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March 2016

Study Abroad Guide Reminder

As a reminder, students can refer to Academic Planning and Major Advising Guides on the GEO Website.  These guides provide information on the various programs that focus on specific major requirements and interests, and are available for all students.  Students are encouraged to find the program that best fulfills their academic needs and professional development.  

Personal Achievements
Becky Konowicz, Director of International Admissions, has been elected Vice-President for Professional Development of the International Association for College Admission Counseling, effective July 1st.  International ACAC has over 2000 members from over 90 countries.
She joins other newly elected officers from Duke University, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand.  For more information the the International ASAC Executive Boards, click here.
Family Weekend Study Abroad Update

On February 27th, the Global Engagement Office hosted two panels for Study Abroad families as a part of Family Weekend, a Center for Student Leadership program.  The presentations included information regarding how parents and families can help their student throughout the Study Abroad Process. The Bronco Abroad Ambassadors, a program on campus for returned Study Abroad students, provided a panel where five students spoke about their experience abroad and gave tips to parents and family members.

Study Abroad Students Featured

Three Fall 2014 study abroad students were profiled in the College of Arts and Sciences March 2016 newsletter.  The students are: 
  • Ameera Naguib studied on Jordan:Amman-Diplomacy & Policy Studies/CIEE
  • Natalie Grazian studied on Spain:Alicante - Language & Culture/CIEE
  • Casey Clifford studied on Ecuador:Galapagos-Ecology and Conservation/IES

For more information on their achievements, click here.

Fulbright Scholar Art Exhibit

The SCU Library will be hosting an art exhibition by Fulbright Scholar and SCU guest lecturer, Professor Jerzy Durczak from March 29th until June 12th, 2016, followed by a closing reception on May 25th.  For nearly 70 years, the Fulbright Scholar Program has been front runner of United States sponsored international, academic exchange.  SCU has produced multiple Fulbright Scholars, each with their own unique contributions.  A compilation of interviews with these scholars can be viewed in the Fulbright Scholar Connect page.     

Professor Durczak is an esteemed scholar who has been featured in numerous publications, and has been a member of multiple esteemed fellowships.  A full list of his accomplishments can be found here.  For more information please visit this page.


Event Information:

Art Exhibition: Outskirts of the EU

Location: Second Floor Hall Gallery, Harrington Learning Commons

Duration: March 29th - June 12th, 2016

Closing Reception

Location: Father Martin Reading Room, Third Floor Harrington Learning Commons

Date: May 25th, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

30th Annual Global Village


The Multicultural Center of SCU is hosting their 30th Annual Global Village on Sunday, April 10th. This year the MCC has partnered with the Santa Clara Cultural Commission and the Alumni Association in addition to the vendors from the community to bring a variety of activities and events. The MCC will be celebrating the cultures that are represented at SCU through food, games, chalk artwork presented by local artists, and a variety of performances. For more information, please visit their Facebook event page. 

Phase I of the International Student and Scholar Management (ISSM) software implementation is nearing completion. All enrolled and newly admitted degree-seeking international students at SCU's main campus are up and running in the new system, and the International Students and Scholars Program has utilized the tool to improve efficiency in advising, immigration document processing, and strategic student communication. The final step of Phase I will be the inclusion of international alumni who continue to be sponsored by SCU and are working in the U.S. to gain practical experience in their field. 
The Global Engagement Office continues to work with key campus partners to lay the ground work for Phase II of ISSM which will incorporate the immigration record management of degree seeking JST students, as well as exchange students and visiting scholars at both JST and the main Santa Clara campus. 


Information Session for Faculty Fulbright Scholar Grants for Teaching and Research Abroad
Information Session for Faculty Fulbright Scholar Grants
Benson Parlors B and C
Come learn more about applying for prestigious Fulbright awards for teaching and research abroad from SCU faculty who have had Fulbright grants themselves and who have served as proposal reviewers.  The session will be Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., location TBD.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP by to Wade Peng by April 20 at    

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