KU News Release
April 7, 2011
Contact: Alison Watkins, International Programs, 785-864-4963
KU to host group of German education administrators
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas was selected by the German Fulbright Commission to host 13 participants in the German Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar.
The one-week program is coordinated by International Programs and will familiarize the participants with types of post-secondary institutions, some current issues in higher education and best practices for campuswide internationalization in the United States.
Participants in the competitive program, sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission, come from traditional and applied sciences universities across Germany. While in Lawrence from April 9 to 16, the participants will hear from KU administrators, staff, faculty and students about the operations of a large public research university. The group will visit International Programs, the Applied English Center, International Student and Scholar Services and the Office of Study Abroad to learn about international education at KU. To experience other types of higher education institutions, the administrators will visit Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park and Avila University in Kansas City, Mo.
“It is really an honor for KU to be selected the 2011 German Fulbright Seminar for International Education Administrators,” said Hodgie Bricke, assistant vice provost for international programs. “The program has been running for more than 30 years, and numerous professionals in international education and student affairs on both sides of the Atlantic have benefited from mutual sharing and exchange of information. As an alumna of the program, I can honestly say that my participation in American version was one of the highlights of my professional career.”
To learn about other aspects of American culture and society, the group’s itinerary also includes visits to Free State High School, Southwest Junior High School, the Kansas Statehouse and the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historical Site, as well as dinners with local families.
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