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Letter to the Editor: Center for International Programs and Services

To the Editor:
A recent article in “The Times-Delphic” made me aware that some understandable confusion exists about the differing roles of Drake’s Center for International Programs and Services (known as the International Center) and the Center for Global Citizenship.

On a campus where many offices and individuals are working together to achieve  Drake’s goal of preparing students for responsible global citizenship, it may be helpful to review who does what.  Here are some key highlights that I hope will be useful:

International Center
Study abroad advising
International student advising
Student exchange programs
Faculty-led  programs abroad
English as a Second Language instruction

Center for Global Citizenship
Global Ambassador Certificate program
Global Public Health Concentration
Brings international programs and speakers to campus
Supports Model EU, Model UN and faculty’s international development

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Chinese Cultural Exchange Program
Teach in China program for recent graduates
Facilitate academic partnerships with Chinese universities

International Admissions
Admission and financial aid for qualified international students
Foreign credential evaluation

World Languages and Cultures
Certificate of Competence in Language and Culture in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish.

To learn more about all of these opportunities, go to www.drake.edu/international.  And if you aren’t sure who to call, you are welcome to call me!

Regards,
Gretchen Olson
Director of International Programs and Services
271-2084
The International Center, “The Point,” 1331 27th St.

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