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  • Welcome to the Fulbright Summer Program at OPIE

    Ohio University


    The Ohio Program of Intensive English

    are pleased to host

    A United States of America Department of State

    Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Program


    Fulbright Summer 2022
    English for Graduate Studies Program (EGSP)


    Administered by the Institute for International Education

  • Welcome Letter from Director

    Dear Fulbright Grantee,

    Welcome the 2022 English for Graduate Studies Program at Ohio University (EGSP@OHIO)!

    We look forward to welcoming you to campus and the quaint city of Athens Ohio.

    We are pleased to welcome you to our website and congratulate you for receiving your Fulbright award.  We are looking forward to this summer’s program participants to join us on July 17 and participate in our program through August 13th.

    You should make arrangements to fly into the Columbus, Ohio airport. The official name for the airport is John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). When you have your official flight itinerary, please send it to Aaron Schwartz at and CC:  We will make arrangements for someone to pick you up at the airport and bring you to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

    We have already made arrangements for your housing at Ohio University.  You will have a private room in an on-campus dormitory near the other Fulbright pre-academic program participants.

    OPIE has a long history of hosting the Fulbright EGSP and we hope that you will find the program as beneficial as previous participants have.

    The goals of EGSP@OHIO are:

    • to prepare you for successful integration into community life and graduate study at U.S. institutions of higher education;
    • to provide you with opportunities to improve English language skills, particularly in academic settings;
    • to introduce you to the language, tools, and techniques used in academic settings;
    • to introduce you to the expectations, procedures, and customs of university academic life;
    • to make your aware of the funding support from the Department of State and the Institute of International Education’s role as administrator of the program.

    During our program, you will participate in a series of courses and workshops designed to help prepare you for graduate academic study and cultural adjustment.  You will work with other Fulbright grantees to engage in a small research project. 

    Throughout the program, you will be encouraged and expected to use English for academic purposes.  This is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with US culture in a low-stakes environment and make connections with other Fulbright grantees prior to establishing yourself at your new university.

    We hope you will make the most of this opportunity.  We are very much looking forward to meeting you all.


                                Aaron Schwartz, Director 2022 Fulbright Pre-academic program

    • Program Staff

      Professor Aaron Schwartz, Summer Fulbright Program Director  

      Dr. Gerard Krzic,

      Ohio Program of Intensive English Director


      Professor Rebecca Challenger, Summer Fulbright Program Assistant Director

      Professor Kyle Butler,

      Fulbright Technology Coordinator



      • 2022 Schedule

        Our program orientation will be Sunday July 17th and the program will continue until August 13th.  Participants must stay and attend the entire program (including weekends).

        Download a tentative copy of our program schedule (pdf)

         A digital version of the full schedule will be posted here when it becomes available.

      • Other Important Information


        You will stay in an Ohio University Residence Hall and eat in an Ohio University dining hall:

        About Athens, Ohio

        Here is some information about Athens and Ohio University:

        COVID Policies

        We will follow current university COVID policies during the program.


        • IIE Information

           “This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.  For more information, visit”

          “This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).”

          For further resources and information, see the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Exchange alumni website.