This three-week pre-academic program is offered to incoming Fulbright foreign students. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

This program is designed to cover an orientation to the U.S. academic system and culture, English language training, and field-of-study preparation. The program is also aimed at building a basic understanding of current issues in U.S. society and a solid foundation of U.S. social values, both of which are necessary for successful intercultural communication in the participants’ host communities. This pre-academic Fulbright program serves the overall goal of the Fulbright Program: to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Program Information

Links for Current Grantees

Program Administration

Barbara Bass, ALI's Executive Director
Barbara Bass
Executive Director
American Language Institute

Welcome Fulbright Foreign Students!

San Diego State University and the American Language Institute are excited to host this pre-academic program.

A wonderful agenda is planned for you and we can't wait to get started.

Barbara Bass
barbara.bass@mail.sdsu.edu
(619) 594-4144

Theresa Perales, Coordinator
Theresa Perales
Fulbright Pre-Academic Program Coordinator
American Language Institute

A warm welcome to the Fulbright Students.

Please review the information contained here, and if there are any questions that remain unanswered, you are welcome to contact me.

Once again, a big welcome to all of you!

Theresa Perales
tperales@mail.sdsu.edu
Fulbright Pre-Academic Program Facebook Group
(619) 594-5907

Arrival Information

Shuttle/Taxis from Airport
Reservation: No reservation necessary unless you arrive late at night

Housing
The Fraternity Row
5255 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92115