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Small, up-and-coming Georgia school makes international efforts

August 15, 2011

Georgia Gwinnett College is only six-years-old, but it is already making waves in the international education community. Anthony Pinder, the director of internalization, is making efforts to bring students from around the world to Lawrenceville, Georgia - just outside the state's capital of Atlanta.

"Getting international students on our campus from countries around the world that are particularly interesting to this region - to this county - is critical," Pinder told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "Not every student out of 8,000 students is going to have the opportunity to study abroad, so we've got to bring the world to the campus."

The publication reports that this year, 39 students of the college visited eight different countries to study a variety of subjects and to participate in international community service projects. Two Gwinnett students landed spots in the Global Leadership Academy at the University of the Virgin Islands, out of only 40 positions available.

Students who study abroad can use international phone cards to call home to share their global experiences with their loved ones regardless of where they are from or where they are going.

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