International Education in the USG
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Danielle Smith with Georgia Southern’s Parker School of Business
Check out our very own Danielle Smith from Georgia Southern’s Parker School of Business in this short video discussing their goal to help students be prepared for life post-graduation and how they do that on Metro Atlanta CEO’s website.
Georgia Southern Opens Center in Ireland
Georgia Southern University leaders traveled to Ireland last week to officially open its learning center in Wexford. Georgia Southern University is the first public university in the United States to open an outreach learning facility in Ireland. The new Irish learning center grew from the long-time partnership between Wexford and Savannah, and Georgia Southern’s Center for Irish Research and Teaching. Read the full article on Savannah Now: Georgia Southern opens center in Ireland
International Education Week USG System Office Press Release
In association and celebration of International Education Week, the USG system office issued a press release: “Students Benefit from International Education Opportunities” discussing international education in Georgia and highlighting some initiatives including USG Goes Global and CASSIE: Consortium for Analysis of Student Success through International Education. Highlights here:
“Students who study abroad enjoy an advantage in terms of timely graduation,” said Angela Bell, USG’s vice chancellor of Research and Policy Analysis. “These advantages are especially powerful for minority students and for students who receive need-based aid. Students who study abroad are more likely to graduate on time than those who do not.”
CASSIE’s findings, USG’s Momentum Year focus on student success, and one of the goals of the new Strategic Plan 2024 are among the reasons the USG has invested in the USG Goes Global program. This new approach to study abroad programs is a collaboration among USG institutions to provide quality, affordable and impactful faculty-led study abroad opportunities to all USG undergraduate students.
“The data from CASSIE’s good work proves the value of these experiences for students, and we plan to continue our efforts to provide international education opportunities to all students at every institution,” said Tammy Rosner, USG’s director of International Education. “We are building on the CASSIE data to grow USG Goes Global and help provide quality and affordable study abroad programs accessible to all USG students.”
Full press release can be read here: Students Benefit from International Education Opportunities
UNG to host Conference of the Americas in February 2020
The University of North Georgia will host the 23rd Annual Conference of the Americas on February 21- 22, 2020 on its Gainesville Campus. Americas Council and this multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary conference provides a venue in which faculty from the University System of Georgia (USG) can engage and share their interest and expertise regarding the USA, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Presenters and participants will explore critical socio-cultural, political, economic, global, regional and national issues including the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. While the focus of this conference is primarily for faculty members, the Americas Council also strongly encourages graduate and undergraduate students to participate. More information can be found on the Americas Council website.
Feedback from AAMI & IE Joint Conference
The evaluation survey from the AAMI & IE Joint Conference provided us with valuable information and feedback. Attendees said:
- “This was a great session. I learned so much and enjoyed interacting with my colleagues from AAMI.”
- “Please let’s keep the lines of communication and the conversations going!”
- “Would love to continue this partnership more in the future!”
- “Excellent opportunity! Many thanks for bringing us together.”
- “Overall, I really enjoyed the conference and see the benefit in collaborating. I look forward to attending more.”
We’ll be following up with future initiatives; stay tuned!
NAFSA Representation Inclusion Support Empowerment Fellowship
NAFSA relaunches its flagship diversity, equity, and inclusion program: the NAFSA RISE (Representation, Inclusion, Support, and Empowerment) Fellowship. Early international education career professionals from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply for this two-year professional development opportunity. All expenses are fully covered by NAFSA. Application deadline is November 15, 2019. More information on the NAFSA Rise Fellowship website.
Save the Date: GILC will be Febrruary 21 - 23, 2020
Save the Date for the next GILC conference to be held February 21 - 23, 2020 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, Georgia. The Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) is a weekend-long leadership retreat that brings students with an international focus together to share their experiences, all while learning valuable leadership skills. GILC will help students: expand their resume, enhance leadership expertise, practice teamwork and project management, and build presentation skills. More information is available on the GILC website or you may email Aleksandra Ninova-Parris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UGA to host Capacity Building Workshop in February 2020
The U.S. Department of State has collaborated with study abroad stakeholders to put on Capacity Building Workshops in 2020. Study abroad advisors, faculty, and other staff involved with or interested in creating, expanding, and/or diversifying study abroad opportunities for U.S. students at their institution are welcome to apply to attend several one-day in-person workshops around the U.S. There is no cost to attend a workshop, and modest travel support may be provided upon request. These workshops will be held on college and university campuses across the United States, which were selected through a competitive application process. Descriptions of the workshop topics and how to apply to attend can be found on the program website.
The workshop at the University of Georgia: Faculty-led Study Abroad Best Practices: Addressing Grand Challenges in Faculty-led Study Abroad will be held on Friday, February 28 2020 in Athens, Georgia. Congratulations UGA and save-the-date!
Study Abroad Scholarship for study in Germany
Delta Phi Alpha offers two rounds of study abroad scholarships each year to student members who will study abroad in a German Speaking Country. The deadlines for application are November 15 and March 15. The upcoming scholarship is for study abroad in a German-speaking country that starts in the first half of the year (January-July) and the deadline is November 15th. Awards are $1250 or $500. Further details can be found on the Delta Phi Alpha website.