EIU senior and Chicago native Andrea Yarbrough has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for her study abroad program in South Africa this summer.
Students Wins Competitive DAAD Scholarship for Study in Germany
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. This summer, EIU student and native of Orland Hills, Emily Pedziwiatr will return to Germany thanks to the DAAD University Summer Course Grant.
At the annual International Awards Dinner, the offices of International Students and Scholars and the Office of Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University recognized outstanding students and faculty for their achievements and contributions to international education.
November 2012: International Education Week 2012
The EIU Office of Study Abroad will celebrate International Education Week 2012 with several events on campus, including a scholarship essay workshop and an award winning Indian film.
October 2012: Returning Study Abroad Student Finds Passion
Students returning home from study abroad programs often arrive a changed pupil. The world has been unveiled; culture, perspective, tastes and more have been realized. As for senior Kaj Holm, he returned home from the Bahamas with a newly recognized passion, determined to vitalize underprivileged classrooms on Andros Island.
Study Abroad Leads to Life Abroad
Students studying abroad often approach their last weeks out of the country through a bittersweet lens. Friends and family have been missed, but flying away from a newly formed second home isn’t easy. Former student, Erin Mahoney, experienced such trepidations. Her solution: Move “home” to Australia.
Students within the Eastern Illinois University Department of Education are enthusiastic to student teach, and may be going abroad to do so. The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) offers students the opportunity to complete their student teaching requirement in exciting overseas destinations.
In 2004, Gene Strandberg, Professor Emeritus of the School of Technology, established the Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Sweden Scholarship. This award recognized full-time students in good academic standing who planned to study abroad at Växjö University in Sweden.As of January 2012, the scholarship has been extended to include students who choose to study abroad in Europe.