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phone: (208) 885-8984
fax: (208) 885-2859

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

Physical address:
901 Paradise Creek Street
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Fulbright Gateway Orientation

August 11-15, 2014

University of Idaho Library at nightThis activity is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit www.fulbright.state.gov.

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

Veiw of the palouse fieldsWelcome 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 faculty, scholars and staff from the University of Idaho Moscow and Boise campuses, Washington State University, and the local community. 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.

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  • Required Forms
    Please save and fill out the following two forms, then return via email to Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz (UI Fulbright Gateway Orientation Logistical Coordinator).

    Participant Information Form

    Itinerary Information Form 
  • Orientation Agenda
    *All sessions will be held at the Palouse Room unless noted in parentheses. 

    Monday, August 11



    All day  Airport pick-up from Spokane-GEG or Moscow/Pullman Airport-PUW 
    6:15 pm  Optional Dinner (meet at the Best Western University Inn Lobby) 

    Tuesday, August 12

    6:00-8:45 am Breakfast (Broiler Room)              
    9:00 Welcome Remarks
    9:20  Agenda Overview
    9:35               Geographic Region Overview
    9:45               Fulbright Remarks and Overview
    10:15  Break
    10:30                Networking Activity
    11:30 Fulbright Grant Benefits and Responsibilities
    1:00 pm Lunch (Courtyard)
    2:00 Understanding US Academic Culture
    3:00  Break
    3:15  Group Discussions (with local Fulbright graduate students)
    4:15  Optional: University of Idaho and Moscow (meet at the Lobby)
    6:15  Opening Dinner at the Student Union Building-University of Idaho (meet at the Lobby)

    Wednesday, August 13

    6:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast (Broiler Room)              
    9:00 History and Culture of the Nez Perce Nation
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Cross-cultural Understanding and Adjustment (University Room)
    12:00 pm Lunch (Courtyard)
    1:00 Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships
    2:15 Teamwork Workshop 
    4:00 Departure to Hell's Canyon boat tour and dinner (meet at the Lobby)
    9:00 Leave from Hell's Canyon to return to the hotel               

    Thursday, August 14

    8:00 am Breakfast: University Inn (Broiler Room)
    9:00 US Politics and People
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Concurrent Session: Observational Sketching as Means to Learning (Washington Room)
    Concurrent Session: Journaling/Reflection (Empire Room)
    Concurrent Session: Be Healthy - Meditation/Back to Center (Palouse Room)
    Concurrent Session: How to Present Research (Idaho Room)              
    11:30 Leadership Workshop
    1:00 Lunch (Courtyard)
    2:00 Fulbright Goals and Identity
    2:30 Evaluation
    3:00  Free time 
    6:15 Closing Dinner at the 1912 center with Fulbright alumni and local government officials (meet at Lobby)

    Friday, August 15

    All day Departure to Spokane Airport or Moscow/Pullman Airport

    When you arrive at the Spokane International Airport, proceed to the luggage pick-up area. Once you retrieve you luggage, remain there. International Programs Office staff will be meeting you (they will be carrying Fulbright Gateway Orientation signs). If for some reason you get lost (or your flight is delayed), you can reach IPO staff at the following two cell phone numbers:

    • Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz: 208.596.6733 
    • Bob Neuenschwander: 509.592.8611

    During the orientation, you will be staying at the University Best Western Inn. The University Best Western Inn is is conveniently located next to the University of Idaho campus and the Palouse Empire Mall. Information on the University Best Western Inn can be found at: http://www.uinnmoscow.com/index.htm.

  • Additional Information and Resources

    For information about Moscow, Idaho please visit the following website: http://moscowchamber.com/pages/Visitors/

    When you have a chance, please visit the links below which will provide you with additional information and resources available to participants in the Fulbright program:

    Also, we would like to welcome you to the Fulbright Association of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. When you have time, please feel free to visit our website: http://www.fulbright.org/group/WA2.

  • Additional questions?

    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