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Education USA weekly updates – No. 170 * 8 March, 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: Scholarships for International Students at St.

Catherine University – up to $17,000/year

II. News you can use

– Master’s Degree Programs at Columbia University School of Continuing Education

– The Marvelwood School: Summer programs for secondary school students

– EducationUSA featured in

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

I. Scholarships and Fellowships



Greetings once again from St. Catherine University!

This is a friendly reminder that the priority deadline for female, undergraduate international student scholarship applications is March 15, 2010 for entry in the Fall (August) semester. We do grant scholarships to students who apply after March 15, but those scholarships are generally smaller.

Please encourage any of your interested students or advisees to send their application form as soon as possible. Applicants can mail their forms to my attention at the address below, or fax them to 1-651-690-8824. Additionally, students can submit their applications on-line at our website:

and supporting documents can follow, but we must have the application for Transcripts admission by March 15 for best consideration for a scholarship.

Our largest scholarship is approximately $17,000 per year for female, undergraduate international students in any course of study at St.

Catherine University. We also award on-campus jobs as part of our standard financial aid package. If a student works 12 hours a week, she can earn $2,500 for her fees during the year. The remaining expenses could be as low as $17,500 per year if a student is selected to receive one of our highest scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

Ms. Aimee Thostenson, MA

ACE Coordinator, NAFSA RAP National Team Assistant Director, International Admission St. Catherine University St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 USA

Office: 280 Coeur de Catherine Student Center

Phone: +1-651-690-6029

Email: [email protected]



II. News You Can Use


II. News You Can Use


An Ivy League university experience, A world-class faculty, A historic campus in Manhattan Full-Time Master’s Degree Programs Application deadline: April 15, 2010

Actuarial Science:

The M.S. in Actuarial Science prepares postgraduates with strong mathematical aptitude to pass the first four industry examinations required for entry into and advancement in the field. The program gives promising students the opportunity to study with some of the best minds in the country, and provides an academic experience that extends beyond the limits of basic test preparation by providing a community of like-minded peers and rigorous and structured coursework.


The M.S. in Bioethics provides students with the training to work professionally on issues in bioethics, and grounds them in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models for addressing bioethics. The program prepares students to work in various capacities within this new and ever-growing field, and includes a concentration in global bioethics — the first of its kind in the United States.

Communications Practice:

The M.S. in Communications Practice focuses on developing critical thinking, collaboration, ethical judgment, reasoning, persuasion, writing, and complex problem-solving. Aptitude in these areas is essential for success in today\’s rapidly changing communications industry.

Narrative Medicine:

The Narrative Medicine master\’s degree program seeks to strengthen the overarching goals of medicine, public health, and social justice, as well as the intimate, interpersonal experiences of the clinical encounter. The master\’s program aims to fulfill these objectives by educating a leadership corps of health professionals and scholars from the humanities and social sciences who will imbue patient care and professional education with the skills and values of narrative understanding.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution:

Columbia\’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master\’s degree program is designed to train professionals to be effective negotiators and problem-solvers. The curriculum emphasizes a pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts that arise in human resource management, community and labor organization, education and health administration, law and business.

Sustainability Management:

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program formally trains and educates sustainability professionals in a variety of industries. The program uses sophisticated environmental measurement tools and cutting edge environmental science to help students fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization.

Learn more:

New York City:

Columbia offers the unique experience of a true college campus in the middle of New York City, with endless opportunities for enrichment.

Whether it\’s heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, catching a Broadway show, strolling through art galleries in Chelsea, or touring Ellis Island, New York City has something for every taste and interest. A truly international city, New York gives students the chance to explore cultures from around the globe, and the city\’s safe, reliable public transportation systems make all that the city has to offer convenient and accessible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Columbia University! Learn more about these valuable opportunities:

Joel Chaffee

Admissions Officer

Columbia University

Email: [email protected]




Academic and Leadership Program

4 weeks: July 5-July 31, 2010

The Academic and Leadership Program recognizes that each student walks a unique path towards success, one that is not always easily recognized in traditional teaching environments. Small classes, an experienced faculty, and a dedication to each student’s individual success distinguish the Academic and Leadership Program and provide a solid foundation for academic and personal success. The program is open to students entering grades 8-11 interested in enrichment or make-up credit, and features academic classes, electives, study skills instruction, standardized test (SSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL) preparation, ELL courses, and afternoon leadership activities.

English Language Learners’ (ELL) Program

2 weeks: August 1-14, 2010

The ELL Program immerses international students in English language and culture and prepares them for their studies in the United States.

We offer classes in grammar, writing, reading, speaking, vocabulary, and TOEFL preparation. Afternoon and weekends included engaging and interactive events for international students to enhance their studies. The program is open to students entering grades 8-11.

Special discounts available for students enrolling in both programs.

The 83-acre Marvelwood School campus is located in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston.

Caitlin Lynch, [email protected] Director of Summer Admission The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road

Kent, Connecticut 06757-3001

Tel: 860 927 0047 Ext: 1011

Fax: 860 927 0021

For complete program information and application materials, please visit our website:



By Dr. Jessie Voigts


"I am so very excited to share an extraordinary resource for international education today. EducationUSA is a resource for both students looking to come study in the USA, as well as US students interested in studying or working overseas. Their advising centers serve as the official source on US higher education opportunities for students in 170 countries (400+ locations). EducationUSA is supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs within the US Department of State. Promoting international student mobility and international education, EducationUSA is an organization near and dear to our hearts. THIS is what international education is all about – helping others, promoting higher education around the world, crossing borders and boundaries, and welcoming internationalization and diversity."

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