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Fulbright TEA Fellows Collaborate With INTERLINK Instructors

Montana State University’s Office of International Programs recently hosted 19 instructors from around the world as part of the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program sponsored by the US State Department. These master teachers spent six weeks in Bozeman for professional training to gain skills in creating engaging and student-centered…

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Student Spotlight – Meet Blessings

Benedictte Chilufya is ready to change the world! Benedictte has an ambitious list of goals and accomplishments inspired by her desire to touch people’s lives. Originally from Zambia, she was a career nurse at the largest hospital in the country. Suitably nicknamed “Blessings”, her career path was shaped by her…

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Opposition to ICE’s Recent Ruling

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a communique expelling international students if they are enrolled in online programs only: “Students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.” Because ICE’s announcement runs counter to safety measures…

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Update on INTERLINK’s Instructional Plans

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The current circumstances have presented us with great challenges and require quick and effective responses. Maintaining our students’ learning and growth are our top priority; faculty and administrators are in continuous discussion to ensure that services continue uninterrupted and that all students and staff understand how…

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SPU Campus Visit by Kanagawa University Dean

Professor Hiromi Sato, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Kanagawa University in Japan, visited the Seattle Pacific University campus last week. Tim Healy, Institute Director at INTERLINK SPU, had the honor of meeting with Professor Sato and Seattle Pacific University’s Director of Global Engagement to discuss hosting students…

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Remembering Steve Schwab, INTERLINK’s Friend and Volunteer

We honor and celebrate the life of Steve Schwab who was a volunteer for four years here at INTERLINK. He suddenly passed away last Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Steve was a retired English and Spanish teacher with a deep commitment to serving students. He showed up week after…

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Students Lead Okinawan Activities at INTERLINK MSU

For a second year in a row, students from Okinawa’s Naha Nikkei Business College spent one month in Bozeman studying English at INTERLINK MSU. The two year vocational school selected two sites in the U.S. to send 11 students for a hands-on learning experience – Bozeman, MT and Chico, CA….

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INTERLINK at SPU Signs MOU with University of East Asia

INTERLINK SPU’s Director, Tim Healy, had the exciting chance to sign a Memorandum of Understanding last week to express a common mission with Dr. Ryuen Hiramatsu from the University of East Asia. UEA is located in Shimonoseki, Japan, where Dr. Hiramatsu is an associate professor, the Executive Director of Public…

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We Have Changed Our Name!

INTERLINK Language Centers is now INTERLINK International Institutes As INTERLINK approaches its 40th year in higher education, our evolution which began with expansion in the U.S. is pushing us to reach out to other countries as well.  Our initial prototype at a Saudi Arabian university has become well established and…

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Japanese LEAP Participant Presentations

Japanese administrators in LEAP (Long-term Educational Administration Program) wrapped up their time at Interlink and Montana State University by giving a final one hour presentation about Japanese Higher Education. During their two months in Bozeman, these administrators took 60 hours of advanced English coursework, took a Business English course, had…

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INTERLINK Wishes for 2019

“We have arrived at an age where our voices and images carry across the planet, riding on beams of light…The bonds of compassion that held us together as a tribe are calling to be reestablished so they can hold us together as a world. ” – Ari B. Siletz Happy…

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Al Yamamah University and MIT collaborating in Saudi Arabia

Photo: MIT Professional Education Left to right: Waleed Abanomi, dean of College of Engineering and Architecture; Mohammed K. Alkhudair, general manager of business development and strategy; Nebila Dhieb, assistant professor of applied linguistics; Hussam Ramadan, acting president; Bhaskar Pant, executive director of MIT Professional Education; Lily Fu, director of MIT…

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