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More Foreign Students Apply To Enter U-M
Gale Says Overcrowded Conditions Prevent Increase In Quotas
A growing number of students from foreign countries are applying for admission to the University, but overcrowded conditions have made it impossible for University officials to permit an increase in its quota for foreign students at the present time, Dr. Esson M. Gale, director of the International Center, has announced.
New foreign students on the campus this summer will be those who have replaced the 100 who were graduated in June.
Dr. Gale said that the Indian government, in particular, has sent two agents here to confer with authorities in regard to the University's taking a share of the 300 highly trained graduate students now ready to be sent on government scholarships to the United States. Only A Few Accepted
“Unfortunately, only a few of these students can be accepted now as a special concession," Dr. Gale said. He added that only those foreign students who come here on special government scholarships or from areas with little or no representation at present, can be considered for admission.
Enrollment figures for the number of foreign students continuing work here and the relatively few new ones are being compiled out of the general registration figures and will not be available for a few more days.
The social program of the International Center, gathering place for foreign students and their American friends, will provide for various activities appropriate for the summer session, Dr. Gale said. Picnics and excursions to points of interest will be organized and emphasis will be placed on outdoor activities rather than indoor social events as in the winter season. Teas To Be Continued
The weekly Thursday teas, however, will be continued. Special language tables to provide for weekly gatherings of students who speak French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese will be held as usual under the direction of faculty members. American students are welcome to attend the teas which provide excellent opportunity to form acquaintances with representatives of various nations, Dr. Gale said.
Distinguished visitors from foreign lands, brought here under the auspices of the department of state's program for international exchange of persons, will be guests of honor at the teas.
Other features of the International Center program for the summer session include discussions on current international topics and occasional dances, sponsored by the All-Nations Club, and the English Language Service which is provided for foreign students who wish to brush up on their English. The study is under the direction of Miss Sarah Grollman, language consultant. Reception July 10
A reception for foreign students and their friends will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Dr. Gale pointed out that the International Center represents the lay organ of the University for the orientation of foreign students. It does not concern itself with their religious activities or affiliations. Ample provision for religious activities are provided by the Student Religious Association program at Lane Hall, the office of the counselor of religious education, and the special facilities of Ann Arbor churches. Dr. Gale said that the International Center co-operates as far as is necessary in channeling student religious activities towards these agencies.