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Education USA weekly updates – No. 180 *17 May 2010

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG & Grad scholarships for international students: University of Nebraska

– Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Studies at Kenyon College (OH)

II. News You Can Use

– Johnson & Wales University (RI) still accepting applications for 2010 admission

– Monroe College (NY) welcomes international students!

– University of Miami’s Intensive English Program at IMG Academies

– Internship opportunities with the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI)

– Visit Boston College

– Student Exchange Program at Chicago School of Professional Psychology: May 20th deadline!

– Scholarships for women and girls to participate in "Women2Women – America"

 

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

international student Scholarships available at University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska at Omaha demonstrates its commitment to international education by awarding scholarships to academically talented students from around the world. Scholarships for new international students at the undergraduate and graduate level range from $2,500-$7,700. Departmental scholarships and graduate assistantships are also available.

UNO has a tradition of warmly welcoming international students to America’s Heartland to study, live, and learn. Students from across the globe come to the university and become a part of Omaha’s diverse, international community. UNO awards scholarships and graduate assistantships to academically talented students from around the world. Among our over 140 undergraduate and 45 graduate programs, many have been singled out as today’s leaders in their fields.
Apply online at: world.unomaha.edu

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Julie D. Soper
International Admissions Advisor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
E-Mail: [email protected]

Phone: +1 (402) 554-2293

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Kenyon College seeks a Fellow in International Studies

Applications are being accepted for the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Kenyon College. Intended to complement the

College’s Yarbrough Dissertation Fellowship program the post-doctoral program creates a one-year teaching fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social sciences for holders of PhD’s who come from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The program seeks to attract recent recipients of doctoral degrees whose research focus is in international fields of study, including comparative or cross-cultural scholarship.
Kenyon will provide a stipend of $50,000, plus insurance and health benefits, and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide some allowance to cover research, travel to conferences, and professional expenses.
To be eligible, candidates must have completed a PhD in a humanities discipline or humanistic social science discipline from an accredited university prior to the commencement of the fellowship. Generally, the program seeks fellows with doctorates in one of the following fields: African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
As a reflection of Kenyon’s commitment to promoting diversity in thought and experience within the academy, this fellowship is intended for members of under-represented groups (e.g. ethnic minorities; women in fields that are occupied predominantly by men, or men in fields that are occupied predominantly by women; and persons who are first-generation college graduates within their families).

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2010, and will continue until the fellowship is awarded.

For more information: http://www.kenyon.edu/x51234

Apply online: https://employment.kenyon.edu

 

II. News You Can Use

Johnson & Wales University accepting applications for 2010 admission

clip_image009[4]Students may still apply with Johnson & Wales University for our terms starting in September and December 2010, as well as March 2011!

Besides being a leader in culinary arts (top 2) and hospitality (top 5), most students study in business majors such as accounting, equine business management, fashion merchandising & retail marketing, etc. We also offer technology related majors such as computer sciences and engineering. A full listing of all majors offered at our four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina is available online: http://www.jwu.edu/content.aspx?id=924

clip_image011[1]JWU enrolls 16,000 students out of which 1,500 are from 95+ countries. Merit based scholarships for international undergraduate students range from $1,000 to $5,000. 

For more information: www.jwu.edu

Katrin Krieger

Director of International Relations: Europe, Middle East

Johnson & Wales University

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 1.401.598.4936

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Greetings from Monroe College New York!


As Monroe College celebrates our 76th anniversary, we reflect on the fact that we are a family of more than 7,500 students, 440 faculty, 450 staff and thousands of alumni who are in business, government and a host of other endeavors across the nation and around the world. Monroe is a vibrant, exciting, and popular contemporary college that offers Associate, Bachelors, and Master’s degree programs. In addition to the students enrolled at Monroe’s campuses in New York City, Westchester county of New York State, and the country of St. Lucia, hundreds take classes through the online learning format. Today, about 20% of our student population is international, and they come from all continents of the world. They have come not only to study, but to participate in the total college experience.

The college currently offers undergraduate degree programs in accounting and finance, business administration, business management, information technology, criminal justice, culinary arts, baking and pastry, general business, hospitality management, nursing, medical administration, medical assisting, pharmacy technician and public health. Monroe also offers two graduate degree programs through the King Graduate School, Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Criminal Justice. We have three concentrations under the MBA: MBA in Finance, MBA in Information Technology, MBA in Healthcare and the General MBA. Monroe College makes a variety of scholarships available to incoming new students, based on students’ academic credentials and other factors.

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For more information: http://www.monroecollege.edu/prospective_students/intl

Sheetal Alex
International Admissions Asian Specialist
Monroe College
Email: [email protected]

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Improve your English while training in your sport

The University of Miami offers an Intensive English Program at IMG Academies!  You can improve your English at a top-50 U.S. university and train in your sport at a world class sports institute at the same time!  Set over 400 pristine acres in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academies features tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball and other sports programs throughout the year.
The University of Miami’s Intensive English Program is designed to prepare international student athletes to succeed in U.S. education environments by providing instruction in academic English and study skills development.  You would be well prepared to attend a U.S. university once you have completed this full-time, academic course.

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Check us out at: www.miami.edu/imga University of Miami at IMG Academies

clip_image017[1]Meagan Call
International Student Services Coordinator
University of Miami at IMG Academies

Phone: 1-941-753-9957
Email: [email protected]

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InternshiP Opportunities with the Center For Cultural Interchange

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CCI’s Career Advancement Program (CAP) offers international university students, recent graduates and young professionals the opportunity to become an Intern or Trainee in a U.S. host business. These structured and guided work-based learning programs are in the relevant academic or occupational field and are, predominantly paid positions.  CCI is designated to offer the program in the following fields:

clip_image021Hospitality and Tourism (12 month maximum duration) to include: Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Tour Operators, Culinary Arts (Chef/Kitchen Management), Amusement Park Guest Services Management

Management, Business, Commerce and Finance (18 month maximum duration) to include: Bank Management, Software Companies, Financial Planning, Accounting Firms, Non-Profit Organizations

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There are many benefits for participants including: enhancement of personal and professional growth, the opportunity to live abroad and gain real-world experience, forging international friendships and future business contacts and the ability to earn money to offset living expenses.

CCI currently can offer PAID Intern and Trainee opportunities in 4 and 5 star hotel/resort/private club properties in the US.  We encourage you to check out our website to learn more about these exciting prospects:

www.cci-exchange.com/cap/about.aspx.

Please contact CCI for pricing and further details: [email protected]

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As the school year comes to an end, we encourage you to remind your students that summer is a great time to visit Boston University.
We believe that visiting campus is the best way to get to know BU. We invite students and their families to join us for an information session to learn more about our academic programs, campus life, and the application process. Our campus tours are led by current students who can answer all the questions your students may have about life at BU. Tours give students the chance to see a typical room in one of our residences, view the Fitness & Recreation Center in the Student Village complex, and get to know our campus.
For more information about visiting Boston University, please see our website or call us at 617-353-2318 to schedule your visit. We look forward to meeting some of your students this summer.

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“An Introduction to Psychology in the U.S” at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is currently accepting applications for a week-long student exchange program hosted at our Chicago campus this July 12-17, 2010.  Participants will:

•       Get a thorough overview of seven areas of psychology from the school’s expert, practitioner faculty.

•       Observe faculty and students in action through real-world settings.

•       Network with current students and Chicago School faculty.

•       Learn by “doing” through participation in classroom activities and community outreach efforts.
Please also note that there is NO TOEFL requirement for admission, although participants must be available for a phone interview.  Scholarships are available to cover room and board.  Applications are due by Thursday, May 20, 2010.

For more information and to obtain an application, visit:  http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/exchange.

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Beth Tinkham
Associate Director, International Services
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Email: [email protected]

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Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Scholarships for female teachers and high school girls to participate in "Women2Women – America"

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"Women2Women – America" will take place from August 3 – August 10, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The goal of Women2Women is to provide young women students from around the world with the opportunity to learn, network, and acquire the leadership and professional development skills needed to succeed. When women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society, communities and countries are changed for the better.

The Women2Women – America 2010 conference will focus on how you can “Claim Your Seat at the Table” and empower other young women to do the same. You will have the opportunity to learn about the current status of women and girls around the world, as well as the social and economic progress that is possible when women and girls are fully engaged in their communities.

The purpose of the conference is to empower young women to become future leaders. To be accepted into Women2Women, applicants must demonstrate interest in leadership development, the democratic process and public diplomacy. Empower Peace is looking for applicants with the following abilities/interests:

· strong ability to speak, read and understand English (conference will be entirely conducted in English);

· interested in learning about other cultures, religions, and countries;

· interested in political science/government, world events, media/journalism, community activism and/or business;

· interested and active in community service activities and/or extracurricular activities;

· willing and able to work with a variety of individuals and teams from many different cultures, backgrounds and religions;

· demonstrate solid leadership qualities and abilities;

· will make the most of this opportunity, and share their experiences with others in their schools and communities when they return home.

Applicants are encouraged to apply in delegations of 2-4 students, accompanied by a teacher or education official. Special consideration will be given to these groups. Applications must be received (by email, fax or postal mail) by Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

More information and applications available online: http://www.empowerpeace.org/programs/w2w/w2wconference/w2wamerica2010/index.html

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Tricia Raynard or Kari Johnston

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Phone: +1.617.912.3821 or +1.617.912.3817