BCTC hosts Russian professors visiting Kentucky colleges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2010) Professors from Russian universities are spending a week in Lexington to learn about Kentuckys higher education system by visiting Bluegrass Community and Technical College and area universities.

BCTC is hosting the delegation from the Open World Program, which partners Eurasian leaders to their U.S counterparts.

During their visit, which started Friday, Nov. 5 and runs until Saturday, Nov. 13, the six-member delegation will attend classes and meet with education leaders at BCTC, University of Kentucky, and Kentucky State University.

The schedule will also include visits to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Government, and the State Council on Post Secondary Education.

The delegates will stay with BCTC faculty, staff and local families and take part in several cultural and community activities, including tours at the historic Henry Clay Ashland Home, Hathaway Museum Kentucky History Museum and the Kentucky Horse Park.

We expect this to be an excellent cross-cultural and learning experience for the Russian professors, BCTC faculty and staff, and the host families, said Wendell Sparks, host coordinator and BCTC director of international student/scholar services.

For more information about Open World, please visit http://www.openworld.gov