- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
Welcome to the University of Mount Union and the Center for Global Education!
Deciding to study in the United States is one of the most significant decisions of an international student's life. Along with the opportunity for academic achievement, it carries the challenge of adapting to a new culture, a different educational system and "strange" social conventions. It also includes the potential for great personal growth. Having worked and taught in Japan, as well as traveling all over the world myself, I am eager to share my insights and the resources of my office as you make the transition to life in America.
The staff of the Center for Global Education is here to help you adapt to all aspects of campus life, acting as liaison and advocate in your dealings with the U.S. government, the University, academic departments and administrative offices. We can offer advice on academic, financial, legal and personal matters. We also conduct orientation, plan cultural programming, and organize social activities.
Part of your educational experience is learning how to accomplish tasks outside the classroom. Our office will indeed help you to understand how to work through completing these tasks but you will be the one who needs to do the actual work. We will not reproduce the services already offered on campus by other departments but we will gladly educate you about where those offices are and who to consult with for assistance.
If you or your family members have any questions or concerns about Mount Union, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or to come visit our office located in van den Eynden Hall. Please do not send mail to this address rather, use the University address below.
Dr. Jennifer Hall, Faculty Director
Dawn Adams, Assistant Director
Center for Global Education
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601USA
Phone: +1 (330) 823-7493
Fax: +1 (330) 829-8204