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

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.

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

  • Orientation Agenda

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    All Day    Arrival and Airport Pickup
    All Day    Check in at Suffolk University Residence Hall
    6:00 pm   Welcome dinner

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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

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

    9:45 am - 10:30 am Panel of Fulbright Faculty
    Opportunities and Outcomes

    10:30 am - 10:45 am Program Overview

    10:45 am - 11:00 am Break

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Fulbright Networking Activity

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Break

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Understanding & Confidence with U.S. Academic Culture

    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Graduate student roundtable

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception with Suffolk faculty and staff.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    7:30 am -8:30 am Coffee with Suffolk’s Center for Community Engagement

    9:00 am -11:00 am Greater Boston Food Bank

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

    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

    2:00 pm -3:30 pm Understanding U.S. Culture and Preparing for Culture Shock

    3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships

    5:00 - 8:00 Boston Harbor Island Event
    s Island

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    8:30 am - 9:30 am Fulbright Graduate Student Group

    9:45 am - 11:30 am Leadership Workshop

    11:30 am - 11:45 am Break

    11:45 - 2:00 U.S. Politics and People

    2:15 pm Break

    2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Fulbright Goals & Identity: Wrap-up session

    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Liberty Trail

    6:30 pm  Free Evening for all participants

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    Departure Day

    All Day Airport Transfers

  • Arrival and Transportation

    Arrival Airport: Logan International (BOS)
    ­Physical Address of International Student Services Office:
    73 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02108

  • Fulbright Contact Information

    ­Nina Hasenstein
    Senior Program Officer, Fulbright Enrichment Programs
    Institute of International Education