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|Scottish Teacher Carol Owens Teaches at BA!|
Our own BA art teacher Doug Joachum exchanged teaching assignments with Scottish art teacher Carol Owens as part of the Fulbright Program. Ms. Owens is shown here speaking to Mr. Hall's geography class.
"The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."– J. William Fulbright
The flagship international educational program sponsored by the United States Government, 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, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study and teach in each other's countries exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Since its inception more than fifty years ago 255,000 "Fulbrighters," 96,400 from the United States and 158,600 from other countries, have participated in the Program. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 4,500 new grants annually.