There was the family who traveled 11 hours to meet Grand Valley representatives. Another family was trapped by a monsoon in India and had to abandon their car and use public transportation to get to the reception.
This type of dedication and excitement was common during a week in July when a contingent of faculty and staff members traveled to India to meet with incoming students, enhance existing relationships and build new ones, and raise awareness of Grand Valley in a country that sends 200,000 students to study in the U.S.
Danny Vélez, associate vice president for Admissions and Recruitment, said the trip was focused on building on the success Grand Valley has experienced in India.
"We started planning this trip last winter," Vélez said. "This trip was an essential part of our international recruitment strategy to develop new relationships and revisit existing ones to ensure that we are successful in growing enrollment of this population of learners in the years ahead.”