Fall 2016 Gilman Winners!

Congratulations are going out to seven SU Abroad students who received Gilman Scholarships for their abroad programs this fall! The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. We encourage all SU Abroad students who meet the qualifications to apply for awards that can reach up to $8,000!

The next deadline (for spring 2017 programs) is October 4, 2016.

Our fall 2016 winners are:

Angel Cai, SU Hong Kong
Katelyn Faubel, AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan
Brandon Jackson, SU Hong Kong
Yeagee Jung, Yonsei University
Elvis Lora, SU Santiago
Zeena Saifi, SU Hong Kong
Sudan Zhuang, SU Hong Kong

Three students were also named as alternates:

Steve McDonald, SU London
Alexandra Pereira, SU Strasbourg
Lindzee Powel, SRAS: Russian as a Second Language

Congratulations to all the winners!

SU Abroad Statement Regarding Nice Attack

Syracuse University, both here on the main campus and at our international learning centers, sends its thoughts and prayers to the victims and all those impacted by yesterday’s tragic attack in Nice, France.

SU Abroad, in partnership with its overseas directors and partners, have confirmed the location, safety and well-being of all University students, faculty and staff traveling in France and in neighboring countries in Europe on SU Abroad programs.

It’s important to note that SU Abroad summer sessions in Madrid, Florence, and Strasbourg have all concluded for the summer. We do, however, have some faculty-led programs still underway in Paris, Geneva, Bologna, and Brussels, and have confirmed that all students and staff are safe and accounted for.

SU Abroad monitors travel conditions daily and is constantly reviewing State Department and International SOS travel guidance.

Faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and thoughtful about their own personal safety, to plan their itinerary with safety in mind, and to refer to the US State Department and ISOS for security updates.

International Center of Syracuse Honors SU Abroad Director of Programs Sue Shane

Sue Shane, SU Abroad Director of Programs, has been named the 2015 Central New York International Educator of the Year. She was honored at the 7th annual CNY International Citizen Awards dinner held November 13th. The awards dinner was the kickoff event for the celebration of Central New York International Education Week, which emphasizes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Also honored at the ceremony was Syracuse University student Trang Dang, who was presented with the International Student Leadership Award.

The International Educator award is part of International Center of Syracuse annual awards.

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Dr. Mauricio Paredes to Visit Campus

Santiago Director to meet with students, give lecture

This week, SU Santiago Director Dr. Mauricio Paredes will be on campus to talk to students, meet with faculty and staff members, and give a lecture in Spanish to the University community about the enduring legacy of Chile’s military dictatorship.

Dr. Paredes will also speak at “Study Abroad in Latin America” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29 in Eggers Hall, Room 209, along with representatives from SU Abroad programs in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Ecuador, and with Professor Tom Brutsaert from the School of Education, who will offer a short-term program in Peru in 2016.

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New Social Work and Human Development Cluster

Courses Available in Spring 2016

Beginning in Spring 2016, the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center will offer a new course cluster with a focus on social work and human development in the region. This new program will cater to SU and visiting students majoring in social work, child and family studies, or other human development programs.

Located in the heart of Europe in close proximity to the Council of Europe, European Parliament, and the European Court of Human Rights, SU Strasbourg is uniquely capable of delivering a meaningful program in social work. Students will benefit from collaboration between SU Strasbourg and French, German, and Swiss higher learning institutions of social work and social pedagogy as well as the School of Social Work.

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Sustainability Studies in Florence

Now Offered at the SU Florence Center

Syracuse University Abroad’s Florence Center now offers a cluster of courses in sustainability studies.

Students studying at SU Florence will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges of sustainability through a European perspective. Courses highlight ecological thought, historical and current understanding around the world about sustainability in the global business context, and the study of environmental issues.

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Critical Reflection on Study Abroad

Introducing a Re-entry Seminar for Abroad Students

The School of Education at Syracuse University will debut a one-credit seminar for returning study abroad students in fall 2015.

The course, EDU 300: Special Topics – Critical Reflection on Study Abroad will be held once a week and is designed to help students reflect on their experiences abroad. The first of its kind to be offered in the School of Education, this “re-entry program” will encourage students to think critically about their abroad experiences and apply their abroad experiences to their academic, professional, and personal lives at home.
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Congratulations to our Spring ’15 Gilman Scholarship Awardees!

Ten SU Abroad Students Receive Funding

Eight Syracuse University students taking part in SU study abroad programs next spring won Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships and were awarded an amount totaling $33,500.

Gilman scholarships, which are available to United States citizens receiving federal financial aid, are awarded to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, those with high financial need, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.

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SU Abroad Announces New Grant for Beijing Center Participants

Grant will be available for all Spring 2015 Beijing students

SU Abroad announced the creation of a $2,000 grant for all participants on the Spring 2015 Beijing Center program. The grant will be applied to the semester’s tuition charges and will be added to the student’s financial aid package. Space is still available in the program, and the application deadline has been extended through November 15.