Dear Fulbright Visiting Scholars:
Welcome to the United States and to your Fulbright program. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) sends you its best wishes for your Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. We are delighted to provide all incoming and continuing Fulbright Visiting Scholars information about the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program for 2013-14.
The Enrichment Program, implemented by CIES on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), offers a variety of enrichment activities in different locations throughout the academic year. These activities are designed to enable scholars to better experience America and to further the Fulbright Program’s goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of these events, based on your location. For more information on the enrichment programs, please revisit this page.
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Visiting scholars in the following locations will be able to participate in on-going enrichment programs in their areas. Scholars in these locations will be contacted by regional coordinators. If you are located in one of these key areas and do not hear from the enrichment coordinator by Sept. 1, please feel free to contact her or him yourself. The coordinators may be reached by email as follows:
Boston (including Massachusetts and Rhode Island):
Royce Anderson, Executive Director, International Center of Worcester, Clark University, MA
New York City (including surrounding suburbs and Connecticut):
Asya Dinets, Director of Enrichment Programs, One-To-World, New York, NY
Northern California (north of Monterey):
Marilyn Herand, Coordinator for Northern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment
Southern California (south of Monterey):
Ann Kerr, Coordinator for Southern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment
University of California at Los Angeles
Washington, D.C. (including Maryland and northern Virginia):
Jeanine Greene, Coordinator for Washington, D.C. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment
Visiting Scholar Seminars:
Scholars located at institutions outside the major metropolitan areas named above will have the opportunity to apply to attend one of four enrichment seminars that will take place during the academic year.
Enrichment seminars for 2013-14 are the following:
Old to New West: The Role of Land in Shaping the American Story; October 23 – 26, 2013, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rule of Law: Human Rights and Justice; November 20 – 23, 2013, New Orleans, LA
Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Nonprofits and Developing Communities; March 19 – 22, 2014, location TBA
Strengthening Communities through Diversity and Action; April 13-16, 2014; location TBA
The Fulbright Association (FA), comprised of alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program, invites visiting scholars to participate in enrichment activities organized by many of its 58 chapters located throughout the country. Like the other enrichment activities, these programs are supported by the U.S. Department of State. Visiting scholars will be contacted by the local FA chapter in their area. For more information, including details regarding the geographic jurisdiction of each chapter, please visit www.fulbright.org. For scholars not located in chapter areas, feel free to contact the Fulbright Association for possible connections with U.S. Fulbright alumni in your area.
Through these opportunities, we invite you to experience the Fulbright world outside the classroom.
Best wishes for an enriching experience in the United States!