History of Exchange Programs

Learn about the history of exchange programs. Find out what events and historical figures influenced the development of cooperation between countries!

History of Exchange Programs

1946 – The Educational Grants Program is established, initiated by former U.S. Senator from Arkansas James William Fulbright and funded by the U.S. State Department. At present, almost 2,500 Russian students and scientists have traveled to America under the Fulbright program to study, teach, or conduct research. Photo: James William Fulbright, Arkansas State Senator, founder of the Fulbright Program

История программ обмена

1958 – The Lacy-Zarubin agreement “On exchanges in Science, technology, education, culture and other fields” became the basis for educational, scientific and youth exchanges, tours of musicians, exchanges of feature films and documentaries, television and radio broadcasts, meetings of sports teams of the United States and the USSR. As a result of this agreement, in the summer of 1959, an Exhibition of the Achievements of Culture, Science and Technology of the USSR was held in New York, and the famous US National Exhibition in Sokolniki was held in Moscow. Photo: President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Secretary of the CPSU Nikita Khrushchev says goodbye on September 27, 1959, on the steps of Blair House in Washington.

История программ обмена

1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signs the Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hayes Act) to improve mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries. Photo: President John F. Kennedy signs the Education and Cultural Exchanges Act in the Oval Office. White House, Washington D.C. Left: Senator J. William Fulbright.

История программ обмена

1985 – The meeting of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva.

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