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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 24-28, 2015

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).

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!

Veiw of the palouse fieldsFor your orientation, we have assembled faculty, scholars and staff from the University of Idaho 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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  • Orientation Agenda


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

    Monday, August 24

    All day Pick-up from Spokane (GEG) and Moscow/Pullman (PUW) airports; transport to University Inn
    All day Registration (Appaloosa Room)
    6:15 pm Optional Dinner (meet at the University Inn Lobby)

    Tuesday, August 25 

    6:00-8:45 am Breakfast (Broiler)
    8:30-9:00 Registration
    9:00 Welcome Remarks and Geographic Overview
    9:30  Fulbright Remarks and Overview
    10:00  Agenda Overview
    10:15  Break
    10:30  Networking Activity (University Room)
    11:30 Fulbright Grant Benefits and Responsibilities
    1:00 pm Lunch (Palouse Room) 
    2:00 Group Discussions with local Fulbright Graduate Students (University Room)
    3:00  Free time
    6:30 pm Opening Dinner University Inn with Fulbright alumni and scholars (University Room)

    Wednesday, August 26

    6:00-8:30 am Breakfast (Broiler)
    8:30-9:15 Optional Sessions: Meditation I (Silver Room) Reflective Journaling I (Idaho Room) Sketching as a Means to Learning I (Washington Room)
    9:30 Understanding US Academic Culture
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Cross-cultural Understanding and Adjustment (University Room)
    12:30 pm Lunch (Palouse Room) 
    1:30 Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships
    2:30 Prepare for departure to Hell’s Canyon tour
    3:00 Departure to Hell’s Canyon Boat Tour and Dinner (meet at the U. Inn Lobby) with a drive through UI campus and downtown Moscow
    8:30 pm Departure from Lewiston to return to the hotel

    Thursday, August 27 

    6:00-8:30 am Breakfast (Broiler)
    8:30-9:15 Optional Sessions: Meditation II (Silver Room) Reflective Journaling II (Idaho Room) Sketching as a Means to Learning II (Washington Room)
    9:30 US Politics and People
    10:30  Break
    10:45 How to Present Research
    11:45 Check-out and move luggage into Appaloosa Room for students flying out of Spokane on Aug. 28
    12:30 Lunch (Palouse Room)
    1:30 Leadership Workshop (University Room)
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Fulbright Goals and Identity
    3:45 Evaluation
    4:00 Free Time
    6:00 Students spending the night in Spokane load their luggage on the bus
    6:30 Closing Dinner at 1912 Center (meet at U. Inn Lobby)
    8:30 Departure to Airport Ramada Inn for students flying out of Spokane on Aug. 28

    Friday, August 28 

    Morning Departure from Moscow/Pullman Airport-PUW; or from Ramada Hotel in Spokane.

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

  • Arrival Information

    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

  • 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://members.fulbright.org/blogpost/931471/Eastern-Washington-North-Idaho.

  • 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