Frequently asked questions
Transportation and arrival
I will arrive first to another city in the United States, and then board another plane to Reno. How long will it take to clear customs?
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.
I will be arriving in Reno early before the official start date of the Gateway Orientation. Please advise me about lodging/housing options.
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.
Does the Gateway Program cost extra?
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.
How much money should I bring to the Gateway Orientation?
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 accomodations 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.
I am a Muslim and wish to share a room with another Muslim of the same gender. Could this be arranged?
We will do our best to find an appropriate roommate for you. We do NOT house men and women together in the same room.