Ambassadors from Namibia, Botswana to visit campus Aug. 16 to explore academic partnerships, exchange programs

by Pamela Young, Published August 15, 2012

YPSILANTI - Martin Andjaba, ambassador from the Republic of Namibia, will discuss prospective academic partnerships and exchange programs in science and engineering between Eastern Michigan University and the University of Namibia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1-2 p.m. in room 352, the Student Center.

Efforts have already begun with the University to explore a partnership with Eastern's College of Arts and Sciences in the area of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as part of EMU's mission of internationalization and teaching students to be global citizens.

Accompanying Andjaba will be Dr. Tebelelo Seretse, ambassador from the Republic of Botswana; Freddie Gaoseb, Namibian commercial counsellor; Audley "Kano" Smith, honorary consul general of Namibia, and Dr. Robert Shumake, honorary consul general of Botswana.

Eastern's Ambassadorial and Consular Corps Liaison Office, which partners with the Consular Corps of Michigan, will sponsor the event.  The partnership has hosted numerous consular activities on campus to provide EMU students with the opportunity to interact with international consulates and attend cultural events.

For more information, call Sarah Krizan at 487.0130.


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