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Voice of America Spotlights Cornell University Student

Brazilian student talks of her U.S. experiences on America's Global College Forum

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2005 – Cornell University international student Julie Fritsch is featured this week on Voice of America's (VOA) radio program, America's Global College Forum, which examines the college experience of international students studying in the United States.

The interview with Fritsch, a student from Brazil pursuing a master's degree in Food Science, premiers this week. Fritsch talks with VOA’s Marsha James about life in the United States and on the university's Ithaca campus. Fritsch is among more than 500,000 international students currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities.

"For a large segment of VOA's international audience, an education in America is a dream," said VOA Director David S. Jackson. He continued, "By spotlighting international students currently studying in America, VOA is giving listeners a personal glimpse of how American schools work, from our international audience's perspective."

America's Global College Forum features interviews with international students at colleges and universities across the country. The series marks Program Consultant Sherril Taylor's reunion with VOA, where he previously served as a volunteer consultant in the 1980's, including a stint as Chairman of the Public Relations Advisory Committee.

America's Global College Forum is aired Mondays at 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight (EST); Tuesdays 2:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:00 a.m. (EST) and Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The program is also available for on-demand listening via the Internet at

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages, including English.

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