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Global Initiatives: International

Spring 2015 Inside This Issue:

Education Newsletter Opening of The English Language Institute at SSU

The program already has 13 students enrolled from countries such as Burkina Faso, China, and

Language Institute 2. Opening of Confucius Institute/ Climate Change Lecturer Visits SSU

3. A Student’s experience in China

Joan Stalcup, a recent transplant from Georgia Southern University, will open the new English Language Institute (ELI) on January 12, 2015. With over 20 years in education, Stalcup, the program’s Coordinator, will bring her expertise in working with students who have not yet mastered the English language to SSU. The ELI will offer 21 hours of class each week and give students the chance to be immersed in a foreign culture. Students will be able to take intensive classes in Listening/Speaking, Writing/ Grammar, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and will be able to join the Conversation Partner Program. They will have the opportunity to interact with students from SSU. Stalcup said that the program will be an opportunity for students from abroad to immerse themselves in American culture as they gain language proficiency and enjoy beautiful Savannah while here.

1. Opening of English

4. Liberia Donation Drive 5-6. Impact Study of Study Abroad on Students 7. Summer Study Abroad Trips of 2014 and Beyond 8. ISA Happenings

The ELI welcomes students from around the world to Savannah State University.

9.Exchange Students at SSU 10.News Briefs

South Korea. The program office will be located in Hubert Hall D, Room 425. Students who are interested in the program or who may know someone who would be interested in the program can contact Joan Stalcup at or call 912.358.3312.



This is the Spring 2015 newsletter of the International Education Center at Savannah State University. Savannah State University is located...

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