Meet the 2009 SIOES participants from Norway!

2009 Summer Institute participants from left to right, Knut Ulsrud, Dipali Gulati, Mats Stensrud, Rosilin Varughese, Olav Furset, and Sara Al Ali.

2009 Summer Institute participants from left to right, Knut Ulsrud, Dipali Gulati, Mats Stensrud, Rosilin Varughese, Olav Furset, and Sara Al Ali.

Six bright Norwegian students are currently in the U.S. to participate on the Fulbright Summer Institute for Outstanding European students.

The Summer Institute for Outstanding European Students (SIOES) is a five-week program for undergraduate students held in the United States that focuses on study of the United States, concepts of leadership from American perspectives, and civic engagement through academic coursework and participatory activities.

The 2009 Institute participants will, among other things:

  • learn about the United States;
  • develop presentation skills;
  • join in community service activities;
  • refine English language skills;
  • interact with American students and fellow participants from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The Institute will be held July 12 – August 15, 2009, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Bentley College in Boston. All participants will also attend a session in Washington, D.C., at the conclusion of the Institute before returning to Europe.

Follow the participants though their blog as they complete their five week program in the U.S. at Bentley University in Boston and Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Knut Ulsrud, Olav Furset and Sara Al Ali in Boston: Sioesboston.blogspot.com

Dipali Gulati, Mats Stensrud and Rosilin Varughese in Philadelphia: Sioes2009norway.blogspot.com

Would you like to paricipate in the Fulbright Summer Institutes next year? Stay updated on the Fulbright website.

Source: Fulbright.no / Norway.usembassy.gov

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