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UNCG hosts 25 German Fulbright students

Group photo of German Fulbright studentsUNCG once again hosted 25 German Fulbright students this summer. 20-25 years old and from schools of applied sciences all over Germany, they learned about American culture and the American high education system. This year’s theme was once again “Entrepreneurship.” They visited many businesses as well as tourist/cultural sites. They marked the end of their UNCG educational adventure at this week’s UNCG German Fulbright Summer Institute 2015 Farewell Dinner and Certificate Ceremony.

This year’s German Fulbright students visited several businesses and organizations and met with leaders in the corporate and academic fields. They visited the International Civil Rights Museum, NC A&T University, High Point University, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Bald Head Island Conservancy, EUE/Screen Gems Studios, Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Victory Junction, Research Triangle Park, One Million Cups (1MC), Krispy Kreme corporate office, Tanger Factory Outlet corporate office and Mebane Tanger Outlet Mall.

Other adventures included a night paddle at Lake Brandt, TeamQuest group obstacle challenge session at Piney Lake, a trip to the Nantanhala Outdoor Center, a trip to Carolina Beach and Asheville city center and also some fun examples of American sports culture.

This year’s program marked the fifth year in which UNCG was chosen by the German Fulbright Commission in Berlin to host and run this summer institute. The other institution in the US hosting a group of German Fulbright scholars during this summer was SUNY at Binghamton (Binghamton University).

The office of Senator Thom Tillis is arranging for tours at the Library of Congress and the US Capitol as they depart UNCG.

See a Facebook page with many photos: UNCG German-American Fulbright Summer Institute.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Penelope Pynes or Nor Othman-LeSaux at the International Programs Center (IPC) at ipc@uncg.edu or 334-5404.