Observing the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary, along with Fulbright alumni and partners, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia celebrated the anniversary with various virtual activities. Closing the year-long celebration, Fulbright Mongolia highlighted their amazing alumni and partners and their contributions to foster mutual understanding between the United States and Mongolia, share knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world.
The Fulbright Program started in Mongolia with the very first Mongolian Fulbright Visiting Scholar traveling to the U.S. in 1994 and the first Mongolian Fulbright Foreign Student traveling to the U.S. in 1995, and since then the U.S. Department of State has supported and funded almost 400 two-way Fulbright exchanges between the two countries. In 2009, the Government of Mongolia initiated discussions to establish a bi-national Fulbright Foreign Student Program and sides signed the initial funding agreement on December 15, 2010. Since its inception, the program has enabled over 100 Mongolian young professionals to pursue graduate studies in the United States in various on-demand fields including education, environmental science, public health, geology, mining engineering, and more.
The United States and Mongolia share a strong friendship and commitment to promote and protect human rights, democracy, good governance, sovereignty, peace, and prosperity through educational and professional exchange programs and alumni engagement.