The Arcadia University Preview of Study Abroad Program subsidizes the cost for all first year students to have an international education experience. Arcadia is one of the few universities in the United States that promotes study abroad as an integral part of the academic curriculum. Students take a course that focuses on an academic topic related to a country or geographic area, and the course includes a week long field study experience in the country that is studied in the course. In this photo from 2014, students studied about the 2006 and 2011 student movements in Chile, and the resulting political and educational changes, and visited the country to dialogue with students and teachers, view important landmarks, and engage with the culture that they had learned about. Taught by Stephen Tippett and Carly Gellman, this course is the only Arcadia University Preview that travels to South America. Stephen is conducting his doctoral dissertation on the Preview Program at Arcadia University, which focuses on the instructional design of short-term study abroad.
The State of the Map Latin America Conference will be held in Santiago de Chile in September 2016. The State of the Map conference is about Open Street Map. Scholarships are available for travel to Santiago and scholarships must be applied for by July 3rd.
More information can be found on the conference home page
The National Volunteer Center of the English Opens Doors Program has added a new volunteer service opportunity for August.
The English Opens Doors Program is part of the Ministry of Education of Chile and is affiliated with the United National Development Programme. Native and near-native English speakers come to Chile to work as teaching assistants in Chilean classrooms, specifically to improve students’ listening and speaking skills. Volunteers also assist with other initiatives of the English Opens Doors Program, such as debates, Public Speaking, Spelling Bee, and English Camps.
More information can be found at http://www.centrodevoluntarios.cl/ and www.ingles.mineduc.cl.
Apply by May 11th, 2015 to start your volunteer service in mid-August.
A video presentation by Iść Swoją Drogą of his almost
4 months of cycling through the amazing Chile.
The Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English program is designed to support international students who are currently enrolled or would like to attend undergraduate programs in the United States. The foundation of the program is coursework in the English language skills necessary for academic success. All students participate in an immersion environment where English is spoken 24 hours a day/7 days a week, with over 20 hours of instruction per week in English for academic purposes. Students stay in dormitories, paired with roommates from other countries, and extra-curricular activities are offered regularly. The cost of the program includes everything–housing, meals, tuition, fees, and campus services.
SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY BY MARCH 1
Scholarships are available! Learn more and apply online:http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/intensive-college-english/scholarship
To apply for the program, applicants must be at least 15 years old and provide evidence of minimum English language proficiency.
For up-to-date information, you may also visit our website athttp://go.miis.edu/ice
The Conference of the Americas on International Education was being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week April 25th – 28th. The Chronicle of Higher Education releases an initial report about the dialogue at the conference.
Canada sent a large delegation as well as the host Brazil. Canada, along with Australia, has a very organized policy strategy to forge connections in higher education and their representation at this conference evidences that commitment.
Read about the Science without Borders Program. This initiative of the Government of Brazil intends to send 100,000 undergraduate Brazilian students to study at top-flight universities outside the country. It is on the leading edge of policy in international education, and sets a high bar for emulation by other countries wishing to develop human capital.
Chile had a disappointing delegation of just three representatives, the same as Bolivia. For a country with some great universities and with a government policy, CONICYT, dedicated to human capital development, it would have been a great opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and make connections with colleagues from across the Americas.