Students study abroad

Local students head overseas for academics

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MONROE – The opportunities for expanding global knowledge at the University of North Georgia (UNG) continue to grow as new programs are added. During this summer alone, 234 UNG students participated in study abroad and international internships. Local students who participated in the program included:

Joseph Ruggiers of Monroe, GA (studied at Asia Council in China)

Chelsea Taylor of Monroe, GA (studied field ecology and conservation in southern Africa)

Sydney Watkins of Monroe, GA (studied at European Council in Waterford, Ireland)

For the 2018-19 academic year, UNG has 36 active programs in 15 countries.

Studying abroad is a great way to obtain personal and intellectual growth, career inspiration, work experience, language acquisition, and intercultural understanding. Study abroad changes lives, and preparing students to be leaders in a global society is part of UNG’s mission.

UNG will celebrate its international programs and partnerships with various events Nov. 12-16 in recognition of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment.

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 19,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

Press release from Readmedia Newswires

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