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Greetings Alumni! It’s already December and the Office of International Affairs has been very busy with several events and celebrations. In November, East Carolina University joined thousands of universities around the globe in celebrating International Education Week. ECU hosted several events throughout the week beginning Monday, November 15th, with A Taste of India luncheon at the International House. Other festivities included an Afternoon Tea...English Style (see photo), an International Student Association meeting, a First Friends meeting, and a lecture Failing, Out of Air, and a Lost World: Adventure Stories on Two Continents, told by ECU explorers Brandi Dudley, John Fletcher, and John Stowe.

International Students enjoy tea at the International Education Week event, Afternoon Tea...English Style.

August's large number of new international students seem to have settled into ECU campus life and enjoyed a December reception in their honor that Chancellor Steve and Nancy Ballard hosted at their home.

International student Yoori Choi poses with Chancellor Steve Ballard and his wife Nancy during the International Student Reception. (Please view our slideshow to see additional photos from this event.)

On an opposite note, the Office of International Affairs is sad to be losing Ms. Brandi Dudley, assistant director for education abroad, who will be moving to Venezuela this December. A farewell reception was held for her at the International House on December 1st.

Best wishes from all of us at the Office of International Affairs for the coming holiday season!

James Gehlhar, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs

International Recruitment

Monika Wojciechowski, Assistant Director for International Admissions, participated in several college fairs and school visits on her recent recruitment tour in November. She met prospective students and their parents at college fairs in Istanbul and Ankara and at the Frankfurt International School. While in Germany, she also visited schools in Berlin including the John F. Kennedy School and the Berlin Brandenburg International School.

East Carolina University Immigration Specialist Rhonda Brown attended the Nassau College Fair in November. She met with prospective students and their parents from 13 private and 7 public secondary schools. This event offered college-bound high school students the chance to explore potential opportunities in international education.

Mrs. Wojciechowski and Mrs. Brown’s completion of these tours proved very successful as their visits resulted in strong student interest to attend East Carolina University.

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