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Program Schedule

The Orientation program provides an overview of the Fulbright goals and traditions and aims to instill a Fulbright identity among FLTAs. It introduces FLTAs to the role of all agencies and institutions involved and the resources they provide. FLTAs are introduced to information and insights necessary for them to ease their transition into the US academic culture and adjust to different educational norms and practices. The program includes speakers with a variety of backgrounds including Education, Foreign Language Education, Cross Cultural Communication, Technology & Media, and Area Studies.

*** NOTE: The following schedule is only tentative. Please check back periodically for updates. ***

Day One - Sunday, August 18

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-in
~4:00 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt (time to be confirmed)
6:00 p.m. Dinner at residence

Day Two - Monday, August 19

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. FLTA Program: Policies & Procedures (Please bring passport, visa, DS-2019 & I-94)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (session)
12:45 p.m. Tour of San Francisco (lunch on the bus)
7:00 p.m. Dinner at residence

Day Three - Tuesday, August 20

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (session)
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (session)
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (session)
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (session)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (session)
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (session)
6:30 p.m.
Dinner at the house

Day Four - Wednesday, August 21

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (session)
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (session)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (session)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (session)
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The FLTA Experience - Panel Discussion
6:30 p.m. Farewell Dinner Reception

Day Five - Thursday, August 22

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check out and departure

Program Events

Sunday, August 18 - Afternoon - Stanford Campus Scavenger Hunt

Since many of you will be arriving early in the day, we thought you might be interested in getting to know the campus a little better and having some fun while you explore! In this effort we will organize a scavenger hunt to be completed in teams. We will have prizes for the winning teams. Time and location to be determined.

Monday, August 19 - Tour of San Francisco

12:45 p.m. After your morning sessions you will quickly pick up a boxed lunch at the house and get on a tour bus to take a trip up north to explore the city of San Francisco! Among other things, we will visit San Francisco's famous China Town, the Italian neighborhood of North Beach, beautiful Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. The bus will pick everyone up at the house. Bring a sweater or jacket, as San Francisco can be unpredictably cold/windy/foggy this time of year. It could also be warm, so it's best to wear layers. For your convenience, dinner will be delivered to the house in the evening after the tour.

Tuesday, August 20 - Barbecue Dinner at the House

6:30 p.m. In the summer time in the United States people often gather with friends and family in the back yard (patio or garden) to have a casual meal of barbecued meats, hamburgers and hotdogs served with salads, miscellaneous other side dishes and some nice cold beverages. We'd like to share this tradition with you by serving up an American-style BBQ in the back yard of your residence.

Wednesday, August 21 - Farewell Reception

6:30 p.m. - Location TBA (to be announced)

Events at Stanford

In addition to the special activities that we have planned for you as part of the Orientation Program, we thought you might be interested to know about some of the other events going on at Stanford while you are here.

Stanford Event Calendar