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Volume 12 (20 year Anniversary) Edition 1: September 2012 - Katie Pegram, Editor

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UNCG and IPC host Fulbright students from Germany

In partnership with the German-American Fulbright Commission, UNCG hosted its second one-month Summer Institute for twenty-four Fulbright students from various German universities of applied sciences. This year’s theme was “Entrepreneurship” and the program ran from July 26 to August 28, 2012.

Through interactive workshops and experiential activities in a variety of settings, UNCG’s Fulbright Summer Institute offered these twenty-four students the opportunity to acquire the principles of entrepreneurship, enhance their knowledge of the United States and the American system of higher education, engage in community service activities, refine their English language skills, visit local businesses, and interact with Americans through various cultural programming events. They even made a trip to Orlando to get a backscene view of the operations at Disney World.

In the second half of the program, the Fulbrighters joined in the orientation activities for newly arrived international and exchange students to expose them to campus life and see what the university community has to offer.  During the first week of the fall semester, students attended selected classes based on their majors before heading to Washington, DC for a visit of our nation’s capital. Upon conclusion of the program, students received a Certificate of Completion.

The program’s success is a testament to the hard work of several individuals: Lydia Arledge (Director of the program); Cinnamon Hunter (ESL instructor); and Joe Erba of the Bryan School (Entrepreneurship instructor); Sadie Kneidel (resident counselor) Diana Phelps and Bam McCathern (student mentors). Others who contributed to the program were Mark Schumacher, Library; Dr. Patrick Madsen, Career Services; Drs. Tom Matyok and Cathryne Schmitz, Conflict and Peace Studies; Steve Flynn and Dean Jerry Pubantz, LIHC; Dr. Penelope Pynes, Denise Bellamy, Tom Martinek, Jr., Mike Elliott, and Dr. Catherine Holderness, IPC. Special thanks goes to IPC’s Nor Othman for managing the program details.

To read more about the Fulbrighters’ experience at UNCG, check out these articles:

Campus Weekly: “2012 Fulbright Summer Institute at UNCG”

Friends of the UNCG Libraries: “UNCG Business Librarian Works with German Fulbright Students”

Best of luck to the Fulbrighters! We hope you return to us soon.

Fulbrighters waiting on First lady Michelle Obama
The Group attended the appearance of First Lady Michelle Obama on UNCG's campus

Fulbright group in TeamQuest activities Fulbrighters

TeamQuest puts the new students through their paces in the North Carolina wilderness

Professor Joe Erba presents "Awards" to the group at their final Entrepreneurship class

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