Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan bin Talal, the Jordanian American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE), also known as the Binational Fulbright Commission (BFC), opened its new offices in a villa, commonly referred to as the "Fulbright House", in Amman on December 8, 1994.
This Commission was created by a Bilateral Agreement signed in May 1993 between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United States of America, with funding provided yearly by both nations.
The Binational Fulbright Commission is an independent, non-profit, binational organization responsible for the administration of prestigious grants awarded on a competitive basis to Jordanians and Americans. This Commission is led by a binational board of four Jordanians and four Americans with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the American Ambassador serving as the Honorary Co-Chairs.
The Binational Fulbright Commission administers the half-century old, prestigious Fulbright program which seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Jordan by awarding grants and fellowships to Jordanian students, teachers and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the United States and to American academics to engage in similar activities in Jordan. These grants are offered, Kingdom-wide, on a rigorously competitive basis with grants awarded to individuals selected on the basis of academic excellence and professional qualifications.
Few other opportunities enrich one's personal life and career, as does a Fulbright award. Living in a different culture, forming lasting friendships with colleagues in Jordan and in the United States and sharing new horizons are all part of what has come to be known as the "Fulbright experience".
The term "Fulbright Program" encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including several types of individual and institutional grants. Almost all of these programs receive financial contributions or cost-sharing from our Jordanian and American partners.
What benefits do Jordan and the United States reap from this investment? American Fulbrighters return from Jordan to improve scholarship and teaching, and to promote a better understanding about Jordan and the rest of this rich region. They leave behind lasting contributions to research, curricula and educational pedagogy and other peoples' understanding of who Americans really are. Jordanian Fulbrighters enrich American educational institutions with their scholarship and different points of view. On returning to Jordan, they serve as capable interpreters of, not apologists for, American perspectives.
Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE):
(aka The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan)
Street Address: 19, Mahdi Bin Barakah Street (Shmeisani)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 850215, Amman 11185, Jordan
Tel. Nos.: (962-6) 568-4760 or 560-4630 or 567-6719
Fax No.: (962-6) 568-4820
Office Mobile No.: (962-79) 644-4119
For General Information, Extension #11
For the Jordanian Programs Office, Extensions #14 or #15
For the American Programs Office, Extensions #10 or #13
For the Finance Office, Extension #17
Work Week: Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday is the weekend)
Hours of Operation: From 8:00 am until 6:00 pm
Open to the Public from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm