“All Are Welcome in This Place”

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”[…]

York-Benimaru Foundation Group Program

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[…]

Staff Visits Former Students in Turkey

“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[…]

INTERLINK Partners with St. Ambrose University

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[…]

Seeking Ramadan Connections: A Reflection by INTERLINK’s Executive Director

“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[…]

Students from Tokyo Cook for Community

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[…]

Institute Leads Professional Development Workshops for Pakistani Teachers Visiting MSU

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[…]

Top 10: Student Activities at MSU in Bozeman, Montana

International students have the opportunity to enjoy many activities on university campuses and in the community. A.C.E. at Montana State University staff member Amy Engblom reveals the top 10 student activities for our Montana Institute!   At A.C.E. Language Institute at Montana State University, students and staff have really had some fun times together. Here is a Read more about Top 10: Student Activities at MSU in Bozeman, Montana[…]

INTERLINK/YU Students Set Guinness World Record

As promised, we are pleased to follow up on our former news post “INTERLINK Students excel in YU’s Eco Challenge,” and announce that Al Yamamah University has set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Mosaic Made from Recycled Items.” Made from plastic and glass bottles, soda cans, colored plastic tins, and other such materials, the mosaic was Read more about INTERLINK/YU Students Set Guinness World Record[…]

INTERLINK Alum featured on UNCG’s #GlobalUNCG series

GLOBAL UNCG: South Korea’s Hyelim Shin Relishes UNCG for Education and Opportunity Published January 21, 2016 Author: UNCG Now International student Hyelim “Heather” Shin shares her story about leaving Wonju, South Korea, to pursue a degree in psychology at UNCG. She said the assistance from faculty makes a huge impact on the lives of students Read more about INTERLINK Alum featured on UNCG’s #GlobalUNCG series[…]

INTERLINK Students excel in YU’s Eco Challenge

Al Yamamah University Eco Challenge December 10, 2015 Reported by Nebila Dhieb, General Director of INTERLINK at Al Yamamah Under the auspices of the Al Yamamah College of Business, YU/INTERLINK students on the INTERLINK women’s campus worked together to promote recycling in Saudi Arabia. They created unique items by recycling ordinary products and materials and Read more about INTERLINK Students excel in YU’s Eco Challenge[…]


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