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Punjab Agricultural University, WSU to partner
July 12, 2010

 

Warwick Bayly, WSU provost (l) and Manjit Singh Kang, vice
chancellor of the Punjab university (Photo by Shelly Hanks,
WSU Photo Services)

 

 

PULLMAN – Agricultural research could be getting a boost worldwide, thanks to a new agreement signed by Washington State University. The memorandum of understanding with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)  in Ludhiana, India, will help create mutually beneficial, collaborative education and research projects.

 

Manjit Singh Kang, vice chancellor of the Punjab university, said the collaboration is a win-win for both schools, and for the larger populations of each country. … » More …

Safety and training stressed among international students
June 5, 2007

“We always think about the safety of our students,” said Candace Chenoweth, director of Education Abroad. “We have an excellent record. The number of incidents involving our students has been very small when you consider that anything can happen in this world.”Over the last five years, Chenoweth explained, WSU students have been involved in fewer than a half-dozen incidents that were serious enough to require her office to take action.  During that five year period, about 2,000 students were involved in study-abroad programs, with 620 students abroad during the 2006-2007 academic year alone.“Those incidents ranged from robbery to illnesses that required the student to return home,” she said.  … » More …

Externships provide overseas opportunities
April 26, 2007

Hailey Gentile, a veterinary medicine student who just returned from an externship in Oman, presented on her experiences Wednesday afternoon.“The middle east doesn’t have many veterinarians,” Gentile said. “That would be a great place if you want to go somewhere as a veterinarian.” Gentile, who is graduating this May, is the first student to travel to Oman as part of study abroad said Candace Chenoweth, Education Abroad director. The work and study that Gentile did in Oman was very different from American veterinary medicine, she said. She spent time working with camels, dogs, and other animals. Gentile presented on the differences in how veterinary medicine … » More …

Learning community offers international affairs experts
April 6, 2007

Policy-makers and practitioners in the arena of international affairs and business will visit the Washington State University Pullman campus and meet with students as part of the new “Global Learning Community.” The project is set to debut in Coman Hall in the fall semester 2007. “The Global Learning Community is a cutting edge innovation for WSU students as part of new programs to internationalize the campus and the curriculum,” said Lance T. LeLoup, associate vice provost for International Programs. “It will offer unprecedented opportunities for WSU students to think and act globally from the very start of their WSU career,” said Andrew Appleton, WSU’s director … » More …

WSU leader praises new federal study abroad bill
March 13, 2007

Lance LeLoup, associate vice provost of International Programs at Washington State University, today praised the introduction of federal legislation to create a national study abroad fellowship program that aims to increase the number of U.S. students studying abroad to 1 million per year.The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act of 2007 was introduced Monday, March 12, in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee respectively. The program would be administered by an independent entity and would provide key support to expand college students’ opportunities to study abroad.  … » More …

College of Business unveils global initiatives
October 19, 2006

PULLMAN  – Beginning in fall 2007, Washington State University students will be able to complete course requirements for an international business major or minor degree during one semester in Europe under a global initiative unveiled recently by the WSU College of Business and its partner institution, the University Centre Cesar Ritz in Brig, Switzerland.The initiative reflects the college’s continued commitment to develop globally competitive graduates. Open to all qualified WSU students, the new Brig program will play a key role as the college strives to double the number of business students studying abroad from 60 to 120 per semester.International programs in the College of Business … » More …

International education promotes awareness
September 15, 2006

PULLMAN– The Washington State University International Students’ Council will host the Fourth Annual International Education Week Sept. 22-29. The week aims to promote international awareness in the Pacific Northwest through different activities. All events are free and open to the public.Party in the Park, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Reaney Park, will allows WSU students and the community to interact in an atmosphere filled with live music, food sales and different cultural displays.International Movie Afternoon at the Audian Theater on Sunday, Sept. 24 will show two movies in their original language with subtitles.  The movies will be “The Promise” from China … » More …

Going global
August 18, 2006

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, political science scholar Lance LeLoup realized he no longer could look at American politics without an international perspective. Now finishing up his first year as associate vice provost for International Programs, he wants that world-encompassing view to be shared by all WSU faculty and students. “I want to see WSU do a better job giving students the global competencies they’ll need in the coming decades,” he said. “For that, we need faculty with international perspectives and we need programs enabling that effort.” LeLoup’s experience includes a Fulbright fellowship to Hungary in 1995 and the creation of four partnerships … » More …

Good neighbor assists WSU aid to students of the world
November 11, 2005

A university can be an intimidating place. Upon entrance students are required to learn a whole new way of life: new books, classes, schedules, friends. Now imagine having to do this in a new language. Every school year, approximately 1,200 students from around the globe enter Washington State University and encounter this situation. With the help of the Intensive American Language Center (IALC) and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), some of these students have at least one solution to the problem. Over the past two years, SEL has and continues to provide funding for design, advertising, implementation and scholarships for a 16-week course in which international … » More …

Arab democracy topic for international week speaker
September 20, 2005

Washington State University’s International Students’ Council will welcome American University professor Clovis Maksoud to campus Sept. 28 when he will discuss “Prospects and Problems, Democracy in the Arab Countries” as part of International Education Week at WSU.As former ambassador of the Arab League in India and chief representative of the Arab League States to the United States and United Nations, Maksoud’s expertise in Arab democracy is extensive. He is a professor of global south studies and international relations. Maksoud’s keynote presentation is set for 7-8 p.m. at Bryan Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. The International Students’ Council, The Foley Institute and the Asia Program will … » More …