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Michigan State University (MI) Starts Program to Pair Domestic and ...

October 30, 2014

Michigan State University and the city of East Lansing, MI have partnered to start the MSU East Lansing Together: Promoting Outreach through Translations (known as MELTing POT). The new program will pair American students with international students to translate city documents into different languages, such as Chinese, Arabic and Spanish.

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.

Southwestern Law School (CA) Professor Receives International Lawyer ...

October 30, 2014

The International Law Section of the State Bar of California selected Professor Robert Lutz as the recipient of the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award for his extraordinary service to the profession in the field of international law. Read more about the award and Professor Lutz's extensive contributions to international law at http://www.swlaw.edu/news/overview/lutz_christopheraward814.

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.

Register for Latin America International Students Day

October 9, 2014

Don't miss Latin America International Students Day, the free online college fair for prospective international students. Register to receive practical advice about studying in the United States from EducationUSA advisers!

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.

Saint Leo University (FL) Offers Fast Track for Bridge Program Students

September 29, 2014

Starting this fall, the Bridge English for Academic Purposes Program at Saint Leo University offers two tracks – a fast one-semester track and a regular track (two semesters). The program provides international students with the opportunity to earn academic credits while refining their academic English language skills.

Required language proficiency scores:
Regular track – iBT 45-64, IELTS 5
Fast track – iBT 65-78, IELTS 5.5 – low 6.

Top three reasons why students choose Bridge at Saint Leo:
1. Move Forward: Bridge students earn academic credits that are counted towards graduation.
2. Small Classes: The class size in the program is capped at 10-15 students and the overall Saint Leo University student-teacher ratio is 14:1.
3. Great Community Support: Students study with qualified and dedicated instructors; they become active members of a welcoming and strong academic community.

Bridge students are not only working on their academic English, but they also start their undergraduate studies while in the Bridge Program. Some of the most popular majors are Biology - Biomedical and Health Sciences, B.S.; Computer Science, B.S.; Criminal Justice, B.A.; and Global Studies, B.A. Saint Leo University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and is now accepting applications for spring 2015.

Eastern Illinois University (IL) Now Offering Clinical Laboratory ...

September 26, 2014

EIU now offers an exciting program in Clinical Laboratory Science (formally known as Medical Technology). This bachelor's program offers excellent practical experience including internship opportunities at local hospitals. Upon successful completion of hospital internships, the student becomes a candidate for a college degree and is eligible to take the certifying examinations of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists for registry as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Scholarships are now available and are worth up to $13,500 per year!

Elon University (NC) Opens Completed Global Neighborhood

September 11, 2014

Elon University's newest residential complex is a place for students to grow into global citizens as faculty and staff who reside on campus create programs that complement what students learn in class. Students in this campus neighborhood will enjoy a variety of opportunities, including dinners with faculty, film festivals and more.

Ripon College (WI) Receives Grant from the National Science Foundation

September 10, 2014

Ripon College Science Department recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrument. This instrument allows our students to greatly enhance their research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will be significantly improved by gaining the ability to effectively study lipidomics. The LC/MS will be available for all students to use by January 2015.

University of Louisiana Monroe (LA) Constructs New International ...

September 10, 2014

Along with donor Eric Liew and his wife Linda Pruett, University of Louisiana at Monroe officials broke ground on the newest privately-funded project for the university—the international student center. University of Louisiana Monroe International Student Center is due to open in January 2015!