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Congratulations to Our First CIEE Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes Winner!

CIEE Study Abroad - Best Summer EverFour more chances remain for students to win $5,000 toward summer study abroad in 2014. 

We’re thrilled to congratulate Heidi N., University of Hawaii at Manoa, the first winner of the CIEE Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes. Heidi is the first of five U.S. college students to win $5,000 toward the CIEE 2014 Summer Study Abroad program of her choice. Eligible students can enter here, and we’ll announce a winner every week through March 3.

CIEE offers over 70 top-quality immersive summer abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide, giving students more choice than anyone else. Click here for full sweepstakes details, and check this blog to see the next winner.


CIEE Kicks Off Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes

Ciee_study_abroad_summerFive students will win $5,000 toward summer study abroad in 2014. 

As part of our commitment to help students broaden their horizons with study abroad, the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes will award five students $5,000 toward the 2014 CIEE Summer Study Abroad program of their choice. Winners will be announced weekly through March 3.

The Best Summer Sweepstakes is open to students who are currently enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges. Students can find complete terms and conditions and enter here.

CIEE offers over 70 top-quality immersive summer abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide, giving students more choice than anyone else. Summer programs range from four to 12 weeks, making it easy for students to find the ideal program that fits their needs and schedule.


CIEE Host Institution in Mumbai gets ranked in Top 50 Business schools

The Economic Times of India ranks the Welingkar Institute of Management in Mumbai as #16 of the top 50 business schools in the country. Welingkar is home to the International Business and Culture program at the CIEE Study Center in Mumbai.

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Mumbai, India: International Business and Culture--General Updates


Starting in the fall term 2011 (July), CIEE staff will be adding a Sunday morning bicycle tour of the Colaba area of Mumbai and a rickshaw orientation of the Bandra suburb, famous for its historic churches, multitude of restaurants, cafes, and  shopping areas.

Program Director’s Site Visit to the Welingkar Institute

In January 2011, Dan Olds, Program Director, visited Welingkar to visit classes and meet with some local students. Dan was extremely impressed as he listened to group presentations on how students would reorganize the India Post from a loss leader into a profitable enterprise for the Indian government. Dan also spent time learning from students in the InnoWe Center for Design and Entrepreneurship where students receive faculty guidance and stewardship on how to present their ideas to companies and investors to launch their own company or product. Having visited and worked with many institutions in Asia and having studied management in Singapore, Dan believes Mumbai and Welingkar to offer the most robust learning environment for business students in Asia given the explosion of global companies, highly articulate and entrepreneurial student body, and time-tested delivery of quality management education.

 Housing Information Update

Students are placed in student hostels near the Welingkar facility. Male students live in the “Boys Hostel” which is three bus stops away from the Welingkar campus and takes about 15 minutes to reach by public bus, less by taxi or rickshaw. Female students live in the “Girls Hostel” which is a 5-minute walk from the campus.

The hostels have 24-hour security and an 11:30 p.m. curfew for all students. Students may come in after curfew by alerting the guard on duty about their plans. Each floor has a bathroom that includes western toilets, showers, and sinks. There is a small cooking space on each floor.

To ensure good nutrition and general health among students, Dinner will be provided by the famous “dabbawala delivery service” associated with modern life in Mumbai and cultural artifact from Mumbai’s colonial past. The meals are served in convenient, tray packed; disposable containers which are delivered to the hostels where students may enjoy them at their leisure. Students can choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. These meals are delivered at 7pm from Monday thru Saturday.

Hyderabad, India: Arts and Sciences--Staff Expansion

To accommodate the growing number of students on the program and to provide trained supervision of language learning environment on the program, CIEE has expanded its local staff with the addition of Ms. Madhuri Gunti.

Ms. Madhuri Gunti, Program Coordinator, is currently pursuing her PhD at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS) at the University of Hyderabad. Madhuri has a MA in Hindi and began her journey with CIEE, as a Hindi Language peer tutor in 2004. Madhuri is responsible for organizing and supporting the language tutor component of the program and providing general support during local excursions.