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International Travel Fund Update

Faculty Corner

Student Achievement Awards




                               Students studying sea turtles in Costa Rica


Sea Turtles Studies Program in Costa Rica

Every other year for ten years, biology professor Ann Somers has led a group of UNCG students to Costa Rica for a class designed around the hands-on study of sea turtles. In cooperation with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, these students lived and studied on their field station in Tortuguero, participating in night walks with the research assistants to observe and tag the nesting sea turtles on the beach.

Read on for the full story on this exciting study abroad program here.


SASASAAS Conference held at UNCG

On September 25-26, the International Programs Center hosted the South Atlantic States Association for Asian and African Studies annual conference. Faculty members from several universities attended the conference, entitled "Human Rights, Medicine and Gender Issues in Modern-day Sri Lanka and South Africa".

Read more about the conference here.

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International Student Achievement Awards

Every semester we like to acknowledge the excellent achievements of our international degree-seeking students who have maintained their grades and have a previous semester GPA of 3.5 and higher. On September 24, IPC hosted a congratulatory reception for these students and presented them each with an achievement award. 

To read about who received an award this semester, click here.


Service-Learning in Zambia

This summer, Dr. Sharon Morrison from the department of Public Health Education led a group of students in a service-learning course in Livingstone, Zambia. The team spent 21 days volunteering in local clinics, home-based care in urban and rural households, and community development projects.

To read more about the Zambia experience click here.


Human Rights Film & Speaker Series

The 2009-2010 Third International Human Rights Film & Speaker Series is Democracy and Globalization: Human Rights of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers. The Film Festival will be augmented with a series of guest speakers and reading discussion groups.

Read more about the series' events here.


Faculty from the School of Music Visit Croatia

Dr. Andrew Willis and Dr. Elizabeth Keathley from the School of Music received an award this summer to represent UNCG at the International Meeting of the College Music Society in Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 30 – July 7, 2009.

Find out more about how IPC helped make this trip possible here.


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