The first issue of the The INTERLINK Times at UNCG has just been released! To be published every term, it’s contents include recent events in INTERLINK classes and in- and out-of-class activities. Future editions will include updates from alumni. If you are an alum and would like to contribute, please send your update to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Bridger Bowl Ski Day Have you ever experienced downhill skiing in Montana? It is a great sport! On Saturday, January 28th, 2017 a group of 12 International students from Korea, Turkey, and China ventured to the local ski area, Bridger Bowl. Most of the students took a ski lesson in the morning. Three or four Read more about MSU Ski Trip[…]
Dear Friends of INTERLINK and A.C.E., We are delighted to announce that as of January 1, 2017, the A.C.E. Language Institutes on the campuses of Montana State University and Seattle Pacific University have joined INTERLINK Language Centers. Decades of close cooperation between the two organizations enable us to recommend each other to you with unqualified Read more about A.C.E. at Montana State and Seattle Pacific join INTERLINK[…]
In the Eye of the Storm: Reflections on my way home from Washington, DC by David Woodward, President at American Consortium of Universities What many refer to as a “surreal” week in the U.S. is particularly striking to see from the air as I fly between the political poles of Washington, DC, and Seattle, Washington. Read more about In The Eye of The Storm[…]
INTERLINK partner institutions are closely monitoring the implications of the January 27 Executive Order and will respond as needs indicate. As ever, INTERLINK instructors sensitively and thoughtfully work with their students and welcome private or class discussion about their worlds, their perspectives, and their feelings. Directors and other center staff are prepared to listen closely Read more about “All Are Welcome in This Place”[…]
Throughout the year, in addition to individual students, INTERLINK at SPU welcomes groups who take part in our core program or special customized programs. One such group is sponsored by the York-Benimaru Foundation of Japan. The York-Benimaru Foundation of Japan sponsors high school students from Fukushima, Japan to study English and culture at INTERLINK at Read more about York-Benimaru Foundation Group Program[…]
“It helps to know where the students come from to be able to help them adjust to life at MSU.” Amy Engblom, Student Advisor and Activity Coordinator at INTERLINK at Montana State University traveled from Bozeman, Montana to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey in May 2016 and visited former A.C.E.(now INTERLINK) students and Turkish university professors. Q: Read more about Staff Visits Former Students in Turkey[…]
In a press release issued on July 1st, 2016, St. Ambrose University (SAU) announced its promising new partnership with INTERLINK Language Centers. With the goal of enrolling additional international students, St. Ambrose will be providing exceptional English language training through an on-campus training center operated by INTERLINK Language Centers. SAU will “Not only…provide for our students’ Read more about INTERLINK Partners with St. Ambrose University[…]
A personal thank you to INTERLINK at Al Yamamah teachers by CEO and staff of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu on completion of a six-level course: “English for Business and Professional Purposes”. Yet another job well done – congrats INTERLINK staff and grads!
“Ramadan kareem!” The world’s 1.6+ billion Muslims will be greeted this way during the coming month. The Arabic greeting and its English equivalent, “Happy Ramadan,” conveys a friendly, serious, and respectful greeting during this monthlong expression of faith. Outside Islam, it may be known as that time when Muslims fast during daylight hours. Incomprehensible to Read more about Seeking Ramadan Connections: A Reflection by INTERLINK’s Executive Director[…]
Two weeks of intensive English study. Two weeks of American cultural immersion with home stay families across Seattle. Visits to city organizations specializing in nutrition, community outreach, and health care. So what’s left to do? Cook a delicious, authentic Japanese meal and share it with friends and family! Twenty Japanese nutrition students prepared a menu of Read more about Students from Tokyo Cook for Community[…]
Montana State University recently hosted 20 Pakistani teachers for six weeks at part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement program through the U.S. State Department. A.C.E. Language Institute was tapped to provide a series of professional development activities. A.C.E. teachers at MSU met with Pakistani teachers initially to learn about their teaching contexts and talk shop. Three Read more about Institute Leads Professional Development Workshops for Pakistani Teachers Visiting MSU[…]