February 23, 2009

InteRDom Connects with University Representatives in Washington D.C.

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During the week of February 9th – 13th, the InteRDom team travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with key figures at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, the George Washington University and Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia to present the program and to discuss points of collaboration in a cultural exchange between U.S. universities and the Dominican Republic.

InteRDom representatives Alicia Alonzo, Program Coordinator, and Mandy Sciacchitano, Marketing Coordinator, arrived at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University on February 10th to hold an information session for students.  At that time, they met with members of the Career Services and Western Hemisphere Studies departments to discuss the opportunities that InteRDom can offer to Johns Hopkins students.

The following day, Alonzo and Sciacchitano met with representatives from the George Washington University School of Hospitality and Tourism and International Programs Department to discuss a common interest in the development of the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, as well as to suggest new and developing projects in which the university may like to participate.  All parties were very interested in learning about the program, and in collaborating on future projects.

At Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, a very important information session was held on February 11 for members of the Global Education and Career Services departments.  About five faculty representatives from these departments attended the information session and stayed afterward to ask questions and suggest new projects for future consideration.

The InteRDom Program fosters and promotes the professional, academic, scientific, technological and cultural exchange of students and professionals in public, private and non-profit organizations of the Dominican Republic. It significantly contributes to the development of the nation’s employment sector and the advancement of academic research, while providing spaces for personal and professional growth, internationalization and multicultural understanding.