Tuesday, June 07 2011 @ 01:01 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
Three executives from the Pacific Lutheran University in the United States, including its Vice President, Karl Stumo will arrive in Trinidad this evening, as part of its annual “Study Abroad” Programme being conducted in partnership with The University of the West Indies. Stumo, along with Professor, Dr. Barbara Temple-Thurston, Director of Pacific Lutheran’s Gateway Programme in TnT and Bursar, Erica Borell will be in the country until June 14, 2011.
They will meet with Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Permanent Secretary Margaret Farray and other Ministry officials at the Ministry’s Head Office on Jerningham Avenue, Port of Spain from 3:00 pm tomorrow, June 8, 2011.
Seventeen years ago, Pacific Lutheran University, in partnership with the University of the West Indies, decided to have a “Study-Abroad” Programme for their students. Fourteen to twenty students from the Pacific Lutheran University come to Trinidad and complete courses at the University of the West Indies which would earn them 18 credits towards their Undergraduate Degree. The curriculum not only includes academic studies but also community work, including opportunities to learn and exchange ideas about our culture. This is emphasized via visits to cultural and religious sites such as Mosques, Temples and Churches.