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Fulbright Foreign Students From More Than 60 Countries Convene in Nashville, TN Seminar Includes Visits To Local High Schools

NASHVILLE, February 26, 2009—

WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2009 – 6:00 p.m. –7:00 pm — Keynote Speaker Millicent Lownes-Jackson
Friday, February 27, 2009 – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Visits to Hands On Nashville - Community Service Projects/Afterschool Programs

WHERE: Sheraton Nashville Downtown Nashville Area Community Service Projects/Afterschool Programs

WHO: Approximately 143 students from more than 60 countries, including: Russia, Vietnam, Syria, South Africa, Cyprus, Japan, and Israel who are studying in the United States as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State.

WHAT: Reporters are invited to meet these outstanding Fulbright foreign students, along with U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program who will also be attending the seminar. One-on-one interviews with current Fulbrighters and U.S. Fulbright alumni can be arranged, and press representatives are invited to cover the following events:

Keynote Speaker: Millicent Lownes-Jackson, Associate Dean of the College of Business, Tennessee State University and Founder of The Women's Institute for Successful Entrepreneurship.

Community Service Projects/Afterschool Programs: Small groups of Fulbright students will visit local community service projects/afterschool programs in conjunction with Hands On Nashville, an agency that seeks to transform the world through volunteer programs, partnerships and services in the greater Nashville community and in more than 200 area service agencies and schools. The Fulbright students will introduce area students to various aspects of their countries and cultures by making presentations and participating in tours or special programs.
WHY: The school visits are part of a three-day Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and presented by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Fulbright foreign students attending U.S. colleges and universities, and U.S. students who have recently returned from a Fulbright year abroad, will gather with leading experts to explore the topic Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Fostering Change through Social Entrepreneurship. This Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, along with nine others throughout the United States in 2009, gives Fulbrighters the opportunity to gain insight into life in America and to share diverse facets of their own countries and cultures with the students they meet.


Deborah Gardner
Halstead Communications
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Institute of International Education
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