EKU Reaffirms Exchange Agreement with Brazilian University

Eastern Kentucky University has reaffirmed its exchange agreement with a leading Brazilian university.

The partnership between EKU and FUMEC University targets student exchanges in the area of alternative fuel technologies. “We also hope to open up some cooperative ventures between our aviation programs,” said Dr. Neil Wright, exchange program coordinator at Eastern.

Last academic year, FUMEC sent one student intern each semester to intern in Eastern’s Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT), and “we are looking for EKU students to reciprocate. They could study Portuguese, do an internship in green technology or participate in the aviation program there, since aviators use English internationally.”

FUMEC, an institution similar in size to EKU, is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, an old, colonial city turned modern metropolis about 60 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The agreement springs from a visit made by EKU President Doug Whitlock and other campus administrators in 2010.

Published on July 11, 2012