Fulbright Gateway Orientation
The Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is proud to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation annually. The Gateway Orientation prepares more than 80 visiting Foreign Fulbright graduate students for life at a U.S. university through sessions about American culture, academics, financials and legal systems. The students also participate in excursions and activities that help them get to know our community and our region while they network with local and state community leaders and the other incoming scholars.
- Application period: TBA
- Program dates: August
Program partners or funding
The Fulbright Gateway Orientation is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
For more information about the Fulbright Gateway Orientation, please contact Associate Director of International Exchanges, Stacy Kinion at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (775) 379-7090.
This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit The Fulbright Program website.
This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and organized locally by the Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Frequently asked questions
Reno is home to seasonal weather and a moderate climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The summer months in Reno, from June to September, feature typically hot, sunny daytime weather, with much cooler evenings, when temperatures drop.
Summer weather in Reno peaks at around 32°C / 90°F during July and August, with many fine, sunny days. Occasional brief thunderstorms can occur during this time, although these do not last long.
Wet weather in the Reno area is light and spread evenly throughout the year, and is often quickly followed by sunshine. The average annual precipitation / rainfall in Reno is around 7.5 inches / 19 cm.
Please bring comfortable clothing, walking shows and a light jacket to make the most of your time in Northern Nevada.
If you're looking to stay in the area after the Gateway Orientation, please feel free to ask any staff about additional things to do in the area.
You will need to contact your hotel to see if they have a place for you to store your baggage.
The Fulbright program will provide free lodging for you during the Gateway Orientation. If you wish to stay in Reno longer until you will need to arrange lodging for yourself.
Transportation and arrival
It usually takes about 1 hour to get through the immigration/customs line. After you clear immigration/customs you will load your luggage onto another conveyor belt so that it can be taken to your next airplane. You need to walk from the " international" section of the airport (where you have just arrived) to the "domestic" section or concourse. You will need to check the Reader Board to see which gate to proceed to for your flight bound for Reno. It is recommended that you arrive at the gate for the Reno flight 30 minutes before the flight departure.
If you are arriving in Reno early, you can check into the Reno Renaissance Hotel early at your own cost. You should make any additional room night reservations on your own.
We will do our best to find an appropriate roommate for you. We do NOT house men and women together in the same room.
The Gateway Program is a free benefit provided by Fulbright. Fulbright will pay for your lodging during the Gateway Program. Airport pickup service is provided for free by the University of Nevada and/or the hotel you are staying at. We will also shuttle participants to the airport on the last day of the program. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Participants will also receive a $200 travel stipend to help with costs of traveling from Reno, Nevada to your final program (university) destination.
The Fulbright Program will pay for your housing and meals during the three-day orientation in Reno. If you wish to do any personal shopping while in Reno, you will need to bring extra money. Hotel accommodations are usually placed in the middle of the downtown shopping/retail area.
On the last day of the program all participants will receive a $200 travel stipend to help offset the cost for your transportation from Reno to your final destination/university.