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Four new partnerships to aid study abroad program

By Rachelle Milbank
Guest Writer

Four new partnerships and programs were recently added to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s study abroad programs.            

Two programs begin their partnerships in teaching exchanges. One program starts a research project on bio-pesticides, and the last is a global business program designed for students.

This academic year, UNCP has 80 international students that are studying abroad outside of the United States.            

According to the Study Abroad Coordinator Tina Murray, there are two students at the University of Piura in Peru for the fall semester.

“Many students travel abroad for summer semesters,” Murray said.            

There will be 38 students leaving to go abroad in the spring and summer semesters. 

Nanjing Normal University is collaborating with UNCP’s Art Program, beginning this current academic year with a short term teacher exchange program.            

Each teacher will organize a faculty art exhibit with the works from the partner institutions.

UNCP Master’s in Public Administration Program is conducting a teacher exchange in this fall semester with the school of Public Administration at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.            

This is the second exchange within the program and involves online courses in Public Administration.

One UNCP professor has already gone for lectures and student orientations over the summer and one professor from NMMU visited UNCP’s campus this past August.            

The programs that are not exchanging with students this academic year are planning to develop study abroad and exchange opportunities for them.

Youngsan University in South Korea is a private university in southeastern South Korea located in Youngsan City with a branch campus in nearby Boscan in Seoul.             

This program is for students interested in being global business professionals.

A collaboration and exchange program with Batovi Instituto Organico-International also known as Bio-Uruguay is beginning a research project with UNCP’s Biotechnology Center.            

In the first project, the two programs will partner up to conduct research on bio-pesticides.

Both institutions are hoping to exchange not just students but faculty and scholars as well.            

UNCP has direct student exchange agreements with universities from Germany, France, Sweden and Peru.

Students travel every year to these countries to participate in foreign exchange programs.
 

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