From her home in Vietnam to the campus of R-MC to a school in earthquake-ravaged
Haiti, international student Phuong Bui '15 has focused on learning and exploration.
At R-MC, the chemistry major and
mathematics minor has pursued a SURF
research project and served as a student tutor and as an International
Assistant. Away from campus, she joined a volunteer group of students, led by French Professor Jennifer Shotwell, who traveled
to Haiti for a grant-supported
project promoting peace through education.
Read more about Phuong Bui's SURF project
Read more about the "Spark
of Hope for Peace" volunteer trip to Haiti
Watch a video interview
with Phuong Bui
The International House
is a hub for international life on the R-MC campus, fostering intercultural friendships
and initiating cross-cultural learning experiences for residents and for the R-MC
community as a whole. The International House provides accommodations for 12, along
with a full kitchen and welcoming community spaces, and every year serves as home
for a unique mix of cultures, with students both from abroad and from the US sharing
International Assistant Program matches new international students with
returning R-MC students. Some of these IAs were once new international students
themselves, while others are US students, many of whom have studied abroad and know
what it is like to be a foreigner in another country. These IAs assist the new international
students in their adjustment to life at the college and to US culture in general.
The Office of International Education sponsors an annual photo contest, highlighting
images that capture the international experience.
See our Flickr page of winning pictures or find out about the
2014 Photo Contest.
Through a variety of activities, programs and events, R-MC's annual International
Education week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
Read about International