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Last summer’s maiden voyage of the Fulbright Gateway Orientation at NIU sailed to success. Seventy foreign Fulbright student grantees spent three days in DeKalb acquiring skills necessary for successful academic and professional lives in the United States while they also learned more about their roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters. “It was really good last year....
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Northern Illinois University is proud to welcome a special group of 70 international Fulbright Foreign Students to campus this week for its first-ever Fulbright Gateway Orientation program. This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of...
About 10 years ago, Nay Yan Oo was working toward a degree in computer science at the Government Computer College in Pathein, Myanmar. But he kept running into a major snafu – access to a computer. “I got a degree in computer science but didn’t get many chances to use the computer lab,” says the...
Chris McCord vividly remembers the earnest questions that faculty had about research and their frank disclosures about program needs. “It mattered so desperately to them that I understand what their research questions were and that I give them an idea of how NIU could help them move forward,” he says. “I have never visited a...
Christopher McCord and Catherine Raymond
Representatives from NIU will take part in a delegation of 10 U.S. universities that are traveling to Myanmar this week to learn more about the state of higher education in the country and to explore potential partnership opportunities. Catherine Raymond, director of the Center for Burma Studies, and Christopher McCord, dean of the College of...
The Institute of International Education has selected Northern Illinois University to participate in a program that aims to increase higher education connections between U.S. and Indian institutions. NIU was one of only 11 U.S. colleges and universities selected for the 2012 India initiative of the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). The university has long had...