Fulbright Gateway Orientation
Aug. 26-30, 2019
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 https://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.
When you arrive at the International Airport (GEG) or local airport (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 until you meet a University of Idaho staff at the rental car area (we will be carrying Fulbright Gateway Orientation signs).
- Lisette Waits: +1-904-557-8225
- Celiannie Rivera: +1-787-942-5289
If your luggage is delayed, please ask your airline to send your luggage to the hotel at the following address.
- Hotel Name: Best Western Plus University Inn
- Address: 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, ID 83843
- Provide your information to Celi Rivera, so she will help tracking your luggage.
If your flight is delayed but you will still arrive on Monday, follow the same instructions (to meet us at the rental car area).
If your flight is delayed and you will arrive a day later (Tuesday), please contact Celi Rivera and she will try to arrange transportation for you and provide you with appropriate instructions.
Feel free to contact us by Facebook, phone, or by email with any doubts or questions.
Taking an airport taxi or an Uber from Spokane to Moscow may charge you about $200.
Complimentary shuttle service is available for participants arriving at the Pullman-Moscow Airport (PUW). Once you have retrieved your luggage find the courtesy phone to call the hotel "Best Western/University Inn (ask for help if needed). An agent from the hotel will pick up the phone, ask the agent to send you a shuttle from the Best Western University Inn to pick you up.
You can find information about Moscow, Idaho on the Chamber of Commerce website.
The University of Idaho maintains an interactive map of the U of I campus.
The following links will provide you with additional information and resources available to participants in the Fulbright program:
- Institute of International Education
- U.S. Department of State
We would like to welcome you to the Fulbright Association of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.