The 40th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Korea is celebrated at the Seoul Intercontinental Hotel. Senator Fulbright and his wife, Harriet Mayor Fulbright, are in attendance.
Senator Fulbright and his wife, Harriet Mayor Fulbright, visit Korea to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Korea. While in Seoul, Senator and Mrs. Fulbright meet President Roh Tae-woo.
The Korean Fulbright Alumni Association is founded as the global Fulbright Program celebrates its 40th anniversary.
In order to provide academic support services necessary to promote educational and cultural exchange, KAEC partners with Educational Testing Services (ETS) to administer the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Another revision of the binational agreement results in the Korean government electing to finance the Fulbright Program in Korea in partnership with the U.S. The USEC/K is renamed the Korean-American Educational Commission (KAEC) in recognition of the truly binational nature of the Commission and Fulbright Program in Korea.
In accordance with the Fulbright-Hays Act signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Korean and U.S. governments revise the binational agreement.
A cohort of 11 students depart to begin advanced studies at American higher education institutions, becoming the first Korean Fulbright grantees to the U.S.
Dr. Belle Boone Beard of Sweet Briar College arrives as a visiting scholar at Seoul National University and Seoul Women’s University, becoming the first American Fulbright grantee to Korea.
With the reenactment of the Fulbright agreement in the wake of the Korean War, the U.S. Educational Commission in Korea (USEC/K) is established with its headquarters inside the cultural affairs office of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
In accordance with the Fulbright Act signed by President Truman in 1946, a unified Korea becomes one of the first twenty countries in the world to establish a Fulbright agreement for the financing of educational exchange with the United States, with funding initially provided almost solely by the U.S. government.