InteRDom and the Fellows Program Take Center Stage at Global Showcase on International Education in Washington DC

June 27, 2011

On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) the 2011 Global Showcase on International Education, sponsored by the NAFSA Embassy Dialogue Committee on Education (EDC) and the US Department of State’s Education USA Program. The event, which attracted Educational
Attachés from across the globe and representatives from over 300 US universities proved to be an excellent platform to network with professionals in the area of education and to spotlight GFDD’s academic and professional exchange programs, InteRDom and the Fellows Program.

GFDD’s participation in this forum was in partnership with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in
Washington, DC.

About InteRDom and the Fellows Program

Established in 2005, InteRDom is now the leading academic and professional exchange program in the Dominican Republic, offering internship and research opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and gap-year students in a diversity of fields. To date, InteRDom has worked with approximately 100 students from 36 universities and has built a database of over 500 affiliated
national and international public and private institutions and multilateral organizations.

The Fellows Program, launched in 2009, offers M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. candidates the opportunity to generate scholarship on issues related to sustainable development in the Dominican Republic and to present their findings before the UN community. Through the Fellows Program, GFDD seeks to: establish critical links with universities, professors and graduate students; generate and
disseminate research on topics related to social and economic development within the context of the Dominican Republic; create a community of scholars that will contribute to the expansion of academic research related to issues pertaining to social and economic development, the environment and global governance; present the perspectives of GFDD before the commissions and committees of the United Nations; and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, academic exchange and
cross-cultural understanding.

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