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International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: (208) 885-8984

Fax: (208) 885-2859

Email: ipo@uidaho.edu

Fulbright Gateway Orientation

Aug. 21-25, 2017

This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.eca.state.gov/Fulbright.

This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Welcome to the Fulbright Gateway Orientation at the University of Idaho! This is the first step to what we are certain will become one of great experiences in your life – being a participant in the Fulbright program. This orientation will introduce you to various aspects of US social traditions and culture and will provide you with skills to successfully navigate university life. As a bonus, you will get to experience a region of the US that National Geographic Magazine has termed a paradise called the Palouse!

For your orientation, we have assembled a team of faculty, scholars and staff from the University of Idaho to participate and present. Many of these presenters are alumni of the Fulbright program. Below is a list of the activities and informational sessions available to you during the orientation.

Join the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Group on Facebook.

FULBRIGHT GATEWAY ORIENTATION AGENDA

All sessions will be held at the Best Western University Inn-Silver Room unless noted in parentheses.


Monday, August 21

All day
Pick-up from Spokane (GEG), Lewiston (LWS), and Moscow/Pullman (PUW) airports; transport to University Inn

12:00-8:30 pm

Orientation Registration (Appaloosa Room)

6:30-8:30 pm
Optional Dinner (meet at the University Inn Lobby)


Tuesday, August 22

6:00-8:45 am
Breakfast (Broiler)

8:30-9:00
Orientation Registration

9:00-9:30
Welcome Remarks and Geographic Overview

9:30-10:00

Fulbright Remarks and Overview

10:00-10:15
Agenda Overview

10:15-10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30-11:30
Networking Activity (University Room)

11:30-1:00 pm
Cross-cultural Understanding and Adjustment (University Room/Silver Room)

1:00-2:00
Lunch (Palouse Room)

2:00-3:00
Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships

3:00-3:15
Preparation for Hell's Canyon Tour

3:20-3:30
Departure to Lewiston (meet in the hotel lobby)

4:45-7:00
Hell's Canyon Boat Tour and Welcome Dinner (UI Faculty and Student Guests)

7:00-8:30
Return to Lewiston boat dock

8:30-9:30

Return to Moscow


Wednesday, August 23

6:00-8:30 am
Breakfast (Broiler)

8:20-9:10
Optional Sessions: Meditation (Idaho Room) Reflective Journaling (Silver Room) Sketching as a Means to Learning (Washington Room) Zumba (Centennial Room)

9:30-10:30
U.S. Politics and People

10:30-10:45

Coffee/Tea Break

10:45-11:45 pm
Understanding U.S. Academic Culture (University Room)

12:00-1:00

Lunch (Palouse Room)

1:00-2:30
Leadership Workshop (University Room)

2:40-5:00
Tour of UI Campus and downtown Moscow (Meet in hotel lobby) (Optional)

5:00-7:00
Dinner Round-Robin (Sign up for restaurant Tuesday, Aug. 22)


Thursday, August 24

6:00-8:30 am
Breakfast (Broiler)

8:15-9:00
Zumba (Optional)(Centennial Room)

8:20-9:10
Optional Sessions: Meditation (Idaho Room) Reflective Journaling (Silver Room) Sketching as a Means to Learning (Washington Room) Zumba (Centennial Room)

9:30-11:00
Fulbright Grant Benefits and Responsibilities

11:00-12:00 pm
Check-out, move luggage into Appaloosa Room for participants flying out of Spokane on Aug. 25

12:00-1:00
Lunch (Palouse Room)

1:00-2:00
Group Discussions with local Fulbright Graduate Students (University Room)

2:00-3:00
Smoothie Break with Current Fulbright Students (Courtyard)

3:00-3:45
Fulbright Goals and Identity

3:45-4:00
Evaluations

4:00-5:45
Free Time

5:45-6:30

Participants spending the night in Spokane load their luggage on the bus

6:30
Depart for Closing Dinner (Meet at hotel lobby 6:15 pm)

6:40-8:30

Social and Closing Dinner at 1912 Center with faculty and Fulbright alumni and scholars

8:30-10:00

Departure to Airport Ramada Inn for participants flying out of Spokane on Aug. 25. If you are flying out of Moscow/Pullman or Lewiston airports, you will return to the University Inn.


Friday, August 25

Morning
Departure from Moscow/Pullman, Lewiston or Spokane airports

When you arrive at the International Airport (GEG, PUW), proceed to the luggage pick-up area. Once you retrieve your luggage, walk towards the rental car area. Our airports are small and it is easy to locate this area. Please, wait for International Programs Office-University of Idaho staff at the rental car area and we will be meeting you (we will be carrying Fulbright Gateway Orientation signs).

If for some reason you get lost (or your flight is delayed), please contact IPO staff at the following two cell phone numbers:

  • Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz: (208) 596-6733
  • Bob Neuenschwander: (509) 592-8611

If your luggage is delayed, please ask your airline to send your luggage to the hotel.

Hotel Name: Best Western Plus University Inn
Address: 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, ID 83843

You can find information about Moscow, Idaho on the Chamber of Commerce website.

The University of Idaho maintains an interactive map of the UI campus.

The following links will provide you with additional information and resources available to participants in the Fulbright program:

We would like to welcome you to the Fulbright Association of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz

We are really excited to have you visit our campus!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz (UI Fulbright Gateway Orientation Logistical Coordinator)
Email: lubia@uidaho.edu 
Phone: (208) 596.6733




International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: (208) 885-8984

Fax: (208) 885-2859

Email: ipo@uidaho.edu