IWU Student to Spend Junior Year Abroad at Pembroke

August 8, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University junior Jim Kjelland of Plymouth, Minn., will spend the next academic year at Pembroke College in Oxford, England, as part of IWU's Study Abroad Program, which sends students all over the world.  IWU students have been traveling to Pembroke College since 1997.

Kjelland, a graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, is majoring in English and economics at Illinois Wesleyan.

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.  Founded in 1624, Pembroke 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.

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.

For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan University International Office at (309) 556-3190.

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181