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Webster students are studying European Contemporary Dance in Geneva as part of a summer abroad program.

Dance Students Spend Summer Abroad in Geneva

May 30, 2018

Webster University Department of Dance students are enjoying an eight-week summer course at the Webster Geneva campus with classes from Webster alumnus Ramon Moraes and fellow Royal Ballet School alumna Estelle Bovay. This new study abroad program for dance is a partnership between the Department of Dance, Webster Geneva, and Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre in Geneva.

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Overall, 42 students were awarded scholarships for study abroad in Summer or Fall 2018.

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to 42 Students

May 29, 2018

Webster University study abroad scholarships have been awarded to 42 students going abroad on Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs. Overall, 26 students received awards for summer and 16 for fall. Award amounts ranged from $500-$3,000, with the average award was around $1,000. Students were selected based on a variety of factors, including GPA, financial need, essays, and recommendations, and the specific requirements of each award. During the 2018-19 academic year, about $100,000 in study abroad scholarships will be awarded.

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The students observed and assisted teachers and taught English skills in one local school for seven weeks, while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar on Dutch culture and pedagogy.

Teacher Education Students Immersed in Leiden

May 02, 2018

Six Webster teacher education students have been immersed in an international practicum for the past seven weeks in Leiden, the Netherlands. They observed and taught in a local school two days a week while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar in Dutch culture, school systems and pedagogy. The practicum was piloted by Ted Green, who is teaching at Webster Leiden this spring through a Sverdrup Fellowship, Webster's faculty mobility program.

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Professor John Nomikos welcomed defense attachés from nine states during the lecture series at Webster Athens.

What's a Defense Attaché? Webster Athens Students Learn from the Experts

April 19, 2018

What does a defense attaché do, anyway? Webster students from four continents at the Athens campus heard from those who do the job, in a lecture series led by assistant professor John Nomikos and featuring defense attachés from France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and the United States. These international representatives touched on national security issues and presented in unique styles reflecting the diversity of how each gathered, analyzed and disseminated information in their roles.

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Proposals for short-term faculty led program proposals are due May 4

Short-Term Faculty Led Information Session April 18

April 17, 2018

All short-term faculty led program proposals are open with an extended deadline of May 4, 2018. Members of the Webster faculty are invited to propose short-term study abroad courses. For faculty interested in this round of applications or applying in the future, an information session on proposing and developing short-term programs will be held via WebEx on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:30–10:30 a.m.

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The deadline for faculty-led programs in spring and summer 2019, for anywhere in the world, is May 4.

Faculty-Led, Short-Term Study Abroad Proposals for Spring, Summer 2019

April 12, 2018

Webster faculty members are invited to submit proposals for short-term, faculty-led study abroad courses for Spring or Summer 2019. Applications are open until the extended deadline of May 4, 2018. These programs are credit bearing and have an embedded travel component that highlights and supports the course learning objectives.

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Webster Thailand students traveled to Amphawa, located outside Bangkok

Amphawa Trip Teaches Thai Language, Culture, Tradition

April 06, 2018

With more than 80 percent of students at Webster University Thailand’s Bangkok and Cha-Am campuses coming from abroad, Webster consistently encourages the showcasing of Thai language, culture and tradition wherever possible. To this end, Ajarn Kulavir from the "Thai Ways" class, organized a weekend trip to the Amphawa District. Students learned Thai cooking, saw some of Amphawa's famous sites and even learned the significant role the simple coconut plays in everyday Thai life.

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Courses combine online work with a study abroad component

Hybrid Courses Offer Summer Study in England, Germany, Colombia, Ireland

March 27, 2018

Webster is offering five fantastic programs in international locations for business students this summer. Walker Global Hybrid courses are three credit hours and consist of a blend of online study and short-term, immersive travel learning in England, Germany, Colombia or Ireland. Apply by April 15. Learn more in info sessions on April 3 or at webster.edu/study-abroad.

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The group also fit in a visit to the seaside ancient Temple of Poseidon.

Inside Look: 'Commerce in Athens' Spring Break Study Abroad

March 22, 2018

Among many who took advantage of Webster's unique short-term study abroad programs over spring break were the 11 students who went to Greece as part of the hybrid "Commerce in Athens" course, which brought a mix of undergraduate and graduate students together from all across the United States. Meeting in person for the first time since beginning the primarily online class, they visited merchants and businesses while also taking in the historic beauty of "the cradle of western civilization."

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A welcome dinner for Webster University and Instituto Superior de Arte students and faculty

Students Enjoy Study Abroad in Greece, Costa Rica, Cuba, Galapagos

March 19, 2018

During the spring break, 33 students participated in various short-term faculty-led trips to Athens, Greece; San Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. These programs are designed to enrich the curriculum by giving students a learning experience outside the classroom, and allow them understand the world around them.

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Hear about Webster study abroad opportunities in

Study Abroad in Florence: Learn more March 13

March 08, 2018

Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of Florence is itself an open air museum, full of art and architechture including Michelangelo's statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo. Students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about this exciting addition to the Webster network in a March 13 "lunch and learn" with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, campus director of Webster Florence at KSU Florence. Food and beverages will be served, so RSVP to the Office of Study Abroad.

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Sessions begin in February

Study Abroad 101: Weekly info sessions led by study abroad alumni

February 09, 2018

Hear it from students who have been there: Study Abroad 101 gives you all of the basics for studying abroad with Webster. Learn everything from our different campus options and destinations, to financial aid and scholarships, to starting your online application. If you’re interested in study abroad and aren’t sure where to begin, let Study Abroad 101 be your starting point to the experience of a lifetime!

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