<![CDATA[Liam's Legacy 2023: Humanitarian Engineering with Juan Lucena]]> 35787 From Serve-Learn-Sustain:

Please come join us for an exciting dialogue with Professor Juan Lucena, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Program and Professor of Engineering, Design and Society at the Colorado School of Mines. Professor Lucena will explore the themes that animate his teaching and scholarship, and explore with attendees the idea that "engineers and engineering have culture that can be studied and, if necessary, transformed for the wellbeing of communities, social justice, and sustainability." This event will take place in the ninth floor Atrium of the CODA building. A reception will follow the program, and attendees will be warmly invited to continue the conversation. Please note that registration is required. We are excited to see you there! 

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 9th Floor Atrium, CODA Building, Tech Square

Presented by the Center for Sustainable Communities Research and Education, in partnership with School of History and Sociology (through a grant from the Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund in support of the Conference on Human Rights, Changes and Challenges).

About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.

RSVP REQUIRED

]]> tduong45 1 1695822220 2023-09-27 13:43:40 1695822220 2023-09-27 13:43:40 0 0 news Please come join us for an exciting dialogue with Professor Juan Lucena, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Program and Professor of Engineering, Design and Society at the Colorado School of Mines. Professor Lucena will explore the themes that animate his teaching and scholarship, and explore with attendees the idea that "engineers and engineering have culture that can be studied and, if necessary, transformed for the wellbeing of communities, social justice, and sustainability." This event will take place in the ninth floor Atrium of the CODA building. A reception will follow the program, and attendees will be warmly invited to continue the conversation. Please note that registration is required. We are excited to see you there! 

RSVP REQUIRED

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<![CDATA[Spring 2024 Out-of-State Waiver Applications Announcement]]> 35787 Undergraduate out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded to a limited number of students who are able to demonstrate they are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties or students who could use the financial assistance for completion of their program. The waiver is not a scholarship, but rather a way for students to continue their studies during short periods of financial stress. Therefore, this waiver should not be seen as a long-term solution to ongoing financial stress. Please visit our website for more information.


International undergraduate students can access the application form by logging into istart.gatech.edu and navigating to Programs and Events. The application opens October 2nd and closes October 30th at 4:00 PM. Please contact us with any questions: info@oie.gatech.edu.

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<![CDATA[Delta Air Lines Sponsors US Passports for Georgia Tech Students]]> 35787 Delta Air Lines has awarded Georgia Tech and five other prominent educational institutions in Atlanta a $51,000 sponsorship for a multi-university free passport program to help increase access to global education experiences and foster international perspectives among students.

The sponsorship was awarded to the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC) as part of Delta’s efforts to expand student access to global educational opportunities. AGREC consists of the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) — a partnership between Georgia Tech and Georgia State University — as well as Emory University, Agnes Scott College, Spelman College, and Kennesaw State University.

Delta’s sponsorship will fund 50 passports at each partner institution, totaling 300 passports during the 2023-24 academic year. Each university will oversee its own outreach program or dedicated passport day to tailor impact for the unique academic environments and student bodies.

“The Atlanta Global Studies Center is thrilled to have Delta’s support for our mission to enhance the study of global languages and cultures,” said Stuart Minson, associate director of AGSC, based at Georgia Tech within the School of Modern Languages. “This program will ensure that the initial hurdles will no longer be a barrier between our students and transformative global learning experiences.”

Georgia Tech’s Free Passport Initiative

Georgia Tech’s Free Passport Initiative, launched in mid-September by the Education Abroad team in the Office of International Education (OIE), demonstrates the Institute’s commitment to students connecting globally. Open to students with demonstrated financial need who are receiving financial aid, this initiative aims to eliminate the financial barriers that might hinder their ability to obtain a U.S. passport. By covering the passport application and photo fees, the program provides a gateway for eligible students to embark on journeys of international exploration and learning.

“We are grateful to Delta for their generous support of our students,” said Lorie Johns Páulez, director of education abroad. “Georgia Tech’s mission to create access for all students to connect globally is a top strategic priority, and this funding is critical to getting us closer to this goal.”

Applications for Georgia Tech's Free Passport Initiative's Fall 2023 cycle opened on Sept. 15. Interested students are encouraged to apply by Oct. 15 for consideration. Application acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Details and the application checklist will be made available on OIE’s website.

Students awarded funding will submit their passport applications on Georgia Tech Passport Day, which will be held on Nov. 14 during International Education Week. More details will be announced soon.

Eligibility

Inquiries and questions regarding the initiative can be directed to education.abroad@oie.gatech.edu. Detailed information about U.S. passport requirements can be found at the U.S. Department of State’s passport website.

More about AGREC

Launched in 2020 and co-created by GSI and the Atlanta Global Studies Center, AGREC aims to build and strengthen collaborative networks of multi-institutional scholars and practitioners to support global research and education initiatives in the Greater Atlanta region, bringing together scholars and experts to address global complex problems.

“The collaborative work of AGREC makes the Delta free passport program and many other world-class opportunities for our students possible,” said Minson. “By working together through AGREC, Atlanta’s higher education community is stronger and better able to leverage the rich resources of this international city, not only to undertake innovative research, but also to develop the next generation of global citizens.”

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<![CDATA[OIE Culture Champions]]> 35787 We would like to celebrate the newest OIE Culture Champions. These are staff who completed cohort 7 of the Inclusive Leaders Academy:

Read more about this cohort's experiences here.

Through partnership with IDEI, OIE is able to have an OIE cohort participate. ILA usually requires that participants are managers; for the OIE cohort, however, non-managers are eligible to apply. OIE is better able to support our stakeholders and achieve our mission thanks to having so many Culture Champions. Thanks also to all current OIE staff who have completed the Inclusive Leaders Academy in previous cohorts:

Nominations for cohort 8 will begin early this fall.

]]> tduong45 1 1689183428 2023-07-12 17:37:08 1689183428 2023-07-12 17:37:08 0 0 news We would like to celebrate the newest OIE Culture Champions. These are staff who completed cohort 7 of the Inclusive Leaders Academy:

  • Ashlee Toomey-Flinn
  • Caroline Cully Garbers
  • Jonathan Rivera Perez
  • Meg Sonstroem
  • Sarah Scott
  • Thao Duong

Read more about this cohort's experiences here.

Through partnership with IDEI, OIE is able to have an OIE cohort participate. ILA usually requires that participants are managers; for the OIE cohort, however, non-managers are eligible to apply. OIE is better able to support our stakeholders and achieve our mission thanks to having so many Culture Champions. Thanks also to all current OIE staff who have completed the Inclusive Leaders Academy in previous cohorts:

  • Amy Henry
  • Bryony Higgins
  • Elizabeth Reese
  • Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
  • Kathleen Kirk
  • Kayli Harlan
  • Lorie Johns Páulez
  • Shamecia Powers
  • Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran

Nominations for cohort 8 will begin early this fall.

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<![CDATA[Director of On-Campus Internationalization, Ashlee Toomey-Flinn, Receives Prestigious Award]]> 35787 The Office of International Education is pleased to announce that NAFSA: Association of International Educators has selected Ashlee Toomey-Flinn, GT director of on-campus internationalization, as the recipient of the prestigious NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education for 2023. 

 

“The NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education honors our members who passionately foster these values through their work. Ashlee embodies the spirit of this award,” said Fanta Aw, PhD, executive director and CEO of NAFSA. “At Georgia Tech, Ashlee has forged partnerships with centers supporting LGBTQIA, women, student diversity, civic engagement, disability, new and transfer students, and student health. By strengthening the relationships between her office and these services, Ashlee has transformed how underrepresented communities on campus view and value international education, resulting in their greater participation in it. We congratulate Ashlee for her leadership and look forward to her continued impact on the evolution of our field.”

 

The NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education is given annually in honor of a NAFSA member who has shown sustained commitment to the association’s Mission, Vision, and Values by advocating for the interests of under-represented populations; improving recruitment and retention of under-represented populations; or incorporating diversity training in international education programming.

 

“By leveraging campus partnerships and utilizing the expertise of colleagues in Student Life, Ashlee has brought international education to the forefront and has enhanced efforts to increase participation of under-represented groups”, said Lorie Johns Paulez, Director of Education Abroad.

 

Ashlee will be recognized for this achievement during the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference and Expo this May.

 

NAFSA is the largest and most comprehensive association of professionals committed to advancing international higher education. The association believes that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is essential for developing globally competent individuals, and builds leadership for the global community.

 

The complete list of NAFSA awardees is available at www.nafsa.org/awards.

]]> tduong45 1 1684442503 2023-05-18 20:41:43 1684519111 2023-05-19 17:58:31 0 0 news The Office of International Education is pleased to announce that NAFSA: Association of International Educators has selected Ashlee Toomey-Flinn, GT director of on-campus internationalization, as the recipient of the prestigious NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education for 2023.

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<![CDATA[Aligning Georgia Tech’s Education Abroad Programs with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals]]> 35787 SDG Action and Awareness Week offers an opportunity to highlight some of the unique ways Georgia Tech is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the Institute’s strategic plan.

The Education Abroad team in the Office of International Education (OIE) focuses on increasing participation in Georgia Tech programs that support students through international experiences, and many of the Institute’s education abroad programs not only provide students the opportunity to participate in life-changing international experiences but also align with the United Nations SDGs.

“Whatever students’ future career plans may entail, participation in an education abroad program can provide them with both theoretical and experiential knowledge directly connected to the SDGs,” said Jesse Malone Ferreira, associate director of education abroad.  

According to Malone Ferreira, “when considering the goals and work of the SDGs, there is an obvious connection to education abroad programs and the Institute’s mission to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.” A 2022 survey of Tech’s nearly 60 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs revealed that over 90% of them align with one or more of the SDGs. “Education abroad programs that align with the SDGs support Georgia Tech’s mission and strategic plan, which focus on making a positive impact in the lives of people everywhere,” said Lorie Johns Páulez, director of education abroad.

To foster growth and encourage action connected to the SDGs, the Education Abroad team is collaborating with faculty and campus partners to support the development of new opportunities abroad that align with the SDGs, while identifying current program synergies with their locations, curriculum, and the SDGs. “During the initial program proposal process each year, program directors are encouraged to identify which SDGs might align with their proposed program and to consider ways they may incorporate content supportive of the SDGs into their program,” said Páulez.

While the incorporation of SDG learning objectives and activities might be new to some of Georgia Tech’s education abroad programs, other programs have been weaving SDG learning content into their curriculum and planning for some time. One such example is the Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program through the Scheller College of Business. This 10-week program travels to parts of Central and Eastern Europe, offering students an opportunity to earn 12 credit hours through a combination of lectures, case studies, readings, guest speakers, and direct engagement with nonprofit organizations.

Program Director Dori Pap says, “Students in the LSG program gain hands-on experience by working with a community partner on high-priority projects in Budapest, Hungary. Being able to quickly adapt and transition into a different culture requires an open mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to grow. These experiences prepare students for the global workforce and set them apart in the marketplace.”

The program’s goal is for students to better grasp the realities of social entrepreneurship and the leadership required to develop strong civil societies.

“Students use the UN SDGs to map out all the social and environmental issues that they explore in class and experience through their internships,” said Pap. “Using this framework helps them identify similarities and differences in social innovation on a global scale.”

Another initiative that highlights the focus of the SDGs in our own Atlanta communities through a global lens is the new Think Global, Act Local: The United Nations' SDGs at Home and Abroad program. Co-developed and co-taught by Modern Languages and Serve-Learn-Sustain, this program is designed to help students see Atlanta from new perspectives — as a member of a variety of past and present global communities, and as leaders in advancing sustainable development in innovative ways. The initiative is being supported by OIE’s Global@Home program framework, developed by the Education Abroad team during the pandemic to continue global engagement for students during the period of travel bans.

“This new program is an example of innovation and collaboration in global and local community engagement, and really seeks to integrate curriculum with Georgia Tech’s support for the SDGs,” said Kelly Comfort, associate professor of Spanish and director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Modern Languages, who serves as the program’s co-director.

According to Páulez, “The Education Abroad team will continue providing support to programs exploring ways to map SDGs to their programs and increasing student engagement with the SDGs on a global level.”

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<![CDATA[The 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is Open!]]> 35787 The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects around the world. College and university faculty and administrators, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

The 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award Competition is open from February to September 15, 2023.

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<![CDATA[Summer 2023 Out-of-State Waiver Applications Announcement]]> 35787 Undergraduate out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded to a limited number of students who are able to demonstrate they are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties or students who could use the financial assistance for completion of their program. The waiver is not a scholarship, but rather a way for students to continue their studies during short periods of financial stress. Therefore, this waiver should not be seen as a long-term solution to ongoing financial stress. Please visit our website for more information.
   
International undergraduate students can access the application form by logging into istart.gatech.edu and navigating to Programs and Events. The application opens February 6th at 4:00 PM and closes March 6th at 4:00 PM. Please contact us with any questions: info@oie.gatech.edu.

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<![CDATA[Thirteen Faculty Proposals Funded in First Round of Global Student Experience Initiative]]> 35787 Georgia Tech’s Global Student Experience (GSE) Implementation Team has funded 13 faculty proposals, as part of an initial round of support to fund start-up costs for projects and programs tied to global experiences in undergraduate or graduate curricula. 

Co-chaired by Adam Stulberg, chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Amy Bass Henry, executive director of International Education, the GSE was created after the launch of the Institute’s strategic plan and is an implementation initiative around the Connect Globally focus area. Released in August 2022, the GSE’s request for proposals focused on funding for academic and research faculty to develop new academic offerings on campus and abroad, find synergies between faculty research and other goals of the institution, and support Georgia Tech students in their growth, development, and well-being. 

Five of the six Colleges are represented in the first round of funding. All projects are global, transnational, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, or tie to a Georgia Tech international campus or initiative, all core values of the GSE. Five of the 13 proposals were co-funded with Sustainability Next and will integrate United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-related themes into global programs. Proposals that aligned with additional Institute Strategic Plan goals, such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Transformative Teaching and Learning, were prioritized. The projects include: 

GSE will invite proposals again for FY24. Inquiries can be directed to gse@oie.gatech.edu

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Initiatives (VPII) also issues an RFP for Denning Seed Funds annually in December (florence.stoia@provost.gatech.edu). 

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<![CDATA[International Education Week is happening November 14-18, 2022 ]]> 35787 There are 45 events planned at GT to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2022!

Check out the full calendar of events: https://iew.gatech.edu/events.

Celebrate and learn more about the international diversity of our community during IEW!

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