STAMFORD, CT – JANUARY 4, 2013 – The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), a leading study abroad organization, is pleased to announce that its’ Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program has been selected by the Fulbright Commission as one of their prestigious Summer Institutes for the next three years.
Three Fulbright scholarship winners will attend AIFS’ Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program each year from 2013 to 2015. Students that win the award will have the majority of their program costs covered including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, insurance, social program and meals.
On the Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program, students spend three weeks at Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theater in London, where they have the unique opportunity to study intensively with actors, directors, and other theater practitioners. The program runs from June 17 through July 5.
“We’re delighted that American students will have the opportunity to experience life in our exciting capital city,” remarks Michael Scott-Kline, Director of the Fulbright Program. “The American Institute For Foreign Study Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater will offer everything that we would hope for in a Fulbright exchange: a stimulating academic component, a rich and immersive cultural experience and an enthusiastic host.”
Students applying for the Fulbright award should submit their application materials directly to the Fulbright Commission. The application deadline is March 11, 2013. For more information, application criteria or to apply, visit www.aifsabroad.com/england/londonglobe/summer/fulbright.asp.
“It is an honor for the Fulbright Commission to recognize AIFS and our Shakespeare Theater Program,” states William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS. “We are proud to bring Shakespeare to American students through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying and performing on the very stage in which he worked at the historic Globe Theater.”
AIFS is one of seven college summer programs designated by the Fulbright Commission as Summer Institutes. AIFS’ Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program was also given the Summer Institute honor in 2012.
The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to study in the U.K. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (ages 18 and over), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the U.K. on a three-, four- or six-week academic cultural summer program.
In addition to Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program, AIFS offers study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. All AIFS programs are comprehensive and include housing, meals, transcripts, insurance and built-in cultural activities and excursions. Additional scholarships and financial aid are also available.
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As a leader in cultural exchange, AIFS sends more than 5,000 students abroad each year. Since its founding in 1964, AIFS has been committed to providing students with the safest, most enjoyable and highest quality educational programs. AIFS celebrates a proud history of providing opportunities to the international education community. Over 1.5 million people from nearly 1,500 colleges and universities have participated in AIFS programs.
This program opened my eyes to a culture and society I knew very little about. I made great friends and had a fabulous time during the process. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.Jessica Cobb, Western Michigan University
I chose this program because of everything it offered. The fact that everything was included made the experience much less stressful. The people working for the program definitely ensured we got the most out of our time here. The AIFS cultural activities and excursions were excellent. It was a wonderful life experience I will have with me forever.Stephanie Bingham, Oklahoma State University
Growing up with an au pair made me much more aware that there were cultures and societies other than mine. This had a significant impact on me specifically because I was exposed to foreign cultures at such a young age.Ryan Comerford, age 21