144,000 from other countries have participated in the Program since its inception over fifty years ago.  The Fulbright Program awards approximately 4,500 new grants annually.

Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in 140 countries worldwide.

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