Workshops will Help Them an Gain Understanding of American Culture and Higher Education
Berkeley City College (BCC) will host an Aug. 13-15 Fulbright Gateway Orientation for new Fulbright International Students. Although participants arrive on Aug. 12, orientations and workshops BCC begin Mon., Aug. 13 and conclude Wed., Aug. 15. This is the third year the college has hosted the program. Please view the full agenda here.
Dr. Shelby Lewis, vice chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Board,
speaks with young international scholars at the 2011 Fulbright
Gateway Orientation at Berkeley City College.
The Fulbright Gateway Orientations address participants’ roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters and enhance their skills for successful academic, personal and professional lives while in the United States.
Held primarily at Berkeley City College, the orientation will feature interactive workshops on topics such as handling culture shock and understanding U.S. academic culture and politics. Through these events, participating students will develop a better awareness of U.S. contemporary life and academic culture, and their leadership role as Fulbrighters.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program is a benefit made available to Fulbright Foreign Students as part of its flagship Fulbright Program (http://www.fulbright.state.gov), and designed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in cooperation with ECA.
Foreign Students attending [city] colleges and universities. A Fulbright Program spokesperson from the U.S. Department of State will also be available upon request to provide further background information.
Interviews with a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Spokesperson or Fulbright Foreign Students can be arranged upon request. Press attendance by RSVP only – contact information above.
Berkeley City College’s Fulbright Gateway Orientation is one of 10 hosted across the United States by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its flagship Fulbright Program. These orientations, an integral part of the Fulbright experience, benefit arriving Fulbright Foreign Students and support the overall mission of the Fulbright Program: To increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. For more information, please visit BCC’s Fulbright International Students website (http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/gateway/).
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