Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Monday, August 13, 2007
MDC to Host 172 Global Fulbright Scholars
Beginning today, Aug. 13, students from around the globe will arrive at MDC's Wolfson Campus for a five-day Fulbright Gateway Orientation session. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The orientation sessions welcome foreign students into the country to familiarize them with the basics of American culture and life in a U.S. college environment.
Program participants have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to earn their masters and doctorates at universities throughout the United States. MDC professors will be leading these students through a rigorous orientation schedule and calendar of events geared toward providing them with an overview of America's academic, financial and legal systems.
The students attending hail from such nations as Nepal, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Latvia, Brunei, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey and Italy, and their majors include international relations, filmmaking, music, business, environmental science, anthropology and linguistics.
MDC welcomes the opportunity to once again host some of the brightest minds from around the world who will convene to share ideas and learn about our nation's educational system. As the most diverse educational institution in the country, MDC is the perfect place to immerse these students in the American way of life.
A second orientation session will be held on Aug. 20 - Aug. 24. By the end of the two orientation sessions, MDC will have hosted 172 Fulbright scholars.
For many of these students, this will be their first trip to the United States. Please join me in welcoming them to our Campus and to the beautiful city of Miami.