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US Department of State FLTA Program

Sponsored by the United States Department of State

Welcome to the 2018 Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation at the University of Oregon, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

The orientation is hosted by four units at the University of Oregon: the Global Studies Institute, the Yamada Language Center, Language Teaching Studies in the Department of Linguistics, and International Affairs. We’re delighted to be working with you, even if only for a very short time.

This program is designed to provide you with an introduction to the academic and social cultures of U.S. institutions, a platform for networking with fellow FLTAs, and facilitation of your transition into the program.

The orientation will provide:

  • an opportunity to gain insight into different educational norms and practices in the U.S.
  • skills necessary to ease your transition into the world of U.S. academic culture
  • preparation to teach at a U.S. institution of higher education
  • introduction to the latest and best practices in the field of language instruction
  • preparation to succeed as a student at a U.S. institution of higher education

About the University of Oregon

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. Our students are smart, creative, and increasingly diverse. We support and celebrate their successes, and we work hard to provide inspiring educational opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

Not so small that everyone knows you. Not so large that you feel lost. The University of Oregon is one of just two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.

We exist to provide Oregonians and their peers from around the world access to an excellent education. We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We serve the people of Oregon, our nation, and the world through research, teaching, and outreach that benefits humanity, drives innovation, strengthens the economy, and transforms lives.

We have students from all fifty states and more than a hundred countries. Our students, faculty, and staff represent all walks of life. Differing points of view. Every part of Oregon, our nation, and our planet.

Because one of the best things about being at a great university is the chance to study, work, play, explore, debate, and engage with people from places you haven’t been.

Whose lives are nothing like your own. It’s looking for commonalities while also celebrating differences. Learning from each other. Making the future brighter. Together.

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