Illinois Wesleyan Students to Spend Year at Pembroke College

April 21, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -Illinois Wesleyan sophomores Myla Green, Milos Martinov, and Adam Simon will spend the next academic year, beginning Fall 2005, at Pembroke College as a part of the IWU Study Abroad Program, which sends students all over the world. Wesleyan students have been traveling to Pembroke College since 1997.

Pembroke College has a relationship with 13 U.S. colleges and universities: Brown, Bryn Mawr, Boston College, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, George Washington, Georgetown, Hamilton, Haverford, Illinois Wesleyan, Tufts, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Pembroke College is one of 32 colleges that make up Oxford University in Oxford, England. Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world, with a prestigious reputation coinciding with a rich history and tradition spanning over eight centuries. Pembroke College was founded in 1624, and admits approximately 100 undergraduates each year from schools throughout Great Britain together with a small number of students from overseas, making a total enrollment of around 400 students.

Green, of Ashland, Mass., is a Women's Studies major and a graduate of The Sudbury Valley School. Martinov, of Acropolis, Nicosia, a graduate of American International School in Cyprus, is majoring in political science. And Simon, of Elgin, Ill., is majoring in philosophy and chemistry and is a graduate of Elgin High School.

For more information, contact the IWU International Office at (309)556-3190.

Contact: Meg Dubuque (309) 556-3181