Monday, October 27, 2014

TONIGHT: Language: A Global Advantage in International Health & Development Work



Language: A Global Advantage in International Health & Development Work

Monday | October 27, 2014 | 6-8 PM
​Palmer Commons​ 4th floor​Forum Hall​ 

Local language proficiency is a tremendous advantage for anyone working in international health and development. Whether or not you have already reached proficiency, new learning tools are making it possible to build on what you have or even pick up a new language, even if regular classroom study is not an option. This panel brings together experienced health & development professionals, including UMSN Prof. Megan Eagle, to share how their ability to work in other languages has helped them collaborate with international colleagues, establish trust and communication with patients and research subjects, and gain a better understanding of the realities of working across cultures.

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

International Opportunities Fair for Undergraduate, Graduate/Professional, and Post-Graduate Students

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 2-6 PM
Michigan Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom


Meet with representatives from over 70 organizations to learn about international opportunities for students of all levels (undergraduate, graduate/professional, post-graduate) and fields.

Internships
Volunteering
English Teaching 
Study Abroad
Graduate Degrees 
Global Careers

Use the Quick Reference Chart to research organizations beforehand and make the best use of your time at the Fair.

3 Events This Wednesday: International Opportunities in: Global Health | Engineering & Technology | Teaching & Volunteering




Careers in Global Health
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 5-7 PM
Michigan Union, Anderson Room

Representatives from a range of renowned global health sectors will share the paths they took to reach their current positions.  

Speakers include:

Dr. Patricia Abbott, UM School of Nursing
Shannon Prudhomme* FHI-360, a major NGO working globally
Robert Leone, USAID/Global Health Fellows Program
Frances Tain*, John Snow, Inc., a major NGO working globally

* = UM Alumni

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 5-6:30 PM
Chrysler Lobby (North Campus)
Map​ | RSVP here

Come learn more about international careers and internships from employers and students with experience working abroad. This event will feature company representatives who will share their experience working internationally. 

Participating companies include:
ZF
Nissan
Ford 
IBM

Several current engineering students will speak about their international work experiences in Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland and Spain. Gain insight on how to find these opportunities and what it is really like to work abroad. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network in a casual environment.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Please RSVP here to attend.
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Co-sponsored by the Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering.​


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Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 7-8:30 PM
Michigan Union, Pond Room

Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. 

Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and others) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2 Events This Week: International Internships in Engineering & Information


Thursday | OCTOBER 16, 2014 | 5:30-7 PM
1670 Bob & Betty Beyster Bldg (North Campus)

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Are you interested in an international internship in engineering? Come to this event co-sponsored by International Programs in Engineering (IPE) and the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC)! 
Advisors will discuss resources for securing an international internship. Representatives from international internship 
organizations like Cultural Vistas, IAESTE, AIESEC, and the LSA International Internship Office will discuss opportunities for 2015, and fellow engineering 
students will share their own overseas experiences interning abroad.
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International Internships in Information
Friday | OCTOBER 17, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Space 2435 North Quad (Central Campus)

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Hear from Information current students on their global careers and summer internships, including international development, librarianship, user experience design, and health informatics.  Learn about related international career opportunities, strategies for finding and securing internship and career options, and the required skills to be successful.  Come with questions!  This event is open to the UM community -- students from all Schools & Colleges are welcome!
  Please bring your lunch!
​​  Sponsored by the UM School of Information.


Panelists include:
  • Sofia Dabrowski - Archives Intern at Westphalia-Lippe Archives (Münster, Germany)
  • Elizabeth O’Brien - Archives Intern at Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury, England)
  • Jackie Wolf - User Experience Intern at Fundación Paraguaya (Asuncion, Paraguay)
  • Alexandria (Lexy) deGraffenreid - Balme Library Digitization Project Intern at the University of Ghana Balme Library (Legon, Ghana)
  • Jasmine Hentschel - Global Information Engagement Program Fellow - Digital Green (New Delhi, India​)


Be sure to check out next week's ICP events and don't miss the International Opportunities Fair (Thurs. Oct. 23).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Featured Travel App: PackingPro

As much as we try to be super prepared before a trip, there always seems to be some last minute packing the night before a new adventure. And in that rush, it's almost inevitable that something will be forgotten as you try to recall that mental list you made while in class or at work. Luckily, there is a packing app that helps to take some of the preparation stress off travelers by allowing users to create packing lists and check items off as they are packed. 

Packing Pro not only helps you to check off items on your list, but allows you to view sample packing lists built for common trip types. You can also save lists from previous trips for future reference. 

This app is helpful for reminding you what not to forget, and also for organizing your trip before you go! 


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Some features of the app include:

- Create unlimited, 100% user-customizable packing lists
- Build lists quickly & easily with multi-item selection- Multi-edit your lists (add, delete, rename or reorder any category or item)- Discover new ideas & suggestions from included sample lists- Use any list (sample or your own) as a template for future lists- Monitor a running tally of total items per category & how many of them are checked off- Sort items by type or item, or by hand yourself
- Total your list items, weights & values, by bag, by person & by category- Print your list directly to a printer with 1, 2 or 3 columns- Email your packing lists to family & friends

To ensure the smoothest packing for your next trip, get Packing Pro in the Apple iTunes App Store for $2.99. 


This post was written by an International Center peer adviser. It is in no way endorsed by the University of Michigan.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MIISP: Applications due THIS SUNDAY

Deadline reminder: APPLY by Sunday, September 28

Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP)



Are you thinking of doing an internship or volunteering abroad next summer?

Would you like to go through this process of finding and preparing for the opportunity with a small group of fellow U-M students?

If so, consider applying for the Michigan International Internship and Service Program (MIISP)

  

Through group workshops and individual advising, this International Center program will help you:
 
--Identify your goals in going abroad
--Find the program that best suits you
--Finding funding to support your international experience
--Prepare to live and work in a new culture
--Share experiences while abroad over the summer
--Advise other students when you return next year
--Learn to talk about your global experience in a professional context through creating an MPortfolio
 

To be eligible, you should be an undergraduate who will be returning to campus after the overseas experience.
 
For further information about MIISP, please see our website.

Questions? Email MIISP-Admins@umich.edu
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 make the info session?
 View video of 
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 info session here.

 Apply NOW on M-Compass.  

Application deadline: SundaySeptember 
​28​
th (apply before midnight).

Featured Travel App: WhatsApp

WhatsApp
WhatsApp makes texting or messaging your friends while abroad easy. Not only will you want to be able to message your friends and family back home -- you'll also want to communicate with new acquaintances that you meet on your international journey. WhatsApp is one of the most popular and useful tools to do so! 
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for use with and between iPhone, Android, and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available, regardless of whether or not you have an international phone plan) to message with friends and family across the world. Use WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
Features: 
  • You can send messages to friends all around the world without being charged an exorbitant rate. Using WhatsApp is free!
  • It is very user-friendly and simple 
  • The display screen doesn't feature advertisements
  • WhatsApp imports your contacts and displays those that are also using WhatsApp
  • You can share photos, a status, or your location with friends
  • It also allows you to send 100 messages a month to friends without WhatsApp for free!
This very straightforward and simple app has proven to be very useful and handy when traveling abroad. While you're there, you can use it to contact friends and family at home while simultaneously planning the week ahead with your co-workers or roommates. Once you return, you can use it to stay in contact with all the wonderful people you met abroad! 

This blog post was written by an International Center Education Abroad Peer Advisor. It is in no way endorsed by the University of Michigan