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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from June 24-27, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-June that will direct you to the PDO website, where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Bishkek

American Embassy Bishkek
171 Chyngyz Aitmatov Prospect
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720016
Telephone: +996-312 – 597000


Points of Contact:

For Inquiries with PAS:
Jeff Bunting
Cultural Affairs Officer
Telephone: +996-312 – 597000 ext. 7410
Mobile: +996 770 770 813
Gulzat Kochorova
Cultural Affairs Assistant (primary POC for Scholars and Student Researchers)
Telephone: +996-312 – 597000 ext. 7398
Mobile: +996 770770509
Country Information

ETA Resources

Alum Contacts

We invite you to contact these Fulbright alumni for questions or advice prior to your grant. They can be an excellent resources for unofficial questions – what type of clothing to bring, how to open a bank account, and more.

Fulbright U.S. Scholars:

  • Carlos Rufin, 2020-2021, Fulbright Scholar
  • Edward Morgan, 2022-2023, Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Student Researcher:

  • Sophie Pegrum, 2022-2023, Fulbright Student Researcher

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant:

  • Mariam Malik, 2022-2023, Fulbright ETA

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