Eastern participated in an international education trade mission to Brazil from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. Christopher Dorsey, associate director of admissions, joined Francisco Sánchez, undersecretary of commerce for international trade, on one of the country's largest education missions in history.
"International students seeking top-quality educations are drawn to the United States to take advantage of the high-value programs offered by our colleges and universities," said Sánchez. "The Brazilian government's commitment to encourage its students to seek educational opportunities abroad makes this an excellent time for U.S. schools to promote their programs to students in this growing market. The schools joining us in Brazil demonstrate their commitment to recruiting quality students from across the globe."
"We recognize the interest by Brazilian students in going to school in the United States," said Ned Harris, director of enrollment management at Eastern, "and we are always interested in diversifying our student body. Students from Brazil will enrich our campus culture while enhancing the global perspectives of students at our liberal arts university."
In addition to participating in college fairs in Brazil, Dorsey visited the American School of Brasilia; Colégio Porto Seguro in Sao Paulo; and The American School in Rio de Janeiro. On Aug. 30, Dorsey also attended a special reception with Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.