PHILIPSBURG:— Annually, the University of St. Martin (USM) hosts students of Tulane University located in New Orleans USA, on their visit to St. Maarten/St. Martin as part of their cultural anthropology courses. The students completed their visit by attending a lecture at USM by instructor Dr. Rhoda Arrindell on the topic “Language and Culture”. In addition a farewell luncheon was hosted by Ras Touza Jah Bash of Bellevue Market Garden, where all stakeholders involved congregated and listened to the students’ reflections of their three (3) week-long stay on the island. The students who hail from different states in the US are all pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.
This is the third year Tulane University has collaborated with USM in the areas of International Community Service, Volunteerism and Student Exchange.
USM’s Business student, Ms. Parina Lotlikar participated in the student exchange program where she completed her final semester at Tulane University.
Ms. Patricia Arrindell, instructor of USM stated that the current student exchange program should be completed by the 2019 Fall semester. Both Dr. Myriam Huet, Director of the centre for Public Studies of Tulane University and Dr. Rolinda Carter, Dean of Academics of USM, showed interest in continuing with the successful collaboration. Other areas of academic engagement will also be explored by the new management team of USM, Dr. Antonio Baez and Dr. Rolinda Carter.
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