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Miami Dade College Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars Once Again


Miami, December 17, 2012 - Miami Dade College (MDC) was once again honored by the Fulbright Program, the nation’s flagship international educational exchange program, which recently compiled a list of colleges and universities across the country that helped Fulbright Scholars  advance in 2012-13.  

MDC has been hosting 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 doctorate degrees at universities throughout the U.S.

“We are incredibly honored to serve as a gateway to the U.S. for some of the brightest minds in the world, and in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. “MDC is committed to helping students become global citizens and providing a platform for cultural exchange.”      

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 is the nation’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 174,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of associate in arts and science degrees. The college’s seven campuses and two 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 and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs have served as 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! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a sculpture park and a large art gallery and theater system. MDC has served nearly 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.


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