Just before graduation, our visiting international students shared presentations of their time here at Endicott. It was amazing to see not only the work put into these presentations, but also the evidence of wonderful times they’ve had while in the United States. We’re sad to see them go!
You can see a few examples of these presentations below:
– Humayun Khan, visiting us from Pakistan, was at Endicott for about four months as an exchange student. He put together a video highlighting his experiences, including a trip to New York City and Plymouth, MA, participation in Harvard Model UN, community service outings and more.
– Arina Hidayatul Chasanah left her native Indonesia to visit Endicott as part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) for Spring 2011. Visit the website she created and see her thoughts on everything from culture shock and making friends at Endicott to experiencing snow for the first time. Make sure you catch her tribute video here.
Dr. April Burriss, the Dean of International Education, explains the exchange program and its impact on the Endicott community:
These students are part of the Global UGRAD – we currently host students from all over the world who are sponsored in-part by the US Department of State. One group of students comes here from Latin America and South East Asia (NESA) through World Learning. We also host students from Russia and Eurasia via the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) program, and finally IREX has just implemented a new sponsored exchange program for students from Pakistan and we hosted two students this semester. This is a highly competitive program; the students are selected through a rigorous application process. They are among the best and brightest in their home countries. Endicott College serves as a host institution for these exchange scholars for either a semester or an academic year.
It is hard to find words that express how much these students have enriched campus life; they are engaged in academics, internships, athletics, extracurricular clubs, community service, and intercultural experiences on campus and in the larger community. They fully embrace their time in the USA and serve as bridges between our international and US degree-seeking students.