|News & Highlights
Fulbright Info Session for Students
Fulbright Scholarship Program provides accepted students with
government-sponsored grants in one of three areas (study, research or teaching
assistantships) to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and
people of other countries. Fulbright offers more than 1,500 fellowships per year
to graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and
artists to study abroad for one academic year. Teaching assistantships are
offered in 65 countries at primary and secondary schools to improve foreign
students’ English language abilities while increasing the Fulbright student’s
language skills and knowledge of the host country. To more about how you can
apply click here or attend the Fulbright Student Information Session on Wednesday, Apr. 25 at
5:30 p.m. in the OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor.
New Dimensions of Jesuit Social Action in Africa
Peter J. Henriot, S.J. is a member of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesusis an internatinoally respected Jesuit researcher, speaker and writer on social justice, globalization and Africa. At the forefront of Jesuit social action in Africa, Father Henriot served as director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection from 1990 to 2010 and is currently serving as the director of development of the new Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Kasungu, Malawi. Join us for a discussion on the new dimensions of Jesuit social action in Africa on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor. A reception will follow. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Education, the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Center for Peacemaking.
Summer Spanish Course for AJCU Faculty and Administrators
Universidad Iberoamericana - Puebla
in Puebla, Mexico offers a two week non-tuition summer Spanish
for AJCU faculty and administrators. Since this is a free course; participants
are greatly encouraged to meet or give a lecture with their peers in Puebla.
During the two week program, AJCU faculty will take Spanish classes from 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. with the possibility to teach, offer seminars/workshops and explore
collaboration amongst peers during the afternoon. The university also invites attendees to stay in
its residence facilities on campus where there is a cafeteria or kitchen
facilities readily available. more...
Emphasizing Internationalization and Development in Higher Education
op-ed in The Guardian by Rajika Bhandari, the deputy vice president of
research and evaluation at the Institute of International Education, explains that
experts and practitioners in the fields of international education and
international development need to communicate with each other more often in
order to shape "the next generation's thinking about how their learning can help
solve some of the world's most endemic problems." Bhandari notes that there are
particular programs that are attempting to bridge the divide between these two
fields, including the Ford
Foundation International Fellowship Program and Engineers
without Borders. more...
100,000 Strong in the America’s
Study Abroad Initiative
On the U.S.
Department of State’s blog, Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli, the
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S.
Department of State, recounts how her Fulbright scholarship to the United States
changed the course of her life and how study abroad can not only change
individuals but entire countries. Recently, President Obama launched the new
program 100,000 Strong in the America’s. The program’s goal is to bring 100,000
Latin American and Caribbean students to the U.S. while simultaneously sending
100,000 U.S. students to study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean
annually. The first step is identifying U.S. partners that are interested in
exchanges with Latin America and the Caribbean. There have been several
conferences to discuss the implementation of the program where one Brazilian
businessman noted, “I am not doing this (supporting
education) because I am a nice guy. I am doing it, because if I don't, I will go
bankrupt. That's how important it is to have a skilled, well-educated, and
culturally savvy workforce in the 21st century.” more...
TEFL World Wide
Prague – Teach English Abroad
Become certified to teach
English abroad during TEFL’s 4-week training course in Prague. TEFL is an
American owned school that gives students the skills needed to confidently teach
English abroad. There is no requirement for teaching experience or knowledge of
a second language. Courses are offered on a monthly basis with assistants ready
to help students find a job worldwide. During the 120 hour course, students will
also gain hands on experience teaching in classrooms with Czech students.
Housing and Visa guidance are also available for those who stay in Prague.
Tuition costs for the training course is 1,300 Euros and students will be placed
in housing for 30 nights. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the website.
Do You Mean ‘Illegal’?” Presentation by Sr. Barbara Pfarr
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lower Church of
Screening: Eduardo Rosado's “Historia del cine puertorriqeno"
Tuesday, April 17
7 - 9 p.m.
Lalumiere 172 more...
Screening: “Malas Tempradadas”
7 - 9 p.m.
Cudahy Hall 001 more...
"Saturday Afternoon Short
Saturday, April 21
1 - 3 p.m.
AMU 157 more...
International Poetry Reading
11:30 a.m. - 1
Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC
(Lower Level) more...
Student Information Session
Wednesday, April 25
Center, Holthusen Hall Floor 4 more...
New Dimensions of Jesuit Social Action in Africa
Thursday, April 26
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor more...
April 27-29, 2012
Meyer Hall, St. Francis de
3257 S. Lake Drive more...
Scholarships & Conferences
Academic and Conference Opportunities
- Center for
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Summer Teacher Institute, UW-Milwaukee: The
Politics of Motherhood in Latin America
Asian Studies Summer Institute
Combined Conference on Racism/Child Abuse, Human Trafficking &
- World Affairs
Seminar for High School Students
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Apply for the Australia Endeavour
Opportunities at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi
- The Rotary Peace Fellowship