For the third consecutive year, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) hosted a group of German students participating in a language and cultural exchange program organized by the German-American Fulbright Commission.
The prestigious program is held at two universities in the United States each summer, and the 2019 hosts were W&J and Virginia Tech. Participants at W&J stayed on campus for three weeks and took courses offered by W&J faculty.
Corey Young, Director of W&J’s Center for Energy Policy and Management, the host department for the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub, led a seminar for students titled “The Urban Turnaround: The Transition from Smokestacks to Sustainable Industries”. In that course, students learned about Pittsburgh’s steel heritage, the collapse of the steel industry, and the City’s efforts to reinvent and revitalize the region. Students also spent a significant amount of time studying the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the shale gas industry on Western Pennsylvania.
Over the past several years, W& has been named a top producer of Fulbright scholars and the College will continue its work with the Fulbright Commission to provide international educational opportunities.