Expectations of Participants

Expectations of participants consist of pre-travel orientation, travel to Indonesia together in summer 2019, and dissemination activities through the spring of 2020. Some expectations differ based on the category of participant: university faculty, full-time student, and K-12 teacher. Participant cost-sharing is also required by the Fulbright-Hays Program — see details below.

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Pre-Travel and Program in Indonesia

All Participants:

  • Attend and participate fully in five (5) pre-travel sessions held online from February to June 2019;
  • Attend and participate fully in a 2-day campus orientation at Appalachian State (May 4 and 5, 2019);
  • Travel to/from Indonesia with the group for four (4) weeks in summer 2019 (travel tentatively scheduled for July 5 to August 4);
  • Participate in all activities in Indonesia, including seminars, workshops, meetings, tours, and 20 hours of language classes; and
  • Develop lesson plans, curriculum materials, and digital media related to Indonesian culture, history and/or the arts in an instructional unit in your field.

Post-Travel Project Implementation

All Participants:

  • Continue curriculum development, and implement lesson in your classroom in early fall 2019;
  • Share your lesson plans, curriculum, and digital media to support the lessons in an online repository, with a Creative Commons license for all teachers to access and use;
  • Lead or participate in a community event showcasing the arts, culture, or history of Indonesia; and
  • Participate in a presentation at the Appalachian Global Symposium or Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) in fall 2019.

See also the specific requirements for Appalachian faculty, students, and K-12 teachers below.

In addition, Faculty:

  • Act as team leader for curriculum development;
  • Develop a proposal for an Appalachian study abroad program to Indonesia;
  • Lead a collaborative presentation at WIELS 2019; and
  • Present the results of your participation in this program at a conference in your field, during the 2019-2020 academic year.

In addition, Students:

  • Participate in a Reich College of Education (RCOE) sponsored international event during fall 2019; and
  • Lead a collaborative presentation at the Appalachian Global Symposium in November 2019.

In addition, K-12 Teachers:

  • Present a workshop at your school or district related to curriculum materials developed for this project; and
  • Collaborate on developing a cross-curricular interdisciplinary lesson with program teachers, Appalachian faculty, and/or students.

Participant Cost Share

This federal grant will cover travel and program costs while in Indonesia, including round-trip international airfare (departing from Charlotte or Greensboro), domestic airfare and ground transportation in Indonesia, accommodation in twin-sharing hotels and homestays; university seminars, guest speakers, workshops, guides, and tours; 20 hours of language lessons in Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese; a daily stipend for meals and incidentals; and a stipend to purchase materials for your classroom. The Fulbright-Hays award for these costs is estimated to be $6,250 for each participant. Appalachian State University will also contribute additional funds, primarily for students and K-12 teachers, to cover pre-travel orientation materials and support.

Participant cost-sharing is required by the Fulbright-Hays Program, to cover one’s own travel health insurance and vaccines, Indonesia visa fees, travel to and from Boone for the orientation meeting and the airport for international travel, and enrollment in a 3-credit-hour course in summer 2019 — which can be used for continuing education (CEU) credits or coursework in a graduate degree or certificate program. The cost for participant cost-sharing is estimated at $1,100 each.

Restrictions on Non-Participants

The U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Program states that, spouses, partners, family members, friends, and colleagues who have not been selected to participate in this project are not permitted to join the group at any point in the program. A failure to comply with this rule will result in end of travel and termination from the program.

Obligation and Responsibilities of American Grantees

Under the grant of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (also known as the Fulbright Act), each project participant has certain obligations and responsibilities:

  • A person accepting a grant is not by virtue thereof an official or employee of the U.S. Department of Education or other agency of the Government of the United States of America, or of an agency of the government of the host country.
  • GPA project participants are responsible for observing satisfactory academic and professional standards and for maintaining a standard of conduct and integrity which is in keeping with the spirit and intent of the Fulbright Program and which will contribute positively to the promotion of mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and those of other countries.
  • GPA project participants are expected to obey the laws of the host country.
  • It should be recognized that American citizens who make public political statements abroad or who engage in political activities abroad may thereby become involved in the domestic political process of their host country, even if they wish only to express agreement or disagreement with U.S. Government policy.
  •  A project director therefore is responsible for protecting the non-political character of the project during their grant period.
  • GPA project participants should be aware that their public political statements or activity might draw them into the political arena, which can be incompatible with objectives of the project. Participants are responsible for exercising discretion and judgment in all of their actions.

Revocation or Termination of Project Participants

Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Education, the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) may terminate or revoke a participant. Reasons for possible termination or revocation may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Violation of the laws of the U.S. or the host country;
  • Acts likely to be offensive to the host country;
  • Failure to observe satisfactory academic or professional standards;
  • Failure to devote full time to project activities;
  • Physical or mental incapacitation; and
  • Engaging in unauthorized income producing activities which are inconsistent with the purpose and best interest of the program.


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