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!:.. EWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE 1 3 3 -1 0/25/67 SARA FLORIDA 33578 R e f.: F u rma n C. A r thur l3 J55 7 131 FOR USE: OCTOBER 29, 1967 SARASOTA--International educational exchange 'dll be the topic of a tt.,o day conference to be held on the Net..r College campus November 10-11 under the sponsorship of The Experiment in International Living. The Experiment, organized in 1932, annually conducts exchange of some 5,000 young men and women between the United States and 100 other nations. Here for the conference will be Experiment alumni, hosts, parents, volunteer representatives, and secondary school and college representatives interested in this type of program. On the main day of the conference, Saturday, N ovember 10, there will be talks and discussions about the many programs sponsored by The Experiment, with special emphasis given to academic study abroad, to college and community Ambassador projects, and to hosting Experiment visitors from other countries. more -.. ''
NEH COLLEGE PaBe 2 Chairman of the host group is the Sarasota Committee for The Experiment, headed by Mrs. Bradford D. Ansley. A hiRhlight of the conference will be an address at the Saturday luncheon by Dr. John Elmendorf, president of College, on the subject of international education. Coming from the Experiment national offices in Putney, Vt., '"ill be John Ludlam, Hiss Betty Kinsey and Hiss Nancy Baird, a head of a different program of the Experiment, and Mrs. Jay Solomon, head of the Experiment's Chattanooga office. The Experiment's basic program consists of a group of from 10 to 12 young men and women, under the guidance of a specially-trained leader, each of live for one month as a "son" or "daughter" of a family abroad. During a second month, the Experimenters travel in the host country, usually accompanied by members of their new facilies. During 1966, 2,266 Experimenters visited 47 different countries while 2,691 persons from 100 countries visited the United States on similar programs. Interested students, parents, and school personnel from this area have been invited to attend the conference to learn about The Experiment. Invitations also have gone out to students and college and university faculty from all over Florida and other Southern states. more -
COLLEGE Page 3 Conference delegates arc to make their headquarters at the Far Horizons on Lonflboat Key while all activities will take place in Hamilton Center on the College campus. A Friday night reception will be held co welcome euests and on Saturday the full day will be devoted to talks about the Experiment and discussion groups on various aspects of its international education programs. 30 -