Of International Interest

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We have much to celebrate in the International Education Center (IEC) as a new academic year commences. We anticipate a record number of first-year and transfer international students this fall, as well over 1000 students studying off-campus last year. Many thanks to all faculty who advise, mentor and teach our incoming and outgoing students.

International Faculty Development Seminar Grant
Deadline: January 14, 2011 for June 2011

The IEC is offering one grant of up to $3500 to attend a CIEE-sponsored International Faculty Development Seminar, assisting faculty in gaining experience in order to internationalize their teaching and explore opportunities for international programming. For seminar offerings, see www.ciee.ifds. For application information, see www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad.

Faculty Travel Grants
Deadline: October 25, 2010

The IEC has also made $2000 available for travel grants ($1200 maximum award) to support faculty travel to internationalize their UST classrooms, or to develop a new course or program taught outside the US. Additional information is available at www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad.

For more information on all IEC grants, contact Mary Hernández, Office Coordinator, International Education Center, x2-6450 or mehernandez@stthomas.edu.

Call for Proposals: January 2012 & Fall 2011 UST & UMAIE-sponsored Short-Term Off-Campus Programs
Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010

Faculty are invited to submit proposals by Monday, October 18, 2010 for all January 2012 and fall-embedded 2011 off-campus programs.

All proposals are reviewed and approved by the faculty committee, the Academic Review Committee for International Education (ARCIE). Step-by-step details of the proposal submittal process are available from the ARCIE web site, www.stthomas.edu/arcie. New proposals should also take advantage of ARCIE's pre-review comments opportunity. Deadlines and procedures are listed on the ARCIE web site. Reminder: faculty must consult with their department chair and dean to gain consent to submit a proposal. Contact Sarah E. Spencer, Director, Short-term Programs (x2-6452, sespencer@stthomas.edu) for more information.

International Exchange Faculty & Students
We also welcome two exchange faculty, Profs. Yongmin Bian and Ling Zhou from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China this year. St. Thomas is also hosting 25 new incoming exchange students from 10 partner universities, and five Fulbright language assistants. Contact International Recruiting & Admissions (x2-6880, international@stthomas.edu) if you would like to invite these faculty and students to be a resource in your classroom.

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