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Students who are graduating from colleges in virtually every other developed country speak at least one language in addition to their own. If we do not attach the same kind of importance to teaching foreign languages then I think, in this global competition, we’re going to be at the disadvantage.

the demand for such skills far outstrip what the visas provide for, so I think that’s another area we need to look at.
IE: During your tenure as president of

Texas A&M University, how did you implement internationalization on your campus? Were there any particular accomplishments of which you are especially proud? GATES: One of the things that I’m proudest of is making the decision for A&M to participate in Education City in Qatar and take our engineering program into the Middle East where we have had great success. I

think we have the opportunity to present a face of America that most Arab students, particularly those who don’t come to this country, would never otherwise see. In a way, we are able to take the very best of our culture there. All of these programs require that the students from the Middle East take the core curriculum for each of our universities, which is a very broad set of courses in addition to their technical education that they get in a specific field. I think this is a huge opportunity to have our student leaders visit Qatar and have Qatari students come to the United States and

visit the home campuses and so on. It’s been going on now for close to 10 years, and I think that it has been a huge success. I was very pleased that Texas A&M could be one of the first schools to participate. Texas A&M has a substantial number of international students; the largest group is from China, India, and South Korea. One of the things that most American campuses need to work on, and certainly Texas A&M did, is trying to get these students engaged in campus activities and make them feel a part of the university community and university family. I think that too often there’s a tendency for them to sort of self-select and stay within their own group. I think part of the benefit for us and for them is to expand their contacts while on campus and their engagement with the rest of the campus.
IE: You’ve recently returned to your alma

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mater, the College of William and Mary, as chancellor. How has this homecoming been personally significant to you and what do you envision your contribution will be for the future of the college? GATES: I’m the first alumnus in more than a hundred years to be the chancellor so that’s very flattering and gratifying to me. Having been a president of a large public university I may be able to help them more than most of my predecessors, in terms of fundraising and my ideas along those lines. They have a good international students program and I’d like to encourage that. In addition, my wife and I have focused our private giving to the university on providing scholarship money for students who want to study abroad or who want to pursue international affairs. IE
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Voices
Transforming Lives
Local Connections
Juniata College Faculty Discovered the World and Students Followed
Partnering
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