August 15 2008
TC3 Global seeks support for new international students
Arrived on August 9 is a group of 20 students from Pakistan, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt and Indonesia to spend a year at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) attending classes and then participating in a summer internship. They will be housed in suites or residence halls on TC3's campus in Dryden, approximately 10 miles outside of Ithaca.
These students come to TC3 thanks to a grant program with the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. They are well-prepared, intelligent, extremely fun to be around and engaging. They range in age from 21-31.
They have arrived with very little to prepare them for apartment living or the coming winter weather. As they're on a very limited budget, we request donations of household items such as warm blankets, pots and pans, cups, glasses, frying pans, knives, silverware, cutting boards and/or winter clothing (coats, boots, gloves, hats) in decent condition.
In terms of clothing and sizes, we have 8 women and 12 men. The women are generally 5'5" or under and slender. The men probably average 5'10" and also slender.
Melinda Slawson, Global Education Project Coordinator, adds, "Our new arrivals would also appreciate mentor families or individuals from their home countries who are interested in serving as informed and insightful guides to U.S. culture and to show them around the area during their year here."
Those people interested in becoming a mentor or donating items should contact Melinda Slawson at 844-8222, ext 4383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Education Project Coordinator
170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053-0139
607-844-8222, Ext 4383