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International Education Week 2021 is Set for Nov. 15 – 19

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Events will be offered both in-person and virtually Global Programs looks forward to once again facilitating International Education Week (IEW) at BU. IEW 2021 will mark Global Program’s 10th consecutive year of leading IEW efforts for the University. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and of Education, seeking to highlight the importance of international education. From November 15 - 19 the BU community will come together to host numerous events – both in-person and virtual – by student groups, schools, colleges, cultural centers, and other organizations across BU’s campuses and at BU Study Abroad locations. To highlight... More

澳门永利网页版:A Chat with Maria Arruda

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

CELOP’s New Managing Director Shares Experiences Living in Egypt, Importance of Fostering Cross Cultural Understanding? Maria Arruda has fascinating professional and personal experiences on which to draw as she takes the helm as the new Managing Director for BU’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP). Arruda’s professional path has taken her from Boston to Ghana, West Africa, then back to the U.S. and, most recently, to the Middle East. While living in Egypt as an expat, Arruda experienced the dramatic social, political, and cultural changes of the Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution firsthand. Her interests in international education, Islam, and... More

A Remote Internship Offers Next Best Thing to Studying Abroad

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Will Andronico Interns with an Irish Magazine during Pandemic-Related Pause on In-Country Programming ? Will Andronico (COM ’22) has always been interested in the timeless art of storytelling and plans to pursue a career in this area. Although he’s unsure of his exact path, as a Journalism and Film & TV double major, Andronico appreciates the critical role that a free press plays in a democratic society. “What draws me to the field is that it’s a creative field but it is grounded in truth and fact,” he says. “I love media, film, and movies. The content that I like to make... More

How Study Abroad in Paris Shaped an Architectural Designer’s Career Interests

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Karen Wang returned to her beloved Paris for an exciting career in heritage architecture You could say Karen (Kai-chun) Wang (CAS ’13) came to BU with a big imagination. As someone who identifies as a “third culture kid,” she experienced cross-cultural transitions early in life, during her formative years. “I was born in Taiwan, spent a part of my childhood in Vancouver, then returned to Taiwan for elementary and high school,” Wang says. “Then I enrolled at BU for college.” While at BU, she took an active role in building and tailoring her educational experience, taking design classes in the College of Communication... More

Gaining a Global Perspective during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Study Abroad Delivered Popular Cross College Challenge Course When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of all in-person study abroad programs around the globe in spring 2021, BU Study Abroad brought parts of the world to students through the BU Hub’s Cross-College Challenge (XCC). Three Study Abroad instructors from three different continents came together to create and teach a remote course titled XCC Worldwide: The Intersection of Gender, Race, Media and COVID-19. The course explored the impact of the pandemic through a social-economic and a racial/ethnic prism in Australia, the U.S., and Europe. Students examined how the pandemic has further exposed inequalities... More

Global Programs Launches New ‘Talk About’ Event Series for International Students

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

More than 1,000 students registered for the eight Talk About events that ran last year Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its many challenges, Global Programs has been striving to meet the ever-evolving needs of international students. Like the pandemic’s lasting effects felt by so many, students’ needs have evolved as we collectively respond to the twists and turns of the pandemic. International students have encountered myriad obstacles – from visa challenges to travel bans to online courses in different time zones, to name just a few. Amid these complications, Global Programs saw an opportunity to develop a new way for international students... More

澳门永利网页版:Study Abroad is Back!

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Photos Capture the Joy of Welcoming Students Back to Study Abroad Sites After 18 long months of being shuttered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most Boston University Study Abroad programs have re-opened and many Study Abroad sites joyously welcomed students back for the first time since March 2020. BU students have made their way to various Study Abroad locations excited to start their journeys in international education. Among the many different opportunities that await students: interning with international organizations; improving foreign language skills; earning academic credit in awe inspiring locations; gaining a global perspective, and more. No matter the paths that students... More

International Students & Scholars Overcome Travel-Related Challenges

October 7th, 2021 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Most international students & scholars have successfully made it to campus this fall The start of the 2021-2022 academic year has been anything but typical as we collectively continue to navigate living through a pandemic. COVID tests and daily attestations are part of daily life now. But the familiar buzz of BU’s dynamic, diverse campus is also back – and it is a welcomed jolt of energy that has been missing for many months. Many international students and scholars have had to overcome additional pandemic-related challenges to return to campus for their academic pursuits. Constantly changing travel restrictions and fewer visa appointments... More

Global Faculty Funding Opportunities

December 12th, 2019 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Global Programs is proud to once again sponsor global research and engagement opportunities for Boston University faculty members. Global Programs / Boston University Foundation-India (BUFI) Seed Fund The Global Programs / Boston University Foundation-India (BUFI) Seed Fund is designed to seed new or support existing collaborative research projects in India conducted by BU faculty and their peers in India. The research project may be in any?discipline but?must directly benefit India. Foreign travel is allowed on this award, enabling face-to-face meetings, which aims to benefit collaboration and outcomes of the research project between BU faculty and their research partners in India.? The 2020 Request... More

澳门永利网页版:Sharks, STEM & Sydney

December 12th, 2019 in 澳门永利网页版:Global Matters.

Hands-On STEM Teaching & A Unique Career Path at BU Sydney Sharks continue to make headlines for attacking humans. The probability of an attack remains very low: in fact, you are twice as likely to win the lottery as be attacked by a shark. The statistics say it’s much more dangerous to do certain every-day things, like drive a car. But Julianna Kadar, a BU Sydney alumna, researcher, and BU Sydney course instructor recognizes that people still fear the danger – and she studies shark behavior to track activity patterns. Gaining a better understanding of why sharks behave the way they... More