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1 Recognizing 25+ Years of Commitment to the ISEP Network 25

2 Changing Times, Continual Commitment 25 years may seem like a long time, but throughout these years, ISEP has kept its commitment to its members by providing an avenue for student exchange in a growing number of countries around the world. Entire ISEP Staff, 1994ISEP Staff, present day

3 Experiences of a Lifetime The success of the ISEP Network is not possible without the commitment of the Members around the world. This year, we would like to honor those ISEP Members for their continued dedication for 25+ years. We hope you’ll enjoy some past memories and student photo-essays from our anniversary members.

4 Experiences of a Lifetime James Park, 2001-02 Yonsei University Anna Hamburger, 2000-01 U Mississippi Barbara Gurtner, 2000-01 Western Washington University Amy Sullivan, 2000-01 University of Tampere

5 Experiences of a Lifetime “It proved a semester of growth, discomfort, discovery and possibility. I was seduced by all the wonders of the world like a helpless tourist passing a traditional patisserie in the early morning, the smell of slightly-burned butter tempting one to look into the glass case, just for a peek at a pain chocolat. So I turned on my heel, my appetite to explore the intricacies of others’ stories, cultures, languages wet as I pushed through the glass door.” Patrick Dichter, Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille), Fall 2007

6 Experiences of a Lifetime Chiara Castelbolognesi, Spring 2008 to St. Lawrence University, Photo-Essay Contest winner “The day of commencement everyone wore his own cap and gown, and a sash of his home country … for me it was like a dream, because in Italy we don’t have any ceremony similar, and I had seen caps and gowns only in American TV shows! Walking on the stage and hearing my name called on the microphone was a real emotion! My “diploma” says I am an honorary member of the Class of 2008.”

7 “I am a first-generation college student from a single-parent household. Thanks to the ISEP scholarship, I am the first person in my family to study abroad, to travel overseas, and to speak a foreign language fluently!” Ashley Maynor, University of Tennessee to Université de Paul Valéry, 2002-03 Experiences of a Lifetime

8 “I did a lot of thinking while I was living in Finland. I wasn't only studying the language at the university there. I was studying the way I perceived life; the life I was used to and the way I perceived life for me and for those who lived in other countries. “I did a lot of thinking while I was living in Finland. I wasn't only studying the language at the university there. I was studying the way I perceived life; the life I was used to and the way I perceived life for me and for those who lived in other countries. And as I gradually adjusted to early afternoon sunsets and twilight dawns, I adapted to a new way of thinking and perceiving the world that has changed my life.” Amy Sullivan University of Tampere, Finland, Full Year 2001-2002

9 “My year as an exchange student was one of the most important of my life, albeit one of the hardest. Since I was in college in the same town where I had grown up, it was truly my first experience being on my own. My year in Besançon really helped determine my career path as I went on to get a Masters in International Business and went to work first for Michelin (after doing a six-month internship in France as part of my graduate studies) and then for BNP.” Nancy Stengel, student to Université de Franche-Comté, 1981 Experiences of a Lifetime

10 Thomas Hoyt, Fall 2007 to Thammasat University, Photo-Essay Contest Winner “I chose Thailand because I wanted to learn more about their culture and society that is so different from my own. I found an apartment across the river from school, which made for a great daily walk through the vibrant, morning markets.”

11 Experiences of a Lifetime “If you are looking forward to study in the U.S., Hendrix College is a place you definitely want to consider. Discover the rich country life where you can go horseback riding, rock-climbing, canoeing, water-skiing, and broaden your horizons. You will appreciate southern hospitality. I've come to love Arkansas, the Natural State, and my expectations have been far exceeded.” Koffi Agbemehin, Université de Picardie Jules Verne to Hendrix College

12 Experiences of a Lifetime Hanna Kelley, Spring 2008, Brock University Eva De Vaan, Fall 2006, University of Utah Elizabeth Peters, Spring 2005, Universität Trier Tom Ellis, 2007-07, University of Denver

13 Experiences of a Lifetime “ISEP provided an affordable study abroad experience that changed my life. I have a better idea now of who I am and what sort of a career will suit me best. Living in Belfast changed me forever. Although my university classes were interesting and educational, I am more of a changed person now as a result of the cultural and social aspects.” Brittany Wahlin, U Minn Twin Cities to University of Ulster

14 “The greatest challenge that I faced in Korea was to say goodbye to this beautiful country and to the friends and family that I have met. But this is part of the answer to the question of studying abroad. Your experiences are worth a million memories, but saying goodbye to them isn't the end to them. Rather, it is only the beginning.” James Park, Indiana State University to Yonsei University (Republic of Korea), 2001-2002 Experiences of a Lifetime

15 “I have enjoyed being a coordinator for more than twenty years! We sent and welcomed over 200 students, making it possible for them to open their eyes and their minds on a world they had hardly ever dreamt of. ISEP has been for me the "experience of a lifetime" and I thank you all for making dreams come true!” Brigitte Malinas-Vaugien, retired ISEP coordinator at Université de Franche-Comté

16 “After 30+ years working in international education, I recently retired from Old Dominion University. I think I must hold the world record for longest-serving ISEP Campus Coordinator, having started in this role at the University of Minnesota in 1981 and continuing in it at ODU for the last 12 years. I've been involved with ISEP for almost the entire time of its existence (longer even than Mary Anne), and I'm very pleased by its enduring success. Reciprocal student exchange remains for me the ideal education abroad format and I hope it plays an increasingly central role for us in the States.” Steve Johnson Former Director of Study Abroad Old Dominion University

17 Celebrating 25+ Years Please join ISEP as we congratulate member institutions celebrating 25+ years of commitment to the ISEP Network!

18 Members Since 1979 Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) Members Since 1980 Deakin University (Australia) Tennessee State University (Tennessee)

19 Members Since 1981 Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France) Laurentian University (Canada) Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Universität Trier (Germany) University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom) University of Ulster (United Kingdom)

20 Members Since 1982 Fort Hays State University (Kansas) Howard University (District of Columbia) Montana State University (Montana) Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Louisiana) Pierre Mendès France (Université de Grenoble II) (France) Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III) (France) University of Mississippi (Mississippi) University of Tampere (Finland) Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia)

21 Members Since 1983 Ball State University (Indiana) Brock University (Canada) Clemson University (South Carolina) Frostburg State University (Maryland) Hendrix College (Arkansas) Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) (Mexico) Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (Germany) Louisiana State University (Louisiana) Miami University (Ohio)

22 Members Since 1983 (continued) North Carolina State University, Raleigh (North Carolina) Old Dominion University (Virginia) Thammasat University (Thailand) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica) University of Idaho (Idaho) University of Iowa (Iowa) University of Kansas (Kansas) University of Malta (Malta) University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Nebraska) University of North Carolina, Charlotte (North Carolina)

23 Members Since 1983 (continued) University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Tennessee) University of Utah (Utah) University of Vermont (Vermont) University of Wyoming (Wyoming) Université d'Angers (France) Université de Caen (France) Université de Franche-Comté (France) Université de Nice (France) Université de Savoie (France) Utah State University (Utah) Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia) Western Washington University (Washington) Wittenberg University (Ohio)

24 Members Since 1984 East Carolina University (North Carolina) Katholische Universität Eichstätt – Ingolstadt (Germany) Lille III (Université Charles de Gaulle) (France) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Illinois) St. Lawrence University (New York) Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France) University of Denver (Colorado) University of Helsinki (Finland) University of Oulu (Finland) University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) University of Southern Queensland (Australia) University of the Pacific (California) Yonsei University (Republic of Korea)

25 Congratulation s & Thank You!

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