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Former IFSA-Butler Student Presents Paper at Symposium

IFSA-Butler Lacey Gutierrez from Tulane University presented her research during the 20th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium at Birmingham-Southern College, April 20-21.

Lacey's paper was titled, "Villas, Drugs, and Youth: Argentina Media Portrayal of Paco and its Role in Argentine Politics." Lacey studied on our Buenos Aires program in 2010.

Congratulations Lacey!

Symposium website

Symposium program

Sir Sean Connery Narrates Film about St. Andrews

In preparation for its 600th anniversary celebration, the University of St. Andrews has released a preview of a film narrated by Sir Sean Connery. In "Ever to Excel," Connery tells the story of St. Andrews, which was founded in 1413 and was Scotland's first university. The university remains one of the most prestigious in the United Kingdom and is an excellent study abroad choice for students in a wide range of subjects.

View the film trailer

Learn more about the film

Deadline Approaching for Fill the GAP Contributions

IFSA-Butler is reminding applicants that the matching scholarship deadline for fall semester and academic year Fill the GAP contributions is July 1. However, students can still continue collecting non-matching funds after July 1.

Fill the GAP allows students to save in advance for an IFSA-Butler study abroad program. Participants may enroll as early as their first semester in college, and IFSA-Butler offers a matching scholarship up to $1,000 for semester and year programs.

IFSA-Butler does not offer a matching scholarship for summer programs, though summer students are still able to participate in Fill the GAP.

IFSA-Butler Named Finalist in GoAbroad Innovation Award

go-abroadIFSA-Butler is delighted to be named a finalist in the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards. IFSA-Butler was nominated in the category of Innovation in Global Access & Equality for our First Generation Scholars Program, which provides additional support and scholarship opportunities for first generation college students. Winners will be announced at the 2012 NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas.

Great Opportunity in Scotland for Pre-Med Students

IFSA-Butler and the University of St. Andrews are proud to offer a terrific pre-med opportunity for fall semester students. This option is geared toward participants who plan to attend medical school after graduation.

The fall pre-med option includes an Organic Chemistry course that is designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler pre-med students and taught by St. Andrews faculty. Students can round out their fall semester with other related courses from St. Andrews' science schools, which offer study in areas such as biology, biochemistry, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, etc. or they can choose courses from non-science schools at St. Andrews.

There is no additional charge for the pre-med option. Please contact your IFSA-Butler program advisor for more information or for a syllabus.

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