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Charles Grim

Having lived and worked in Bulgaria for eight years, I can appreciate many of the concerns that international students have as they consider applying to a liberal arts college hundreds (or thousands) of miles from home. I'm excited be a part of Oberlin College's continuing efforts to further internationalize the campus. Maybe you would like to be a part of that effort as well?

A liberal arts graduate of Case Western Reserve University, I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University and was a long-time faculty member at a number of highly selective liberal arts colleges - including Oberlin! During my time in Bulgaria I served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the American University in Bulgaria. In this role I had many opportunities to promote the liberal arts model of education to students and even the Bulgarian higher education community. I hope you'll give me the opportunity to help you appreciate all that an excellent liberal arts degree such as those conferred at Oberlin can do for you.

Entries from this blogger

On Leaving Home

September 20, 2010

As Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." My road has led me to Abu Dhabi. I hope that wherever yours takes you - Oberlin or elsewhere - it will make all the difference in your story.


Diversity and Admissions

July 30, 2009

Diversity is not the result of any one or two students that we have at Oberlin, but rather the result of the integration of the unique perspectives of all of the students that we have on campus.


International Diversity in the NBA

May 29, 2009

This post doesn't really have much to do with Oberlin College, but after last night's thrilling Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Orlando Magic, I got to thinking about how it isn't just college campuses where one can find international diversity.


Studying Overseas as a Growth Opportunity

January 4, 2009

I know that my leaving home and traveling to that wonderful country changed me in important ways too numerous to even count. At the very least, the assumptions I left with about my country and its relationship to the rest of the world changed in profound ways.


My First Blog!

September 13, 2008

The flight here was the second of 14 flights that I'll be taking over the next 17 days as I literally circle the world to spread the word about Oberlin College.