Live Webcast of Ecuador Signing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13
1:30 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
Leaders from Alma College and Equatorialis University in Quito, Ecuador will sign an articulation agreement that will provide easy transfer for Ecuadorian students who wish to earn an American degree at Alma College.
The ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 13 in the Tyler-VanDusen Rotunda at Alma College. Signing participants include Saundra Tracy, president of Alma College, and Diego del Corral, president of Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol.
The event can be viewed live on the Alma College Website. Click here to view the live Webcast.
As part of the agreement, qualified Equatorialis students who have completed three years of undergraduate work will have the opportunity to transfer to Alma College to complete their senior year on the Alma campus. Ecuadorian students who successfully complete academic requirements will graduate with an Alma College degree.
An anticipated 50 Ecuadorian students are expected to transfer to Alma in the fall of 2012.
“This cooperative agreement will launch a unique international collaboration that brings students together from two continents to experience a quality education program at Alma College,” says Tracy. “It is built on a long and valued relationship with Diego del Corral and the Academia Latino Americana in Quito, Ecuador, where Alma students have traveled for several years to enhance their Spanish-speaking skills. This new collaboration will further internationalize and enrich the Alma campus.”
The collaboration with the Quito institution also will provide enhanced opportunities for Alma College students and faculty to travel to Ecuador for collaborative research, internships, teaching and volunteer work.
Posted: Thu, February 5th, 2009 at 10:25AM