Albany State University wants to increase the number of students who study abroad annually. What better way to do it than invite participants of the Albany State University Office of Global Programs to share their experiences in China, Costa Rica and London? Presentations by faculty and students who traveled this summer was held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in the ACAD Auditorium located on the campus. Albany Middle School students will also attend the program.
Ten students studied at Xiamen University in China; another in Costa Rica, and in Paris. “Study abroad is our surest way of exposing students to the world, enhancing their global competence, and ensuring their global citizenship,” said Dr. Nneka Nora Osakwe, Director of Global Programs.
“The need to graduate students who have acquired global and intercultural competencies is necessary for world peace and to obtain jobs globally,” said Maggie Emily-Hall, international student advisor and administrative assistant, ASU Office of Global Programs.
Following the presentations, student and faculty awards were presented.
The students and staff will host International Education Week beginning Monday, October 8. Scheduled activities include the International Parade of Flags at 8 a.m. on the ASU Pedestrian Mall and the opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. in the ACAD Auditorium.