Fulbright Gateway Orientation

August 6-10, 2017

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).Kennesaw Hall

Welcome to Kennesaw State University (KSU)! We are proud to be a host site for the 2017 Fulbright Gateway Orientation program, which will assist you with your exciting transition into U.S. graduate academic programs as you embark on your journey as a Fulbright Foreign Student. KSU has prepared a comprehensive three-day orientation that will:

  • Introduce you to the Fulbright program and community,
  • Prepare you for success in the U.S. academic system,
  • Teach you about U.S. history culture, and government, and
  • Help you develop leadership and networking skills.

Established in 1963, KSU is a comprehensive state Midtown Atlantauniversity with a diverse population of 32,000 students. The University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs through 13 academic colleges. KSU is located in Kennesaw, Ga., a historic city located just 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Please see the sections below for additional information about your orientation. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the coordinator listed on the left side of the page.

Also, don't forget to join the KSU Fulbright Orientation 2017 Facebook Group to keep up with your fellow Fulbrighters and to get updates about the program.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kennesaw State University and helping you successfully transition into life as a Fulbright Foreign Student.

Housing

SpringHill Suites

During the Fulbright Gateway Orientation, students will be staying at the SpringHill Suites located at 3399 Town Point Rd, Kennesaw, Ga. The hotel is directly across the street from main campus. See SpringHill Suites on Google Maps.

You can also learn more about the hotel by visiting the SpringHill Suites Kennesaw Homepage.

Agenda

Download detailed agenda here 

    • Time
      Event
    • All Day
      Airport Transfers, Check-In and Registration at Hotel
    • 6:00 pm
      Optional Dinner
    • Time
      Event
    • 7:00 am - 8:30 am
      Registration at SpringHill Suites Hotel for Late Night Arrivals; Breakfast at Hotel
    • 8:30 am
      Depart for KSU Campus
    • 9:00 am - 9:45 am
      Welcome Remarks
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 9:45 am - 10:15 am
      Fulbright Remarks and Overview
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 10:15 am - 10:30 am
      Agenda Overview
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
      Networking Activity: Getting to Know Your Fellow Fulbrighters
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
      Cross Cultural Understanding & Adjustment Workshop
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
      Fulbright Gateway Orientation Group Photo
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
      Lunch
      The Commons
    • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
      Understanding U.S. Academic Culture
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Break
    • 6:00 pm
      Meet in Hotel Lobby to go to Dinner
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Community Immersion Experience and Dinner
      Downtown Marietta Square
    • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Optional Wal-Mart / Town Center Mall Shopping

     

    • Time
      Event
    • 7:00 am - 8:30 am
      Breakfast at Spring Hill Suites
    • 8:30 am
      Depart for KSU Campus
    • 9:00 am - 10:15 am
      Fulbright Grant Benefits and Responsibilities
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 10:15 am - 10:30 am
      Break
    • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
      Fulbright Graduate Student “Talk Show” Discussion
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Lunch
      The Commons
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Atlanta's Role in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 2:00 pm
      Depart for Atlanta
    • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Atlanta
    • 5:30 pm
      Depart for Dinner
    • 6:00 pm
      Dinner
      Mary Mac's Tea Room
    • 7:30 pm
      Return to Kennesaw

     

    • Time
      Event
    • 7:00 am - 8:30 am
      Breakfast at Spring Hill Suites
    • 8:30 am
      Depart for KSU Campus
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
      U.S. Politics and People
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 10:30 am - 10:45 am
      Break
    • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
      Teambuilding with KSU Student Leadership
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
      Lunch
      The Commons
    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
      Leadership Workshop
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Coffee Break
      Prillaman Atrium
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
      Becoming an Ambassador by Personalizing your Fulbright Goals - Wrap Up Session
      Clendenin Building Room 1010
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Break
    • 6:00 pm
      Meet in Hotel Lobby to Travel to Dinner
    • 6:30 pm
      Farewell Dinner
      KSU Gazebo

     

    • Time
      Event
    • All Day
      Airport Transfers
    • 11:00 am
      Hotel Checkout


Arrival Instructions

All students will arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (International or Domestic Terminals) on August 6, 2017. Kennesaw State University will be providing shuttle service between the airport and the University. 

See these Instructions for meeting the airport shuttle.

Please enter your arrival information below so that we can schedule the shuttle.

 
 

Departure Instructions 

Kennesaw State University will also provide a complimentary shuttle to the airport at the end of the orientation. In order to guarantee that all students depart Atlanta for their final graduate school destinations successfully, we ask that you provide your departure information in the form below.

 

Pre-Arrival Survey

Before arriving at Kennesaw State University, please complete the survey linked below. It will help ensure program administrators are prepared to address any dietary or religious need you may have and to refer to you by the correct name. It also asks you to provide information about previous travel experience.

Fulbright Pre-Arrival Survey

Useful Links

Fulbright Program Homepage

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs International Exchange Alumni

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