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Cultural Immersion Program Scholarship

Each summer the cultural immersion program hosts scholars from various nations for a three-to-four-week period at Keystone College, La Plume, PA, campus. The students participate in educational programs and discussions that help to improve their English skills, and they receive instruction on topics such as reading and vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Students are also given the opportunity to explore American history, government, and culture through a variety of day and weekend activities locally and in other East Coast cities including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

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Keystone College names International Guest House honoring Dr. Jay Nathan

Keystone College recently conducted a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Dr. Jay Nathan International Guest House.  

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2nd Annual Cultural Immersion Program 2017

Eleven college students of Nepalese heritage participated in the second annual Professor Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Endowed Cultural Immersion Program in August 2017. Pictured with Professor Jay Nathan, Ph.D. (second row, far right), are Keystone College President David Coppola, PhD. and Mrs. Deliah Coppola (first row, center).
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Inaugural Cultural Immersion Program 2016

The Inaugural Cultural Immersion Program, held in August, 2016, included scholars from Mongolia, pictured with Professor Jay Nathan, Ph.D., center, and Keystone College President David Coppola, PhD.


For so many years, Dr. Nathan has epitomized the very meaning and purpose of international education and cultural immersion. -Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.

About Dr. Nathan

Dr. Nathan Cultural Immersion ProgramThe cultural immersion program is made possible through funding and expertise provided by Professor Jay Nathan, Ph.D., a long-time resident of Lackawanna County and Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Nathan has had a long and distinguished career in international business and in helping students from poor and developing nations. Among his career accomplishments, Dr. Nathan was a Fulbright Scholar to Kazakhstan, and a visiting professor and doctoral adviser at Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He is an Honorable Professor at Karaganda University of Economics in Kazakhstan and is a recognized author and expert on the Kazakhstan economy and culture.

The idea of cultural immersion program came to Dr. Nathan while he was in Kazakhstan, a newly independent Central Asian nation, during his Senior Fulbright Scholarship.  He imagined how such a program would help when people of different cultures experience American culture and history.

Dr. Nathan’s expertise and involvement helped the project become a reality. “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nathan, and looking forward to hosting scholars from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, India, and Nepal,” Dr. David Coppola, President of Keystone College said.