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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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 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 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.
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.
Meet some of the 25 extraordinary men and women who are bringing important lessons back home. The students were in the United States for the Rutgers Civic Leadership Institute which allowed them to experience many opportunities for personal development.
Dang and Nikiforouk decided to do something positive with their time and entrepreneurial minds at Drexel.
They wanted to start their own company that would use banner advertisements to raise money for charity.
There was a small hurdle to clear: Neither of them had any experience programming games, or any kind of software. And they didn’t have the resources to hire a developer. So they just taught themselves how to do it, over the course of a few months.
Travel with EducationUSA Russia beyond the Ural Mountains for U.S. higher education fairs, outreach events and networking for institutional partnerships in Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok, March 16-21, 2014. For more information or to register, visit: www.educationusa.info/fairs/siberia. The deadline to register is January 24, 2014.
EducationUSA Russia will be promoting summer academic and cultural opportunities for students at accredited U.S. academic institutions from February 3-7, 2014, and we need help from U.S. colleges and universities to make this week a success! To participate with us, please send us:
• promotional materials for distribution at our centers;
• give-aways for essay contest winners;
• social media blasts for reposting;
• your local alumni to meet with prospective students.
For more information about this initiative, please contact Katherine Scodova: firstname.lastname@example.org
The long awaited Presidential Decree to launch the Global Education program in Russia has finally been signed! Global Education, which funds graduate studies in high-tech, public administration, education administration and social services fields, will start distributing funds in 2014. Students applying for support from the Global Education program must also independently apply and be admitted to a Master, PhD or post-doctoral program at a top 300 ranked institution per ARWU, THE and QS scales. Official information (in Russian only) can be found at http://asi.ru/molprof/globaleduintegration/.
Specific eligibility criteria and application process are not yet available. EducationUSA Russia is following developments closely, and will post news and updates as it becomes available. http://educationusarussia.org/ushei.html