Eddy Bongwele Is Akaala of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is grateful for his new English language facility.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 9, 2011 – Eddy Bongwele Is Akaala of the Democratic Republic of the Congo says, "I have learned in the United States that we can build our world together and make our society very good for us and for future generations." He, like other Humphrey Fellows studying at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, appreciates the opportunity to study leadership and improve his English-language skills.
Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. Outreach and International Affairs leads Virginia Tech’s presence on five continents; its regional research and development centers across the commonwealth focus on graduate education and professional development. Blacksburg-based centers are dedicated to student engagement, language, policy, and governance.