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CCID Spotlight!

August 23, 2016

The news that Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers quality education at a fraction of the cost of four-year public and private universities is spreading worldwide. International Student Recruitment staff members Felix Brooks and Diane Finch have already surpassed their goal of enrolling 25 new international students by Fall of 2016 for a total of 60 fulltime F1 students. The majority of the college’s international students are from Africa, followed by Saudi Arabia.  They also come from China, India, South Korea and Canada.

Delight Muvuti of Zimbabwe and her sister have both come to the U.S. to study at Kalamazoo Valley. "In my opinion, I think this is one of the best schools there is,” Muvuti said. “The class size is small and you can interact with instructors on almost a one-on-one basis. The teachers are very involved and accessible and we have lots of good resources."

Delight Muvuti of Zimbabwe

“Students tell us repeatedly that this a great place to start,” said Finch. “International students are immersed in a new culture in a new country, so our small class size and individual attention help ease the transition so it’s not so overwhelming. And cost is an advantage for sure. The students were most interested in studying engineering, medicine, and business. There was also a lot of interest in our new culinary program and our programs offered at the Center for New Media.”

Felix Brooks, KVCC Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Admissions and Diane Finch, KVCC Associate Director of International Students

 “All of our students are welcome and have something to contribute,” Brooks said. “Our international students add one more facet of diversity in terms of student body and we think everybody benefits.” 

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