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PUBLIC LAW 103-236—APR. 30, 1994 108 STAT. 427 foreign students who have completed their undergraduate education and for postsecondary educators. (c) GUIDELINES.—The scholarship program under this section shall be carried out in accordance with the following guidelines: (1) Consistent with section 112(b) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2460(b)), all programs created pursuant to this Act shall be nonpolitical and balanced, and shall be administered in keeping with the highest standards of academic integrity and cost-effectiveness. (2) The United States Information Agency shall administer this program under the auspices of the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program. (3) The United States Information Agency shall ensure the regional diversity of this program through the selection of candidates from Asia, Africa, Latin America, as well as Europe and the Middle East. (d) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the term "institution of higher education" has the same meaning given to such term by section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. note. SEC. 241. SOUTH PACIFIC EXCHANGE PROGRAMS. Grants. (a) AUTHORIZED PROGRAMS. — The Director of the United States ^Y^ ^^^ Information Agency is authorized to award academic scholarships to qualified students from the sovereign nations of the South Pacific region to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study at institutions of higher education in the United States; to make grants to accomplished United States scholars and experts to pursue research, to teach, or to offer training in such nations; and to make grants for youth exchanges. (b) LIMITATION. —Grants awarded to United States scholars and experts may not exceed 10 percent of the total funds awarded for any fiscal year for programs under this section. SEC. 242. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS INVOLVING 22 USC 2452 DISABILITY RELATED MATTERS. note. (a) AUTHORITY.—In carrying out the authorities of section 102(b) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2452(b)), the President shall ensure that such authorities are used to promote educational, cultural, medical, and scientific meetings, training, research, visits, interchanges, and other activities, with respect to disability matters, including participation by individuals with disabilities (within the meaning of section 3(2) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102(2)) in such activities, through such nonprofit organizations as have a demonstrated capability to coordinate exchange programs involving disability-related matters. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit a report to Congress describing implementation of the requirements of this section. (c) ANNUAL SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES.— As part of the Congressional presentation materials submitted in connection with the annual budget request for the United States Information Agency, the Director of the Agency shall include a summary of the international exchange activities which meet the requirements of this section.