STAMFORD, Conn.--(www.aifsabroad.com), 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 in 2012.)--The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS - (
“We are thrilled to be collaborating on our shared mission of bringing the world together through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.”
AIFS’ Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program is one of seven college summer programs selected. Students who 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 11 through June 29.
“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 16, 2012. For more information, application criteria or to apply, visit www.aifsabroad.com/england/londonglobe/summer/fulbright.asp
“It is an honor for the esteemed Fulbright Commission to recognize AIFS and our popular Shakespeare Theater Program,” states William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS. “We are thrilled to be collaborating on our shared mission of bringing the world together through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.”
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 summer programs in Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, 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.
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.