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|Volume 11 Edition 8: May 2012. Zachary Dayhuff, Editor|
Graduating and Departing Students
This spring, we said goodbye to 33 students. Twenty-one students graduated from the program, 11 of whom plan to matriculate at UNCG in the fall. Twelve additional students transferred, left to pursue degrees at other universities, or returned to their home countries. As we bid these students farewell, we asked them what they had found most memorable about their time at INTERLINK:
Luning Deng from China was awarded this term’s Outstanding Student Award. He said about INTERLINK, “Although the teachers are strict, they push you and motivate you to work hard. Motivation is how you succeed.” He was also the recipient of the Module Attendance Award during INTERLINK’s Spring I Term.
We congratulate him on all his hard work.
INTERLINK hosted a gathering on April 25, 2012, for UNCG students interested in joining the center’s International Conversation Partners Program. A group of approximately 10 INTERLINK students attended the get-together at Foust Park and socialized with prospective participants, who plan to join the program this summer or fall, over pizza and icebreaker games. UNCG students taught INTERLINK students how to play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and INTERLINK students taught UNCG students words and phrases in their native languages.
INTERLINK Soccer Game
INTERLINK students and staff released a bit of end-of-term stress with an informal soccer game in Foust Park on Wednesday, April 11. Since soccer is played all over the world and is a popular sport for many of our students, the game was well attended. INTERLINK students from Saudi Arabia, Benin, China, and Mexico participated.
Attending a Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball Game
On April 19, INTERLINK staff and students attended a Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball game. Students from Benin, Korea, and Venezuela came out to learn about the history of Minor League Baseball and its regional significance. They also learned how the game is played and enjoyed hot dogs and cotton candy. The match-up against the Delmarva Shorebirds was a tense, high-scoring game, but the Grasshoppers came through with a one-run victory in the 10th inning.