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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.