From the Director
On this beautiful spring day, it is such a pleasure to introduce this second issue of the UNH International Educator… and to acknowledge the efforts of its new and comprehensive editorial board.
I am thinking back to February 2009, when Lisa MacFarlane (Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs), Funso Afolayan (Associate Professor of History) and I boarded a flight to Accra, Ghana. The Center for the Humanities had secured a grant from the U.S. State Department to support UNH in the development of academic programs at the University of Ghana in Legon. That was the first of a series of visits, which helped to establish partnerships and make connections between UNH and Ghanaian colleagues and students. It also marked the genesis of the UNH-managed Study Abroad program in Ghana through which eight of our students are currently taking courses in Accra. In this issue of the International Educator, several articles related to Ghana will help you measure the deepening of the relationship since that initial visit three short years ago.
Also of note in this issue:
- Find out where in the world UNH faculty members recently went to teach, volunteer or conduct research, and check out our spotlight on biology faculty member Gregg Moore and his longstanding relationship with Grenada.
- Follow the tracks of some seriously adventurous students and learn what drives them to the four corners of the earth.
- Stay in touch with our IA alumni, drop them a note, tell them how proud you are of their truly global citizenship.
- Discover the Travel Bugs, a new UNH student organization that wants to reach out to our international and internationally-minded community of students and to build upon the excitement of study abroad upon return to campus.
As we reach at lightning speed the end of another academic year, let me wish you all a wonderful and productive summer. Stay in touch and don’t hesitate to drop by CIE, remember our doors are always open !