The UNH Center for International Education Newsletter
Fall 2012

From the Directors

The UNH International Educator is already in its second year of production and keeps on expanding its reach: please note the use of the plural in this column’s title, more comprehesively representing the international efforts at UNH!

OISS director Leila Paje-Manalo
Leila Paje-Manalo

OISS (Office of International Students & Scholars) Director Leila Paje-Manalo and I are pleased to introduce this issue with a focus on  a historic change at UNH: our campus this fall welcomed its largest class of international students – ever!  Walk through our beautiful grounds, and you will see how our 206 newly enrolled international students are changing the face of our campus as they join more than 500 members of the international community of students, faculty, staff and their families. Listen when you are on a coffee break or grabbing a quick lunch at the food court, and you will hear the sounds of many languages that are likely unfamiliar to you. Read the series of articles in this issue about the role that Navitas and its Pathway Program played in increasing our international recruitment and meet some engaging international students who discovered our beautiful campus for the first time this fall.

CIE director Claire Malarte-Feldman
Claire Malarte-Feldman

Also in this issue are student and faculty recipients of diverse grants and scholarships and participants in prestigious international programs such as the the Fulbright Scholars Program and the Peace Corps. They’ll take you on quite a journey—to Jordan, Moldova and Uganda; to South Korea and the Netherlands. Read their profiles and be inspired. Stay in touch and share your international stories with us. Finally, whether you are a student, faculty or staff member at UNH, read about our new international insurance and travel assistance coverage. If you have a chance, drop by the ground floor of Thompson Hall to visit OISS staff, and stop by the 2nd floor of Hood House and talk to one of CIE’s staff members. Our doors are – as you know by now – always open to you!

Leila Paje-Manalo Claire Malarte-Feldman
OISS Director CIE Director