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NEW COLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 -4 9 11/7/67 813 / 355-7131 C A rthur For Release: O n or before Friday, o v e mber 10, 1967 SARASOTA-International student exchange programs will be the chief topic of areas for discussion at a two-day conference of The Experiment in International Living at College beginning tomorrmv (Friday, Nov. 10). Area students interested in participating in the exchange program and adults wish to open their homes to visiting foreign students have been invited to attend the sessions. The Experiment in International Living has been engaged in international educational exchange since its founder, Dr. Donald B. Watt, first introduced a group of American youth to their French and German speaking counterparts in Switzerland in 1932. It has since developed into a world-wide operation with representatives in more than 60 countries, involved annually in the exchange of more than 5,000 young men and \vomen between the United States and some 100 different nations. more
page 2 Taking part in the upcoming conference will be Experiment volunteers from nine southern states, representatives of the Experiment offices in Putney, Vt., as well as members of the local Experiment committee. Opening of the conference be from 7:30 to 9:30p.m. Friday at a reception at Hamilton Center at Ne\v College. Actual work portions of the conference begin after a 9:30 a.m. Saturday welcome and opening general session. There will be two general sessions and two workshop sessions, in the morning and afternoon, at which the Experiment staff 1nembers will give talks and lead discussions about various phases of the Experiment program. At a Saturday luncheon, New College president Dr. John Elmendorf will discuss the role of private institutions in internatia:c.al education. This luncheon, to be held in Hamilton Center, is open to all those interested in the field of international education. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the Sarasota Girl Scout Service Center, 955-0218. The conference closes with a round of discussion groups at 4:00 p.m. Nrs. Bradford Ansley, chairman of the Sarasota Experiment Committee, is also chairman of the conference. Mrs. Jay Solomon, director of the Experiment's Southern office in Chattanooga, Tenn. more
page 3 is coordinator of the conference. Some 30 New College students and a number of the faculty and staff will participate in the conference.