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Global Gateway Program congratulates first university graduating cohort

The first class of international students join UVM alumni

The University of Vermont Global Gateway Program is excited to celebrate and congratulate international students that recently joined the ranks of UVM alumni. This is the first graduating cohort that matriculated to the University of Vermont from the Global Gateway Program.

Sue Miller, Associate Director at the Global Gateway Program, said of the graduating class that “these students entered the Study Group UVM pathway program just four years ago. The university and GGP staff have enjoyed working with these students and watching them improve their academic English, successfully adapt to a new culture and education system, and complete their academic major in the same amount of time as domestic students.  We are all very proud of their achievements and wish them the best in either their graduate studies or professional careers”.

The address at the graduation ceremony was delivered by James Fallows, a national correspondent for “The Atlantic” and a leading journalist in the United States.

 Jasper Wei from China, graduating this year with a degree in Food and Nutrition  Sciences said: 

 "The GGP helped me prepare to become a fully enrolled UVM  student. While you are in the GGP you take regular UVM classes  with native students, you have professors from prestigious    backgrounds, you learn how to study like a college student and    you also enhance your English skills while you are in the  program."

At the end of the graduation ceremony address, Fallows told graduating students including international students to “Get in the habit of being happy. Get in the habit of being excited”.