CLARK INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE OFF
TO A STRONG START THIS FALL
|Students in Clark’s International Club enjoy the opportunities to share friendship and greater intercultural understanding and awareness. This fall, Clark College’s international student enrollment reached 69 – a 30% increase over last fall.|
Clark College's International Program welcomed 69 students to Clark this fall from such countries as Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Tanzania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and Pakistan. This fall’s international student enrollment is a 30% increase over last fall.
Chanda Kroll (seen in the photo on the left), the college's new International Recruitment Manager, spent her first few months at Clark preparing for a three-week recruiting trip to Asia. Kroll received a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
She has been working in the field of international education since 1996 and has traveled, lived, and/or worked in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Japan and Korea. Kroll has visited more than 45 countries around the world and has successfully recruited students in Asia and the Middle East. This October, Chanda traveled to Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Dalian, Chongqing, Beijing and Tokyo as part of her first recruitment trip for Clark College.
The International Programs office is sponsoring several events during the coming year. Mark your calendars now for our first major international event of the year – International Education Week, scheduled for November 13-16, 2007.
Activities will include Clark College study abroad program presentations, a showing of the movie “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a performance by the Mountain Wizards & the Persimmons, an International Programs open house, and an intercultural communication workshop. Specific event times and locations will be announced in early November.
Staff members Pat Beck, Lorraine Leedy, Susan Taylor, Elizabeth Ubiergo, Michiyo Okuhara, Ray Korpi and many of Clark’s international students have participated in the planning of this year’s International Education Week.