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Global Faculty Funding Opportunities

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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

Sharks, STEM & Sydney

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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

A Look Back at International Education Week 2019

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Global Programs was thrilled to facilitate International Education Week (IEW) 2019 at Boston University for the eighth consecutive year. 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 18 - 22, more than 45 BU offices, student groups, schools, and colleges hosted nearly 40 events across the University’s campuses – including at many BU study abroad sites – to celebrate the University’s global identity and the exchange of ideas, customs, and cultures. “We are proud to play a lead role in International Education Week for Boston... More

Four Study Abroad Programs in Four Years? Pardee Grad Sabrina Knap Says Absolutely

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Sabrina Knap (CAS ’19) started learning her third language when she just 12 years old. By then, she was already fluent in English and Polish. Her love of languages and cultures fostered her interest in studying abroad while at BU – and her love for learning about other ways of living has never been stronger. Knap nourished her love of languages and cultures while completing four study abroad programs in four years while at BU. This is a noteworthy accomplishment, no doubt. But for her, travel and learning is all a part of her DNA. “Growing up, I traveled a lot with... More

Scooting Around Europe: A Questrom Grad’s Path to Working for a Chinese Electronic Scooter Company

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George Stern (QST & CAS ’18) says his decision about where to launch his career post-graduation ultimately came down to two cities: Greater Philadelphia, PA or Beijing, China. Although Stern kept the possibility of a finance role in Philly in the back of his mind, it’s not difficult to see why he took the road less traveled and embraced the opportunity in China. Not only had he completed the Shanghai Internship program in spring 2017, but also Stern had learned Mandarin over the course of four semesters at BU – and he immersed himself in the language while studying abroad for... More

Great BU Turnout for Summer Career Fairs in China

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Once again BU participated in the (American Universities’ China Association) AUCA CAREER FAIRs this summer in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing. Boston University was one of the founding sponsors of the career fairs three years ago, and this year the fairs brought students and recent alumni from 20 American universities together to meet representatives from 145 companies from a wide variety of industries offering over 4,000 internship and full-time employment opportunities. Leading multinational companies like Amazon, Bloomberg, Dell, KPMG and Unilever were there along with top Chinese firms like Alibaba, BOE, ByteDance and CreditEase, to name just a few of the... More

Global Programs Tapped by U.S. State Department to Deliver Online Course for UN Peacekeeping Operations in Nepal

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During the 2019 spring and summer semesters, Boston University Global Programs received a grant of $30,000 to work with the U.S. Department of State and key members of the Nepal Army to create and launch a first-of-its-kind fully online English course to support international peacekeeping. The course – English for Peacekeeping Operations – was developed to improve the English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of Nepal’s security forces as they prepare for deployment on UN missions. Developing these skills allows the participants to better communicate in English with their counterparts from other countries and write reports about their work. An official of... More

Welcome

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Welcome to the newly reimagined Global Programs quarterly newsletter: Global Matters. In each issue, you will discover some of the myriad ways in which Boston University fulfills its identity as a leading global research university. Global Programs helps lead, coordinate, and support the University’s many global endeavors, and this newsletter will give you a window into education, research, and service-learning activities and initiatives that define the global BU experience. You may find study abroad profiles, international research highlights, student and faculty testimonials, data about Terriers abroad, and upcoming events and deadlines – a sample of the many initiatives led or... More

Exploring Maternal and Child Health in Africa as an Undergraduate

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Carolyn Hoffman’s BU Study Abroad Experience Fosters Passion for Research, Global Citizenship Launching a research study as an undergrad can be a daunting endeavor, especially when that study is international in scope and revolves around the effects of a rebel group in power. But Carolyn Hoffman (CAS ‘19, SPH ‘20), recognizes an opportunity when she sees one. “I took my experience studying and working abroad and drew upon my interest in global health to create a research study aimed at examining whether a militant group in Africa had affected maternal and child health,” she says. Hoffman started at Boston University studying international relations... More

BU’s International Peer Mentor Program Welcomes Mentors & Mentees for Academic Year 2019-2020

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With the start of the new academic year, Global Programs is thrilled to welcome new incoming international students as well as new and returning mentors to the International Peer Mentor (IPM) Program. The IPM program – originally conceived by the Office of Orientation – “is designed to provide facilitated reflection and affinity group support for new international students, to help make sense of what they are observing and encountering in the U.S. and how they may differ from where they grew up,” according to Amanda Miller, Managing Director, Strategy and Communications, who oversees the IPMs within Global Programs. Being an international peer mentor... More