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Chancellor’s International Farewell Reception, Spring 2013
Many departing international and UNCG students gathered in the Elliott University Center (EUC) Auditorium Pre-Function Room for farewells at the Chancellor’s International Farewell Reception on April 17, 2013. This annual reception honors international exchange students returning home after a term at UNCG, graduating degree-seeking international students, graduating INTERLINK students, and UNCG students about to embark on study abroad terms around the world.
|Dr. Penelope Pynes addresses the reception guests
Dr. Penelope Pynes (Associate Provost for International Programs) addressed the guests on behalf of the Chancellor, congratulating the students on their accomplishments and wishing them the best in their future endeavors. In the upcoming year, we are sending 220 students abroad, 88 of whom will be undertaking fall and full-year terms at schools in 21 countries. Another 141 students will be attending faculty-led and other programs this summer in 9 countries. UNCG bids farewell to 108 international exchange students who are returning home to 26 different countries. The 24 INTERLINK students and 46 degree-seeking international students (13 undergraduate and 33 graduate students) who are graduating this semester were also honored.
Dr. Pynes emphasized UNCG’s commitment to its international programs, highlighting some of the university’s newest efforts to strengthen internationalization on our campus. She made special mention of our recent partnership with Brazil’s “Science Without Borders” scholarship program, as well as the six Omani scholarship students who arrived on our campus last semester, the first group of students from Oman to study at UNCG. Dr. Pynes was also pleased to announce that this spring UNCG chose “Global Engagement” as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic, another indication of “UNCG’s commitment to prepare our graduates for the global environment in which we live.” The Global Engagement plan will be developed over the summer.
IPC wishes its outgoing exchange students the best of luck and extends its sincerest gratitude to international students returning to their home countries. Keep in touch! Thank you to faculty and staff who were there to meet and bid farewell to all of our departing students.
|UNCG and International students saying farewell at the Chancellor’s International Farewell Reception