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New director advocates studying abroad

The Office of International Education has a new Director, Mahmoud Lamadanie, who hopes to bring more culture to California State University, Stanislaus.
Lamadanie began the new chapter of his career here at CSU Stanislaus this past summer with a vision to transform the campus into a place of unity for students of all ethnicities.
“We’re going to respect you and respect your culture,” Lamadanie said.
“When you come here, you come to learn with us, but hopefully you teach us as well. International education allows us to engage the whole globe. The fabric of the whole university will look different, that’s what I’m hoping to see.”
Prior to working at CSU Stanislaus, Lamadanie served as Executive Vice President of the Center for International Affairs and Programs at Grambling State University in Louisiana.
CSU Stanislaus currently has 66 international students.
During Lamadanie’s tenure at Grambling State he was able to increase the international student ratio from 30 to 1,200 students.
Mahmoud Lamadanie believes the key to bringing international students to CSU Stanislaus is to develop relationships with educational and political leaders around the world.
“I think it’s pretty cool that they are planning to bring so much culture to our campus,” Gabriel Lima, (senior, Cognitive Studies) said.
“I think it would brighten up our campus and let us see what other students from around the world are like. It would be neat to have people from other countries in my classes.”
The Office of International Education provides opportunities for CSU Stanislaus students to study abroad.
For information on studying abroad and international programs, visit the Office of International Education in the Student Services Building located next to the University Bookstore.

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