The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only 11 institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 10
The UI is expecting 49 Fulbright students from 34 different countries, ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Fulbright students will pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the U.S., and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.
The orientation is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the Institute of International Education, and is presented by the International Student & Scholar Services, a part of International Programs at the UI.
The orientation covers academic skills, graduate student life and cross-cultural awareness. Several new social activities are planned, including a tour of the Amana Colonies, a reception hosted by UI President Sally Mason and a Hawkeye Football Press Box Dinner at Kinnick Stadium with keynote speaker Nick Colangelo, director of the UI College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.