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Volume XIX, no. 3, November 2009


In the spotlight this month:

Special Programs

Faculty Corner

Study Abroad Nomination List

Recent Visitors



                  International students visit the nation's capital

International students travel to Washington, D.C.

Over fall break, IPC took students on a fun-filled excursion to Washington, D.C.  The city offered the students an opportunity to visit popular tourist attractions, and enjoy D.C. nightlife while experiencing the nation’s capital first-hand. 

Read more about their trip in Student Highlights.

IPC Invites You to Celebrate International Education Week!

The International Programs Center (IPC) is excited to announce UNCG’s celebration of International Education Week, November 14 through November 20, 2009. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is promoted all over the world. The IPC, in conjunction with other campus departments and organizations, has planned an engaging schedule of international and intercultural activities.

Read more about the plans for International Education Week in Special Programs.

Also in eNewsworthy this month:

UNCG Students Nominated to Study Abroad

The decisions have been made for all students who applied for an exchange program for the Spring 2010 semester. In the end, 127 students were nominated. These students partcipated in an all-day pre-departure orientation on October 24, where IPC staff provided them with vital information about living, studying, and traveling abroad.

Click here to see the complete nomination list.

Global Work with Immigrant Kids (GWIK) Project

UNCG and North Carolina A&T are honored to be part of a EU-U.S. consortium with the University of Maine, Arono, to receive a EU-U.S. Atlantis Program grant for the Global Work with Immigrant Kids (GWIK) Project. The GWIK Project is designed to educate new social service practitioners in direct care settings with immigrant and refugee children.

Read more about the GWIK Project in the Faculty Corner.

Visitor from Belgium

The International Programs Center, along with the Department of Social Work, hosted Professor Joël Verjans from the Plantijn Hogeschool in Belgium. Professor Verjans' school is part of the EU-U.S. consortium working on the GWIK Project.

Find out more about Professor Verjans' visit here.



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