Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

University Newsroom


Media Contact:
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Communication Manager


Loyola University Chicago to Host
Senior U.S. Government Officials
for Discussion on the Importance
of Study Abroad Programs

Loyola University Chicago will welcome U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan for a dialogue on the importance of study abroad programs. The event will feature remarks by Ambassador Kennedy and Assistant Secretary Ryan, a panel discussion with Loyola students who have recently studied abroad, and a Q&A session. Panelists will highlight the value of studying outside of the U.S. and provide practical ways for students to access these important global opportunities.

The U.S. Department of State partnered with Loyola’s Office of International Programs to host the discussion because of the University’s strong emphasis on study abroad opportunities for students. During the 2015–2016 academic year, more than 850 undergraduate students participated in learning opportunities abroad for academic credit.

The event is open to Loyola students, faculty, and staff. For more information on study abroad opportunities, visit LUC.edu/studyabroad.

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, author, and longtime advocate for education. Ambassador Kennedy was appointed in November 2013 and frequently speaks on the importance of U.S.-Japan student exchanges.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan oversees and promotes various exchange programs that help foster peaceful relationships between the U.S. and other countries, including educational programming.

Loyola representatives will include, Patrick Boyle, PhD, vice provost, Global Initiatives and Academic Centers; Saeger Godson, student and Gilman scholarship recipient; and Hiba Sheikh, student and Ricci and Gilman scholarships recipient.

Wednesday, August 31
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor
6501 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

– Loyola –



LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.274.3000

Notice of Non-discriminatory Policy