Fulbright Summer Student Institute sponsored by the German American Fulbright Commission and Binghamton University
The Fulbright summer program for German students will take place from July 23, 2014 to August 15, 2014 on the Binghamton University campus. This program will give students an opportunity to experience directly and learn about American culture and American university education, and to improve their English communication skills in an American university classroom setting and beyond. Our goal is to give students preparation that will enable them to be exchange students or graduate students in the future in an American university as well as to prepare students for professional interactions in a United States context.
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton University on behalf of Binghamton University shall carry out this program in accordance with its program outline and draft budget submitted in January 2014, and any revisions to which both parties agree to in writing.
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Students will stay in the Cascade Residence Hall on campus in six suites shared with other students on the program. Meals will be provided on campus by the Sodexo Corp. University courses will not be in session during the program, but there will be opportunities to interact with American and international students (some will be finishing the summer school session, or will be athletes arriving to campus early for team practices) around campus and in the residence halls.
Students will be able to explore the 887 acres on which the campus is located, including the 190-acre Nature Preserve, which consists of trails that wind through a protected forest and a six-acre pond. Students will also receive a tour of the new Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) on campus, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories for biomedicine, bioengineering, biosensors and biotechnology research.
The average temperatures in August in Binghamton range from a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) to a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius); however, temperatures can be much higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit – they occasionally reach as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).