“All Are Welcome in This Place”
As ever, INTERLINK instructors sensitively and thoughtfully work with their students and welcome private or class discussion about their worlds, their perspectives, and their feelings. Directors and other center staff are prepared to listen closely to students and to respond actively to applicants. Similarly, alumni are urged to contact the director of the center they attended as they have need or have the ability to be helpful to students.
While INTERLINK partner universities are long attuned and responsive to the student experience, now their actions are heightened. University students, faculty, and administrators are taking steps to safeguard students’ rights, their privacy, and their well-being.
Statements to university communities have been made all across the United States. Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler’s January 30 letter to his university community is representative of hundreds. It is succinct, heartfelt, eloquent, and strong. INTERLINK applauds this statement and wishes to share it with all those believing in the family of humankind. With them, we are committed to the service of others wherever they may be in today’s increasingly interdependent world.
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GLOBAL UNCG: South Korea’s Hyelim Shin Relishes UNCG for Education and Opportunity
Published January 21, 2016
Author: UNCG Now
International student Hyelim “Heather” Shin shares her story about leaving Wonju, South Korea, to pursue a degree in psychology at UNCG. She said the assistance from faculty makes a huge impact on the lives of students and she wants to establish the same environment in her home country.
Videography by University Relations Video
During the nine-week summer session at INTERLINK at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), students had the opportunity to participate in a number of INTERLINK-led activities…
UNCG Summer 2014 Welcome Reception
On Thursday, May 29, INTERLINK at UNCG hosted a welcome reception for new and returning students. The reception took place from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House on campus. To encourage meaningful interaction, the 26 new students were given a handout with instructions to interview at least three returning students (from different countries) about their experiences at INTERLINK. Questions included: “What do you like the most about INTERLINK?” “What advice do you have for learning English?” “What is one fun fact about your country?” and “What is one thing international students should know about U.S. culture?” Students had a great time with the interactive activity, after which they enjoyed pizzas and soft drinks.