Beginning in the 2012 fall semster, Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast will be hosting three Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program (NESA UGRAD) students. The students are from Morocco, Egypt, and Pakistan and were selected by the American Councils to be enrolled and hosted by Ivy Tech.
The NESA UGRAD program is a component of the Global UGRAD program, a scholarship program managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This program started in 2007 and is designed to offer an enriching experience to students from underrepresented areas outside of the United States; specifically, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Participants are paired with an accredited two- or four-year institution to provide academic skill development for a full school year.
“The opportunity to strengthen the cultural diversity and global awareness of the campus community is a wonderful benefit of the NESA UGRAD program,” said Martha Thresher Martin, Director of Global Studies at Ivy Tech. “We are excited to welcome these students to Ivy Tech.”
The three students will be enrolled in undergraduate studies at Ivy Tech and will be involved in community service projects in the Fort Wayne area.
On June 29, Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast will be collaborating with area leaders of international programs to establish a Northeast Regional Global Educators Network. Indiana Tech, Huntington, IPFW, Taylor, Anderson, Ball State and Wabash will all be schools in attendance to discuss partnerships in study abroad programs among other things.