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20/01/2012: Western Illinois University Official Invites Filipino Students

Ambassador Jose Cuisia and Dr. Richard Carter, Executive Director for the Center for International Studies Programs at Western Illinois University, met to discuss educational opportunities for students from the Philippines.

20 January 2012, Washington DC. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. discussed yesterday with Dr. Richard Carter, Executive Director for the Center for International Studies Programs at Western Illinois University (WIU), educational opportunities for students from the Philippines.

Dr. Carter noted WIU’s long tradition as a global university, citing the institution’s commitment to international outreach as seen in its efforts in International Admissions, International Orientation, and Study Abroad program.  He expressed the hope of attracting more students from countries like the Philippines.

Ambassador Cuisia expressed his gratitude to Dr. Carter for being briefed about WIU’s academic programs and welcomed scholarships that may be made available to deserving but financially constrained students from the Philippines.  He offered to convey information concerning WIU to the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education, as the agency that oversees tertiary and graduate education, for Filipino students interested in pursuing their studies overseas.

According to WIU’s website, the university was founded in 1902 and is recognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges and one of the nation’s “Best Value” undergraduate institutions by the Princeton Review, as well as a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News & World Report.  The institution serves approximately 12,600 students in the heart of the Midwest, U.S. through its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, Illinois, and its metropolitan non-residential campus in the Quad Cities/Moline, Illinois.  END