Laura Beth Good is pictured here in the Lynn Collegium with SU students Ahmed, Abudulla, and Ahmed during a reception in her honor hosted by the Culture and Language Bridge Program on March 9. Good is an academic advisor for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of the United Arab Emirates. Her visit to campus also included stops at the Office of Admissions and the Albers School of Business and Economics, among other places.
"There are now six students from the UAE on campus," says Heidi Beck, interim director of CLB. "The two freshmen currently enrolled in the Culture and Language Bridge program are sponsored by the ADIA Distinguished Student Scholarship. Since the 1970s, the scholarship has been given to students in the top 10 percent of UAE high school graduates. This gives them a chance to study abroad, develop their business and leadership skills, and return home to become future leaders within the company."
The Culture and Language Bridge program prepares non-native speakers of English for productive academic careers at Seattle University. CLB works with freshmen, junior transfer, exchange and graduate-level students from a wide variety of countries including Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Kenya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and, of course, the UAE.