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Fulbright scholars, international students begin 2019-2020 year at DCCC

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DCCC international students (pictured left to right) Wyded Oueslati, Leander Holz, Rosie Mulvey, Khalil Bouzemmi, Marwa Ali, Paul Serp, Skander Jerbi and International Education Director Suzanne LaVenture pose on the courtyard of Davidson County Community College. DCCC hosted these international students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

September 23, 2019 – Each fall, Davidson County Community College not only welcomes its new and returning students but opens its doors to students from across the globe. The college hosts seven international students and Fulbright scholars from four different countries for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Four Tunisian students join DCCC’s campus through the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP). The program is sponsored through the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program.

“I’m also excited about making new friends and getting to know the real American and North Carolinian culture,” TCCCSP student Marwa Ali said. “Being around people from different backgrounds and nationalities gives me perspective and makes me happy to be part of a world with such amazing diversity.”

The TCCSP builds the workforce and leadership skills of a diverse group of young technical institute students from across Tunisia. Through U.S.-based training, practical professional experience, community engagement and service learning, Tunisian youth gain the skills needed to contribute to economic and social development in Tunisia.

DCCC will also host a German student through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program. The German Bundestag and U.S. Congress fund this fellowship program that provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year studying and interning in each other’s country annually.

The campus also welcomed two Fulbright Scholars representing their home countries of Ireland and France. The Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) will be teaching language courses in Irish and French.

“As an Irish person, I hope to share my language and culture with the college community,” Fulbright FLTA Rosie Mulvey said. “I am delighted to be an ambassador for my country and to expose students at the college to the global opportunities that exist and encourage them to experience the world out there and all it has to offer.”

This will be DCCC’s eighth year hosting Fulbright FLTAs.

“I am excited to work with the faculty here and be part of a team that is passionate about education and development,” Mulvey said.

The Irish and French language continuing education courses can be found at DavidsonCCC.edu/CE under personal enrichment. Courses are open to the public.

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

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