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President Obama Meets with Young African Leaders in Washington to ...

July 31, 2014

This week, President Obama met with Young African Leaders in Washington to discuss the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

The President alongside his administration hope to double the number of participants in the program in the next two years. He also hopes to create regional leadership centers across Africa and launch a new set of educational and professional development tools.

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry all delivered remarks at the event.

International Student Rates Up 95% at Bradley University (IL)

July 30, 2014

Bradley University is experiencing a major increase in international students interested in attending Graduate School on the Hilltop.

To date, Bradley has seen a 95% increase in international graduate school applications over last year. This is a growing trend for Bradley. In Fall ’12, Bradley received 303 international applications, in Fall ’13, 408 were received and, so far, 794 international applications have been received for Fall ’14.

Graduate school admits for international students also is up 85% thus far over last fall.

International Student Takes Advantage of Practical Research ...

July 30, 2014

Danhao Ma or Spark is a student from Shanghai, China. From a young age he has always wanted to explore and experience more academically than he believed China could offer. When his parents offered to allow him to attend high school in the U.S., he jumped at the chance, landing in Atchison, Kansas. In search of a good engineering school to continue his studies, he chose Penn State, where as an undergraduate researcher, he is working on the next generation of power cells–flexible batteries. These batteries are bendable with a fraction of the volume and weight of the ones we use today.

Watch the video to find out more!

International Students Day

July 28, 2014

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!

Applying to U.S. Universities Course

July 25, 2014

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's (NJ) Successful SCLP Program Starts Another Summer

July 24, 2014

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.

Syracuse University (NY) Sociology Professor Looks at the ...

July 23, 2014

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.

How Drexel (PA) Brought Two International Students Together to Make ...

July 21, 2014

Dang and Nikiforouk decided to 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.

Did You Know, Rutgers (NJ) is International

July 21, 2014

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

Kings College (PA) is recruiting students from Turkey

July 21, 2014

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.

Kansas Women's Leadership Institute Taking Place This Summer at KU (KS)

July 14, 2014

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."

Pierce (WA) Alum Brings a Sense of Home to International Students

July 14, 2014

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.

Japanese Student Comes 'Home' to Boise State (ID)

July 14, 2014

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.

Faculty Learn Chinese to Help Connect with International Students

July 11, 2014

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.

International Students Being Made to Feel at Home in U.S.

July 7, 2014

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.