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Western Washington University (WA) Hosts Global Gourmets Dinner

March 13, 2015

Western Washington University international students worked with the university chef and catering staff to create authentic dishes from their home countries at the Global Gourmets Dinner on Thursday, March 5. Organized by the Center for International Studies, International Student and Scholar Services, and University Catering, the evening featured dishes from England, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Nine students presented their food and culture to an audience of university administrators, faculty, and students. The collaboration served to highlight the diverse perspectives and experiences that international students bring to Western.

International Student and Scholar Services supports international students at Western Washington University, providing assistance with immigration advising, practical matters, and social and cultural adjustment. ISSS also works to promote cross-cultural exchange throughout the University community. International students may begin their studies at Western Washington University in Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.

Longwood University (VA) Launches Global Leaders Program

March 12, 2015

Longwood University in central Virginia launches the Global Leaders program! A program designed to connect international students with domestic students, help international students integrate into life in the United States and at Longwood, and promote intercultural awareness and engagement in study abroad, this program has three Categories of Service: Mentor for new international students; Cultural Ambassadors; Scholars.

Syracuse University (NY) Whitman MBA Application Session

March 6, 2015

This session will feature important tips for completing the online application for graduate programs at the Whitman School of Management. Join the conversation with Assistant Director of Admissions Shannon Nanda and Associate Dean for Masters Programs Don Harter. The session will offer some important guidelines to keep in mind when completing the online application and submitting all relevant application materials. After the applications are reviewed, candidates are invited to go through an interview process. The session will address the interview process as well and offer some tips on preparing for the interview. The session will last for an hour and will include Q & A with the audience.

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism (NY) Summer ...

March 5, 2015

Join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and top New York journalists for exciting, two-week summer multimedia intensive courses in the media capital of the world. Earn a resume-building CUNY J-School Certificate as you enhance your skills in digital and traditional reporting. Choose from eight different workshops. Live, study and report in New York City this summer.

University of California, Davis (CA) Offers New Program in Brazil

February 25, 2015

The University of California, Davis' new program, Modern Pre-Trial Litigation in the United States, is offered in São Paulo, Brazil.

This one-week course will cover the significant aspects of modern pre-trial litigation in U.S. courts. The course coverage will include two traditional areas of pre-trial litigation: (1) Civil Procedure Filings and Discovery; and (2) Alternative Dispute Resolution or “ADR” (Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration). The course will emphasize the ever-growing trend of using computers, the Internet, and various technological tools in the practice of law. Special emphasis will be placed on the factual investigation of the case and the prolific growth of electronically stored information and the special challenges in “e-discovery” practice.

State University of New York Empire State College (NY) e-Learning MOOC

February 20, 2015

State University of New York's Empire State College has developed a MOOC that will help non-U.S. students, first generation immigrants and foreign-born professionals better understand and master American eLearning as well as other U.S. virtual environments for college and career success.

This free, five-week online course, titled "iMOOC101: Mastering American eLearning," is being offered though OPEN SUNY on Coursera from March 23 to May 1, 2015. Those who complete the course requirements are eligible to receive a Statement of Accomplishment.

This competency-based, skill-building course will enable participants to:
• Learn the ins and outs of U.S. on-line environments;
• Pinpoint common challenges for non-U.S. students and help overcome them;
• Enhance your cultural knowledge and your ability to thrive in U.S. work environments;
• Get an inside look at how U.S. universities and companies organize work and study, develop and execute projects, communicate ideas, collaborate and solve organizational and technical problems in online environments.

University of Arkansas School of Law (AR) Accelerated J.D. Program

February 6, 2015

The University of Arkansas School of Law is now admitting candidates to the Accelerated J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers. This degree is aimed at individuals holding a law degree from outside the United States who wish to sit for the bar examination in any state in the USA.

Rutgers University (NJ) Summer Session for International Students

January 26, 2015

International students are invited to broaden their horizons at Rutgers University this summer! Study and live at one of the premier public research universities in the United States. Choose from over 2,200 courses and explore options for further study in the U.S. this summer.

Hiram College (OH) Receives U.S. State Department Grant for ...

October 30, 2014

Hiram College is the recipient of a U.S. State Department grant for $500,000 to fund international collaboration. The program, “Connecting Pakistani and American High Schools through International Watershed Partnerships,” calls for the formation of non-traditional partnerships among American and Pakistani high schools, universities, local community partners and government agencies – partnerships that are necessary to solve the unprecedented global water crises of the 21st Century.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) Announces New Major

October 13, 2014

Up until this year, Rensselaer has only had one major for undergraduate students in the School of Architecture – a Bachelor of Architecture. The School of Architecture is excited to announce their newest option for undergraduate students, a four year Bachelor of Science in Building Science. This major focuses on the phenomena that inform the design of next-generation buildings. Faculty use a holistic approach in their teaching style and curriculum to develop student’s understanding of buildings as a set of interconnected systems that can be built, modified and adapted to meet requirements for functionality, energy optimization and human contact.

Students in this major receive preparation for direct entry into one of the building industry’s main sectors ranging from real estate development to construction management. It also serves as a foundation for advanced degrees in architecture, engineering or business. Students who excel in this major also have the option of coupling this degree with another in the duel degree programs or co-terminal program (five-year Bachelor and Masters of Science).

State University of New York at Potsdam (NY) New Community Health Program

October 10, 2014

State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam is pleased to announce the launch of the MS in Community Health! Graduates will be prepared to identify, prevent and solve health problems as well as develop and evaluate health-related programs and policies, especially those affecting rural health populations. Graduates will work as project managers, public health advocates, health educators or program evaluators in fields ranging from substance abuse and obesity to nutrition, environmental health and sexual health.

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management (MA) Sponsors ...

October 7, 2014

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University works tirelessly to strengthen the global network. In September, the school sponsored Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama’s visit to Brandeis where he spoke about the future of Africa and his country’s contributions to the continent’s growth and prosperity. Read more about President Mahama’s visit on the Brandeis University website.

The University of Michigan-Flint's (MI) Mechanical Engineering ...

October 6, 2014

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) has finished an 18-month evaluation of the University of Michigan-Flint Mechanical Engineering Program and has granted accreditation.

The Mechanical Engineering program was launched in 2008 and graduates of the program are employed by major organizations like John Deere Worldwide and the U.S. Department of Defense Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center. Additionally, the University of Michigan-Flint has dedicated counselors available to help you with any questions you may have, as well as International Student Ambassadors.

Central Penn College (PA) Opens Cultural Diversity Center

October 6, 2014

Central Penn College announces the opening of its new Cultural Diversity Center to support international students and multiculturalism on campus. The Cultural Diversity Center provides support services ranging from immigration services to cultural adjustment and international student academic needs. The center also offers events and programming to enhance the international student experience. International students will be welcomed by Cultural Diversity Coordinator Romeo Azondekon, who facilitates diversity programming and offers international student support at the college.

Nova Southeastern University's (FL) Dual Admission Program

October 2, 2014

Nova Southeastern University's Dual Admission Program is for highly motivated students who have maintained a focus on their career goals from an early age. As a qualified student in the Dual Admission program, students are automatically reserved a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional schools while earning an undergraduate degree.