Fulbright Gateway

We are excited to welcome 80 Fulbright students to campus for a gateway orientation. Your time with us will be very short with a very full schedule, but we hope that it helps prepare you for your time studying in the United States. We also hope that you have a lot of fun and make many new friends.

We will be updating this webpage as more information becomes available.

General Information

  • Please anticipate a walk of between a quarter to half mile to and from event spaces.
  • If you require any physical accommodations please be sure to include that on the information form.
  • Complete the pre-arrival information form

Pre-arrival Information Form

Housing Information

  • Hotel: Red Roof Inn, 1212 W. Lincoln Hi,ghway DeKalb, IL 60115
  • We will be making all of your arrangements on your behalf.
  • Please do not contact the hotel directly.

Travel Information

  • Arrival is Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Departures are Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Pick-up will be arranged from O'Hare International Airport.
    • We will be collecting you in groups.  This may mean that you may have to wait at the airport for a couple of hours for the bus and staff to pick you up. 
    • This webpage will be updated with pick-up times once we have arrival information from all participants.
  •  If you have not done so yet, pleasse submit your arrival and departure information

Contact Us and Connect with Others

If you have questions please emails us at isfo@niu.edu.

You may also connect with other part participants prior to arrival via our Facebook Group.

Schedule (subject to change)

Day Time Activity
Monday N/A Arrivals and dinner on your own
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (HSC Skyroom)
8:15 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome remarks
9:45 a.m. Fullbright remarks and overview
10:30 a.m. Networking activities
11:30 a.m. Agenda overview
11:45 p.m. Lunch and group photo
1:15 p.m. Understanding U.S. academic cultutre (Altgeld Auditorium)
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Cross cultrual understanding and adjustment
3:45 p.m. Break
4 p.m. Approporiate interpersonal behaviour
6 p.m. Break
6:30 p.m. Welcome dinner (Altgeld Auditorium)
Wednesday 7:15 a.m. Breakfast (Altgeld Auditorium)
8 a.m. Fulbright benefits and responsbilities
9:15 a.m. Panel discussion with second-year Fulbright students
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Depart to Chicago. Lunch box will be provided on bus. Stops at Millenium Park (The Bean), Chicago Architecture boat tour, Navy Pier. Dinner downtown Chicago
8:30 p.m. Return to DeKalb
Thursday 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Altgeld Auditorium)
8:15 a.m. U.S. politics and people
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Leadership workshop
Noon Lunch in downtown DeKalb
2 p.m. Volunteerism and community engagement
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Fulbright goals and identity/wrap-up
4 p.m. Program evaluation
5 p.m. Break to get ready for dinner
6 p.m. Farewell dinner (Hopkins Park)
Friday N/A Breakfast on your own and departures

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