Melissa Hardin, Assistant Dean for International Studies, is the recipient of a Fulbright award to travel to Japan. Additionally, she was invited to chair a study abroad program review.
Dr. Hardin has received from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board a U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators seminar award. She will be one of 10 participants this June being introduced to the higher education system and culture of Japan.
In May, she will chair the study abroad program review for the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)-Butler University in Costa Rica as a member of the National Advisors Council Executive Committee. IFSA- Butler’s National Advisors Council has about 100 member colleges and universities which are strong supporters of lFSA-Butler programs and work closely with IFSA-Butler staff. The Executive Committee members give more detailed feedback and advice to IFSA-Butler. Members of the committee also serve as a resource for NAC members in their regions, to answer or convey questions that they might have about IFSA-Butler operations. The NAC Executive Committee includes approximately 16 representatives from 4 regions of the United States. Members are appointed to their positions. Hardin’s term began last summer.