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Grand launch for the Roosevelt University International Study Center

05 September 2013

The International Study Center at Roosevelt University in Chicago opened its doors to students in August 2013.

The official opening for the International Study Center at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago coincided with orientation week, making for a packed schedule for both staff and the newly arrived international students.


On August 21, 4 days of orientation activities culminated with the International Study Center Launch event held in the beautiful Gage Building overlooking Millennium Park. The event took place on the ISC premises, between 3-5pm, with approximately 30 attendees. VIP visitors included, from Roosevelt University: President Dr. Charles Middleton, Vice Provost Sam Rosenberg, and Assistant Provost Joanne Canyon-Heller; from Study Group: Executive Vice President Larry Green and the VP of University Academic Relations, Theresa Arnold

Roosevelt University administration, staff, and faculty as well as Study Group representatives greeted the students and wished them success on their study in the USA. Center Director Russell Clark introduced all the people who have made degree preparation at the International Study Center such a unique and special offering for international students, and encouraged this first cohort of students to take advantage of all the student support services the International Study Center has to offer. Students currently on campus have arrived from China, South Korea, Vietnam, Russia and Ukraine.

Hearty hors d’oeuvres – Beef Wellington bites with béarnaise sauce, turkey meatballs with spicy mango sauce, bruschetta, hummus with pita bread and crudités – and Roosevelt-themed sugar cookies extended the global theme of the evening. Also served, were light beverages, and, in celebration of the International Study Center opening, champagne for those over 21!

Roosevelt University is located within ‘The Loop’, making it a prime location for students to study and live during their time at University. Being a large metropolis and a business hub, "the city with the broad shoulders" offers a wide range of opportunities to students and new graduates. In fact, Chicago earned the rank of 15th Best Student City in the World in the 2012 list published by QS World University Rankings.

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