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Chancellor Brady Welcomes New International Students for Spring 2013
Chancellor Linda Brady welcomes the new international students for Spring Semester 2013
On January 15, 2013, Chancellor Linda Brady held her semi-annual International Student Welcome Reception for new and returning international students as well as UNCG students who have returned from their study abroad programs in recent months.
The Chancellor opened her speech by talking about her involvement with international affairs, both in her personal and professional life, over the past forty years. She also talked about UNCG’s commitment to international education as being an essential part of the university’s identity, highlighting three ways UNCG is working to achieve its mission of “integrating intercultural and international experiences and perspectives into learning, discovery, and service.” First, the university will strive to make sure no student is denied the opportunity to study abroad due to financial limitations. Second, UNCG will continue to strengthen volunteer service programs for UNCG faculty, students, and staff. Lastly, the university will reinforce its commitment to attracting talented international students and scholars to work and study here at UNCG.
This semester, approximately 120 new international students have enrolled at UNCG. Fifty-six are exchange students, thirty-four are degree-seeking students, and forty-one are new INTERLINK students. The reception was a wonderful opportunity to let these students know how much they are appreciated and welcomed at UNCG.
As with past receptions, several students were individually recognized. This year, special recognition was given to Coline Braud (France), Simone Cappati (Italy), Meicin Jin (China), Majed Al Shaqaqeeq (Saudi Arabia), and Kabil Zreouil (Morocco). In addition to meeting Chancellor Brady, they were each presented with a surprise gift.