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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 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.

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.

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.

Miami University (FL) Pre-Departure Orientation for Admitted Fall ...

July 3, 2014

Miami University will be in Shanghai (7/12/14) and Beijing (7/13/14) for a Pre-Departure Orientation for Admitted Fall 2014 students. Please RSVP by sending requests to chinarep@miamioh.edu

The Department of Homeland Security Launches Enhanced Website for ...

July 2, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the States website with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to convey pertinent information to stakeholders about the international student process in a clear and interactive manner.

The new features include:
-An interactive glossary to find definitions to the most-used terms in the international student process.
-An "Ask a Question" section to get the answers to commonly asked questions about studying in the United States or school certification.
-An enhanced School Search page to locate schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll international students across the United States in a comprehensive list or on an interactive map, by name, state, educational program or visa type.
-A mobile-ready version of Study in the States so users can easily view the site on their smart phones or tablets.

Georgetown University (DC) Communication, Culture and Technology ...

June 30, 2014

The Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) M.A. program is excited to announce the launching of its first online course, (CCTP 798) - Key Concepts in Technology and How to Use Them, this Fall 2014. CCT Founder and Associate Professor, Martin Irvine, developed this course as part of his receiving one of Georgetown’s ITEL grants, which represents the university’s new initiative for greater tech-enhanced learning.

This course will provide students and working professionals with important conceptual and analytical tools for understanding the key concepts behind our current media and computational technologies. The course will be taught entirely online using Georgetown’s Blackboard course platform with video and multimedia presentations, and real-time video conferencing.

Wright State University (OH) Conversation Partners Program

June 20, 2014

International students at a southwest Ohio college are getting help with conversational English from retirees.

A Wright State University initiative called Conversation Partners matches retired faculty, staff and spouses with students seeking extra practice to improve their English. It’s part of an intensive English program that helps non-native speakers develop language, academic and social skills meant to help them be successful at a U.S. university.

Students & Professor Embrace Cross-cultural Experiences at Univeristy ...

June 17, 2014

It’s a ritual more than one course at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has likely practiced: The end of semester “food day.”

In spring 2014, students in two of UW Oshkosh English Professor Breck Speers’ classes enjoyed what he described as “an international flavor.” While Speers’ spring Advanced Composition and spring interim Business English courses are not designed around an international curriculum or theme, both courses deeply benefitted from something UW Oshkosh prides itself on: A natural, inclusive learning environment where the experience of international students fuels a cross-cultural exchange just as valuable as the course’s content.