Welcome to the 2021 Fulbright Virtual English for Graduate Studies Program! This summer you will spend 4 weeks in our virtual classroom from Syracuse University learning about American culture, life in graduate school, local history, and the international education network while making friends with other scholars from around the world.

This activity 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 https://eca.state.gov/fulbright

This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Click the links below to learn more about the program in Syracuse.

Program Dates   Daily Schedule   Next Steps   Contact Information

Summer 2021 Program Dates

Orientation To be completed before the first day of classes
First Day of Classes Monday, July 19th
Last Day of Classes Friday, August 13th


Daily Schedule

You will receive your class schedule as we get closer to the start of the program. Classes will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous, meaning live and recorded. There will be optional individual office hours every week to meet with your instructors.

You will also receive a schedule for the daily synchronous presentations, which will cover a variety of topics. These presentations will take place Monday through Friday. If you are not able to join a presentation, they will be recorded and available for you to watch in your free time.

Next Steps

Please submit the following documents to elimail@syr.edu.

  • The pre-course survey about technology and time preferences (you will receive survey link via email)
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your TOA for your VEGSP at Syracuse University

*Please make sure to send the correct TOA, do not send us your TOA for your future university

If you have a Facebook account, please join the Facebook group to connect with the other scholars!


Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please email elimail@syr.edu. The ELI staff will be happy to help you!

David Lind, Director

Olga Oganesyan, Assistant Director

Jackie Monsour, Assistant Director

Sarah Tomlinson, International Student Advisor

Jordan Burns, Recruitment Specialist