Orientation

Overview of Program  

Arrivals

Your final destination will be Greensboro International Airport (GSO) in North Carolina. Greensboro is a small airport that should be easy for you to navigate. We will have a representative from the BFTF to meet you just beyond the security checkpoint and before the baggage claim to take you to Wake Forest University. On many occasions, your host family will meet you at the airport and bring you to campus.

Food and Lodging

During the Institute, you will stay at the North Campus Apartments on the Wake Forest University campus, at a hotel in Philadelphia and George Washington University’s Thurston Hall in Washington, D.C., and with a host family. The North Campus apartments are 2-3 bedroom apartments that will each house 4-6 fellows. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchen and common living space. Please consult the enclosed “Dorm Rules” sheet for further information about expected behavior in the dorms.

While staying on campus, you will have access to the main dining hall, affectionately known as “the Pit.” You will receive a dining card that enables you to visit the dining hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During your stay with the host families, you will only have access to the dining hall for lunch. You are expected to have breakfast and dinner with your host families.

Over the course of the Institute, you will receive a stipend to cover a variety of incidental expenses. You will also receive some extra funds to pay for meals during the study trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

If your family or friends would like to send you anything during the Institute, here is the mailing address for the entirety of your stay:

 BFTF
Department of Communication
Wake Forest University
7347 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem NC 27109