Fulbright Foreign Student Program . Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs . Welcome Fulbrighters. Presentation Overview. Fulbright Partners Your Fulbright Grant Your Fulbright Advisor Reporting Responsibilities
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The Fulbright Program, an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
J Visa Purpose:
J visas (or exchange visitor visas) are nonimmigrant visa provided for people who are approved to participate in exchange visitor programs in the United States.
Objective:You are expected to return to your home country to share the skills and knowledge that you acquired in the U.S.
Requirement:Consequently, you must be physically present in your home country for a total of two years prior to applying for an immigrant visa.
-- “When you present research materials, you present them fairly and truthfully.”
Symptoms of culture shock:
- homesickness - depression or anxiety
- hostility/irritability - dependence on others
Suggestions for dealing with culture shock?
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At some point during their studies in the U.S., most Fulbright grantees deal with issues related to stress and/or mental health.
Seek help early before problems become unmanageable – don’t be ashamed or afraid to ask for help.
Suggestions for maintaining good mental health
If you start having difficulties
Administered by: Seven Corners
International Student Office: provides support specifically for international students, including information on campus activities and organizations and resources in the local community.
Academic Advisor: university faculty/staff who assist with course planning and academic concerns.
Academic Center: provides academic support for all university students, including tutoring, writing workshops, and time management sessions.
Counseling & Health Services: on-campus facility staffed with trained personnel to address physical or mental health concerns.
IDENTIFY THESE RESOURCES ON ARRIVAL AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM REGULARLY