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IIE San Francisco hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Our events highlight scholars, emerging professionals, and established leaders as they explore current issues in international affairs.

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Past Events

May 9, 2014 - Full Day Workshop
Beyond Balance: Shift the Paradigm. Design Your Future.

March 29, 2014 at 2 PM
Dialogue and Action on African TechWomen Documentary

April 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Media Literacy: Promoting Civil Society through New Media

March 22, 2013
Special State Department Briefing on US-India Education Collaboration

March 21, 2013
Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change

March 12, 2013
Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin

March 8, 2013
IIE Community Mixer: Celebrating International Women's Day

March 7 and 8, 2013
Partner Event: WorldAffairs 2013: Transition, Disruption and Innovation

December 13, 2012
Exploring U.S. Foreign Policy

October 10, 2012
Protecting Human Rights for the International LGBT Community

Monday, June 25, 2012
Women Impacting Climate Change

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Member-Only Lunch with IVLP Environmental Issues and Climate Change Group from Italy.

View past events in our Events Archive


IIE San Francisco's Bay & Beyond Program

IIE San Francisco's Bay & Beyond Program provides a wealth of opportunities for Fulbright grantees in the Bay Area to take an occasional break from studies for a group activity. Continuing the Fulbright vision of mutual exchange, IIE hosts ongoing events that connect grantees with the local community and the Fulbright network. Each event serves to welcome the students into the diverse community that comprises the Fulbright family, while offering them the chance to experience one of the United States' most culturally rich metropolises.

Past Bay & Beyond events have included:

  • San Francisco Opera dress rehearsals
  • A breakfast gathering followed by a tour of Mission Dolores, San Francisco's oldest historical building
  • A picnic lunch at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, combined with a winery tour
  • A welcome reception at IIE preceded by a short orientation session for new grantees
  • A trip to Angel Island by ferry

Current Fulbright grantees studying in the San Francisco Bay Area, please write to for more information on Bay & Beyond events.


Fulbright Enrichment Seminars

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) organize a series of three-day enrichment seminars in selected U.S. cities to enable Fulbright grantees to examine topics of international consequence and lay the foundation for global problem solving.

Since 1989, IIE San Francisco has been involved with the prestigious enrichment seminars that have brought together several recently returned U.S. Fulbright alumni and 140 first-year foreign Fulbright graduate students from all over the world.

The enrichment seminars are an integral part of the Fulbright experience, exposing participants to a diversity of viewpoints concerning issues of global significance. They provide the foreign Fulbright students studying at universities throughout the U. S. with an outstanding opportunity to convene and share with one another their unique experiences, challenges, and successes. Moreover, the enrichment seminars support the Fulbright Program objective of promoting mutual understanding between people in the U.S. and the people of Fulbright partner countries.

Past Topics Have Included:

  • Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Fostering Change Through Social Entrepreneurship
  • Greening the Planet: Global Challenges Local Solutions
  • Investing in the Future: Corporate Leadership, Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship

It is invaluable to get a chance to meet so many talented people and it establishes a very strong network of like-minded people.”
– Fulbright Scholar, Ireland

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