Lezlie Weber, international admissions counselor, has been selected to travel to South Korea to attend the Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) seminar in June. She was one of eight educators chosen for the program from across the U.S
IEA seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems in other countries.
Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system and establish networks with U.S. and international colleagues over two weeks. Individuals return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.
“Carroll has a commitment to international programming, and to have further relationship-building in South Korea would be extremely useful to the university. I know how important it is to have multiple cultural perspectives in a classroom or in an organization,” Weber said.
“When I served as the assistant director of cross-cultural experiences, the Institute of International Education (IIE) ranked Carroll University No. 5 of institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad,” she said. “As we have significantly developed our CCEs, we need to create reciprocity among our international partners, and furthering our relationship with Fulbright could help reach our goals.”
The Fulbright program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.
Seminar activities will include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges, briefings with faculty, administration, government officials and leading educational experts, and tours of historical and cultural sites.