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Welcome Week for International Students at UT Tyler

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August 8, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

August 8, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its first “Welcome Week” for international students Aug. 13 – 17, Dr. Jill Blondin, Center for Global Education director, announced.

During the orientation week, both graduate and undergraduate international students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the admissions staff, learn about UT Tyler and familiarize themselves with the campus and Tyler area.

“We are expecting more than 40 new international students for the fall,” said Angela Copeland, UT Tyler international undergraduate adviser. “We are extremely excited about the growth of our undergraduate international enrollment and look forward to welcoming our new students to Tyler, Texas and The University of Texas at Tyler.”

UT Tyler anticipates about 30 new graduate international students. This makes an anticipated total of about 70 new international students joining campus this fall.

“We are very happy to have the university’s support in offering a schedule of activities and information sessions for our new international students,” said Jennifer Knupp, UT Tyler graduate international student admissions and services adviser. “The hope is that the expanded program will support the students in the initial transition to campus, to Tyler and to the U.S. and help to set them on the path to a successful academic career at UT Tyler.”

The week is sponsored by the UT Tyler Center for Global Education and Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

A reception for the students will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Tyler Rose Garden. The reception is co-hosted by the City of Tyler.

For more information, visit the Welcome Week webpage.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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