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September 07, 2012 —
4 UM students who studied abroad with UM semester exchange programs and with faculty-led programs have been awarded 2012-2013 Fulbright scholarships to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. The recipients are among the approximately 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and represent the largest class to date of outbound UM Student Fulbright Scholars.
Jethro Cessant ’12 (English Teaching Assistant Grant, South Korea) studied abroad in Japan. He intends to use his experience as an ESL teacher and former ESL student to impart knowledge of the English language to his students at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan in a way that will build up the confidence of Korean students learning English as a second language. A double major in International Finance and Marketing (School of Business Administration) and Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), he also hopes to intern at a local business firm as a way to further exchange knowledge about U.S. and Korean culture.
Stephanie Ruiz ’12 (English Teaching Assistant Grant, Turkey) studied abroad in Turkey. She was previously exposed to Turkish culture and language as an exchange student at Koc University in Istanbul, which will help her foster a positive dialogue with her students. Outside the classroom Ruiz, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, will engage in community service programs, such as minority education initiatives.
Jill Ulrich ’11 (Study Grant, Germany) studied abroad in Chile. She will conduct anti-malarial drug research at the University of Heidelberg’s state-of-the-art parasitology lab under the guidance of Michel Lanzer. Her research will point to new policies for malaria treatment programs by furthering the understanding of Plasmodium’s drug resistance mechanisms. A graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ulrich intends to involve herself with the German Society of Parasitology “Young Parasitologists” Program and entertain her love of salsa dancing at the small Salsa Academy in Heidelberg.
Jessica Zucker ’12 (English Teaching Assistant Grant, South Korea) studied abroad in England and South Africa. She plans to use her role as an ETA to encourage her students to pursue their dreams. Drawing on her leadership experience at UM, where she was a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, Zucker hopes to institute Women’s Lacrosse and Model UN teams at her Korean school to help her students develop confidence outside the classroom.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists in more than 150 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. To find out more about the application process, go to http://fulbright.state.gov/
April 17, 2012 —
The University of Miami International Education and Exchange Programs Office is now accepting online Study Abroad applications. The new system will reduce paperwork and make the Study Abroad application process more streamlined for students, faculty and staff at the University of Miami.
Students can access the new application system through the Study Abroad home page: http://www.miami.edu/studyabroad. In addition to browsing the multiple study abroad options available to them, students will now be able to search for programs that meet their desired criteria. Programs can be searched on characteristics such as academic term and location, but also by such criteria as academic area or language prerequisite.
The study abroad application process itself has completely changed, although the application requirements have not. Students can now apply individually to a specific program that interests them and complete all of the initial application requirements online. Students answer required questions, sign and upload documents, and request electronic approvals and recommendations through the new ‘My StudyAbroad’ page that is available to active applicants. Additionally, accepted students will now be able to complete the majority of their post acceptance requirements online. Please note that with few exceptions the standard application deadlines are March 1st for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs, October 1st for Fall and Calendar Year programs, December 1st for January Intersession programs, and February 1st for Spring Break programs. Some programs have deadlines as early as February for summer and fall, and mid-August for spring. These deadlines are fixed, and students will not be able to continue an active application once the deadline has passed.
The IEEP Office looks forward to its continuing service to the University of Miami community, and we are excited about the positive effect that this new online system will have for students, faculty, and staff at the University.
February 15, 2012 —
The Study Abroad Office is happy to announce a new program being offered this summer 2013, Fudan University’s International Summer Session.
Fudan University, located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most selective universities in China. There are 14 content courses and Chinese language courses of 4 different levels for students to choose from in this program. Cultural lectures and visits will also be included. Each student can choose up to 2 content courses and 1 Chinese language course.
For more information on this program see our description page on the Study Abroad website:
Shanghai International Summer Session
You can also download this document from Fudan:
February 08, 2012 — University of Miami, UC Lower Lounge —
The 2012 Spring Study Abroad Fair was held Wednesday, February 8th in the UC Lower lounge. Representatives of the various study abroad programs offered through the campus Study Abroad Office (IEEP) were on hand to give students information about the available programs.
The event was well attended with students from all across campus converging on the venue to meet professors, former study abroad participants, and current students studying at UM on exchange. The current exchange students and former participants had plenty to say and became one of the corner stones of the event. Their voluntary presence was definitely appreciated by the organizers of the event as well as all who stopped by.
If you missed the study abroad fair don’t forget to come to one of the General Advising Sessions in Allen Hall, Rm. 111. They take place weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30. At these sessions you will have the opportunity to learn more about your options from an adviser in the Study Abroad Office as well as meet former study abroad paticipants who can give you some insight into what study abroad is like as a student.
August 03, 2011 —
UM students who were awarded the Edward Pascoe Study Abroad Scholarship for Spring 2011 met with Mr. Pascoe during a luncheon on Friday, August 26th. Mr. Pascoe provides study abroad scholarship opportunities for qualified students who have been residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, or Monroe County for at least five years since 2002.
Photo from the Luncheon with Students
September 08, 2011 —
Mondays and Thursday, September 8 - December 1 at 3:30 PM the Study Abroad office will hold Open Advising Sessions.
Talking points will include the types of programs, scholarships, costs and procedures.
Conflicts with your schedule? Request an individual appointment by calling 305-284-3434.
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