The M-SAT Fellows' Welcome Reception at Bentley University.
Photo Credit: Carol Ann Boughrum
(Front, L to R): M-SAT Fellows Nick Allen, Doug Sanyahumbi, Nodumo Zulu, Janine Chantson, Mamatla Rantidi, Veronica Motloutsi
(Back, L to R): Professor Abdolreza Eshghi,Professor of Marketing and Director of International Summer Institute, Bentley University; Mike Page, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, Bentley University; Carol Cashion, South Africa Partners Education Progarm Officer
For Immediate Release
The Massachusetts-South Africa Technology Fellowship
BOSTON, April 17, 2013 – Bentley University and South Africa Partners will host economic empowerment fellows from South Africa participating in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program. The Professional Fellows Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise.
The M-SAT Fellowship brings together professionals in high tech fields of importance to both Massachusetts and South Africa in a two-way exchange designed to create mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a distinguished history of actively supporting a free and democratic South Africa; M-SAT deepens that historic relationship in support of economic development for both South Africa and the Commonwealth.
The Professional Fellows Program embraces the power of individual citizens to find solutions to meet challenges that face their societies and promote shared global prosperity. The Fellows, along with approximately 400 U.S. participants traveling overseas to work on reciprocal programs, help internationalize their U.S. host business and organizations.
The first cohort of M-SAT Fellows arrived in Boston on April 7, 2013. After an orientation week at Bentley University in Waltham, they will spend three weeks placed in Boston and Cambridge-area companies and institutions where they will be paired with a peer and work under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Their U.S. peers will travel to South Africa in exchange in July, 2013.
Bentley University and South Africa Partners are amongst the 16 U.S.-based non-profit organizations chosen to host foreign professionals in 2012- 2013 from over 40 countries and territories worldwide. The program culminates in a three-day Professional Fellows Congress, May 8-11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. where the participants gather to design real-world solutions and projects they can implement in their home communities and institutions.
For more information please visit: http://www.exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/professional-fellows-economic-empowerment-program and http://www.bentley.edu/events/massachusetts-south-africa-technology-fellowship-program/massachusetts-south-africa-technology
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