Mediterranean Yacht Charter – Who wants to go yachting with me?

Mediterranean Yacht Charter – Yachting around Sardinia and Corsica I am so excited I have been jumping up and down for the past twenty minutes or so and I can’t wait to share the incredible news with you: In September, the husband and I will be doing a Mediterranean Yacht Charter with Intersailclub, and you […] The post Mediterranean Yacht Charter – Who wants to go yachting with me? appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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Ignou Online B.Ed. Entrance Test October, 2016 Results

Ignou Online B.Ed. Entrance Test October, 2016 Results Qualifying in the Entrance Test does not mean an offer of admission. Counselling for admission to B.ED. Programme January 2017 Session for qualified candidates will be done at Regional Centres base on the region wise/cluster wise merit list/rank and availability of seats. Region wise/cluster wise merit list/Rank will be uploaded on IGNOU website shortly. Please visit the website ignou.ac.in regularly. The post Ignou Online B.Ed. Entrance Test October, 2016 Results appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Online B.Ed. Entrance Test October, 2016 Results Qualifying in the Entrance Test does not mean an offer of admission. Counselling for admission to B.ED. Programme January 2017 Session for qualified candidates will be done at Regional Centres base on the region wise/cluster wise merit list/rank and availability of seats. Region wise/cluster wise merit list/Rank will be uploaded on IGNOU website shortly. Please visit the website ignou.ac.in regularly. The post Ignou Online B.Ed. Entrance Test October, 2016 Results appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou Re-Registrations are open for Jan-2017 Session. Last Date for Applying online is 16-Jan-2017

Ignou Re-Registrations are open for Jan-2017 Session. Last Date for Applying online is 16-Jan-2017 General Instructions Note: Re-registration means registering for next year/semester of a Programme. So it is applicable only to students enrolled in undergraduate/postgraduate programmes of two-three year duration. You can re-register for the next year/semester of your Programme irrespective of whether you have submitted the assignments or appeared in the term-end examination of the previous semester. Please go through the related rules carefully.For January 2017 session online Re Registration facility is available only for different programme. This application is best viewed using current versions of Firefox, Chrome at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher. This application will not work in Internet explorer Ver 11 and above. Instruction to Fill Application Form Online General Queries Related to the programmes & courses offered by IGNOU, their eligibility, duration, admission process, study centres etc. and specific queries related to the courses like B.Com. (F&A), B.Com. (C&A), B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Ed., MBA, M.Ed, PhD etc. please contact the Student Service Centre, at ssc@ignou.ac.in 011-29533869, 29533870, 29572512, 29572513, 29572514 Online Re-Registration Related Technical Problems For specific and technical problems related to online re-registration, submission of online form, online payment, payment error etc. please contact at online_admission@ignou.ac.in 011-29572513 between 9.30AM – 6.00 PM (Monday to Friday). If you are a first time applicant you are advised to click the available programme tab on the homepage of the Online Re-registration System and select the desired programme and carefully read the course details (compulsory or electives),credits, lab, project work of programme including eligibility criteria, fee details, duration, etc. You are also requested to download the Common Prospectus 2015-2016 and read carefully the Rules of the University (Section 06) as mentioned in the common prospectus. You may also read section 1, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13. Click on the button “ REGISTER YOURSELF ” that appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details. Remember, Enrolment number will be your username. While choosing your password it must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long. After filling the mandatory information click the “SUBMIT” button. Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS. Remember your Username and Password for subsequent login. If you have already registered as above i.e you are an existing user click the “LOGIN” button. Before proceeding for filling the form online the applicant must have the following:- Enrolment Number. Registered email ID and mobile number, if not then get it registered by contacting the concerned regional centre or by visiting . http://admission.ignou.ac.in/changeadmdata/admissionstatusnew.asp List of courses which are to be opted. http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/studentzone/download/rrr Fee can be paid by following methods: Credit Card (Master/Visa) Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) Net Banking ATM Card(PNB) Online Payment Terms & Conditions After completion of process i.e. filling of the form and payment of fee you will receive confirmation email and SMS from our end regarding acceptance of the Re Registration form. In case it is not received, please contact us immediately through email on online_admission@ignou.ac.in Note : Furnishing of incorrect information/suppression of information would lead to rejection of application form as per IGNOU Rules. Form Filling Steps Steps for filling Online form: Click on “ LOGIN ” button from the homepage of Online Re-registration system and then login with your UserName (Enrolment Number) and password by clicking the “ LOGIN ” button given on the login screen. Fill course details i.e. selection of the optional/Elective Courses from available groups Save your selections and click on next button, confirm your details and check the self declaration box and click on “Accept & Proceed Payment” button. Pay your Re-registration fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking :- Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) : You have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the programme fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip. Payment by Net banking : If you have net banking account select this option. You will be redirected to your bank website. Payment by ATM Card (PNB) Once you have made the payment and click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference. FAQ Can I fill online re-registration form for all the programmes offered by IGNOU? No, you can fill re-registration form only for BA, B.Com,B.Sc,BTS and BSW programmes at present For further details please visit  https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ Is it compulsory to register myself before submitting re-registration form online? Yes, it is compulsory to register with our Online Re-Registration System ( https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ ) before you can submit your re-registration form online. What are the things, I have to make ready myself before to start filling of online Re-registration form? Before filling of online re-registration form followings things are to be kept handy:- Enrolment Number. Registered email ID and mobile number, if not then get it registered by contacting the concerned regional centre. List of courses which are to be opted. What are the benefits of filling online as compared to submitting re-registration form offline at the regional centre? Online submission of re-registration form is preferable for the following reasons: Re-Registration form submission is instant. Confirmation of successful submission is instant through email and SMS. The payment is accepted online instantly, so there is no need to get the Demand Draft prepared. In case of rejection of re-registration form due to ineligibility or any other reason, refund of fee is made electronically into the credit/debit card/net banking account from which payment was made. If the power/internet connection fails while filling the form online, what should I do? Since the data is saved at the end of every stage with the ‘Save’ button, your data is automatically saved till the previous stage. If you are within a particular stage and the system is interrupted due to power failure or loss of connectivity, then your current stage data will not be saved. Please log in again using your user ID (Enrolment Number) and password and complete the form submission process from the stage where the system got interrupted. What is the detailed process for submission of online re-registration form? The submission of admission form passes through the following stages: Open the URL ( https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ ) Complete Registration process (which creates ‘Password’ for you) Your ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ is informed through SMS and email Re-login to the system using your ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ Fill Re-registration Form online Read the declaration and check the ‘Declaration’ box Preview your data and confirm details Make payment of Fee through the Credit/Debit card/Net Banking Payment confirmation message is sent to you through SMS and email Press Next button to see the form preview Take Print/Save filled in Re-Registration Form How should I pay the re-registration fee? Re-registration fee can be paid through credit/debit card/ net banking. What kinds of Credit/Debit cards are accepted for payment of the re-registration fee? Is there Internet banking facility is also available? The Visa and Master Cards are accepted for making the payment of re-registration fee. Yes, the payment of fee can also be made through Net Banking. Payment has been deducted from Credit Card/Debit Card/ my account but I have not received any confirmation. What should I do? If the payment has been deducted but you did not get acknowledgement for the same, please email the transaction details including your name, programme, mobile number, amount paid etc. to the OAS Technical Support Team at ‘ onlineadmission@ignou.ac.in ‘. After Payment of the Re-registration fee, what information shall I receive through email/ SMS? You will get the confirmation of payment made by you through SMS as well as email. Where do I have to contact after successful submission of re-registration form? Once the Re-registration Form is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation to that effect. The University will provide you further information in due course. If there is any discrepancy in the re-registration form, from where and within which time shall I get the information about the same? In case of error in factual information submitted by you in the re-registration form, you may contact your Regional Centre for the same. What is the time frame for getting confirmation of successful submission of my re-registration form? You will get the instant confirmation on successful submission of your re-registration form. The Regional Centre shall communicate with you if they find any discrepancy in your re-registration process. The post Ignou Re-Registrations are open for Jan-2017 Session. Last Date for Applying online is 16-Jan-2017 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Re-Registrations are open for Jan-2017 Session. Last Date for Applying online is 16-Jan-2017 General Instructions Note: Re-registration means registering for next year/semester of a Programme. So it is applicable only to students enrolled in undergraduate/postgraduate programmes of two-three year duration. You can re-register for the next year/semester of your Programme irrespective of whether you have submitted the assignments or appeared in the term-end examination of the previous semester. Please go through the related rules carefully.For January 2017 session online Re Registration facility is available only for different programme. This application is best viewed using current versions of Firefox, Chrome at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher. This application will not work in Internet explorer Ver 11 and above. Instruction to Fill Application Form Online General Queries Related to the programmes & courses offered by IGNOU, their eligibility, duration, admission process, study centres etc. and specific queries related to the courses like B.Com. (F&A), B.Com. (C&A), B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Ed., MBA, M.Ed, PhD etc. please contact the Student Service Centre, at ssc@ignou.ac.in 011-29533869, 29533870, 29572512, 29572513, 29572514 Online Re-Registration Related Technical Problems For specific and technical problems related to online re-registration, submission of online form, online payment, payment error etc. please contact at online_admission@ignou.ac.in 011-29572513 between 9.30AM – 6.00 PM (Monday to Friday). If you are a first time applicant you are advised to click the available programme tab on the homepage of the Online Re-registration System and select the desired programme and carefully read the course details (compulsory or electives),credits, lab, project work of programme including eligibility criteria, fee details, duration, etc. You are also requested to download the Common Prospectus 2015-2016 and read carefully the Rules of the University (Section 06) as mentioned in the common prospectus. You may also read section 1, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13. Click on the button “ REGISTER YOURSELF ” that appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details. Remember, Enrolment number will be your username. While choosing your password it must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long. After filling the mandatory information click the “SUBMIT” button. Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS. Remember your Username and Password for subsequent login. If you have already registered as above i.e you are an existing user click the “LOGIN” button. Before proceeding for filling the form online the applicant must have the following:- Enrolment Number. Registered email ID and mobile number, if not then get it registered by contacting the concerned regional centre or by visiting . http://admission.ignou.ac.in/changeadmdata/admissionstatusnew.asp List of courses which are to be opted. http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/studentzone/download/rrr Fee can be paid by following methods: Credit Card (Master/Visa) Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) Net Banking ATM Card(PNB) Online Payment Terms & Conditions After completion of process i.e. filling of the form and payment of fee you will receive confirmation email and SMS from our end regarding acceptance of the Re Registration form. In case it is not received, please contact us immediately through email on online_admission@ignou.ac.in Note : Furnishing of incorrect information/suppression of information would lead to rejection of application form as per IGNOU Rules. Form Filling Steps Steps for filling Online form: Click on “ LOGIN ” button from the homepage of Online Re-registration system and then login with your UserName (Enrolment Number) and password by clicking the “ LOGIN ” button given on the login screen. Fill course details i.e. selection of the optional/Elective Courses from available groups Save your selections and click on next button, confirm your details and check the self declaration box and click on “Accept & Proceed Payment” button. Pay your Re-registration fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking :- Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) : You have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the programme fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip. Payment by Net banking : If you have net banking account select this option. You will be redirected to your bank website. Payment by ATM Card (PNB) Once you have made the payment and click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference. FAQ Can I fill online re-registration form for all the programmes offered by IGNOU? No, you can fill re-registration form only for BA, B.Com,B.Sc,BTS and BSW programmes at present For further details please visit  https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ Is it compulsory to register myself before submitting re-registration form online? Yes, it is compulsory to register with our Online Re-Registration System ( https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ ) before you can submit your re-registration form online. What are the things, I have to make ready myself before to start filling of online Re-registration form? Before filling of online re-registration form followings things are to be kept handy:- Enrolment Number. Registered email ID and mobile number, if not then get it registered by contacting the concerned regional centre. List of courses which are to be opted. What are the benefits of filling online as compared to submitting re-registration form offline at the regional centre? Online submission of re-registration form is preferable for the following reasons: Re-Registration form submission is instant. Confirmation of successful submission is instant through email and SMS. The payment is accepted online instantly, so there is no need to get the Demand Draft prepared. In case of rejection of re-registration form due to ineligibility or any other reason, refund of fee is made electronically into the credit/debit card/net banking account from which payment was made. If the power/internet connection fails while filling the form online, what should I do? Since the data is saved at the end of every stage with the ‘Save’ button, your data is automatically saved till the previous stage. If you are within a particular stage and the system is interrupted due to power failure or loss of connectivity, then your current stage data will not be saved. Please log in again using your user ID (Enrolment Number) and password and complete the form submission process from the stage where the system got interrupted. What is the detailed process for submission of online re-registration form? The submission of admission form passes through the following stages: Open the URL ( https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/ ) Complete Registration process (which creates ‘Password’ for you) Your ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ is informed through SMS and email Re-login to the system using your ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ Fill Re-registration Form online Read the declaration and check the ‘Declaration’ box Preview your data and confirm details Make payment of Fee through the Credit/Debit card/Net Banking Payment confirmation message is sent to you through SMS and email Press Next button to see the form preview Take Print/Save filled in Re-Registration Form How should I pay the re-registration fee? Re-registration fee can be paid through credit/debit card/ net banking. What kinds of Credit/Debit cards are accepted for payment of the re-registration fee? Is there Internet banking facility is also available? The Visa and Master Cards are accepted for making the payment of re-registration fee. Yes, the payment of fee can also be made through Net Banking. Payment has been deducted from Credit Card/Debit Card/ my account but I have not received any confirmation. What should I do? If the payment has been deducted but you did not get acknowledgement for the same, please email the transaction details including your name, programme, mobile number, amount paid etc. to the OAS Technical Support Team at ‘ onlineadmission@ignou.ac.in ‘. After Payment of the Re-registration fee, what information shall I receive through email/ SMS? You will get the confirmation of payment made by you through SMS as well as email. Where do I have to contact after successful submission of re-registration form? Once the Re-registration Form is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation to that effect. The University will provide you further information in due course. If there is any discrepancy in the re-registration form, from where and within which time shall I get the information about the same? In case of error in factual information submitted by you in the re-registration form, you may contact your Regional Centre for the same. What is the time frame for getting confirmation of successful submission of my re-registration form? You will get the instant confirmation on successful submission of your re-registration form. The Regional Centre shall communicate with you if they find any discrepancy in your re-registration process. The post Ignou Re-Registrations are open for Jan-2017 Session. Last Date for Applying online is 16-Jan-2017 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou OPENMAT XL Result (Management Programme) 2017

Ignou OPENMAT XL Result (Management Programme) 2017   Welcome to IgnouInfo.in for Ignou latest and updated information. Ignou officially announced ignou openmat xl 2017 result. If you want to check about to ignou openmat xl 2017 result just enter you enrollment number below text box. After you can see ignou openmat xl 2017 result status online. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES: The Candidates who have qualified the Entrance Test conducted by the University on 23-10-2016 may submit their Application form for Admission to Management Programme which is appended in Prospectus (Form No. 2) alongwith the requisite fee and the following documents at the concerned Regional Centre. : Attested Copies of Certificates in support of educational qualification(s). Print out of this Result Card. Paste your recent photograph and sign in the box provided above. Hall Ticket duly signed by candidate and invigilator. Experience certificate wherever required. Category certificate of SC/ST/OBC candidates. Identity Card duly filled up. Demand Draft for requisite fee drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city where your Regional Centre is located. Last date for submission of Application Form for admission along with relevant documents at the Regional Centre is as under: For January 2017 Session – the last date is 31st December, 2016. For July 2017 Session – the last date is 31st May, 2017. The post Ignou OPENMAT XL Result (Management Programme) 2017 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou OPENMAT XL Result (Management Programme) 2017   Welcome to IgnouInfo.in for Ignou latest and updated information. Ignou officially announced ignou openmat xl 2017 result. If you want to check about to ignou openmat xl 2017 result just enter you enrollment number below text box. After you can see ignou openmat xl 2017 result status online. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES: The Candidates who have qualified the Entrance Test conducted by the University on 23-10-2016 may submit their Application form for Admission to Management Programme which is appended in Prospectus (Form No. 2) alongwith the requisite fee and the following documents at the concerned Regional Centre. : Attested Copies of Certificates in support of educational qualification(s). Print out of this Result Card. Paste your recent photograph and sign in the box provided above. Hall Ticket duly signed by candidate and invigilator. Experience certificate wherever required. Category certificate of SC/ST/OBC candidates. Identity Card duly filled up. Demand Draft for requisite fee drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city where your Regional Centre is located. Last date for submission of Application Form for admission along with relevant documents at the Regional Centre is as under: For January 2017 Session – the last date is 31st December, 2016. For July 2017 Session – the last date is 31st May, 2017. The post Ignou OPENMAT XL Result (Management Programme) 2017 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Plenary Connections – Abigail Disney

By Diana Carlin As I write this, the New Year is only a couple of days old and the hope for a 2017 that is filled with less violence, war, and human suffering than in 2016 is strong. As a NAFSAN who has spent time in countries torn apart by war or with a long history of oppression, I share the belief of many other NAFSA members that our work makes a difference in finding a path to a more peaceful and just world. For the fourth year, the NAFSA annual conference will include a Seminar on Peace and Global Civil Society . Originally named after former NAFSA president Ron Moffatt, a strong supporter of international education as one path to peace and social justice, this year’s seminar will explore how to incorporate film and other forms of storytelling into the curriculum. Since NAFSA plenary speakers complement conference themes and programs, the selection of Abigail Disney as our closing plenary speaker is an excellent choice. Disney and her production company, Fork Films, have supported more than 50 films that stress themes representative of NAFSA’s values of peace building, human rights, and social justice. My academic discipline is communication and my background includes the study of rhetorical theory. Several of the major theorists we study and teach explore the role of narrative as a powerful persuasive tool. Abigail Disney’s films are proof of that power. I recently watched her 2008 documentary Pray The Devil Back to Hell about the women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the civil war in Liberia. The film’s website describes it as “a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.” The film tells the story of the Woman in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) through its leaders, including 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee. But it isn’t just the film’s ability to tell the story of the women’s movement that impressed me, it was also the fact that the women shared their narratives of living in a war-torn country with one another to form the bonds of solidarity that gave them the strength to confront the country’s president and move the nation toward peace. The story of thousands of ordinary women who brought young and old, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim together in a common goal to end their country’s suffering, demonstrates why we should use film in our classrooms and why narrative accompanied by graphic visualizations of the human condition can compel us to action. Abigail Disney has found ways to capture stories on film and weave them in ways that help us better understand the human condition. Her body of work is a testimony to why what we do is important—ordinary people can and do make a difference in the world. I am eager to hear about her experiences as a producer and director and about what motivates her to select the subjects she highlights. There is no doubt in my mind that she will motivate all of us to use film and storytelling in new ways. Our work as NAFSANs is filled with narratives. We hear the stories of students who come to our countries to study and what they hope to gain from their international experience. We hear the stories of our students who venture outside their comfort zones to study abroad and how it changed them. And we follow the stories of those students who have used their international education experiences to change the world. Once again, NAFSA has selected a plenary speaker who truly does speak to where we live. Diana Carlin recently retired as associate provost for graduate and global education at Saint Louis University. She current serves as a member at large on NAFSA’s Board of Directors

By Diana Carlin As I write this, the New Year is only a couple of days old and the hope for a 2017 that is filled with less violence, war, and human suffering than in 2016 is strong. As a NAFSAN who has spent time in countries torn apart by war or with a long history of oppression, I share the belief of many other NAFSA members that our work makes a difference in finding a path to a more peaceful and just world. For the fourth year, the NAFSA annual conference will include a Seminar on Peace and Global Civil Society . Originally named after former NAFSA president Ron Moffatt, a strong supporter of international education as one path to peace and social justice, this year’s seminar will explore how to incorporate film and other forms of storytelling into the curriculum. Since NAFSA plenary speakers complement conference themes and programs, the selection of Abigail Disney as our closing plenary speaker is an excellent choice. Disney and her production company, Fork Films, have supported more than 50 films that stress themes representative of NAFSA’s values of peace building, human rights, and social justice. My academic discipline is communication and my background includes the study of rhetorical theory. Several of the major theorists we study and teach explore the role of narrative as a powerful persuasive tool. Abigail Disney’s films are proof of that power. I recently watched her 2008 documentary Pray The Devil Back to Hell about the women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the civil war in Liberia. The film’s website describes it as “a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.” The film tells the story of the Woman in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) through its leaders, including 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee. But it isn’t just the film’s ability to tell the story of the women’s movement that impressed me, it was also the fact that the women shared their narratives of living in a war-torn country with one another to form the bonds of solidarity that gave them the strength to confront the country’s president and move the nation toward peace. The story of thousands of ordinary women who brought young and old, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim together in a common goal to end their country’s suffering, demonstrates why we should use film in our classrooms and why narrative accompanied by graphic visualizations of the human condition can compel us to action. Abigail Disney has found ways to capture stories on film and weave them in ways that help us better understand the human condition. Her body of work is a testimony to why what we do is important—ordinary people can and do make a difference in the world. I am eager to hear about her experiences as a producer and director and about what motivates her to select the subjects she highlights. There is no doubt in my mind that she will motivate all of us to use film and storytelling in new ways. Our work as NAFSANs is filled with narratives. We hear the stories of students who come to our countries to study and what they hope to gain from their international experience. We hear the stories of our students who venture outside their comfort zones to study abroad and how it changed them. And we follow the stories of those students who have used their international education experiences to change the world. Once again, NAFSA has selected a plenary speaker who truly does speak to where we live. Diana Carlin recently retired as associate provost for graduate and global education at Saint Louis University. She current serves as a member at large on NAFSA’s Board of Directors

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Studying Abroad in Sweden?

Studying Abroad in Sweden? 10 Reasons Why Earning a Master’s Degree in Sweden Will Boost Your Career! Do you wish you studied abroad in undergrad? Have you considered earning your Master’s degree abroad? Have you considered Sweden? Here are some great reasons why studying abroad in Sweden will boost your career:   1. Great Universities […] The post Studying Abroad in Sweden? appeared first on Maria Abroad .

Studying Abroad in Sweden? 10 Reasons Why Earning a Master’s Degree in Sweden Will Boost Your Career! Do you wish you studied abroad in undergrad? Have you considered earning your Master’s degree abroad? Have you considered Sweden? Here are some great reasons why studying abroad in Sweden will boost your career:   1. Great Universities […] The post Studying Abroad in Sweden? appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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10 German Foods Germans Miss Abroad

10 German Foods Germans Miss Abroad Food is something magical. It not only nourishes you but is also the closest thing to a teleportation device and a time machine we currently have. A spoon full of food can take you anywhere in the world. And if you happen to live away from home, it is the […] The post 10 German Foods Germans Miss Abroad appeared first on Maria Abroad .

10 German Foods Germans Miss Abroad Food is something magical. It not only nourishes you but is also the closest thing to a teleportation device and a time machine we currently have. A spoon full of food can take you anywhere in the world. And if you happen to live away from home, it is the […] The post 10 German Foods Germans Miss Abroad appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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MariaAbroad 2016 – A Year in Review

MariaAbroad 2016 – A Year in Review December rolls around, and we tend to reflect on our accomplishments and successes. Now, after the Holidays are over, we have some time to sit down and take a closer look at the past year. We analyze and compare if we reached our goals and come up with […] The post MariaAbroad 2016 – A Year in Review appeared first on Maria Abroad .

MariaAbroad 2016 – A Year in Review December rolls around, and we tend to reflect on our accomplishments and successes. Now, after the Holidays are over, we have some time to sit down and take a closer look at the past year. We analyze and compare if we reached our goals and come up with […] The post MariaAbroad 2016 – A Year in Review appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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Best Holiday Craft Beers of the Season

Best Holiday Craft Beers of the Season Holiday Craft Beers are all the rage this year. Pretty much every Craft Beer brewery has some sort of Pumpkin/Peppermint or Gingerbread beer in their line up to bring our taste buds the Holiday cheer. If you are looking to try some beers that put you in the […] The post Best Holiday Craft Beers of the Season appeared first on Maria Abroad .

Best Holiday Craft Beers of the Season Holiday Craft Beers are all the rage this year. Pretty much every Craft Beer brewery has some sort of Pumpkin/Peppermint or Gingerbread beer in their line up to bring our taste buds the Holiday cheer. If you are looking to try some beers that put you in the […] The post Best Holiday Craft Beers of the Season appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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A Fond Farewell

As I retire from my position as executive director and CEO of NAFSA, I wanted to take a moment to thank you so very much for allowing me the opportunity to lead such an outstanding organization. NAFSA has been and always will be committed to creating a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous world by ensuring that every student or scholar who wishes to find a global experience has the ability to do so, regardless of his or her socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or background. As the largest association dedicated solely to international education, NAFSA continuously scans the social, economic, and political environment to anticipate and analyze trends and issues affecting the field. We use this information to create and disseminate knowledge and resources that are responsive to the needs of our members. I am proud of the array of professional development opportunities that are available to serve the full range of professionals in the field, and I know that these resources will evolve and improve with continued input from our stakeholders. It is also rewarding to see the significant progress we have made in integrating global and international perspectives throughout higher education institutions. This work has required all of us to be more strategic and collaborative as we build bridges across academic affairs and student affairs; curriculum and cocurriculum; and faculty and professional staff. Over the last 18 years, we have responded to changes in the field and worked tirelessly to improve the policies affecting students around the world. Some of the key changes I’ve seen during my tenure include: More than a decade ago, together with the Alliance for International Exchange, NAFSA was the first to call for a U.S. international education policy to ensure greater diversity in education here and abroad. We continue to push for a more coordinated strategy toward global education. Today, foreign students are seen as assets to the United States, not as threats, in terms of the economy, foreign policy, and overall global competency. By consistently responding to incorrect reporting, NAFSA has shifted the narrative on foreign students. Every major immigration bill that tries to address issues related to high-skilled immigration includes important provisions that NAFSA was first to seek. NAFSA has played an active role in calling for the removal of education, trade, and travel barriers to Cuba. Earlier this fall, NAFSA and the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to cultivate higher education partnerships between our two nations and advocate for the end of the embargo. I am proud of all that we have been able to accomplish and know that we will forge ahead with an agenda that raises the voice of international educators in a way that is valued by the higher education community and public policy leaders alike. It is now more important than ever before to bridge the divides. Moving forward into the next administration and Congress, NAFSA will continue to advocate for its long-held ideals and fight for those who feel as though they are voiceless. We will continue to advocate for policies that: Advance diversity in our communities and on our campuses; Make us a more welcoming and inclusive United States; Ensure every U.S. college student benefits from global learning; and Create a participatory democracy for all Americans. The future is always uncertain, but America was founded on the idea that we can create it together. We believe that isolation and division diminishes us, and that nations are more secure when we find common cause and common ground with others. As an association of professionals advancing international higher education, we stand among those who see the United States as connected to, and strengthened by, the global community. We remain committed to creating a future in which students and scholars can freely exchange ideas, where the best thinking on our most difficult problems can be debated, where creative solutions can be sought, and where fear is driven out of all of our institutions. I’m thrilled that the work that we have begun will continue. NAFSA’s new executive director and CEO Esther Brimmer’s rich experience in the broader field of international affairs will be a tremendous asset to NAFSA, and I know that she is fully committed to carrying on NAFSA’s important work. The deep involvement of all of our members in creating a supportive environment and promoting this important agenda makes NAFSA unique, and I wish to acknowledge all of the amazing NAFSA volunteers and leaders who have contributed to this effort throughout my tenure. Again, thank you for traveling with me on this great journey.

As I retire from my position as executive director and CEO of NAFSA, I wanted to take a moment to thank you so very much for allowing me the opportunity to lead such an outstanding organization. NAFSA has been and always will be committed to creating a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous world by ensuring that every student or scholar who wishes to find a global experience has the ability to do so, regardless of his or her socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or background. As the largest association dedicated solely to international education, NAFSA continuously scans the social, economic, and political environment to anticipate and analyze trends and issues affecting the field. We use this information to create and disseminate knowledge and resources that are responsive to the needs of our members. I am proud of the array of professional development opportunities that are available to serve the full range of professionals in the field, and I know that these resources will evolve and improve with continued input from our stakeholders. It is also rewarding to see the significant progress we have made in integrating global and international perspectives throughout higher education institutions. This work has required all of us to be more strategic and collaborative as we build bridges across academic affairs and student affairs; curriculum and cocurriculum; and faculty and professional staff. Over the last 18 years, we have responded to changes in the field and worked tirelessly to improve the policies affecting students around the world. Some of the key changes I’ve seen during my tenure include: More than a decade ago, together with the Alliance for International Exchange, NAFSA was the first to call for a U.S. international education policy to ensure greater diversity in education here and abroad. We continue to push for a more coordinated strategy toward global education. Today, foreign students are seen as assets to the United States, not as threats, in terms of the economy, foreign policy, and overall global competency. By consistently responding to incorrect reporting, NAFSA has shifted the narrative on foreign students. Every major immigration bill that tries to address issues related to high-skilled immigration includes important provisions that NAFSA was first to seek. NAFSA has played an active role in calling for the removal of education, trade, and travel barriers to Cuba. Earlier this fall, NAFSA and the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to cultivate higher education partnerships between our two nations and advocate for the end of the embargo. I am proud of all that we have been able to accomplish and know that we will forge ahead with an agenda that raises the voice of international educators in a way that is valued by the higher education community and public policy leaders alike. It is now more important than ever before to bridge the divides. Moving forward into the next administration and Congress, NAFSA will continue to advocate for its long-held ideals and fight for those who feel as though they are voiceless. We will continue to advocate for policies that: Advance diversity in our communities and on our campuses; Make us a more welcoming and inclusive United States; Ensure every U.S. college student benefits from global learning; and Create a participatory democracy for all Americans. The future is always uncertain, but America was founded on the idea that we can create it together. We believe that isolation and division diminishes us, and that nations are more secure when we find common cause and common ground with others. As an association of professionals advancing international higher education, we stand among those who see the United States as connected to, and strengthened by, the global community. We remain committed to creating a future in which students and scholars can freely exchange ideas, where the best thinking on our most difficult problems can be debated, where creative solutions can be sought, and where fear is driven out of all of our institutions. I’m thrilled that the work that we have begun will continue. NAFSA’s new executive director and CEO Esther Brimmer’s rich experience in the broader field of international affairs will be a tremendous asset to NAFSA, and I know that she is fully committed to carrying on NAFSA’s important work. The deep involvement of all of our members in creating a supportive environment and promoting this important agenda makes NAFSA unique, and I wish to acknowledge all of the amazing NAFSA volunteers and leaders who have contributed to this effort throughout my tenure. Again, thank you for traveling with me on this great journey.

[via NAFSA: Association of International Educators Blog]

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