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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

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John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed by Fox2 as part of a student move-in feature.

In the News: Top colleges overseas; Palmer on Monsanto; Student move-in; Ghana outreach

August 24, 2018

Forbes named Webster one of the top U.S. colleges with branches overseas. ... John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed on camera for a Fox2 feature on student move-in day. ... J.P. Palmer was interviewed on Fox 2/KPLR 11 regarding the employee impact of the Monsanto-Bayer merger. ... Webster Ghana was featured in multiple news outlets for recent community engagement on National Youth Day, investigative journalism, and the #metoo movement.

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Learn about the many study abroad possibilities for you at Webster.

Study Abroad Open Houses: Aug. 29 for students, faculty

August 23, 2018

It's never too early to plan your study abroad experience! The Office of Study Abroad will host two Open Houses on Wednesday, Aug. 29. A session for students will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Sverdrup 207. A session for faculty and staff will be held 4 p.m.-6 p.m., also in Sverdrup 207. Food will be provided at both events. Come find out about Webster study abroad opportunities, scholarships, how to plan, and more.

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The group celebrated their final week with lunch from the renowned Kostas, a famous spot near the Athens campus known for traditional Greek souvlaki.

Athens Study Abroad Students Volunteer at Refugee Center, Conduct Research

August 16, 2018

Webster students wrapped up their summer “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad term at the Athens campus with field research and service experiences, including participating in community response to the wildfires in the region. After posting many of their reflections on a class blog, the group of psychology majors anticipates presenting their findings at upcoming research conferences, including Webster University's Research Across Disciplines conference in December.

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Athens

Psychology Majors Study Abroad in Athens

July 25, 2018

Webster University psychology majors Lily Davis, Rachel Downey, Reese Moore, and Emilia Triola are participating in the thematic “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad experience at the Webster Athens campus. Led by associate professor of Psychology Eric Goedereis, the students from the Webster Groves campus are enrolled in two, three-credit courses, plus a one-credit International Field Experience.

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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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