We are excited to announce that UMass Amherst has been selected as a host institution for the Friends of Fulbright Argentina Exchange Program, to take place January - February, 2018. Sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, the partnership aims to fulfill former President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative by providing academic and cultural programming designed to enhance the understanding of higher education at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the United States, with the goal of welcoming more Argentinian students to the U.S. for graduate studies.
The First Argentinian Cohort at UMass Amherst
The first Friends of Fulbright Argentina cohort coming to UMass Amherst consists of 21 upper-level undergraduate students from several different universities across Argentina. The students' areas of study represent a wide range of disciplines, including Industrial and Chemical Engineering, Economy, History, Philosophy, Architecture and Linguistics. All of them bring a curiosity for learning and cultural exchange, as well as enthusiasm to spend time in the U.S. -- for many of them, the program will be their first experience abroad.
Academic and Cultural Programming
During the six weeks of the Friends of Fulbright program, the cohort will have 60 hours of ESL study, observe undergraduate classes in their chosen majors, and participate in a comprehensive schedule of cultural activities both within the campus community and in the local area. Students will tour research labs and facilities on campus, meet regularly with fellow American students and department representatives, and attend events and games at the Fine Arts Center and Mullins Center. They will also enjoy excursions to New York City, Boston, and local museums, as well as tour other universities around the Pioneer Valley. All programming will be coordinated by UMass Summer Programs.