Pre-Departure Orientations

2021 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.

The 2021 Pre-Departure Orientations will be virtual, and sessions will be held over the dates listed below. Attendance at Pre-Departure Orientations is mandatory. If you are not able to attend a session at the given time, you will be required to watch the recording.

 

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Africa, Sub-Saharan

Countries

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Congo (Brazzaville)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
Eswatini
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
July 19 – 22, 2021 Northeastern Illinois University

East Asia and the Pacific

Countries/Programs

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

ASEAN Research Program
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
Cross-Strait Studies Research Program
Hong Kong
Laos
Macau
Mongolia
Singapore
Vietnam
June 22 – 25, 2021 UNC Charlotte

Europe and Eurasia

Countries

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

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

July 12 – 15, 2021

University of Oregon

Middle East and North Africa

Countries

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

Algeria
Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Palestinian Territories (West Bank)
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
  June 22 – 25, 2021 Wayne State University

South and Central Asia

Countries

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

Bhutan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Maldives
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
June 27 – 30, 2021 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Western Hemisphere

Countries

Date

Hosted Virtually by:

Bahamas
Barbados and Eastern Caribbean
Belize
Bolivia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
 July 12 – 15, 2021 St. John’s University

 

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

All candidates accepting awards for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship program are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC in July. In addition, Fellows to Burma, Cote d’Ivoire and Ukraine will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation for their respective world region (see above for location and dates).

Countries

Dates

Hosted Virtually by:

Burma    
Cote D’Ivoire        
Peru        
Ukraine
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