Dear International Alumni,

East Carolina University joined thousands of educational institutions around the world in our annual celebration of International Education Week from November 17–21. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of their effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. More than 100 countries participated in the event, which has been officially proclaimed by the United Nations and most national governments. East Carolina University is proud of its 250-plus international students and encouraged participation in the many activities that were part of International Education Week. Our international students were joined by other students, faculty and staff, and local citizens in the celebration.

As a reminder, for those of you who are interested in obtaining a lifetime ECU alumni e-mail address, visit the East Carolina Alumni Association's Web site at

James Gehlhar, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs

International Education Week

The images below capture the experience of International Education Week.

ECU faculty, staff, students, and Provost Marilyn Sheerer (left foreground) enjoy sampling various foods during the "A Taste of the World" luncheon held at the International House.

Shivani Gottipamula and other international students participate in the "A Taste of the World" luncheon.

Laquesha Foster and Hsin Dong enjoy sampling Asian cuisine during the international student social "A Taste of Asia."

Tomoko Kato and Daniel Galeano enjoy sampling Asian cuisine during the international student social, "A Taste of Asia."

Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Jim Gehlhar converses with other attendees at the Fulbright Alumni Reception.
International Student Recruitment

Monika Wojciechowski, Assistant Director for International Student Recruitment, completed a very successful international recruitment effort in Asia to promote ECU and its international program. Her itinerary included more than 12 high school visits and 5 fairs in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo where she met with many potential students and their parents. Her efforts have been a mainstay of the international recruitment program, with this visit resulting in strong student interest to attend East Carolina University.   
East Carolina University Immigration Specialist Rhonda Brown participated in recruitment activities at the Nassau College Fair, Nassau, Bahamas, in November. The event hosted a compilation of students from public and private schools. The college fair was a coordinated effort to connect students interested in international education possibilities with international student recruitment.

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