The 2019 Fulbright Pakistan Fall Seminar
Presentations and Resources
- Taylor Jennings, Instructor, English Language Program, Kansas State University
- Dr. Donald Saucier, Professor of Psychology Sciences and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Faculty Associate Director of the Teaching & Learning Center, Kansas State University
New Media and the New America: Movements, Media, and the Algorithms Driving the New Moral Divide (pdf)
- Dr. Michael Wesch, Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Kansas State University
Dr. Wayne Goins, Director of Jazz, Distinguished Professor, Department of Music, Kansas State University
Welcome to Kansas State University!
Congratulations on starting a new chapter in your academic and professional journey.
The U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE), along with Kansas State University welcome you to Kansas, the 34th state to join the Union now known as the United States. We hope you will enjoy this three day workshop.
During your time in Kansas, we will present and discuss issues to enhance understanding of U.S. culture, especially as evidenced in social movements for change. Additionally, we will provide tools for handling challenges as a graduate student in the U.S. Many issues which arise for international graduate students can be managed with prior preparation. We hope you will take away useful information to ease your transition and enhance your confidence.
We feel honored that the ELP and Kansas State University have been selected to host you. Please save this link to your mobile device, so you can refer to it during the program.
Pre-Arrival Task - Signature needed:
This link (pdf) leads to a document that all visiting groups are required to sign as acknowledgement of university policies. The Fulbright Participant Agreement, Assumption of Risk, and Release form (pdf) will be given to you for signature at registration when your airport shuttle bus arrives in Manhattan.
Please take some time now to read and understand the document.
Shuttle buses will collect participants at the Kansas City International Airport on Thursday October 31 at staggered times. Shuttle buses will depart at approximately 10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm.
If you have a flight delay, please contact Wendy Matthews by text 785-317-7522 or Whats App +01-785-317-7522
Flight information screens will display welcome information for our group.
There are two terminals for arriving flights.
When your flight lands in Kansas City, collect your luggage and go to the far end of the terminal, Gate 31. There you will find a waiting area, where you will be welcomed by Agnes, from K-State. She will direct you to the next available bus.
When your flight lands in Kansas City, collect your luggage and walk to Gate 87 where you will find a K-State Pakistan Welcome lounge.
It is a special room just beyond gate 87. K-State Staff will be on site to welcome you.
Mentors and Buses:
You will be assigned to a 2nd year mentor during the program. Your mentor will provide any assistance you need at the program, as well as being a valuable source of information. You will check in with your mentor each time you board your assigned bus. You will be on the same bus for the entire program.
For example, Blue A means you are on the Blue bus with mentor for group A. By staying with your mentor and bus, you will be sure to never be left behind!
- Agenda (pdf)
Housing and Food:
During your time in Manhattan, you will stay at The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel.
All catered food is halal for this event. We also have a Vegetarian option. If you notified us of dietary issues, there will be a sticker on your name tag and there will be a small “table tent” in your name tag holder to place in front of your plate to help servers find you more easily.
During the conference, we ask that you wear business-casual attire. Snow is expected with freezing temperatures. Please dress Warmly!
Information about Kansas State University and Manhattan, Kansas:
- About Kansas State University
- About The Wareham Opera House
- Read about Brown v. Board of Education
- About Topeka State Capital
For any questions regarding the program, contact:
Office of International Programs
Special Programs/Sponsored Students
1601 Vattier Street
Manhattan, KS 66506
In case of medical emergencies, there are several places to receive attention. If you get sick, you should call Wendy. If it is an emergency, call 911.
Lafene Health Center – campus (Thursday / Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm)
1105 Sunset Avenue
K-Stat Urgent Care (24 hours)
711 Commons Place
Via Christi Hospital Emergency Room (24 hours)
1823 College Avenue