On June 25th, Fulbright Portugal held the pre-departure orientation for Portuguese Fulbright grantees leaving for the United States. The event was organized to allow the scholars, researchers, and students to learn more about the logistics of preparing for their trips and their programs in the U.S. Valuable information was presented including the resources that are needed and available for the grantees in order to have a successful and enriching experience in the United States. A United States Consulate Visa Officer was present to explain the Visa process and take any questions.

The event concluded with a panel of six Fulbright Alumni including researchers from a variety of fields that shared their Fulbright experience and offered advice to the current grantees.

The Pre-Departure Orientation allowed scholars to not only meet and connect with other current grantees in a range of programs and fields, but also afforded them the opportunity to interact with Fulbright alumni and faculty in order to aid them in their travels.