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U of M and Local Colleges Will Host International Education Advisers
For release: Oct. 26, 2006
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The University of Memphis, in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Rhodes College, will serve as a host campus for five international advisers who will visit the four campuses November 4-10.  The group will meet with international students and advisers at those campuses, and they will learn about topics such as the admissions process, integrating technology into learning and teaching, English language training for international students, campus safety, and immigration issues.

They will include Benjamin Kalmogo of Burkina Faso; Jayasree Madhusudan of Bangalore, India; Elena Kostenko Vereykina of Vladivostok, Russia; Yu Mun Kyeong of Seoul, Korea; and Zhe Zhang of China.

Funded by the Department of State through the College Board, the visit will enable the advisers to learn more about local colleges and the U.S. higher education system. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to promote the higher education opportunities available in Memphis, and the community itself, internationally, said Teresa Hartnett, associate director of International Programs at the U of M.  “It has the potential to greatly improve our image and reputation.”

Each of the education advisers works at one of the more than 450 U.S. Department of State-affiliated EducationUSA advising centers. They provide information to prospective students from other countries on study opportunities in the United States, including application procedures, financial assistance, standardized tests, and pre-departure orientation.

This U.S.-based training program is supported financially by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.  The program is administered by the College Board.

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