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9 posts from October 2012

10/16/2012

News from Nanjing

Nanjing school
Volunteering at Yuhua Primary School

Read up on Nanjing China's Intensive Language + Culture program in this Mid-Semester Update, which includes trips to a renowned Buddhist temple, the Presidential Palace, and a primary school for migrant children.

Download CIEE Nanjing Newsletter 2 Fall 2012 

Stellenbosch Fall Newsletter

Stellenbosch photo
Into the Wild...

Film festivals, waterfall hikes, a visit to Kogelberg Nature Reserve - click below to download "News from the Boland," and see what's been happening in Stellenbosch over this past semester!

Download Stellenbosch Newsletter

10/15/2012

Spring 2013 Application Deadline, Today

Get your applications in!

Today is the application deadline for the following Spring 2012 programs: 

  • Czech Republic, Prague:  All Programs
  • England, London:  School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS)
  • Japan, Tokyo: Arts + Sciences
  • Korea, Seoul: Arts + Sciences
  • Portugal, Lisbon: Language + Culture

The following program's deadline has been extended to November 1:

  • Germany, Berlin: Business and Culture

Visit ciee.org/study-abroad to learn more. 

CIEE Scholarships Increase Study Abroad Diversity by 65 Percent

September 25, 2012

CIEE’s Global Access Initiative (GAIN) has awarded a record number of scholarships to 524 college and university students to study around the world. With nearly $700,000 out of the pledged $1 million awarded to date, CIEE’s GAIN scholarship program represents the largest amount of scholarship funds available solely for the purpose of expanding access to study abroad for underrepresented students.

In just one year, the GAIN scholarship program has increased CIEE’s annual scholarship giving to more than $3 million total to help make studying abroad a possibility for students of diverse backgrounds and academic majors. Through GAIN:

  • Ethnic diversity increased 65 percent in CIEE’s 2012 summer program and 25 percent in the 2012 fall semester.
  • More than 200 additional nontraditional students attended a CIEE study abroad program in the last six months.
  • GAIN helped increase participation among men, an underrepresented group in study abroad programs, bucking a national trend that has held steady for the past 50 years.

As the world leader in international education exchange, CIEE is committed to making study abroad available to all students. The GAIN scholarship program is one way CIEE is keeping this commitment as all funds go to students facing some of the most common barriers to international study, such as high costs, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and underrepresented fields of study like science, technology, engineering, and math. CIEE’s goal: that every student—regardless of economic means or academic major—has the opportunity to enhance his or her education through time spent living, studying, and exploring in another country.

 

According to CIEE Director of Enrollment Management Elizabeth Lauze, “GAIN scholarships and grants play an important role in helping to create access for students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to study abroad. We’re pleased to be able to help these students attend high-quality international programs that will develop their intercultural skills and better prepare them for leading and contributing in today’s world.”

 

To date, students from 160 colleges and universities across the country have been awarded scholarships to CIEE study centers participating in programs ranging from Business, Language, and Culture in Shanghai, China, to Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Recipients are chosen based on a submitted essay about the barriers he or she needs to overcome in order to study abroad, how he or she plans to encourage students facing similar challenges to study abroad, and why studying abroad is important to students from all walks of life.

 

CIEE
A non-profit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international exchange. For 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally independent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.

10/09/2012

Barcelona Architecture & Design Newsletter

Barcelona architecture

With three weeks already in the books, Barcelona's Architecture & Design program is well under way.

From internships with local, prize-winning firms, to a group studio project aimed at revitalizing an abandoned site in the multicultural neighborhood in El Raval, read more about the students participating in this fascinating program in the fall newsletter:

Download AD Newsletter Fall 2012

 

10/04/2012

Rio de Janeiro Study Center Newsletter, Fall 2012

Rio group mnt
From a day of service spent beautifying a host neighborhood, to a group hike, and dance lesson at a local samba school, read about the recent adventures of students at the CIEE Rio de Janeiro Study Center in this fall newsletter.  

Download Rio Newsletter Fall 2012

 

Rio service
day of service with with UPP Social and the residents of Tabajaras

Rio dance school
salgueiro samba school


 

 

Rio hike
climbing Cabritos Mountain

 

 

Santo Domingo, Fall 2012 Newsletter

Dr group ruins

Theater performances, conservation projects, a visit to the Colonial Zone - the students of the CIEE Santo Domingo Liberal Arts program have been busy.

Catch up on their activities, peruse photos, and read essays and profiles on resident staff in this fall newsletter.

Download Santo Domingo LA Newsletter Fall 2012

Dr field trip

Dr beach cleaning
Ubu rey

 

10/01/2012

Welcome Academic Director Michael Silverman

Please welcome Michael Silverman, Ph.D., CIEE’s first academic director of our new Center for Teaching and Learning. Based at CIEE’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, Michael will oversee many critical elements of our study abroad programs, including academic program design and coordination, faculty training and development, and student learning initiatives. In addition, he will focus on evaluating ideas for new programs and new study centers, evaluating and advising on our existing suite of programs designed to enhance student intercultural competencies (e.g., the Seminar on Living and Learning and the Online Pre-Departure Orientation, to name a few), and expanding our industry-leading faculty training programs (e.g., CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminars).

An exemplary scholar, teacher, and proponent of the study abroad field, Michael comes to us from the University of Southern California where he has served as associate professor of the Master of Teaching online program for the past three years.

Previously he worked as director of Thailand Travel-Study at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute of the Environment in which he initiated, directed, and led the UCLA “Summer Programs” first international service-learning program for undergraduate and graduate students. He has also taught as adjunct faculty, lecturer, and visiting scholar at universities across Asia, including the Taiwan National University in Taipei, Mahidol University’s Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development in Thailand, and the Asian Institute of Technology Center in Vietnam.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a minor in Spanish, a master’s degree in teaching as a second language (TESL) with a focus in testing and assessment from UCLA, and a doctorate in education (international/inter-cultural specialization) from the University of Southern California. 

Announcing Spring 2013 Application Deadline Extensions

The following application deadlines have been extended to October  15:

  • Czech Republic, Prague:  All Programs
  • England, London:  School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS)
  • Japan, Tokyo: Arts + Sciences
  • Korea, Seoul: Arts + Sciences
  • Portugal, Lisbon: Language + Culture

The following deadline will be extended to November 1:

  • Germany, Berlin: Business and Culture

Visit ciee.org/study-abroad to learn more.