W&M Hosted Students from China and Fostered International Relations

Dr. Stephen (Steve) Shellman currently uses statistical models to deliver decision support solutions to domestic agencies as the chief scientist, president, and CEO of Strategic Analysis Enterprises. With a PhD in international relations and quantitative methods, Dr. Steve Shellman has also served as a research scientist at the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary (W&M).

W&M recently issued a press release to announce that its Confucius Institute helped host 40 students from China’s Beijing Normal University during a summer school session that lasted five weeks. Along with securing space and services for the students at W&M, Beijing Normal officials asked that the students’ records would show that they had engaged in the school’s normally scheduled courses and earned credits from W&M. The students had the opportunity to experience a wide range of classes, including public speaking, international finance, and cultural anthropology.

According to W&M’s dean of education policy, the recent program illustrates the importance of fostering internationalization through two-way exchange. She explained that school should continue to focus on both sending students abroad and welcoming students from countries around the world.


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