Programs Gains A Partner
to right): Dr. Roger Brown, Dr. Paula Swatman
and Chancellor Allen Meadors
Officials from UNC
Pembroke and a German university recently signed a student exchange
It is UNCP's fifth
European student exchange pact. Students may now choose among two French
programs, two German universities and a Swedish university for international
The University of
Koblenz-Landau, located in the historic Rhine region of Germany, is
similar to UNCP in many ways and offers courses in English.
Like UNCP, the university
is relatively small university that, unlike most German universities,
is designed on the international higher education model.
an enrollment of 8,000 on two campuses, and is located in a rural region
near France that is world famous for wine and castles. It is located
on two campuses, each with an enrollment similar to UNCP.
To make itself an
attractive international destination for students, Koblenz-Landau offers
its business programs in English.
C. Meadors continues to search for international opportunities for UNCP
students and faculty.
"We are actively
seeking partners from around the globe for exchanges of students, professors
and programs," Chancellor Meadors said. "This exchange program
with Koblenz-Landau is a plum for our students."
of Koblenz-Landau offers popular programs and is located in the heart
of the continent," Dr. Meadors said. "Koblenz is a rail center
and an ideal location for exposure to the major cites of the Europe."
is very similar is size and academic offerings to UNCP, and I believe
it will be a comfortable fit for our students," he said. "Exposing
many more of our students to an international learning environment is
a strategic goal for us in the near term."
Dr. Paula Swatman,
Koblenz-Landau's director of the Institute for Management, is also actively
recruiting partners around the globe. UNCP is the fifth U.S. university
to sign on with the German school.
has a history of internationalism," Dr. Swatman said. "We
believe that Koblenz-Landau is an ideal place for students to spend
a summer session, a semester or an entire year."
The language barrier
is not a barrier, the professor said.
and I am taking German classes," the professor said. "Students
may take German language classes if they choose, but half the classes
offered are in English."
Cost should not
be an obstacle to studying abroad either. UNCP students pay regular
tuition. Room and board may be less expensive in the Rhine region, leaving
only travel as an additional cost.
Dr. Alex Chen, associate
vice chancellor for International Programs, explained
why UNCP targeted this German university.
is a new program that, unlike other German universities, offers courses
in English," Dr. Chen said. "It is also strategically located
in a lovely region with access to major European cities by train in
UNCP is currently
looking to all corners of the globe for international partners, Dr.
"We are looking
at Spain and Italy, but Latin America is the missing link in our strategic
plan," he said. "It is so important for students to gain a
global perspective, particularly business students because so much U.S.
business is conducted abroad."
For more information
about International Programs at UNCP, call 910.521.6224
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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