Norwich University to host meeting on bringing international students to Vermont

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NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 5, 2016

Norwich University’s International Center will host the Fall 2016 Education Vermont USA Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to support strategies to bring more international students to schools in the state.

Education Vermont USA is a nonprofit consortium of colleges and secondary schools with the focus of promoting Vermont as an educational destination.

According to the Institute of International Education, nearly 975,000 international students studied in the United States for the 2014-15 academic year, with the majority of students choosing to study in California, New York and Texas.

“Norwich is one of the top five schools in the state in terms of number of international students enrolled, and we hope to increase our numbers by working with Education Vermont to promote and highlight all of the reasons why international students should study in our state,” Assistant Vice President for International Education Thy Yang said.

Norwich University’s tradition of welcoming international students is nearly as old as the institution. Norwich’s first international students began attending classes in 1827 and came from Greece, the United Kingdom, Cuba and the Bahamas, making Norwich the second school in the country to offer an international program.

Most recently, Norwich welcomed Yang as the Assistant Vice President for International Education. Norwich also recently announced an historic exchange with Korea University and the Republic of Korea’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Command, for the semester long exchange of cadets between the two universities, to begin this fall.

Over the past academic year, 69 Norwich students studied abroad and Norwich welcomed 69 students from 23 different countries. This summer, 68 Norwich students studied abroad.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

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