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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!

University of Washington (WA) Accepting Applications for the Master ...

August 27, 2014

The University of Washington is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort of our Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) degree. The MAAIS program is a 10-month intensive graduate degree that is designed to bridge the worlds of theory and practice for individuals in the foreign affairs arena.

A unique feature of the MAAIS program is the Civic Council, a group of corporate, non-governmental, political and security sector leaders representing companies and organizations that are impacting and influencing today’s interconnected world. Civic Council members, including individuals from organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the program, offering networking opportunities and helping MAAIS students understand the rapidly changing society in which we live and work. The program is intended for students with at least five years of experience in international affairs.

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August 22, 2014

If you missed the EducationUSA Interactive “Adapting to American Campus Culture," you can still watch it to find out if Americans are really like they are portrayed in movies, what it's like to live in a dorm and more information about American campus culture!

Georgetown University (DC) Announces Online Chat Sessions

August 21, 2014

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University is pleased to announce its fall 2014 online chat sessions. These informal chats provide prospective students with opportunities to ask questions about the graduate programs offered at Georgetown as well as the application process.

Couple Hosts Dozens of Radford University (VA) International Students

August 15, 2014

Myrl Jones and his wife Lorene have hosted dozens of international students throughout their lives.

The couple have many stories about international students they have connected with through the international student friendship program they pioneered more than 40 years ago.

University of Northern Colorado (CO) Begins Offering a Master of ...

August 15, 2014

The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business will begin the 2014 fall semester with a Master of Business Administration program for graduates seeking to complete their master’s degree. The college, which has earned exceptional accounting and business accreditation from AACSB International, seeks to expand access to education with convenient schedules and the ability to surround students with experienced faculty. The MBA program, with the help of expert faculty members, will guide students to thrive in today’s business world and global enterprises.

University of Louisiana - Monroe (LA) Breaks Ground on New ...

August 6, 2014

Being an international student in a new country is not easy. To encourage more students to consider ULM, Eric Liew, who originally came to ULM from Malaysia, donated $1 million toward the building of an international student center, which will serve as a welcoming facility and temporary housing for new international students.

Young African Students Discuss Their Stay at Rutgers (NJ)

August 4, 2014

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.

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.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (MD) Selects 46 International ...

July 30, 2014

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries. The awards will allow the students, who have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research, to complete their graduate studies.

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 advisers 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.