International Education in the USG
International Student Recruitment Workshop
On June 23, 2017, the IE offered an International Student Recruitment workshop at Middle Georgia State University. Overall attendance at the workshop was 36 representatives from our 28 institutions. The goal of the workshop was to improve system-wide processes across the USG by sharing successful strategies and approaches to a wide range of international recruitment resources. Presentations was given by Columbus State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, English USA, StudyPortals, University of Georgia, and IDP Education USA.
The presenters provided information regarding best practices in international student recruitment, best practices when partnering with international student recruitment agencies, online marketing strategies for international student recruitment, and ESL recruitment strategies. The workshop included a forum for our institutions to learn from one another.
The presentations provided by the IE can be viewed at: usg.edu/international_education/international_students/best_practices_for_international_students
New & Improved USG Study Abroad Directory
The USG IE have been working diligently to launch our new searchable database of study abroad programs! The Study Abroad directory lists over 650 study abroad programs. We expect the directory to be user-friendly, thereby making it easier for students and staff to find the right programs within the USG. The Study Abroad Directory is now active on our website at usg.edu/international_education/study_abroad/directory
GGC Receives Award for Innovation in International Education
KSU ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Global Ed Program Wins Prestigious National Innovation Award
U.S.- Russia Relations Symposium
Best Practices In Study Abroad Risk Management
On October 21, 2016 the OIE offered a Best Practices in Study Abroad Risk Management workshop at Middle Georgia State University. Overall attendance at the workshop was successful with a total of 52 representatives from 18 of our 29 institutions. The presenters provided information regarding the ways they utilize risk management, crisis prevention and program management in their study abroad programs. Presentations were given by UGA, Georgia Tech, and GSU. We were also joined by EF Tours and Terra Dotta.
The presentations provided by the OIE can be viewed here:
SCIE Fall 2016 Meeting
System Council on International Education (SCIE) Fall 2016 Meeting
On September 30, 2016 the SCIE met at Middle Georgia State University for the annual fall meeting. We are happy to report that 27 of 29 institutions were represented at the meeting! In additional to regular business, Dr. Micheal Crafton Interim Chief Academic Office for USG, attended and addressed the group. Please check the International Education website at usg.edu/international_education for meeting minutes for the SCIE meeting, as well as the CISS and Study Abroad sub-committee meetings.
Hello and welcome to the University System of Georgia’s International Education blog – International Education in the USG! Geared towards the International Offices at each USG institution, we plan to highlight new programs, trainings, policy updates and current news and events from the system office. We also plan to highlight and share great programs and ideas of different USG institutions.
If you have a topic, story or program you would like to share please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our first blog entry we are excited to introduce you to our newest staff member, Ms. Shaye Robinson! Although Shaye has been working with the University System Office since 2007, she joined International Education in May 2016 as the new International Education Coordinator.
Shaye has a BA in Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Clayton State University. Shaye’s new role in International Education will consist of helping with all aspects of International Education. Currently she is revising the International Education website, initiating communication links between the USG institutions and the System Office, assisting with J-1 visa processing, and contributing to the development of other international projects for International Education.
An avid world traveler, Shaye resided in Frankfurt, Germany for three years and one year in Seoul, Korea. Her passion and love for travel is seen through her dedication of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures and local involvement with many international organizations right here in Atlanta. She has also traveled to many destinations throughout Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Canada with her favorite being Syros, Greece.
When Shaye isn’t traveling she most enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband and close friends. You’ll find her either kayaking the Chattahoochee river, hiking the trails of the North Georgia Mountains, watching a Sunday afternoon match of polo, or riding her horse Isabella.
Shaye and Tammy look forward to seeing everyone at the System Council on International Education meeting on 09/30/2016!