Fulbright Gateway Orientation 2014


Reno Fulbright Gateway Orientation 2014

August 11th – 15th, 2014

Hosted by the Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is again proud to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The Gateway Orientation is intended to prepare visiting Foreign Fulbright graduate students for a new life as an international graduate student in the United States while providing exposure to American culture, including its academic, financial, and legal systems.

The Northern Nevada International Center has prepared an exciting agenda aimed to orient Fulbright graduate students with the complexities and nuances of living and studying in the United States.  Fulbright students will meet and network with local and state community leaders and spend orientation hours participating in valuable educational sessions, getting to know the university’s beautiful campus, and most importantly experience the various slices of American life through multiple excursions and activities. Finally, Fulbright participants have the chance to meet over 70 other incoming Fulbright students and scholars from all over the world.

Cultural activities range from meeting and speaking with Americans in their own homes, a optional traditional Basque five course feast, mingling with Fulbright alumni and Rotarians in avenues full of 100-year old cars, exploring the heritage of Virginia City, Nevada, and finally enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe with a sunset dinner on the beach.

We welcome the Fulbright Gateway Orientation students to enjoy this unique introduction to the United States through amazing hospitality and cultural experiences in Northern Nevada.

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 about the Fulbright Program visit:

http://www.fulbright.state.gov * http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/ * alumni.state.gov

 This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and organized locally by the Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

www.iie.org/fulbright                                               www.nnic.org

For all inquiries, please contact:

Michael Graf, Fulbright Coordinator

Northern Nevada International Center

821 North Center Street

Reno, Nevada 89501 USA

T: 775-784-7515 x 223

Arrival Information

Confirmed attendees are expected to arrive in Reno, NV (Airport code RNO) on August 11th and depart on August 15th. Hotel stay at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino, food, and transportation are provided for confirmed attendees and will be notified by the Fulbright Coordinator. Furthermore, an optional Basque dinner with be held at 6pm on the evening of August the 11th. Please make your flight times appropriately if you’d like to attend this dinner.

Once Fulbright participants receive their Fulbright Gateway Orientation confirmation via email, participants will be sent a registration link to complete.

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)

The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada (where no state institutions had previously been located) proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state’s residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area. In 1885, the legislature moved the University from Elko to Reno.

The University of Nevada has a beautiful campus with towering green trees and brick buildings that will make you feel like you’re at a university from the movies. Campus also has lots to do. There are coffee shops, sports, restaurants and a multitude of great study spots.

* The University’s Master of Business Administration degree program is ranked in the top 25 nationally by BusinessWeek magazine. Among the top 25, it is also the most affordable.

* By its very proximity, the University is in a unique position to study and research the many facets of Lake Tahoe. Nevada researchers have studied everything from the lake’s watershed to the effect of wildfire on water clarity.

For current events at UNR click this link —- UNR Events

For a tour around the University of Nevada click this link —- UNR Campus Tour

Important Links

Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.