CollegeWeekLive is hosting a free online college fair for international students. Register to ask any questions you may have for more than 80 top U.S. universities, get personal advice from EducationUSA advisors and more!
The second session of the Applying to U.S. Universities MOOC, which features EducationUSA, will start on August 3, 2014! This free course will help international students and non-native English speakers navigate the U.S. university admission process by offering practical information about the documents and pieces that make up a U.S. university application.
Centenary College is running its annual intensive Summer Culture and Language Program for international students to learn American culture and the English language. This program is open to international college and high school students.
From July 7th through August 14th, 55 students from China, Georgia and Korea are attending the Summer Culture & Language Program. Fourteen of the summer students will remain at Centenary for the 2014-2015 academic year.
When Associate Professor Yingyi Ma arrived on campus in 2006 to teach, she noticed few international students from China at the undergraduate level. Since then, at SU and other universities, a change has been occurring.
“Many universities, especially public universities, are recruiting more international students from Asia,” Ma says. The number of international students is as high as 10 percent or more of undergraduates at some universities.
Those observations have led to her latest research and a purpose in helping institutions think about the best experience for international students.
On February 25, NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced Rutgers University as a recipient of the 2014 Simon Award for their comprehensive internationalization efforts.
Rutgers received the 2014 “Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization” for excellence in integrating international education across all aspects of college and university campuses.
Read more at: http://global.rutgers.edu/news/865-rutgers-university-wins-2014-senator-paul-simon-award-for-comprehensive-internationalization
With their sights set on diversifying campus while reaching students on an international basis, representatives from King’s College have returned from a trip to Turkey, where several academic partnerships were established.
On the trip, King’s President Rev. John Ryan and Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business, met with of not-for-profit universities to share several school initiatives.
The agreement calls for a “2+2” commitment between the student and the school, in which a student would take two years of courses at one of the participating Turkish schools and finish the remaining two years at King’s, receiving a degree from both.
The University of Kansas (KU) is welcoming a group of students from Afghanistan, India, Morocco, Mongolia, Pakistan, Zambia, and Kansas to participate in the Kansas Women's Leadership Institute (KWLI) this summer. KWLI "provides a transformative experience that develops leadership competencies, cultivates a spirit of collaboration, and elevates the power of women’s voices."
Each Wednesday night without fail, Elizabeth Sierra-Arruffatt prepares a home-cooked meal for a group of students who have traveled across the world to study here at Pierce College. As a Pierce alum, Sierra-Arruffatt got to know many international students while she was in school, and developed a great respect for the bravery it takes to study in a foreign country.
Former international students Takami Nakagawa and Rie Yoshida both graduated from Boise State in 1981, before marrying each other a year later. Next year, their story will come full circle when their son Shuhei will also graduate from Boise State.
Read more about their experiences in this article.
When Oxford College Professor Frank Maddox goes to China on sabbatical this fall, studying business culture and central banking to enhance what he brings to his economics classes will be only part of the picture.
When Emmanuel Abu arrived in Huntington, West Virginia, from his native Nigeria to begin college at Marshall University last fall, everything seemed to have been planned out to ensure a smooth matriculation.
Through a special program for international students, Abu received comprehensive support that helped him to successfully acclimate to an American college classroom.
Miami University will be in Shanghai (7/12/14) and Beijing (7/13/14) for a Pre-Departure Orientation for Admitted Fall 2014 students. Please RSVP by sending requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the States website with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to convey pertinent information to stakeholders about the international student process in a clear and interactive manner.
The new features include:
-An interactive glossary to find definitions to the most-used terms in the international student process.
-An "Ask a Question" section to get the answers to commonly asked questions about studying in the United States or school certification.
-An enhanced School Search page to locate schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll international students across the United States in a comprehensive list or on an interactive map, by name, state, educational program or visa type.
-A mobile-ready version of Study in the States so users can easily view the site on their smart phones or tablets.
The Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) M.A. program is excited to announce the launching of its first online course, (CCTP 798) - Key Concepts in Technology and How to Use Them, this Fall 2014. CCT Founder and Associate Professor, Martin Irvine, developed this course as part of his receiving one of Georgetown’s ITEL grants, which represents the university’s new initiative for greater tech-enhanced learning.
This course will provide students and working professionals with important conceptual and analytical tools for understanding the key concepts behind our current media and computational technologies. The course will be taught entirely online using Georgetown’s Blackboard course platform with video and multimedia presentations, and real-time video conferencing.
Are you interested in studying in the USA? Get motivated and learn more with the new Study in the USA video and book.
Also learn more about EducationUSA’s Five Steps to U.S. Study, which are: (1) Research Your Options, (2) Finance Your Studies, (3) Complete Your Application, (4) Apply for Your Student Visa and (5) Prepare for Departure.