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 eca.state.gov/Fulbright. 

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

Welcome to the Fulbright Gateway Orientation at Suffolk University! The Fulbright program will undoubtedly be an exciting and rewarding experience for you, and Suffolk is honored to assist in launching you into the Fulbright Program. Suffolk’s location in the heart of historic, and internationally infused, Boston will provide a vibrant atmosphere in which to begin your Fulbright experience.

Through the orientation, you will become familiar with the social, cultural, and academic customs of a university student in the United States. Faculty and administrators from Suffolk University participating in the orientation will speak to their expertise in these topics. Several of these faculty members and administrators are alumni of the Fulbright Program.

The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS), under the Division of Student Success, at Suffolk University will oversee and facilitate this week of orientation.

Information regarding the orientation agenda, arrival and transportation, and coordinator contacts can be found below.

  • Orientation Agenda

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    All Day    Arrival at Logan International Airport
    All Day    Check in at Suffolk University Residence Hall
    5:00 pm   Welcome Dinner

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

    8:45 am - 9:15 am Check-in & Welcome Coffee

    9:15 am - 9:45 am Welcome Remarks and Program Overview

    9:45 am - 10:00 am Program Overview

    10:00 am - 11:30 am Fulbright Networking Activity

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Walk Back to Suffolk Campus

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Cross Cultural Understanding & Adjustment

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break

    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships

    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Break

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Dinner Reception

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

    8:30 am - 9:00 am Escort to Meeting Venue

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm Connect with Community: Non-profits of Boston

    12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Break

    12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Understanding U.S. Academic Culture

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break

    2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Leadership Workshop

    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Break

    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Fulbright Graduate Student Panel

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner

    Evening  Free Night to Explore Boston

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

    8:45 am - 10:45 am U.S. Politics & People

    10:45 am - 11:00 am Break

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm Fulbright Grant Benefits & Responsibilities 

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Picnic on Boston Common 

    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Walk back to Suffolk University

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Fulbright Goals & Identity: Wrap-up Session

    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Break

    5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Spectacle Island Clambake Dinner

    9:30 pm  Return to Residence Halls

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Departure Day

    6:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

    11:00 am Residence Hall Check-Out

    All Day Airport Departures

  • Arrival and Transportation

    Arrival Airport: Logan International (BOS)
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    ­Physical Address of International Student Services Office:
    73 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02108
    617.573.8154
    isso@suffolk.edu

    Fulbrighters will land at Boston Logan International airport and take a taxi for transportation to Suffolk University at the address below: 

    Physical Address of Residence Hall at Suffolk University:

    Nathan R. Miller Hall

    10 Somerset Street
    Boston, MA 02108
    617.573.8154

  • Fulbright Contact Information

    ­Nina Hasenstein
    Senior Program Officer, Fulbright Enrichment Programs
    Institute of International Education
    nhasenstein@iie.org
    212.984.5489

  • Suffolk University Contact Information

    Linda J. Bisconti
    Interim Director
    Center for International Programs and Services
    Suffolk University
    lbisconti@suffolk.edu
    617.573.8034