Fulbright Program Brings International Students to Kent State
Kent State University is hosting 39 international graduate students for the Fulbright Pre-Academic Program, a monthlong immersion in American higher education and culture.
The group arrived July 22 and will be on campus through Aug. 19, before leaving to begin their graduate programs throughout the country.
The students hail from 24 countries and will move on to graduate programs at 31 universities; two will remain at Kent State for their studies.
The orientation program is possible due to a $230,000 Fulbright grant awarded to principal investigator Amanda Johnson, Ph.D., director of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education within Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, and co-principal investigator, Debbie Rozner, M.Ed., director of Kent State’s English as a Second Language Center (ESL).
The monthlong program includes seminars on American higher education, educational technology, leadership and other discipline-specific topics, in addition to tours and dinners to learn about American culture.