USC Aiken has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Grenada and the T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada.
The agreement is a collaboration between the entities where both students and teaching opportunities are exchanged.
Grenada is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. T.A. Marryshow College is a two-year college in the capital, St. George’s.
The primary agreement between the parties allows students from Grenada to come to USCA after they have completed their first two years of higher education at T.A. Marryshow. Any chosen students from USCA may also be afforded the opportunity to study at T.A. Marryshow.
The exchange program also will encourage the exchange of faculty and staff from USCA or T.A. Marryshow in the areas of teaching, professional development and research, according to USCA. Exchange visits of teaching and research staff are intended to promote seminars, courses, conferences, lectures, joint research projects and to discuss experiences in the fields of common interest.
Additionally, efforts will be made to have electronic forums between classes to connect undergraduate students from each school to discuss a specific course topic, problem or research project.
Dr. Sandra Jordan, chancellor of USCA, met with several officials on a trip last year to discuss this type of agreement.
She said she is pleased collaboration between both the country of Grenada and T.A. Marryshow could be reached and that it will be beneficial for all students involved.