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02/06/2014

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.

01/30/2014

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.

08/21/2013

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: KENNETH NEALY

CIEE adjunct faculty Ken Nealy
Kenneth Nealy


Ken Nealy, an adjunct faculty for the Business, Language and Culture program at the CIEE Shanghai Study Center, recently helped facilitate the first Congressional Black Caucus delegation to China, which was sponsored by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). 

Read more about the visit, which included a meeting with Vice Premier Liu Yandong, the highest ranking female government official in China.

05/28/2013

students perform in peking operas

 

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CIEE student Eric Thompson in the NCCU Faculty Peking Opera Society's production of, “The Unofficial Biography of Taizhen,” about the famous Tang dynasty imperial consort, Yang Guifei.

 

On May 18, 2013, international students at National Chengchi University helped celebrate the host university’s anniversary by performing in three Peking operas. The performers included two students from the CIEE Taipei Study Center who are taking an extracurricular course on Chinese opera.

Eric Thompson from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, who is a spring student on the Communications, Business, and Political Economy program was interviewed about his role by Taipei Times.

04/11/2013

South Korea Security Update, 4/11

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April 11, 2013

We wanted to provide an update on the CIEE Study Center in Seoul and the ongoing tensions between North and South Korea. CIEE continues to monitor a variety of security resources on a daily basis and we are in regular contact with our Resident Director in Seoul. Despite the heightened tensions and increased North Korean rhetoric, security analysts continue to believe that the actual likelihood of an open conflict on the Korean Peninsula is low. The U.S. Embassy has advised U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, but has indicated that it is safe to remain in South Korea. South Korea has increased its military presence near the border and extra police have been stationed near embassies, government buildings, and transportation hubs as a precaution.

Despite the increased tension between the North and South, daily life in Seoul remains unchanged. CIEE students and staff are doing well and the program has continued without interruption. We have advised students to pay close attention to CIEE Seoul staff announcements and media reports and will provide students with updates as new information becomes available. Read below for a short update from our Resident Director in Seoul:

Despite the increased tension, the average South Korean goes about the day with calm indifference to the increasingly bellicose threats and statements issued by the North Koreans. Life goes on as usual with our CIEE students going to class, doing community service activities, meeting their Seoul Mates, and getting excited about the upcoming Psy concert. Several students have told me that they are writing articles about the current situation in Korea for their home school and/or hometown newspapers or in their blogs to help people back home understand. My staff and I continue to monitor the situation to keep our students updated. 

Suzanne Crowder Han
Resident Director
CIEE Study Center, Seoul

CIEE has been in direct contact with security analysts from our global security provider. While the security analysts are monitoring the tensions on the Korean Peninsula carefully, they continue to state that the risk to people in Seoul is very low and do not believe that any changes to our programs are required.

We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and keep our students and you updated as necessary.

11/14/2012

Fall 2012 Newsletters

 

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Communications, New Media + Journalism students on assignment in the field

Real students, real stories. From Budapest to Buenos Aires, Seville to Stellenbosch take a look inside our study abroad programs through their fall newsletters. Click on the hyperlinks below the programs to download the pdfs.

 

Amsterdam - Business + Culture

Download Amsterdam BC Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Amsterdam - Social Sciences

Download Amsterdam SS Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Belfast

Download Belfast Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Berlin - Language + Culture

Download Berlin L&C Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Budapest

Download Budapest Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Download Budapest Newsletter ii 2012

Buenos Aires - Liberal Arts

Download Buenos Aires LA Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Ferrara

Download Ferrara Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Groningen

Download Groningen Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Lima

Download Lima Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Nanjing

Download Nanjing Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Naples - Classical Studies

Download Naples CS Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Naples - Liberal Arts

Download Naples LA Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Palma

Download Palma Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Paris - Critical Studies

Download Paris Critical Studies Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Prague - Film Studies

Download Prague FS Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Rennes

Download Rennes Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Santiago - Liberal Arts

Download Santiago Liberal Arts Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Santiago - Service Learning

Download Santiago SL Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Santo Domingo - Liberal Arts

Download Santo Domingo LA Fall Newsletter 2012

Seoul

Download Seoul Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Seville - Communications, New Media + Journalism

Download CNMJ Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

St. Petersburg

Download St Petersburg Fall Newsletter 2012

Stellenbosch

Download Stellenbosch Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

Uppsala

Download Uppsala Mid-Term Newsletter 2012

10/16/2012

News from Nanjing

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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 

09/19/2012

State of Maine Educational Delegation at ECNU

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The delegation

As part of the State of Maine Trade Mission to China (Hong Kong and Shanghai, September 8-15), CIEE and MITC arranged for the State of Maine Education Delegation to meet with East China Normal University officials. The meeting was followed by an afternoon site visit to the CIEE Study Center at ECNU by some University of Maine representatives.

You can read a press release from the governor’s office about the delegation’s arrival in Shanghai, and see several photos from their ECNU site visit in this article (in Chinese).

 

07/25/2012

CIEE Korea student featured on CNN GO blog

Check out this article by Kayla Ann Villanueva, a Hoosier whose love of Korean pop-culture inspired her to begin studying the language, and eventually spend a year in Seoul with our program at Yonsei University!

Read more about Kayla's passion for Korean culture, and her bold move to travel halfway around the world to immerse herself in it.

05/18/2012

CIEE Scholarships Support President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative

CIEE is excited to announce that since its inception in March 2012, the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships and grants to college and university students interested in CIEE’s Study Abroad in China programs. These scholarships and grants directly support President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong” initiative, which seeks to significantly increase the number and diversify the composition of American students studying abroad in China.

There is perhaps no more complex relationship between nations in the world than the one that exists between the U.S. and China. Announced in November 2009, the “100,000 Strong” initiative seeks to prepare the next generation of American experts on China who will be charged with managing the growing political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries. The initiative also seeks to develop specific opportunities and funding sources for underrepresented students to study in China.

Through GAIN, which commits $1 million in grants and scholarships each year to help diversify the study abroad experience, CIEE is able to support this mission by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from a traditionally underrepresented social or ethnic group, have a documented disability, or are in an underrepresented field of study. The average scholarship is worth $1,300, which can be put toward the costs for a summer, semester, or full year study abroad program.

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.

In his essay, GAIN winner Dominic Romeo—an intensive Chinese language student at the University of Notre Dame with a Native American background—explained the impact studying abroad in China will have on his future: “The CIEE GAIN scholarship will afford me the opportunity to study abroad, thereby enabling me to obtain fluency in Mandarin and become intimately acquainted with the Chinese culture in an extremely enjoyable fashion. Ultimately, this experience will pave the way for me to effectively work as a diplomat between China and the United States, with a special focus on United States-China relations.”

CIEE has administered study abroad programs in mainland China for more than 30 years, since the first CIEE Study Center opened at Peking University in 1980. Today, CIEE offers Study Centers in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Taipei with programs in advanced Chinese studies; business, language, and culture; communications, business, and political economy; and intensive Chinese language.

Established in 1947, CIEE is the leader in international education. 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.