Agents of the network recruiting students to the University of Windsor from around the world will be on campus this week to see for themselves what it has to offer.
The familiarization tour (FAM Tour) will showcase the University’s facilities, setting and programs, making these partners more effective ambassadors, says Ram Balachandar, vice-provost for international development.
“The goal of the FAM Tour is to turn our educational agents into firm believers of our organization and educational services,” he says. “Educational agents who participate in FAM Tours become more knowledgeable, confident, and motivated to promote our University, especially once they have experienced first-hand our location, academic programs, and our most important competitive advantage—outstanding faculty and staff.”
The tour will include visits to the Centre for English Language Development, the Automotive Research and Development Centre, residences and athletics facilities, downtown campus buildings, and classrooms and laboratories in the Odette Building, Centre for Engineering Innovation and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.
“Seeing is believing, especially when we talk about individuals responsible to promote our institution,” Dr. Balachandar says. “And there is nothing more effective than hosting our recruitment partners on campus.”
He hopes members of the campus community will extend a warm welcome to visitors if they cross paths during the tour.