HACKETTSTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - From August 5, 2013, to August 9, 2013, Centenary College will host a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for newly arrived Fulbright Foreign Students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program is made available to Fulbright Foreign Students as part of its flagship Fulbright Program (http://eca.state.gov/fulbright), and is designed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in cooperation with ECA. The Fulbright Gateway Orientations are intended to address participants' roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters and to enhance their skills for academic, personal and professional success while in the United States.

The Fulbright Gateway Orientation, held primarily at Centenary College, will feature interactive workshops on topics such as handling culture shock and understanding U.S. academic culture and political life. Through these events, participating students will develop a better awareness of the United States and their leadership role as Fulbrighters. Some off-site opportunities include visiting SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. and Winakung at Waterloo, Inc. in Stanhope.

Centenary College's Fulbright Gateway Orientation is one of 10 hosts across the United States by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its flagship Fulbright Program. These orientations, an integral part of the Fulbright experience, benefit arriving Fulbright Foreign Students and support the mission of the Fulbright Program -- to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. For more information, please click here.

About Centenary College: Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College's academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Contact Information:

Annamaria Lalevee
PR Director
Centenary College
Phone: (908) 852-1400 x2238
E-Mail: laleveea@centenarycollege.edu

Josue Barrera
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Phone: (202) 632-6454
E-Mail: ECA-Press@state.gov