On Tuesday, November 18th SASDI hosted a delegation of seven Japanese educators on Main Campus in partnership with WorldChicago. As part of their visit to campus the educators met with staff members from the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Office of Professional Development, in addition to SASDI staff. The delegation was also presented with an overview of the IPRO program while touring the Idea Shop.
On October 16th, WorldChicago partnered with SASDI to host Ms. Nami Jinda, Unit Chief of the Analytical Research Planning Division in Japan’s Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau. During her visit to Main Campus, Ms. Nami Jinda discussed recruitment and support strategies for international students from Japan during a meeting with staff members from International Affairs, Undergraduate Admission, the International Center, and SASDI.
On Friday, October 31st the IIT Office of Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives and the IIT Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning partnered with WorldChicago to host a delegation of Syrian interfaith leaders on Main Campus. The delegation was a part of a project bringing Syrian leaders of many faiths to discuss interfaith and faith-based peace-building models and to establish links with the well-organized Syrian diaspora community in the U.S. with the goal of reconciling and healing their society through community-based interfaith initiatives.
During their time on campus the delegation visited the IIT Muslim Student Association’s Mosque located in Farr Hall, the Krishna House located just off campus at 31st/Michigan, and IIT’s Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior.
Following the tour of the dedicated-spiritual spaces available at IIT, the delegation joined a group of current Syrian IIT students for lunch in the Commons cafeteria before attending a brief presentation from Lynne Meyer, IIT Director of Spiritual Life and Service Learning.
WorldChicago’s mission is to facilitate professional and personal interactions for international leaders during official visits to Chicago; to enhance respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances; and to promote the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and Cook County as important centers of business and culture.