Vanessa Sterling, Associate Director at the Study Abroad Office, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to participate in the 2017 Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar in Taiwan. For two weeks in March 2017, Dr. Sterling will join a team of 12 US colleagues who will attend briefings with faculty and administration, government officials, and leading educational experts at public and private institutions. The program includes campus visits to a cross-section of Taiwanese universities and colleges, and tours of historical and cultural sites. She will also have an opportunity to connect with a Pitt student currently on a study abroad exchange program at National Taiwan University.
The two-week intensive seminar is designed for US international education professionals and senior-level university administrators whose current role includes a substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their campus. As a Fulbirght Scholar, Dr. Sterling will have the opportunity to learn more about the Taiwanese education system and make connections with peers at universities and colleges in Taiwan. She will return to Pitt with an enhanced ability to encourage prospective study-abroad students as well as a new networks of US and international colleagues.