Alcorn celebrated International Education Week
For the fourth year, Alcorn State University participated in the national celebration of the International Education Week. In recognition of the 15th anniversary of this initiative, the Office of Global Programs, School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences held several activities for Alcorn students and employees on the Lorman campus November 17-21.
The activities included the Study Abroad and Gilman Scholarship Workshop spearheaded by Dr. Dovi Alipoe, director of Global Programs, and Margaret Wolfe, specialist. International presentations on China, Egypt and Pakistan were held by Rui Xue, Chinese Fulbright language teaching assistant (FLTA), Nora Fawzy Ahmed, Arabic FLTA, and Umer Farooq, exchange student from Pakistan. The week’s events concluded an international coffee hour hosted by the Global Programs during which Riley Sklar, Gulf Coast regional manager for Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), a study abroad provider, shared information about KEI’s programs and services with students interested in international education.
“Our goal for Alcorn is to have at least ten percent of students in each of the graduating classes to have studied abroad for at least one semester,” stated Alipoe. “To achieve this goal, we are planning to continue hosting workshops to connect our students with funding opportunities, continue offering critical need languages institutes, and engaging students who have studied abroad to help promote programs on campus and in their communities.”
For more information on programs and events offered by the Office of Global Programs, contact Dr. Dovi Alipoe at [email protected] or call (601) 877-6533.