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Chancellor Brady welcomes returning study abroad and international students

On August 21, 2012, Chancellor Linda Brady personally welcomed the international students in her semi-annual International Welcome Reception in Cone Ballroom of the Elliott University Center. International students, returning study abroad exchange students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed this occasion. After mingling with the guests, Chancellor Brady took a moment to address all in attendance. Among her remarks she underscored how much her own international experiences have impacted both her professional and personal life before emphasizing the importance of having international students on UNCG’s campus as well as continuing efforts to internationalize our university.

Chancellor Brady gave a special welcome to the twenty-four visiting Fulbright students from Germany, who spent the month of August at UNCG. She highlighted the various experiences they had, including participating in an entrepreneurship course, visiting local businesses, and taking a behind-the-scenes look at Disney World. She also gave special recognition to the ten new international degree-seeking student athletes, as well as one exchange student athlete. These athletes are from England, Canada, Australia, Iceland, Norway, France, Finland, Germany, and Kenya and play a variety of sports including tennis, baseball, soccer, track, and golf.  As a highlight of the reception, Chancellor Brady introduced Board of Trustee member and President of the Weaver Foundation, Skip Moore, who was there to meet and greet returning study abroad students, many of whom receive Weaver Travel grants. To date, more than 1850 UNCG students have received Weaver awards to study for a semester or year abroad in 33 countries.

The International Programs Center would like to thank all who attended the Chancellor’s International Welcome Reception. We had a great turn out and wish you all a safe and successful semester and year!

Chancellor with Fulbright Group

Chancellor Brady (third from right) poses with the twenty-four visiting Fulbright students from Germany and staff who supported the program.

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