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UNCG bids farewell to Fulbright summer institute for German students

German Fulbright group, Summer 2011

On August 25, UNCG staff and faculty gathered in North Spencer Hall to honor and bid farewell to 24 German university students who spent a month at UNCG participating in a program of English and American culture under the sponsorship of the German-American Fulbright Commission of Berlin, Germany.

Provost David Perrin, Charlotte Securius-Carr (of Fulbright Germany), and others reflected on the program and spoke of the value of having these high achieving students interacting with faculty, staff and other students here at UNCG. Representing many fields of study, these students arrived at UNCG on August 4 where they experienced life on an American University campus, including a stay in North Spencer Residence Hall. They visited Carolina Beach for a weekend and spent their final five days in the US visiting Washington DC (including a tour of the White House, Library of Congress and the US Capitol.)

While at UNCG, they participated in an excursion to International Civil Rights Center & Museum; Field Course to NC A&T and historical locations from Greensboro's part in the Civil Rights Movement (Woolworth's, Dudley High School, Morning side Homes, Scott Hall Memorial on campus of A&T, A&T 4 Sculpture, Beloved Community Center); all day Team QUEST experience at Piney Lake; and classes in U.S. Foreign Policy and Environmental Policy Comparisons. A highlight of the campus experience was an interview experience as an intercultural exercise with UNCG staff members and their departments from across the campus. (More on their interactions and engagements on campus will be covered in a future issue)

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this program such as success. IPC would like to give a special thanks to Steve Flynn, Director of the summer German Fulbright Program, Paulina Flasch, graduate student coordinator, and Brian Ray, PhD graduate student of English for their contributions.

2012 Recruitment starting for Global Leadership Program

This Fall, the Global Leadership Program (GLP) is actively recruiting for Spring 2012 participants.  We asked GLP graduate, Lindsay Armistead (IGS and Spanish major, 09’) how the program has helped her during her time at UNCG. Lindsay, who now works as the Study Abroad & Exchanges Transfer Credit Coordinator at the International Programs Center, said: “I learned how to articulate my experiences and how to apply them in real life and to my current profession.  The best thing about the GLP program is that students are already doing the work but this program helps the students to organize their work and goals to become globally aware.” For current informational flyer click here.  See upcoming events for the next GLP information session.

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