Korean culture, food and entertainment was on display during Korean Culture Day, an annual event held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center at Pittsburg State University. The event, open to the public, was hosted by the PSU Korean Student Association. The event featured a variety of displays of Korean culture, including a fan-dancing performance, martial arts exhibition and musical ensembles. Traditional Korean food was also be available.
"This is an exciting event that is aimed at promoting the friendship between the Korean students at PSU and students from many other cultures," said Jamie Lee, KSA president. "We want to share the Korean culture and show how Korean students contribute to the diversity at PSU."
On Monday, March 18, the Gilman Program and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation issued a press release announcing the inaugural scholarship recipients of its partnership. Additionally, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation announced its support for the Gilman Program on its Facebook page.
We are pleased to announce that beginning with the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year, ACT is adding a September “ACT Plus Writing” date for students testing outside of the US and Canada. This new September offering replaces the February “ACT No Writing” date, meaning that all international ACT dates now offer the Writing option.
Students outside the US and Canada wanting to apply early to colleges and universities can now do so on the same schedule as their US and Canadian counterparts, beginning with the September 21, 2013, test date.
American Honors is a new 2-year honors program offered at CCS– it’s designed for bright students who want to graduate from a top 200 US 4-year university and at the same time save money and have a more personalized experience. At the conclusion of the 2-year program, students will earn an Associate’s degree with honors and will have the opportunity to apply to transfer to a top-tier university to complete their Bachelor’s degree. This year, our CCS honors students have been accepted for transfer to Stanford, the University of Washington, University of Michigan, Rutgers, Ohio State, Gonzaga and many others. Many of our students have also received substantial merit-based scholarships to transfer institutions.
Merit-based scholarships are available for outstanding domestic and international students with the completion of an American Honors application.
The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program, in conjunction with UNIBusiness, is offering a unique opportunity for international students to spend 4 weeks in the United States, improving English skills and exploring business operations in the Midwest.
Students will meet with regional businesses and international corporations, study the English language, and experience the academic and business culture in the United States.
Pittsburg State University's College of Technology is excited to announce a new International Mini-MST Certificate Program, which is an introduction to Master of Science in Technology. The Mini-MST Program will be held this summer on July 15-26, 2013. This program is uniquely designed to accommodate the international learner and introduce the U.S. industrial, engineering, and technological environment presented by the faculty of PSU. This program includes both on-campus classes in the state-of-the-art Kansas Technology Center and off-campus field trips.
This non-degree, non-credit bearing program is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as professionals in the workforce. Students do not need to have a technology degree to apply. The cost for the program is $2500 (US) which includes classes, field trips, housing, health insurance, access to campus facilities, and airport pick-up.
Student athletes at Sacred Heart University will welcome baseball legend Bobby Valentine this July as the new Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics!
Sacred Heart University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in beautiful Fairfield on a modern, safe suburban campus about an hour north of New York City by train. We are excited to have this former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox manager for our NCAA Div. 1 teams—and Bobby brings international experience, too, as former manager of the Pacific League’s Chiba Lotte Marines. Go Pioneers, GO!
Northern Arizona University’s Center for International Education would love to connect with students virtually this spring! We are currently conducting our spring virtual information sessions for students.
To join us virtually, please click on the link below and view the complete schedule of sessions.
Great news from Russia on Ambassador McFaul's blog - record number of U.S. visas issued to Russians last year! Including record number of F1 student visas, 12% more than in 2011, and a whopping 95.3% increase from 5 years ago! Great to have more Russians studying in the U.S.!
The International Student Association is a group at Creighton University devoted to celebrating and learning about the different cultures around the world, especially those of Creighton’s student body.
The association has members from places as far away as China and from as close as here in Omaha, Nebraska. According to Arts & Sciences sophomore Agrini Boken, the International Student Association’s VP for Administrative Affairs, all International students are automatically members and American students are also welcome to join. The club is open to all students no matter what their heritage, and members share their cultures with each other.
A bridge program to acclimate international students to academic and cultural aspects of the United States during the summer is in the works at Syracuse University.
The program would enable international transfer students and first-year international graduate students to take two, three-credit courses prior to the start of the fall semester. Courses include one class on library research skills and one class on global leadership, neither of which would count toward a degree. Students would also be able to take summer courses offered through individual colleges at SU.
Scattered amongst the different sports at Fresno State, a small group of athletes are living a long way from home. Not from the Midwest or the East Coast, but instead people from other sides of the world, representing the likes of Chile, Germany, India, the UK and Egypt. There are currently 29 international student-athletes on Fresno State’s different rosters, each individual choosing to take the plunge and move countries to pursue the aspiration of playing collegiate sports in America. The U.S. is rare in its combination of academics and sports in college, as more often than not, the idea is unheard of in other nations. With academics being the primary focus at universities, an excelling athlete abroad has limited options to play competitive sport once leaving high school.
Consequently, some eager athletes consider the prospect of chasing a stint in America. However, once they arrive, these international students are often overwhelmed by just how big college sports really are. The high level of organization, funding and facilities is often unimaginable in comparison to sport of the same level in their home countries.
You land in a new country for a semester, a year, perhaps a full degree's worth of study. Not only are you suddenly immersed in a strange environment, an unfamiliar culture and a different time zone, but you're faced with a style of learning that may be completely unlike the one you're used to.
To fend off work-related worries, here are some tips to help new students deal with the adjustment to American academia. 1. Manage your notes 2. Talk with your professor 3. Join a study group 4. Speak up in class 5. Make time for yourself.
For most college students, the process of filing taxes is an unwelcome—though often not overly elaborate—task to wedge in as spring semester’s assignments are piling up. Yet for international students, the process can be even more complicated. That’s why a group of student volunteers from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is spending Saturdays this month helping their global classmates file their taxes.
Most American college students must fill out the 1040 EZ form, but international students use the more complex 1040 NR form, which requires more detailed documentation and other information than the average tax form, according to Michaele Morrow, an assistant professor of accounting. Morrow worked with Beta Alpha Psi—a professional fraternity for financial information students, to assemble and train a team of accounting and business students who are volunteering time on Saturdays this month to work one-on-one with international students seeking tax help.
Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century.
Worcester State University is pleased to announce that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will now be accepted as proof of English Language proficiency, beginning with current admissions cycle. Students must achieve a minimum passing score of 6.5. WSU will continue to accept the TOEFL and serve as a testing site location for the TOEFL exam. WSU has a full-service, on-campus intensive English Language institute and a Bridge-to-College Program.