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Rehearsing Change Featured in NAFSA Magazine

7216Rehearsing Change, a community-based, fair trade study abroad program in Ecuador, was featured in NAFSA's November-December issue of International Educator magazine. The article focused on arts programs abroad and highlighted the experiences of several Rehearsing Change alumni who praised the program and its use of arts as a means for social justice.

IFSA-Butler offers Rehearsing Change in collaboration with the Pachasayana Institute in Quito. Click here to read the article.

 
NEW! Student Teaching Internship Program in Northern Ireland

Future teachers have a new student teaching opportunity abroad thanks to IFSA-Butler's new Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internships program. Based at Stranmillis University College in Belfast, Northern Ireland, this opportunity focuses exclusively on student teaching in Belfast-area schools, and the experience is supplemented by lectures, workshops, seminars, activities and visits to local schools.

Students who want to combine education courses abroad with student teaching or other practical classroom experiences are encouraged to consider our Stranmillis University College Teacher Education program.

 
University College Cork Named University of the Year 2016

For the fifth time and for the second consecutive year, University College Cork has been named University of the Year by the Sunday Times. The distinction was based on the university's research activities, low dropout rate, student satisfaction, learning outcomes and more. Click here to read more.

 
Queen's University Belfast Offers Study Award Competition

Queen's University Belfast, a top ranked university in beautiful, student-friendly Belfast, is offering two study awards for spring semester 2017:

  • Round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast and campus housing for the semester
  • Round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast

Students interested in applying for the study awards should submit a photo, video or short essay telling Queen's why they want to study in Northern Ireland and at Queen's in particular. Click here to visit the competition website.

 
Peru Resident Director Publishes Op-Ed on Gender Violence

butler 32 linkedinIFSA-Butler's resident director in Peru, Dr. Laura Balbuena, published an opinion piece in el Comercio, the oldest and most influential newspaper in Peru. Dr. Balbuena, an expert on gender studies, used the op-ed piece to discuss gender violence in Peru.

Click here to read the article (in Spanish).

 
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