MDC’s InterAmerican Campus to Host U.S. State Department International Visitors Leadership Program Participants

Miami, Sept. 21, 2018Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus will receive visitors sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., in collaboration with Global Ties Miami, a local non-profit organization that works with the State Department and other organizations to facilitate professional, educational and global cultural exchanges.

Higher education and Ministry of Education leaders from several countries including Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will visit the U.S. for a three-week learning and engagement initiative focused on advancing their country’s English as a Foreign Language programs. On their visit to MDC’s InterAmerican Campus, the World Languages Department will serve as host in a series of faculty presentations and demonstrations on how to implement:   English language and associated curricula at national and institutional levels; best practices in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); professional development programs; and educational technology tools that augment English language teaching.

The visitors will also have an opportunity to engage with faculty and students of the Campus’ signature Dual Language Honors College and Translation and Interpretation Studies Program.

About Global Ties Miami:

For 59 years, Global Ties Miami, formerly the Miami Council for International Visitors (MCIV), has facilitated professional, educational and cultural exchange tours for emerging and established global leaders in business, government and civil society. Global Ties Miami hosts more than 300 participants of the U.S. Department of International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange programs:

For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Ploetz, Associate Dean of Faculty, 305-237-6150