A group of 26 students from several universities in Panama currently on a Group Campus Crusade (Cru) visited the University of St. Martin (USM) to explore the campus, the degree programs, and possibilities of establishing a branch of their organization at USM.
President of USM, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, welcomed the group and discussed with them the programs and degrees USM offers and the benefits of studying on St. Maarten. Dr. Guadeloupe welcomed the Panamanian students to take a semester at USM in the near future.
The group, according to the leaders Tamara Morgan and Alfredo Adams, who attend the Technical University of Panama (UTP), is about sharing real world business experiences in the areas of leadership, spirituality, ethics, and integrity. The organization is established in 200 countries already, and they wanted to explore the possibilities on St. Maarten and at the USM.
The USM Student Government Association President Kiran Manglani then spoke with the visiting group as per the student’s perspective, after which she gave the students a tour of the campus. “It is a good opportunity for USM, and it is nice to have this group recognize us. We can exchange information about leadership, integrity; so it becomes an experience that both can grow from.”
During some free time on campus, the foreign students can be seen conversing with USM students—it was good to see said the President as the USM is internationalizing. With the cooperation with UVI we will be able to attract these international students.