Along with a growth in representatives this year, the program has also grown to include two new NGOs.
Moments after arriving on campus, 25 first year students dove into the “global waters” as they began Lehigh’s three-day Global PreLUsion Program. Less than 24 hours later, they were sitting across the table with the second-most senior diplomat in the German Consulate in New York City.
Vasyl Volodymyrovych Myroshnychenko, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia, met with Lehigh students over Zoom on Sept. 7 to speak about the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.
The awards will give them the opportunity to enhance their educational and professional experience through overseas study and research.
Lehigh’s partnership with the UN began in 2004 when Lehigh became the sixth university in the world to gain Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with the United Nations (UN). This designation gives the university rare access to the world’s largest intergovernmental organization.
Ambassador Skoog’s three-hour visit also included a Greening of the UN Missions certificate ceremony from the Office of Sustainability and a luncheon with students and staff. He also offered to help enable more EU member states to undertake the Greening of the UN Missions review.
Dan Rudiak '23 was one of the 2022 Boren Scholars in Morocco studying language. Boren Scholars participate in programs that have a serious language component, with a majority of the coursework happening overseas.
Emma Santini '22 was one of the 2022 Boren Scholars in Indonesia studying language. Boren Scholars immerse themselves in the language and awards are available to students of all proficiencies.
New agreement, signed May 7, will expand research opportunities and facilitate academic and student exchanges. Lehigh has established a new partnership with the Technische Universität Dresden in the state of Saxony, Germany, that will provide opportunities for joint research and publications, as well as facilitate academic and student exchanges.
Olof Skoog’s visit to campus Monday was part of Lehigh’s annual UN Ambassador Speaker series.
When Shoghik Mikayelyan came to Lehigh from Armenia, Nor Luyce was only beginning to expand. Now, it is a UN-accredited, flourishing NGO that consistently engages with UN events and recruits volunteers from Armenia and beyond.
More than 100 Lehigh students recently participated in a master class by the senior most United Nations International Labour Organization diplomat, Kevin Cassidy.
Kevin Basek ’14, ’15G participated in the 2014 group internship in Prague.
The collaboration between the Office of International Affairs and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning supports faculty who want to use technology to facilitate virtual international collaborations.
The Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP) offers a unique way for students to gain professional experience and for faculty to further explore their research interests abroad.
Learn how the Office of International Affairs is enabling members of the Lehigh community to contribute to the global community.
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