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2012.06.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Students from China, Germany, India and Norway to Visit UNO

Omaha - Thirty five students — five from China, ten from India, six from Germany and 14 from Norway -- will be visiting Omaha from Sunday, June 17 through 28.

This multilateral immersion experience will expose the visiting students to American society, culture, history and business practices through educational workshops, corporate visits and cultural activities. More than a dozen UNO students will be volunteering to support the event and provide the visiting students an opportunity to interact in formal and informal settings.

The visit also includes facility tours and face-to-face conversations with top corporate executives from Borsheims, ConAgra, Gallup, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Union Pacific, and Valmont. The students will also participate in an afternoon of service with Open Door Mission. In addition, the students will take a field trip through Nebraska and South Dakota, visiting attractions such as the Oregon Trail, Scottsbluff National Monument, Fort Robinson, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills and Badlands National Park.

The students from China are from UNO’s partner university, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC – www.uestc.edu.cn) located in the city of Chengdu, the capital of the south west province of Sichuan.

The students from India are from two different universities. Five are from Sir Padampat Singhania University (SPSU – www.spsu.ac.in) located in the “Venice of the East,” the city of Udaipur, and five are from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT – http://jiit.ac.in/) located in Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The students from Germany are from UNO’s sibling university, the Technical University of Braunshweig (TUB – www.tu-braunschweig.de) located in the state of Lower Saxony. The students from Norway are from UNO’s sibling university, the University of Agder (UiA – www.uia.no) located in Kristiansand, on the southern tip of Norway.

The students will be accompanied by three faculty members -- one from the Sir Padampat Singhania University, one from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and one from the University of Agder.

This project is funded by the University of Nebraska Foundation through a grant to further strengthen and expand UNO’s global engagement activities with international partners. To follow the students during their Omaha adventure, please visit http://global.ist.unomaha.edu/?page_id=39 and connect with them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/372563586099106/.

 

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