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Guest speakers joined by Martha Amankwah, Webster Ghana director of Enrollment Management (second left), and campus director Christa Sanders (center).

Ghana Hosts International Guidance Counselors

May 04, 2018

The Webster University Ghana campus hosted a guidance counselors’ workshop for high school counselors of high profile international schools throughout Accra, with 24 counselors from 15 schools attending. The theme for this year’s workshop was “Effective Counseling for Achieving Academic Excellence.” Webster faculty as well as a U.S. State Department representative and a dean from University of Ghana were among those speaking with the counselors.

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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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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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