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KSU sends students on 40 different education abroad programs, mostly for two to three weeks in the summer. With Georgia Southern and Georgia State, it offers full-semester Italian culture courses in the Tuscan town of Montepulciano. KSU ranked tenth in the 2010 Open Doors report among master’s level institutions in education abroad. The School of nursing sends students on two-week ser- ed rugg, retired vice president for academic affairs and former vice learning trips to Oaxaca, chief academic officer Mexico. Sociologist Ardith Peters leads students to Uganda in summer to work with an nGO on adaptive sports for blind children.

Moby-Dick in Morocco, children’s Books in Benin
During the Year of Kenya, Karen Robinson, associate professor of theatre and performance studies, and lecturer Margaret Baldwin collected oral histories from Atlanta’s Kenyan community and mounted a play around them. Robinson, who visited Kenya with other faculty, later akanmu g. adebayo, history brought the Shangilia Youth professor and the first Choir, a troupe of children executive director of the Institute for global Initiatives rescued from the streets of nairobi, to perform at KSU. Ten theater majors staged Melville’s Moby Dick at a collegiate festival in Casablanca, Morocco, in 2009, speaking their lines in English with selective narration in French and Arabic by students fluent in those languages. While a graduate student, Assistant Professor of French Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson created a nonprofit called Seeds of Knowledge to provide textbooks for schools in her native Benin. now she has students in her French classes, from beginners to advanced, write children’s books in French to donate to schools in Benin, and hopes to take students on her next trip there.

‘Emerging Global Scholars’

KSU has added a President’s Emerging Global Scholars program to the mix of opportunities offered through its Center for Student Leadership (CSL). Fifty high achievers took 10-day service trips to Brazil or Mexico as freshmen and went to South Africa at the end of their sophomore year for further civic engagement activities. “Our philosophy is that leadership is a lifestyle,” said CSL Director Brian Wooten. “Once they’ve gone on their first trip, they are hungry to go all around the world.” Recognition for Faculty, “next year we’re going to India,” said sophoStudent Global Engagement ardith Peters, a sociologist, more Gina Perleoni. Classmate Zoe HoChoy, leads students to uganda in the Dawyn Dumas, the IGI’s director of Global who grew up in Kennesaw, said never “in my summer to work with an ngo. Engagement Programs, spearheaded efforts to wildest dreams” did she expect to have multiple create a registry of KSU faculty and staff with education abroad experiences in college. Graduate student Punit international expertise. Scores of faculty have stepped forward to Patel, born in Mumbai, India, but grew up in the United States, said present credentials entitling them to be designated international that “momentum is building year after year” on KSU’s international education “specialists” or “contributors.” Dumas is also the point front. Patel, former student body president, and 21 classmates took person for students’ seeking to earn the Global Engagement Certifipart in the Asian International Model United nations conference cate. They must have spent at least four weeks on education abroad, in Beijing, China, over spring break. All received Global Learning completed 12 credits in upper division global learning courses, and Scholarships to attend. submitted a portfolio documenting service or activism on such “One great thing about KSU is that international students are issues as hunger or human rights. More than 100 students have encouraged to become campus leaders,” said Dhanashree Thorat, earned the certificate since 2008. 22, an English major from India. The university helped pay her way Donald L. Amoroso, executive director of the new International to give a paper at Oxford in England. Center for Innovation in Technologies and former chair of the De-

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From the Editors
In Brief
Cultivating Branch Campuses
India Opens Its Doors— Cautiously
A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
Foreign Student Affairs
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
Supplement: Danger Ahead!
Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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