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INTERLINK: News and Announcements
Summer 2013 Session
INTERLINK’s Fall 1, 2013 session began on August 12, 2013. We welcomed 46 new students (a record number!) from 9 different countries, and these students participated in 2 days of orientation activities on campus before beginning classes along with approximately 65 returning students on August 14. Many INTERLINK students celebrated the new term by attending the Chancellor’s International Welcome Reception, held on August 20 in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom.
INTERLINK Welcomes New Staff
INTERLINK has welcomed four new members to its staff since May. Stephanie Odom is the new Administrative Assistant, and Jenny Chalikian is the new Program Assistant. Stephanie grew up in Greensboro as a softball player and an active member of the JR ROTC team, and she brings an extensive customer-service and accounting background to the program. Jenny graduated from Guilford College with a BA in German and a minor in Religious Studies. During her time at Guilford, she studied abroad in Munich, Germany, where she developed a love for languages and travel.
Giovanna Alessio and Eddie McGee also joined the INTERLINK team as instructors. A California native, Giovanna has taught both English and German in Mexico and California. Since 1988, Eddie has taught English in Germany, Northern Virginia, China, Azerbaijan, Kentucky, and Ohio. In the summer of 2013, he returned to his home state of North Carolina to teach at INTERLINK.
Volunteer Opportunities at INTERLINK
Interested in volunteering for INTERLINK? Now that the fall semester is underway, INTERLINK is looking for conversation partners, tutors, and other volunteers. Working with international students in our program is a great way to learn more about another culture, form international friendships, and help INTERLINK students with their English. If you are interested in getting involved with our program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 334-4700. Our office is located in 025 Foust. You can also check out INTERLINK’s Facebook page.
New Mind Education: New Mind joins Pamela Harrod on recruitment trip to China
The summer of 2013 proved to be both an exciting and productive time for New Mind Education. From late June through mid-July, New Mind was delighted to sponsor and join Pamela Harrod, Director of International Admissions at IPC, on a recruitment trip to China. Accompanied by Lauren Hudson, Program Director at New Mind, Pam traveled throughout many cities in China, including Tianjin, Hohhot, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou, to meet with many prospective students interested in studying in the US. One of the first students recruited was Dan Wu, who has been conditionally admitted to UNCG and will begin studying at INTERLINK Language Center this October. She is very excited to be joining the UNCG community!