KU hosting German Fulbright Administrators

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas was selected for the second time by the German Fulbright Commission to host 20 participants in the German Fulbright Administrators seminar for a one-week program coordinated by International Programs to familiarize them with current issues in international education and career services and best practices for campuswide internationalization in the United States.

The participants in this competitive program come from traditional German universities and universities of applied sciences. While in Lawrence through April 21, the participants will hear from KU administrators, staff, faculty and students about the operations and best practices of a large public research university. The group will visit the four offices within International Programs, the University Career Center and tour student housing. To experience other types of American higher education, the administrators will visit Haskell Indian Nations University and Johnson County Community College.

“Being selected two years in row by the German Fulbright Commission which administers one of the largest Fulbright program in any partner country, is recognition of KU’s long involvement and support for this most prestigious of all international exchange programs,” said Assistant Vice Provost Hodgie Bricke.

To learn about other aspects of American culture and society, the group’s itinerary also includes visits to Free State High School, Southwest Middle School, the American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball Museums, as well as dinners with local families.