Let Us Know You’ll Be a Global Host Family

From Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks:

Only two months until the 2012 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week begins!

We have almost double the number of students attending this year over last year!

During the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, you will meet student teams from the Tech University of Malaysia, Tongji University, China, Telcom SudParis, France, University of Trento, Italy, University of Kent, England, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and more – check out our global map showing all of our University Partners!

Here are the details about being a host family (.pdf), Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Let us know you will be a global host family!

For more information about being a host family, please contact me at [email protected].

Pictures of the 2011 Global Challenge Celebration can be seen on VT KnowledgeWorks on Facebook and VTKW Global Student Challenge on Facebook.

The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will bring university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. The Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships.

For more information, please call 540-443-9100 or email [email protected].

These generous sponsors make this very special week of education, competition, relaxation, and relationship building possible: The Allegheny Logistics Group, CCS-Inc., Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., NetVentures, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, SAIC, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, SunTrust Bank, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., Virginia Tech, Virginia Corporate Research Center, and VPT, Inc.

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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