ILI celebrated 30 years of teaching languages and training teachers at the Look Park Garden House. Mayor David Narkewicz presented a proclamation acknowledging the importance of language learning in fostering intercultural understanding. [Read more...]
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ILI’s annual Giving Voice fundraiser was a fabulous success. We are halfway to our goal of raising $50,ooo. This is an on-going effort to close the gap between program costs and state-granted funds for the Free English for Refugees and Immigrants Program. Our Giving Voice campaign continues with the up-coming Valley Gives Day on 12.12.13 [Read more...]
ILI and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School have partnered to facilitate the acceptance and transfer of international students. The goal is to increase enrollment and encourage international students to pursue advanced degrees.
Students from ILI’s IEP and students from Smith Colleges’s Summer at Smith program meet! The American Immersion College Program (ACIP) and the Iraqi Scholar Program at Smith College had a great first week. The highlight was when these two programs were combined with ILI’s Intensive English Program on the beautiful Smith College campus for paired interviews. 32 students from 26 countries had the opportunity to meet and share experiences.
Check out the interview with Deborah Alm, Director of the Duggett International Center at Springfield College, as she speaks with the PIE NEWS about working with other schools in the region to attract foreign students and the benefit of having a small international student population.