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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’[…]

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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[…]

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Saudi philanthropists make generous donations to ISU’s community and global engagement efforts

Saudi Arabian philanthropists support Indiana State University’s international education efforts Musaed Alzouyhra, a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations who is active in real estate as well as service in Saudi Arabia, has pledged $200,000 to support international education and community engagement programs at Indiana State. Abdullah Dokhan, a Saudi businessman, and Hazim Allihyan, president[…]

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INTERLINK’s YU Students Win Again at EEG’s Public Speaking Competition

Reported by Asaad Al Asaad, Director of Student Activity Center Student teams from Al Yamamah University took part in the 15th Inter-College Environmental Public Speaking Competition, organized by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in Dubai, on November 25-26, 2015.  Participants included students from 57 universities from nine GCC and MENA region countries. Students competed in[…]

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Project-based Learning at TVTC Produces an Environmental Fair

INTERLINK Students at TVTC Spearhead an Environmental Fair By Adelina Holmes Assistant Country Director, Technical and Vocational Training Corporation Published September, 2015 In partnership with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, INTERLINK runs an intensive English Language program in various colleges in Saudi Arabia. The method of instruction focuses on Project Based Learning (PBL), which[…]

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Interview with an INTERLINK student

By Jairo Patricio Galarza Pucha, INTERLINK student at Valparaiso University Source: INTERzine Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 2015   Pedram Etebari studied at INTERLINK three years ago. Now he is studying Exercise Science at Valparaiso University. He also works as a desk attendant at the Fitness Center and is a student ambassador at the Office of[…]

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YU Participates in the G200 Youth Forum 2015

Written by the INTERLINK Home Office, based on a report submitted to the YU administration by Team Leader, Asaad Al Asaad. An annual, international event, the G200 Youth Forum brings together young leaders from some 200 countries to discuss a wide array of global issues. The congregation of academics, parliamentarians, business leaders, and civil society[…]

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INTERLINK students from Al Yamamah win first place in the regional 8th Henkel Innovation Competition, Dubai

Ohoud AlArifi accepting the award for the student duo INTERLINK at Al Yamamah University students Ohoud AlArifi and Maha Aba AlKhail won first place overall in the 8th Henkel Innovation Competition held in Dubai, February 19th, 2015. This win makes the students eligible to compete in the finals held in Vienna in April, 2016 where[…]

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Al Yamamah Students Rank among the Top Winners at EEG’s Public Speaking Competition

Student teams from Al Yamamah University took part in the 14th Inter-College Environmental Public Speaking Competition, organized by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in Dubai, November 26-27, 2014. They returned home triumphant. One team took first place in one of four categories, and another team took second place in the overall competition. The competition consisted[…]

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INTERLINK Language Centers at Al Yamamah University hosts the first international Conference on Motivation in ELT

Saudi INTERLINK Language Centers at Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, hosted the first international Conference on Motivation in ELT, followed by post-conference Signature Event workshop days, November 15-17, 2014. More than 250 people from ten countries participated in the one day of workshops, plenary sessions, and presentations of peer-reviewed research papers, reports, and posters.[…]

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ACU Participates in Oman’s EduTraC Fair, September 2014

Dr. Nebila Dhieb-Henia, Director of Saudi INTERLINK (SILC) and Regional Director for the American Consortium of Universities (ACU) represented ACU at EduTrac, one of Oman’s largest higher education, training and career exhibitions. EduTrac serves as a multi-sector recruitment event for approximately 150 universities, centers, ministries, and other agencies to provide an opportunity for students, graduates,[…]

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Summer Socials at INTERLINK at UNCG

During the nine-week summer session at INTERLINK at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), students had the opportunity to participate in a number of INTERLINK-led activities. These included: a shopping trip; an ice-cream social; a World Cup viewing event; a game night (with UNCG conversation partners); a presentation on Ramadan and late-night potluck[…]

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Cultivating Conversations through Technology

By Natasha Moodley Fire Pans Used for Roasting Coffee- Best Photograph in First TVTC/INTERLINK Photo Competition Today there is no debate about whether language learning can take place in the context of using social-media tools and campaigns. At TVTC/INTERLINK in Saudi Arabia (KSA), we turned to Instagram – an online, photo sharing and social networking[…]

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Go Teacher Scholarship Programs at INTERLINK VU – Spring II, 2014 Graduation

Ecuador’s Go Teacher scholarship program offers Ecuadorian teachers quality English language development and pedagogical strategies in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).  “One of the best experiences that required effort, enthusiasm and work was reflected in Interlink graduation. After months of hard work we could finally say “we did it!” The humor, creativity and responsibility of Interlink teachers were some of the most[…]

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Teaching and Living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Woman’s Perspective

How to Thrive as an INTERLINK Teacher in KSA from a Women’s Perspective This article is based on an in-depth interview with Heidi Omara, Regional Director of the Women’s Intensive English Program of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, an agency of the Saudi government. Ms. Omara oversees multiple INTERLINK Language Centers on college campuses[…]

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Conversation Partners: Special Edition! INTERLINK at ISU students visit an Assisted Living Home

Conversation Partners: Special Edition! INTERLINK at ISU students visit the Assisted Living Home Bethesda Gardens Retirees have time to spare, while our ESL students need some practice listening and speaking with native English speakers. So, we paired the two up for a Conversation Partners : Special Edition! Resident Bill Dunn enjoyed his conversation with students from INTERLINK[…]

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