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Study Abroad Foundation President Visits GDUFS

Time:May 5, 2010  Author:  Editor:  Source:   Photo:

April 30 - Study Abroad Foundation (SAF) President Professor John Belcher and SAF Mainland China Office Director Daniel Shen visited GDUFS on April 27th. GDUFS Vice-President Professor Fang Fanquan and International Office Director Jiao Fangtai welcomed the guests.


Professor Fang briefed the guests on the orientation of GDUFS. He said that the school aims at cultivating students' international vision and competiveness, and creating more opportunities for students to experience overseas life.


Professor John Belcher gave a general introduction to the SAF. He hoped that GDUFS could send its students abroad by means of the SAF.  He also discussed about exchanging programs with Professor Fang.



Professor presenting a souvenir to the guest



About the Study Abroad Foundation


The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF) was established in 2000 and is an Indiana, USA chartered non-profit organization with an independent Board of Directors. The SAF's primary goal is to provide quality overseas study opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified undergraduate students from Japan, Korea, Mainland China and Taiwan seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad.

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, IFSA-Butler assisted in the establishment of the SAF as part of its mission to strengthen international student mobility. The IFSA-Butler is itself a non-profit organization which was founded in 1988 and is today a network of over 200 universities in 13 countries. Every year approximately 4,000 American and Canadian students participate in the IFSA-Butler'
s study abroad programs.


SAF provides opportunities to study at a university in the U.S. & Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as Australia & New Zealand for one year or one semester including English language learning as part of the program (if required). Academic credit transfer between universities is possible.





Source: GDUFS News Website