Thursday, December 9, 2010

Marilu Salazar

This morning's speaker was Marilu Salazar, Director for the Center for Continuing Education and Office of International Studies and Programs.

She gave us a great presentation on all of the courses available from the Center of Continuing Education.  (Link to Spring 2011 Schedule) Courses are diverse, ranging the gamut from dancing (belly dancing  or Salsa, Merengue and Bachata) to Financial Planning, Conversational Chinese, Spanish, French or Russian, Guitar Lessons, Drawing, Digital Photography, Web Design, Yoga, the Road Scholar program and many, many more.

She also informed us about the Office of International Studies and Programs (Link to website). The mission of the Office of International Studies and Programs is to internationalize all aspects of Texas A&M Kingsville and the System Center by involving students and faculty in international studies and research globally.  The office consists of four interrelated areas:  international studies programs and internships, student and faculty “exchange” programs, collaborative international research opportunities and International Educational Exchange Fund (IEEF) scholarships.  And best of all, scholarships are available to help offset costs to students wanting to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity.

A third program is also under her direction - the Intensive English Program (Link to website). The English Language Program is designed for students, business people, and professionals to develop English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing. The Program provides intensive oral and written communicative instruction and practices to facilitate a smooth transition into university academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University and community environment provides students with excellent opportunities to practice English language skills and to engage in multi-cultural experiences.

Email links for additional information:
Continuing Education
International Studies
Intensive English Program