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Miami Dade College Once Again Receives Nod as Top School for Scholars

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Miami, November 19, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) has once again clinched the title of a Fulbright Top-Producing Institution. The nation’s flagship international educational exchange program recently compiled a list of colleges and universities across the country that helped Fulbright Scholars advance in 2013.


MDC has hosted incoming Fulbright Scholars since 2004, providing orientations and serving as a bridge for them to become familiar with life and culture in the U.S. before beginning their studies. The Scholars have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to work toward master’s and doctoral degrees at universities throughout the country.

“Miami is a global city, and this gives the College a unique position in serving Fulbright Scholars, allowing us to fully help them prepare for life in the United States,” said MDC Provost Dr. Rolando Montoya. “We are grateful for this recognition.”

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Institute of International Education, gateway orientations provide an overview of Fulbright goals and traditions, a basic understanding of the American education system, and practical advice on college life. 

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 175,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich, cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.

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