Pre-Departure Orientations

2020 Pre-Departure Orientation Schedule

All candidates accepting awards for the following programs are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. If your country is not listed, there is no pre-departure orientation in the United States and the Fulbright Commission in your host country will provide more details.

Attendance at Pre-Departure Orientations is mandatory. Exemptions will be considered by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State for extenuating circumstances only. Information on filing an exemption will be made available to grantees invited to the Pre-Departure Orientations in early April.

 

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Africa, Sub-Saharan

Countries

Date

Location

Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (DRC-Kinshasa)
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea
Cote d'Ivoire
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
July 13 - 16, 2020 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

East Asia and the Pacific

Countries

Date

Location

ASEAN
Burma
Cambodia
China
Cross-Strait Studies
Hong Kong
Macau
Mongolia
Singapore
Vietnam
June 21 - 24, 2020 University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Europe and Eurasia

Countries

Date

Location

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Croatia
Cyprus
Estonia
Georgia
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Montenegro
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
Ukraine
TBD TBD

Middle East and North Africa

Countries

Date

Location

Algeria
Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
UAE
West Bank
  June 15 - 18, 2020 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

South and Central Asia

Countries

Date

Location

Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
June 29 - July 2, 2020 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Western Hemishphere

Countries

Date

Location

Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
 June 22 - 25, 2020 St. John's University, Queens, NY