President's Report Masthead
December 31, 2012
University adds Germany to list of international connections

A Fulbright student from Germany, right, speaks with an international student as they attempt to learn about their cultures.

University adds Germany to list of international connections

Binghamton University has expanded its international relations by playing host to exceptional college students from the German Fulbright Kommission.

About 25 Fulbright scholars from technical schools in Germany spent the month of August on campus taking diversity courses and visiting local and regional sites. It was the second straight year that German students visited the University.

“It’s enormously beneficial in part because it’s an important world region,” Katharine Krebs, vice provost for international affairs and director of the Office of International Programs, said of the German outreach. “Our relationship with Europe is so much a part of our international relations. … I don’t think we want to focus extensively on Asia or the Middle East to the exclusion of Europe, so it was exciting to have the group here.”

Binghamton University was just one of two U.S. institutions to play host to the German Fulbright scholars (the University of North Carolina-Wilmington was the other). The University originally received a letter of invitation from the Fulbright Kommission to submit a proposal. The two were familiar were each other, as Career Development Center Director Nancy Paul was one of 24 college officials selected for Fulbright’s 2008 U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program.