Tag: international programs

Students Return from Cuba

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A group of UA students recently returned from spending a semester studying in Cuba, where they learned about U.S./Cuba relations and history and visited historic sites, including the Bay of Pigs and the Hemingway House. Six students were enrolled in the study abroad semester, which ran from Jan. 28 to May 3. “Study abroad is a vital part of any student’s education,” said Mike Schnepf, professor in the Department of Modern Languages and […]

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Students Named Fulbright Scholars

From the July 2014 Desktop News | Six recent graduates of the College were awarded Fulbright grants from the U.S. State Department to conduct research and teach abroad during the 2014-2015 school year. They were among 1,800 students chosen from a pool of 11,000 applicants nationwide. “For the College to have not one, but six students chosen for prestigious 2014-2015 Fulbright grants speaks very highly not only of these young men and women, but of the College faculty who have […]

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Student Exploring Diplomacy in Croatia

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences students were recently named UA Away scholars by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. As UA Away scholars, the students received scholarships to study and receive on-the-job training abroad. Anna Woods, a senior majoring in French, is currently spending the semester in Croatia, where she is exploring a career in international diplomacy. Woods is taking international relations courses from former diplomats at Dubrovnik International University, a school with only […]

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Alabama Student Explores Centuries-Old Silk Road Caves

Meng Tong of UA enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime when she was offered a trip this summer to visit Dunhuang, China to research the Mogao Caves. Tong, a grad student of art history, stayed for a week in June to study the artwork found in the caves. “Paintings cover every corner of the caves,” she says, “the iconic images of the Buddha, bodhisattva and popular native Chinese deities, narratives of the life of Shakyamuni and Buddhist scriptures, as well […]

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College Forges Academic Relationship with University of Ghana

The University of Ghana was recently added to the College’s list of international partner institutions to provide study abroad opportunities for students following a trip to the African country last month. Dr. Robert Olin, dean of the College, Dr. Luoheng Han, associate dean of the College, and Dr. Seth Appiah Opoku, an associate professor in the Department of Geography met with officials from the University of Ghana to discuss plans to put students from both universities together to promote academic […]

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