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Education USA weekly updates – No. 182 * 31 May 2010

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG and Grad scholarships at University of Akron Business Programs

II. News You Can Use

– International students welcome to join Summer Session at University of California, Irvine

– New Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism at the University of North Texas

University of Dayton’s Intensive English Program

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

The University of Akron College of Business Administration Offers Scholarships for Talented International Students

The University of Akron College of Business Administration offers numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, including full tuition scholarships. A high percentage of Fulbright applicants are admitted and receive these scholarships, valued up to $40,000/year. The GMAT may be deferred for Fulbright scholars. Students may be admitted on the condition that they take the exam within their first semester of study. 

UA is proud to have hosted nearly 40 Fulbright, Amideast and USAID students in the past eleven years. They have studied masters’ degree programs in the areas of e-business, accounting, finance, management, international business, marketing, health care, supply chain, information systems, human resources and taxation. The Fulbright/Amideast and USAID students contribute to the growth of the rest of our student body and we contribute to their growth as individuals.

Akron was ranked one of the Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools” in 2010 and our undergraduate programs were ranked in the top 100 business programs in Business Week’s 2010 publication. UA is one of 167 business schools worldwide that has all of its programs, including Accounting, accredited by AACSB. We offer extraordinary opportunities to participate in hands-on, cross-functional, entrepreneurial team projects such as Austin BioInnovation Projects, Business Plan and Case competitions.

Akron is located in a hub of business activity with Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Akron area including The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Progressive Insurance, Eaton Corporation, Parker Hannifin, Sherwin Williams, Key Corp., Timken, FirstEnergy, J.M. Smucker, A. Schulman, Lubrizol and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Top ranked Health Care Systems in our area include the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals, Summa Health Systems, Akron Children’s Hospital and Akron General Medical Center

For more information on academic programs: www.uakron.edu/cba

For scholarship information: http://www.uakron.edu/cba/cba-home/student-resources/scholarships/index.dot

Contact:

Myra Weakland, MBA

Assistant Director

University of Akron College of Business

Email: [email protected]

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II. News You Can Use

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International Students Welcome to join Summer SESSION AT University of California, Irvine

clip_image008[9]Spend your summer in California

Summer Session at UC Irvine provides international students the opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty, study with UCI undergraduate students, and select from over 800 courses in areas such as literature, art history, engineering, physical sciences, economics, and business.  Not only can students earn transfer credits, but also study in one of the nation’s top universities located in beautiful Orange County in Southern California.

Students may choose from two 5-week sessions: June 21st – July 28th and

August 2nd – September 8th.

There are two program options. Students with good English skills can enroll full-time in two courses. Students who want to improve their English skills may enroll in the Combo Program and take one ESL course and one 5-week Summer Session course.

We would be happy to offer students that apply to our Summer Session program due to this announcement a free city trip to either Santa Monica (Session I) or Hollywood (Session II).

For further information and entrance requirements visit www.summer.uci.edu/services/students/intl_visiting/ or contact Christian Vetter at [email protected].

Christian Vetter

Program Specialist

Summer Session for Internationals

University of California, Irvine – Extension

[email protected]

Phone: (949) 824-4128

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New Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism at the University of North Texas

Application Deadline: July 1, 2010

The Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism is the first joint degree program at UNT. The degree is in partnership with CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and will educate graduate students for management and leadership in the international sustainable tourism industry. Students receive one degree with both institutions’ credentials, thus allowing the evaluation of sustainable tourism through each institution’s strengths of scientific, policy, and operational perspectives of hospitality management.

The UNT/CATIE Master of Science in International Sustainable Tourism is the only graduate program of its kind in the United States and Costa Rica. Its unique interdisciplinary perspective allows for the application of sustainable tourism not only in two countries, but around the world, leading to unparalleled career opportunities for graduates. UNT and CATIE are both high-quality research institutions with outstanding teaching facilities, libraries, computer labs, research resources, and student services. Students will participate in class research, case studies, and other investigations throughout the joint graduate degree program. A field work experience with a linked research project and presentation is required for the final capstone course at CATIE; students will gain practical experience in tourist destinations, NGOs, and/or governmental organizations in Costa Rica as part of the joint graduate program.

Apply now for Fall 2010! The deadline is July 1 for international students currently in the US. To submit a prospect sheet, and for all admissions requirements, documents, and deadlines, please visit: www.smhm.unt.edu/mist/start_here.html.

Dickie Hargrave

International Recruitment

University of North Texas

[email protected]

www.unt.edu

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Learn English while developing your interpersonal communication skills through the University of Dayton’s three-week Intensive English Program

Application deadline: June 25, 2010

The University of Dayton’s Intensive English Program offers a three-week summer intersession term for English learners who are interested in studying at a U.S. institution, July 8-30, 2010.

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· instruction in grammar, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing

· small class sizes and individual attention

· highly knowledgeable instructors

· conversation partner and tutoring program

· involvement in University of Dayton student clubs on campus

· interaction with American and international students at the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton Intensive English Program is an approved member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

For more information and to apply: http://iep.udayton.edu/intersession/default.asp

Contact:

Associate Director of International Recruitment

Office of Admission — IEP

University of Dayton

300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469-1301

Phone: 1-937-229-4351

E-mail: [email protected]