Our travel season begins this year with the great nations of Sri Lanka and India. To these two nations, diverse in landscape, language and religion, we bring more than thirty university representatives from the United States. At this year’s fairs, these representatives will share with you important facts about their schools’ academic programs, student populations and application processes, but today they’d like to share a few fun facts and photos.
Since we have so many schools on the tour only a handful will be highlighted each day, but check back often to see highlights from more schools visiting your city! Also, visit our website at any time to pre-register for one of our university fairs: http://www.lindentours.com/?page=78.
Fun Facts about Universities Visiting India and Sri Lanka:
NEW JERSEY: New Jersey has the highest per capita income in the United States!
Ramapo College of New Jersey : Two hundred fifty companies in New York City offer internships and co-ops to Ramapo College students, including BMW, Law & Order: SVU, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, New York Yankees, US Department of State, Sony Electronics, Bank of America, Mercedes Benz USA, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer.
*Photo courtesy of Rhoda Leshowitz of Ramapo College of New Jersey
RHODE ISLAND: Nearly 1/3 of Rhode Island’s 1, 214 miles are coastline—that’s more than 400 miles and earned R.I. the nickname, “The Ocean State!”
Roger Williams University : RWU’s food ranks in the top 5% of the nation according to student satisfaction surveys. Have dietary requirements? We’ve got options!
NEW YORK: Dairying is New York’s most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle farms. (from Awesome America)
Rochester Institute of Technology: RIT has 15,194,656 bricks, which is more than the Great Wall of China! The color of the bricks at RIT is also copyrighted.
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York: Millard Fillmore, president of the United States (1850-1852) was also one of the founders and the first Chancellor of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York since its founding in 1846. http://library.buffalo.edu/archives/ubhistory/presidents.html
PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania was home to the first piano built in America, the first American flag and the first daily newspaper.
University of Scranton: The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/) recently rated The University of Scranton among the top 8 Friendliest Schools in the United States. The article touts Scranton’s sense of community, welcoming campus atmosphere, and thriving campus ministry program.
*Photo courtesy of Michael Shertz of University of Scranton
Thanks for tuning in to fun facts from these five universities visiting India and Sri Lanka this September! Don’t forget, the representatives will be in your area for just a short time, so check here for the fair schedule and come meet them!