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.

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

  • Orientation Agenda

    Monday, August 1, 2016

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

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    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 - 10:30 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 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 3, 2016

    7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

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

    9:00 am - 11:00 am Connect with Community: Non-profits of Boston

    11:30 pm - 1:30 pm Understanding U.S. Academic Culture

    1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Break

    1:45 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 Professional & Networking Skills Dinner

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free Evening

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    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 

    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 5, 2016

    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 be greeted at Logan airport by Suffolk University staff members, and will be given a taxi voucher to use for transportation to Suffolk University. 

  • Fulbright Contact Information

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