International universities join together, share thoughts

By Ming Tay

Union University hosted the 23rd Consortium for Global Education Sept. 22–24, where CGE’s international partners, colleagues and representatives from more than 40 universities and colleges across the country met to share information and discuss international programs.

Carolyn Bishop, president of CGE, said the organization was established to assist and encourage presidents, faculties and students at higher education institutions to engage in programs internationally through education, service and sharing.

The meeting featured presentations from guests from Qingdao University, Huawen Mandarin College, LCC International University, Sripatum University in Thailand and their International College, Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China, Lebanese Society of Education and Social Development, CGE Jordan Center, CGE Lebanon Center, Reading University and Cardiff University. Workshops were conducted to focus on improving international programs.

Bishop said the meeting provides a time of sharing international programs between different universities.

“It helps the universities to know what other universities are doing,” Bishop said.

CGE is involved in the development of study-abroad programs, service projects, faculty exchanges and recruiting international students. Bishop said the event allowed for opportunities to learn and grow in one another’s worldviews.

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