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Enrollment Period for 2014 Summer Session at Rutgers University (NJ) Begins

March 19, 2014

The enrollment period for the 2014 Summer Session at Rutgers University has begun. Students may travel to Rutgers University nearby New York City to earn up to three credits in as little as three weeks this summer. Develop the skills, confidence and cultural awareness for success in the US. Enroll today!

California State University, Los Angeles (CA) International Summer Session

March 19, 2014

California State University, Los Angeles is excited to offer a unique study abroad program this summer – International Summer Session. Students from all corners of the globe will have the opportunity to experience American culture and study alongside Cal State L.A. students in courses from our university catalog. More than 300 courses in over 50 academic disciplines are available to help students meet their academic, professional, and personal goals.

Cal State L.A.'s 175-acre urban campus is at the heart of the civic and cultural activities of California's largest city. Los Angeles has the distinction of being the entertainment capital of the world, putting it at the center of the film, TV, and music industries in addition to Pacific Rim economic and cultural activity. Two major freeways, several bus systems, and a commuter rail station located on campus grant students easy access to nearby mountains, beaches, museums, cultural centers as well as major sports centers.

Classes begin June 23, 2014.

Free MOOC "Applying to U.S. Universities" Featuring EducationUSA Has Begun

March 19, 2014

“It depends.” That is what you’ll hear when asking about the U.S. university admission process. With over 4,000 universities in the United States and no standard application system, the U.S. admission process can be confusing for everyone, but especially for students applying from other countries.

This course will help international students (non-U.S. citizens) 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. More importantly, admission officers will discuss how they use those pieces to decide who is accepted and who is denied, so that you can understand the process beyond the pieces.

By the end of this course, you will understand application basics that include researching schools, creating a school list, and establishing an application plan. This course will not answer all of your application questions, but it will teach you to ask the right questions of yourself and the universities. Ultimately, you will have all the information you need to start your process the right way, putting you on the path to acceptance.

South Dakota State University (SD) Hosts Colorful African Cultural Event

March 17, 2014

24 African countries are represented on the South Dakota State University Campus. And on Feb. 16, the SDSU African Student Association showcased all of them at African Night, celebrating culture in spectacular color, song and dance.

Event performances included several dances and a drama of a traditional baby naming ceremony. There was also a tribute to Nelson Mandela as well as a presentation on the service-learning initiatives African students at SDSU have participated with and engineered. Attendees came in their native dress and showed off their style in a cultural and colorful fashion show.

Traditional foods like joloff rice, chapatti, waakye and fried rice, boforot and fried plantains were served, sending a heavenly aroma throughout the ballroom and offering a delicious experience for the taste buds. The event attracted over 400 people from the campus and community. To view more photos of Africa Night, visit www.facebook.com/SDSUInternational.

Admissions applications are now being accepted for fall semester which begins August 2014. The SDSU Office of International Affairs is the hub for international student services and undergraduate admissions, ESL programs, study abroad planning and community connections programs. For more information, visit www.sdstate.edu/international.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) Penn Summer Global Institute

March 14, 2014

Penn Summer Global Institute (PSGI) is a comprehensive academic experience for top undergraduates from around the world with high English proficiency. As a pre-arranged package, undergraduates spend 6 weeks as visiting students, and experience everything Penn has to offer: earning Ivy League credits alongside other Penn students, living and dining on campus, and socializing with other Penn students from the U.S. and abroad. The PSGI experience allows students to choose packaged courses that meet their academic path. Along with classes, students will benefit from Penn’s range of exceptional resources, including academic advising, and get exposure to the cultural and social features of living on campus in Philadelphia. And while visiting, students can take advantage of Philadelphia‘s close proximity to other major cities on the east coast.

CCI Greenheart's Summer English Academy Program

March 14, 2014

CCI Greenheart's Summer English Academy Program offers 3 week intensive English language programs exclusively for teenager's ages 14 to 18 years old. Participants have the opportunity to live and study with other international teens on beautiful boarding school campuses, study English, explore famous cities and participate in fun, cultural activities. The courses are led by native English speakers certified to teach ESL. Teachers offer creative language lessons with a focus on conversational skills and provide English speaking opportunities at all times: meals, activities and class. Each day students participate in recreational activities on and off campus and excursions each weekend including visits to well-known universities, community volunteer projects, amusement parks and New York City and San Francisco.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
2014 Program Dates:
New York State: July 5 - July 25
Northern California: July 26 - August 15

Mount Holyoke College (MA) Classroom and Online Summer Courses

March 12, 2014

Mount Holyoke College offers classroom and online summer courses to undergraduate and graduate students for academic credit as well as community members seeking professional development and personal enrichment. May 27–July 2 and July 8–August 13, 2014.

We are currently accepting applications for exciting courses such as, The Hunger Games, Social Psychology and Chinese Hollywood. Register now: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courses
page@mtholyoke.edu

Western Washington University (WA) Hosts Global Gourmets Dinner

March 12, 2014

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 6. Organized by the Center for International Studies, International Student and Scholar Services, and University Catering, the evening featured a six-course tasting menu with dishes from Finland, Bhutan, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, and Saudi Arabia. Six students presented their food and culture to an audience of university administrators, faculty, and students. This celebration of Western’s international students also included performances by a student jazz quintet and a well-known Lummi Nation violinist and storyteller. 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.

Register for an EdUSA Connects Step 4: Apply for Your Student Visa Webinar

March 10, 2014

Join us for one of these EdUSA Connects Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study webinars in March/April. Step 4 can begin up to 5 months prior to U.S. study, and it typically takes place in March and April for most international students. Step 4 covers the basics of applying for a student visa and scheduling a visa interview.

Carroll University (WI) New Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior

March 7, 2014

Carroll University has initiated a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behavior, one of only 10 such programs in the United States. Students electing to major in Animal Behavior prepare for careers ranging from domestic or exotic animal training to zoo keeping to wildlife management. With the appropriate coursework, students are also prepared for graduate training in field such as Veterinary Medicine or Wildlife Conservation. Carroll’s program includes coursework in behavioral neuroscience, behavior analysis, and behavioral ecology. All students complete an internship to develop their professional network prior to graduation.

Siena Heights University (MI) Summer Courses

February 28, 2014

Siena Heights University is pleased to announce that tuition rates for ground-based College of Arts and Sciences classes for the Summer 2014 session in Adrian have been reduced by 45 percent. Instead of paying $460 per credit hour, if you enroll in summer classes at the Adrian campus this summer, you will pay only $250 per credit hour. All applicable fees, including the technology fee, will be charged at the normal rate. The reduced tuition rate does not apply to totally online classes. In addition, if you are not a Lenawee County resident and you need a place to stay on campus this summer while taking summer classes, you may stay in the Campus Village at the reduced rate of $300 per six-week session, $400 per eight-week session, or $600 for both six-week sessions. Students will be responsible for paying all utilities. Yes, that's only $50 per week plus utilities to stay on campus while taking classes at greatly reduced tuition rates. The listing of Summer 2014 CAS classes will be available through the MySiena web site on March 3. I invite you to take advantage of this offer of quality education at an affordable price this summer.

Felician College (NJ) Accepting Applications for Pre-College Summer Program

February 28, 2014

Felician College is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our pre-college summer program, the Global Citizenship Institute. This program will gives high school students the opportunity to gain a head start on their future college education, allowing them to earn 3 college credits in just 3 weeks! Felician College is located only 10 miles from New York City, and the program takes advantage of the excellent location with numerous activities including multiple visits to the United Nations, a Broadway Show, Six Flags Amusement Park, and a day trip to Philadelphia! One full scholarship is available for this program and on-campus housing is provided for all students. Applications are open to high school students all over the world and space is limited, so apply today! The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

Bridge English Language Center (CO) Study Colorado's Newest Member

February 27, 2014

StudyColorado welcomes Bridge English Language Center as its newest member! Located in Denver, Colorado, Bridge hosts thousands of students from around the world each year, delivering top-notch language instruction, teacher training, and translation services. The diverse population of students is looking to improve their English language skills to achieve their dreams in the workplace, at school, for travel and immigration, or simply to experience a new culture. You can study English on site at Bridge in Denver, CO, and earn college credits with the University Early Start Program!

University of Kansas' (KS) School of Engineering Embarks on Major Expansion

February 27, 2014

The School of Engineering at the University of Kansas has embarked on a major expansion that will increase the size of the student body, research endeavors, and opportunities for students and faculty. Through an $80 million project, two new structures are under construction that will provide an additional 135,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space. The new classrooms come in a variety of sizes and employ newer designs that help ensure students receive a quality learning experience despite growing enrollments. Another major facet of the expansion project is the creation of a high-bay facility on KU’s West Campus. The structure will provide 10,000 square feet for the structural testing area, with a 40-foot wall. In addition there will be another 3,000 square feet set aside for student projects. The high bay facility is expected to be complete by fall 2014 and the main structure at the Engineering Complex is expected to be ready for occupancy in summer 2015, in time for the start of the fall 2015 semester. Additional details about the designs for the new buildings can be found here: http://engr.ku.edu/news/2013-05-3/school-unveils-final-designs-new-engineering-build.

University of Pittsburgh's (PA) Professional and Academic English ...

February 21, 2014

Improve your English before you begin your Master's or PhD studies in the US! The Professional and Academic English Program (PAEP) offered by the English Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh immerses students in culture and language beneficial to those in academic and professional environments. This is an intensive, 6-week program for international students planning to attend graduate programs in the US or who will be involved in an organization working with the US in a professional capacity. This program uses a variety of professional and academic content as the basis for English language classes. Content includes readings from journals and textbooks, videotaped lectures of actual classes, research paper and report requirements, and work with librarians. Students who apply to this program must already be accepted to a US graduate program or have a TOEFL 550/80 iBT score. This intensive, 6-week program is offered yearly from mid-June to late-July. Application deadline is May 15. Be sure to mention on your application that you heard about us from EducationUSA!