SU Santiago Visits the U.S. Embassy

Four SU Santiago students were short-term interns at the US Embassy for its 4th of July reception. They used the opportunity to promote SU among the people who attended! Also pictured: Santiago students Daisia Glover and Christine Valenzuela with the United States Ambassador to Chile, Michael Hammer.Unknown-2 Unknown

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SU Beijing Student Gives Speech at 35th Anniversary of China Daily Newspaper

IMG_0910SU Beijing student Phoebe Sudargo is interning at China.org.cn. Earlier this week, she was invited to give a speech at the 35th anniversary of the newspaper China Daily.

About 30 international commentators and experts shared their stories, thoughts and suggestions about China at a seminar in Beijing organized by the paper.

Themed “My China Story,” the event sought to solicit suggestions for telling China’s story to an overseas audience. You can read more at the China Daily website.

Phoebe is just one of many SU Beijing students who chose to take advantage of their time abroad by taking part in an internship. If you’re interested in spending a semester in Beijing, applications are now open for Spring and Fall 2017. All students enrolling in the program will receive a $1000 grant.

Summer 2016 Gilman Winners!

Shanghai PearlCongratulations are going out to seven SU Abroad students who received Gilman Scholarships for their abroad programs this summer! 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 summer 2016 winners are:

Francis Morency, Survey of Current Issues in African Migration
Elizabeth Quezada, Summer Internship in Shanghai
Shanice Smith-Banks, Summer Internship in Shanghai
Jomaris Alicea Lopez, Summer Internship in Singapore
Hatou Camara, Survey of Current Issues in African Migration
Spencer Stultz, Survey of Current Issues in African Migration
Gabriel Smadi Matos, Summer Internship in Singapore

Congratulations to all the winners!

SU Strasbourg to Introduce New Social Work Program

Strasbourg3Beginning in Spring 2016, the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center will offer a new course cluster with a focus on social work and human services in the region. This new program will cater to SU and visiting students majoring in social work, child and family studies, or other human services 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.

Highlights of the course include a 3-credit traveling Signature Seminar and an optional one-credit internship. During the Signature Seminar, students will visit major cities to meet with local government leaders, educators, and activists to deepen their understanding of multilayered European identities. The internship program allows for students to intern at institutions such as the Council of Europe, government agencies, or agencies that work with immigrants or refugees.

Social work and human services students will enroll in five courses. The courses are as follows:

  • SWK 328 Human Diversity in Social Context (3 credits)
  • SWK 470/CFS 470 Experience Credit; conducted as a collaborative course with regional students/programs (3 credits)
  • French language (required) (4 credits)
  • Elective or course to satisfy other requirements (3 credits)
  • PSC 400 European Identity Signature Seminar (3 credits)

Each course within the program is designed to bring students a well-rounded and first-hand view of social work as it is delivered in other nations.

For more information on this program please contact: Gael Noyes at gknoyes@syr.edu or (315) 443-0252