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Mahmoud Lamadanie
VP for International Affairs

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Vice President for International Affairs

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“The human mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open.”

Hello & Welcome citizens of the world!
My name is Mahmoud Lamadanie. I am the Vice President for International Affairs at Tiffin University in Ohio, USA. I have traveled the globe more than 17 times and I will meet you in your country one day! I am in charge of the Center for International Affairs as I am responsible for all International Studies & Programs as an “one stop shopping model” that include the following reporting divisions:  The Institute for American Language & Culture (ESL Program), overseas campuses like our affiliated campuses in Romania, Taiwan, the China US degree Programs and possibly many new locations around the globe as we grow. I also supervise the international student undergraduate and graduate admissions and international scholarships awards for talented students all over the world,, extended international education, global cooperation and articulation linkages that augment campus internationalization, foreign credit evaluation, study abroad and student/scholars services and programs (which include immigration counseling, foreign faculty/staff affairs, and academic and cross-cultural advising).

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VP Mahmoud Lamadanie receiving a distinction award from his Royal Highness Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia & Minister of Defense & Aviation

The Center for International Affairs serves as a liaison between all the university units and foreign governments, the US federal government’s Department of Homeland Security, global partners, foreign embassies and diplomatic missions in Washington DC and New York, public and private agencies and the community.

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Vice President Mahmoud Lamadanie with Dubai Prince Sheikh Al Nahyan

Competitive Advantage! A warm invitation to continue your education with us:

You are welcome to join several hundred international students from over 35 countries in one of the most dynamic educational experiences available in the United States. Your presence encourages the cross-fertilization of ideas. The University’s strategic goal is to foster the international dimension as one of its important pillars along with prestigious academic programs. This is an integral part of our pluralistic and internationally diverse campus.  Our objective is simple: By creating new standards in higher education that support world peace, mutual respect and understanding, we are building an open-minded community of learners making the world a friendlier place.

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Vice President Mahmoud Lamadanie meeting Prime Minister of St. Lucia

VIPs : Very International Persons! You are someone Special here!

TU is a university with many things to offer: a strong ESL program; a beautiful campus; extracurricular activities; scholarship opportunities; and friendly students, staff and faculty waiting to meet you!
Our international students are known on campus as VIPs : Very International Persons! At TU, you are not a number; you are a valued and respected talent.  You come to learn with us but you also play the role of educator by allowing us to learn about you and your part of the world. If you want to be prepared for a successful career and better understand how the world operates, our distinguished academic faculty will give you a new perspective on the world.

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VP Mahmoud Lamadanie meeting with U.S. Ambassador in Jakarta Indonesia prior to President Obama's visit

We Can Help You for a Successful Career

It is my pleasure to assist you in any way I can. Like you, I was once an international student. I completed my graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and can relate to many of your concerns. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have as you prepare for your exciting student experience in the USA. I will help you obtain a US student visa before you leave your country. You may always come to my office to discuss a problem or just to find a listening ear. I want your time here to be happy and successful.

I am planning to make several trips around the world each year. I will try to meet with you personally in your country if at all possible - just let me know so we can arrange it! Lunch on me!

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Please remember that I am your friend! We are here to help with visas, class registration and adjusting to university life in the United States.  I encourage you to contact me at any time - I am just a phone call, e-mail, fax or letter away. I wish you the best of luck.

All the best,

Mahmoud Lamadanie
Vice President for International Affairs
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Tiffin University Quick Facts:

Founded 1888
Location Tiffin, Ohio
Campus Design 130 acres, red brick and sandstone buildings

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International Student Enrollment 350
Countries Represented 38
Degrees Offered Bachelor's and Master's
Academic Calendar Two semesters (15 weeks per semester), plus summer
Student to Faculty Ratio 18:1
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