Indonesian Delegation Visits Bunker Hill Community College

Sep 17, 2012, 17:05 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Education visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on September 17, 2012. The Indonesian delegation included: Prof. Dr. Musliar Kasim, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture; Dr. Kacung Marijan, Expert Staff of the Minister for International Cooperation; Prof. Dr. Nizam, Executive Secretary for the Board of Higher Education; Ms. Veronica Endah Wulandari, Head, SubDirectorate for Planning and Foreign Affairs; and Haryo Winarso, Educational and Cultural Affairs Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C.

The Institute of International Education, in New York, sponsored the visit, which also included a tour of Harvard University and Northeastern University in Boston. The Indonesian officials were particularly interested in the community college system in the United States as they believe it is a possible model that could be imported to their country.

The program at BHCC included presentations on the role of community colleges in the United States, by College President Mary L. Fifield and other senior administrators. The visitors were also given a tour of the College and its International Center, which currently enrolls 12 Indonesian students. The Indonesian students at BHCC were given an opportunity to meet with the delegation.

"We were honored to host a visit by high-level education officials from Indonesia," said Vilma Tafawa, Executive Director of BHCC's International Center. "The visit not only provided an opportunity for the Indonesian officials to learn about community colleges, but also enabled us to learn more about higher education in Indonesia."

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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 13,600 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Eight in ten students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls more than 810 international students who come from more than 95 countries and speak 75 different languages.

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