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Perry Headed to Germany on Fulbright

March 23, 2003

WALTHAM, MA -- Jill Perry, director of the Cronin International Center at Bentley College, will spend three weeks in Germany this spring on a Fulbright Scholar Program. Perry was selected as one of 25 participants from a national application pool.

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program to Germany is designed to give international education professionals an opportunity to learn about German culture, society and higher education and make contacts for future partnerships. Participants will meet with education and government officials in Berlin, Dresden and Munich and visit a variety of educational institutions.

Perry says she hopes the program will provide a foundation for developing future partnerships with German institutions. Bentley currently has no study abroad programs in Germany, but Perry says students have expressed interest in studying there. Perry says she also hopes to advocate for German language classes at Bentley upon her return.

"Germany is a major economic leader and German is a widely spoken business language," Perry says. "It is important for our students to have an opportunity to learn more about the country and culture. This program will enable me to make the contacts to facilitate that."

Perry is director of the Joseph M. Cronin International Center at Bentley College. In this role, she is responsible for developing partnerships with institutions abroad and overseeing student and faculty international exchanges. The center works to increase awareness of and appreciation for ethnic, cultural and other forms of diversity, through courses, campus events and international education opportunities.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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