Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Connecting Global Engagement to Student Communities: The Rwanda Programs

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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This poster focuses on programs based in Rwanda and on campus, utilized to heighten student engagement, connect students to professional opportunities and recognize their cultural expertise.

John Singleton

Director, International Services
Texas Christian University International Student Services
Ft. Worth, TX

John Singleton became interested in International Education after coordinating a migrant literacy program in the late 80's. He directs an International Office serving almost 700 international students. As part of a small liberal arts institution, the office is responsible for immigration, acculturation, academic counseling and the general well-being of these students and often their families. The International Office is located within the unit overseeing multicultural relations, and Singleton sits on on the institutional Diversity Committee, the Student Affairs Committe and the core committee with charge of internationalizing the university. Singleton is co-author of TCU's Internationalization plan, Discovering Global Citizenship, which won IIE's Heiskell Award for Innovation in 2014.