LA JOLLA, California – For the first time, UC San Diego Extension will host a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for approximately 70 international students representing more than 40 countries, August 11-15, 2014, on behalf of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The Fulbright Program organizes several Gateway Orientations each summer to introduce its newest students to U.S. culture and to American higher education expectations and norms.
“This represents the perfect opportunity for UC San Diego Extension and main campus to showcase our capacity to provide an excellent introduction to American culture and university life,” said Roxanne Nuhaily, director of UC San Diego’s Extension International Programs. “We’re proud to welcome these exceptionally bright students to our campus and our community.”
San Diego-based activities will include a bus tour of the region, opening and closing dinners, meeting with current Fulbright students living in San Diego, and meeting with various community members to learn about their careers and everyday lives.
The majority of visiting students will pursue master’s degrees and doctorates. Following the orientation program at UC San Diego, the students will fly to their destination universities in the U.S. to pursue degree programs or study projects.
Orientation topics will include cross-culture understanding and adjustment, U.S. politics and history, academic integrity, and interpersonal relationships.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
An independent, not-for-profit founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. Fulbright programs and the Fulbright Gateway Orientation are administered by the IIE, the Institute for International Education.