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Fulbright Program in Vietnam

Fulbright Program in Vietnam

Informational meeting with Dr. Tran Xuan Thao, Director of the Fulbright Program in Vietnam

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095


The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1946. The purpose of the Fulbright Program worldwide is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange." The Fulbright Program in Vietnam, administered and coordinated by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, works with appropriate Vietnamese and American educational and governmental organizations to provide opportunities for study and research in the social sciences and humanities to all candidates who qualify through open competition on the basis of academic and professional merit, without regard to race, religion, gender or affiliation.

The Fulbright Program in Vietnam is comprised of four traditional components and an in-country economics teaching program:
The U.S. Scholar Program
The Vietnamese Scholar Program
The U.S. Student Program
The Vietnam Student Program
Fulbright Economics Teaching Program

At UCLA the Fulbright application coordinator is Ms. Birthe Reimers <breimers@gdnet.ucla.edu>.  The application deadline for most Fulbright applications is in late September.

Tran Xuan Thao is the Director of the Fulbright Program in Vietnam, based in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to coming to Hanoi in 1999, he was professor of English and TEFL at Hue College of Education. From 1990 to 1994 hewas dean of the Department of English at the College of Education in Hue, Vietnam. A native of Hue, he earned his B.A. from Hue College of Education, his M.A. from the University of Canberra, Australia, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S. He specialized in educational administration.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Fulbright Program