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|Volume 12 (20 year Anniversary) Edition 1: September 2012 - Katie Pegram, Editor|
New International Student Orientations
During the week of August 13, 2012, the International Programs Center welcomed 108 new degree-seeking international students to UNCG and 151 international exchange students. The International Programs Center (in conjunction with many UNCG departments and student services on campus) welcome and orient our new international students each semester. This year our international students represent sixty-seven countries, including Romania, which will be represented at UNCG for the first time this year. Our new students help make up a grand total of 380 degree-seeking international students studying at UNCG.
Orientation is supported by a cast of individuals whose participation is critical. Among those are our PAL’s, International Fellows, and olunteers. Denise Bellamy, Director of Study Abroad and Exchanges, and Michael Elliott, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, would like to thank: Housing and Residence Life, Registrar’s Office, Cashier’s Office, Student Affairs, Student Employment, UNCG Rec Center, Jackson Library, OLSL, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Spartan Card Center, University Police, International Student Association, and Student Health and Counseling Center.
New to this year’s weeklong exchange orientation, the international exchange students participated in a scavenger hunt across campus to identify several office locations for several departments ranging from the Student Success Center to the Campus Activities & Programs. The students were split into teams of fifteen (ten teams in total) and were led by a UNCG student volunteer in their search to identify all twelve predetermined office locations. Several staff members from the identified departments presented on the services offered by their department to the students during orientation week. The goal of the scavenger hunt was for students not only to become familiar with many resources on-campus but also to learn how and where they could access the services and resources. After students completed the scavenger hunt, they met in Foust Park for a popsicle social.