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IDA Foundation supports student exchange program

3/22/2012

The IDA Foundation for Dental Health will continue its partnership with Moi University School of Dentistry for the fall 2012 academic year. Members of the Foundation voted to pledge $8,000 toward bringing two more Kenyan students from Moi University to the Indiana University School of Dentistry later this year.

Last fall IUSD welcomed Ms. Celestine Gitonga and Ms. Evalyne Syombua as its first dental exchange students from Kenya. The two students attended classes, volunteered with the Seal Indiana program, worked in the school’s laboratories, observed in the school’s clinics as well as a private practice, and participated in a variety of other activities with Indiana dental and medical students.

“The Kenyan students’ five weeks in Indiana created an intercultural and interprofessional learning opportunity for both the Kenyan and Indiana students that cannot be duplicated in a classroom,” said Ed Rosenbaum, IDA Director of Professional Services and IDA staff liaison to the Foundation. 

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