College working on student exchange partnerships

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September 18, 2007

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The U.S. State Department recently provided the College with a $200,000 grant to help establish student exchange partnerships with universities in Syria, Egypt and Morocco. The new exchange programs are responding in part to an increased demand for people skilled in Middle Eastern and North African languages and are crafted to compete with foreign students who are already skilled in other cultures who come to the U.S. to study.

p. Today, the College offers 15 exchange programs with foreign schools in several countries, along with 13 summer study abroad programs. Of the 5,500 current undergraduate students at the College, 706 studied abroad last year.

p. The College is also working with universities in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Poland as it adapts to an increasingly global society.

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