Monday, November 17, 2014

CIEE Commits $20 Million to Study Abroad Initiative

The Council on International Educational Exchange has announced a commitment of $20 million to eliminate some of the barriers — including cost, curriculum, and culture — that keep students from studying abroad.
The commitment — in the form of scholarships and grants to American students — will support the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative, with the goal of doubling the number of Americans studying abroad by the end of the decade. To that end, CIEE will also sponsor passports for ten thousand students to enable their participation, and will make an annual $20,000 grant to a college faculty member in support of innovative approaches to customizing study abroad programs.
Data show that fewer than three hundred thousand U.S. students a year — roughly 10 percent of all college students — study abroad before they graduate. "Globalization has changed the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and expertise," said Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of IIE. "Studying abroad must be viewed as an essential component of a college degree and critical to preparing future leaders. CIEE's greatly expanded outreach and scholarship offerings will make a significant contribution to expanding and diversifying the population of students who have the opportunity to study abroad."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Chris DeFoe


Blogger Chris DeFoe, UNO student, is currently studying abroad in Norway! Check out his blog to hear about all his adventures while over seas. He includes many photos of the beautiful country making readers desperately hope they were right there with him. He has also traveled outside of Norway to neighboring countries. So go read more and be oh so jealous. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boren Awards

The applications for the 2015-2016 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the fifth year in a row, through the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages domestically, prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs.

Place you can go: Senegal (French), Mozambique (Portuguese), Tanzania (Swahili), Akan/Twi, Swahili, Portuguese, Wolof, Zulu

Monday, November 3, 2014

JET

For recent or upcoming graduates...

The JET Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government to promote internationalization at the grassroots level by bringing young, college-educated individuals to work in communities throug
hout Japan. JET participants work full-time as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in the public school system or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local government offices. With the JET Program, participants can gain valuable work experience abroad and explore a rich and historical culture.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

5 Reasons to Study in Malta


What more could you ask for? 
Here are five reasons to study abroad in Malta using ISEP exchange....
Academic options
Volunteer opportunities
Housing accommodations
Program fees and costs
Application deadlines (November 1 for Spring 2015 Direct)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open!

Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2015-2016 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance. Added benefits include two enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience. Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website (http://www.killamfellowships.com/programs/americans/about-the-award-a.html). Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is February 2nd, 2015.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Generation Study Abroad

Learn more at www.iie.org/generationstudyabroad 

International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education. But currently, less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad. That's why IIE has launched the "Generation Study Abroad Initiative." 

We believe study abroad builds important life skills and is a transformational experience. Our goal is to have 600,000 U.S. students studying abroad in credit and non-credit programs (using the Open Doors 2019, which reports on 2017/2018 data).

You can show your support for this initiative by visiting www.iie.org/generationstudyabroad.