Tag: study

Grants to Encourage Study Abroad in the Americas

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100,000 Strong in the Americas has announced that its Competition 6, the second funded with support from Santander Bank, will open January 15, 2015 and close March 6, 2015. Competition 6 is open to Higher Education Institutions in all countries in the Western Hemisphere without any thematic restrictions.The last competition (#5: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition) awarded eight...

MIT Study Reveals Secret to Language Learning – Don’t Try Too Hard

Proof that language learners should let it flowIn a new study, a team of neuroscientists and psychologists led by Amy Finn, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, has found evidence for an important factor that contributes to adults’ language difficulties: When learning certain elements of language, adults’ more highly developed cognitive skills actually get in the...

Win a Trip to Study Spanish in Spain with SPanishYouTOO.com

To celebrate the launch of SPanishYouTOO.com, Tourspain and International House Spain have teamed up to offer the chance to win a 10-week Spanish language course at International House Barcelona.Following the success of AUssieYouTOO.com, SPanishYouTOO.com has been launched to assist students and budding linguists in planning their visit to Spain – from choosing the right language course to making travel...

Study Abroad at All-Time High

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012/13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3% to an all-time high of more than 283,000, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today.In 2012/13, 55,000 more...

State Dept Scholarships to Study Critical Languages Abroad

About 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program seeks to increase Americans’ capacity to engage with native speakers of critical languages by...

Study to Examine Achievement of Bilingual Students

The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit think tank, is studying the effects of dual-language immersion on student achievement in Portland Public Schools with a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The study is being conducted in partnership with the American Councils for International Education and the Portland Public School District.Jennifer Steele, a...

Your Country Needs You to Study Abroad

Making the case for study abroad immersion learningJust in case you still need to convince someone (a parent?) of the benefits of studying abroad, here are the 13 reasons that none other than the U.S. Senate believes that support of study abroad programs is important and necessary on a national level: 1. Ensuring that the citizens of the U.S. are...

Volunteer and Study in Japan

With the increasing consumption of Japanese cultural products in the United States, and especially with the proliferation of manga and anime, Japanese has become a popular alternative to the traditional canon of commonly taught foreign languages. Most colleges and universities and even some high schools now host study abroad or exchange programs with sister schools in Japan.The most common...

Survey Shows Study Abroad Increasing Again

A new survey by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Forum on Education Abroad has found that study abroad by U.S. college students was on the rise in 2009/10, after experiencing a slight downturn the previous year. After reporting decades of steady growth, reaching a high of 262,416 students studying abroad on official programs in 2007/08, IIE’s...

First Random Study Supports Bilingual Ed

In the first randomized-assignment study in which English language learners were followed for as long as five years, researchers have found that Spanish-speaking children learn to read English equally well regardless of whether they are taught primarily in English or in both English and their native language. The findings lend considerable weight to the argument for bilingual education, as...