Your Wright Way to Go Global-August 2017

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La Jefa Updates

Welcome to the new academic year! This past summer, UCIE was busily coordinating summer study abroad. Wright State faculty led groups of students around the globe including to Stratford-Canada, Quebec-Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malawi, Mexico, Oman, Poland, and Puerto Rico.  Over one hundred more students studied abroad through our institutional partners abroad.  Wright State welcomed over 170 new international students to campus from 34 different countries to bring overall international student enrollment to approximately 1,037!  Please make sure to reach out to our international students and make sure that they feel welcome here!
UCIE is very excited to announce new leadership as well.  Our new Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Bill Holmes, joined us just a couple weeks ago.  He will be collaborating with the campus and community to advance international education at Wright State.  
William (Bill) A. Holmes III, joins Wright State University as the Associate Vice President for International Affairs. "Bill is experienced in working with faculty, staff, and students in developing campus-wide internalization plans that include international student recruitment, increasing study abroad opportunities, establishing relationships with international institutions, and incorporating a global perspective into the curriculum," said Wright State Provost, Thomas Sudkamp. Read more about Bill at this link:
As a campus community, you will have several opportunities to meet Mr. Holmes personally and share your experiences with international education.  Mr. Holmes will also ask your help in forming the future international vision of Wright State University!  Here are just some of the open times which will be available this fall semester:

Student Open Forums with Bill Holmes
  • International Student Open Forum: Tuesday, September 12th from 2:30-3:30pm in the UCIE Conference Room, E190 Student Union
  • Study Abroad Student Open Forum: Wednesday, September 20th from 1-2pm in the UCIE Conference Room, E190 Student Union

Faculty Members Open Forums with Bill Holmes

  • CECS Dean Conference Room, Thursday, September 7th from 11am-noon, 405 Russ Engineering
  • CoLA Dean Conference Room, Wednesday, September 27th from 2pm-3pm, 126 Millett Hall
  • RSCOB Dean Conference Room, Thursday, October 12th from 2pm-3pm, 120 Rike Hall
  • Student Union Pathfinder Lounge, Tuesday, October 31st, 11am-noon

Highlighting August Collaborations: UCIE's Dayton City Tour with RTA

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the UCIE partnered with RTA and Student Conduct and Community Standard's Chris Hogan to take 56 new international students from around the world on a tour of the city of Dayton. The tour taught students how to use the local transportation system through RTA's travel training. Students visited the new DK Effect, Riverscape MetroPark, Downtown RTA Hub, and the Oregon Historic District. The UCIE thanks RTA and Chris Hogan for their support in such a wonderful collaboration of sharing resources with new international students.
Some other August collaborations included the following:
  • International Orientation Fall 2017: Raider Connect, Student Legal Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards, University Libraries, Career Center, Student Health Services, Wright Patt Credit Union, LEAP Intensive English Program, and the City of Dayton
  • International Student Resource Fair Fall 2017: AT&T, 5th 3rd Bank, Chase Bank, Welcome Dayton, City of Dayton, Avalon Place Apartments, Province Apartments, Miami Valley Women's Center, RTA, Admissions, LGBTQA Affairs, Academic Success Center, University Libraries, Friendship Food Pantry, University Police, CaTS, Student Support Services, Student Legal Services, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Student Activities, Campus Recreation, Parking and Transportation, Residential Community Association, Counseling and Wellness Services, Student Health Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Career Center, LEAP Intensive English Program, Saudi Student Association, Indian Student Association, International Women's Association, African Student Union, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, International Cultural Exchange, Nepali Raiders, International Friendship Inc., Student Government, Chi Alpha, and University Activity Board
  • International Block Party: International Friendship Inc. 

Students Abroad: Yoon-Jai

Meet our study abroad student, Yoon-Jae! Yoon-Jae is a business major at Wright State University and studied abroad in Angers France through our Exchange program with Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers Business School, AACSB accredited. Yoon-Jae took both French language courses as well as business courses while there and was able to have many wonderful adventures all over France. To top it off, after Angers he traveled to Paris to do our short-term summer Ambassador Program!

Upcoming Events: September

  • Global Connections: Welcome Back Fun, Friday, September 8th, 2-4pm @ Hamilton Hall Volleyball Courts
  • Global Connections: Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Comida with Office of Latino Affairs, Friday, September 15th, 12-2pm@ Student Union 108a
  • Global Connections: Academic Integrity Week Game Show with Student Conduct and Community Standards, Friday, September 22nd, 2-4pm @ Student Union Atrium
  • Global Connections: Nigerian Independence Day with African Student Union, Friday, September 29th, 2-4pm @ Student Union E190