More than 500 Huskers experience the world in summer 2019
During summer 2019, 539 huskers took part in 550 overseas opportunities organized through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s education abroad program. Those opportunities included 55 education abroad trips led by 30 Nebraska faculty and/or staff.
Byrnes credits “eye-opening” virtual exchange class with building cross-cultural communication skills
A native of small-town Ralston, Nebraska, Elizabeth Byrnes arrived at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) with the goal of exploring new opportunities and understanding what life was like outside of her hometown. The junior sociology and communication studies double major says one of the most impactful experiences so far has been her "Immigration and Multiculturalism" sociology course in fall 2018. The course included a virtual exchange component with the University of Jordan as part of the UNL Global Virtual Project.
Six Huskers win Fulbright awards
Six University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and alumni have earned Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year, and three have been chosen as alternates.
Intern in Japan during Spring 2020
Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School needs two (2) English-speaking interns every Fall and Spring for their intensive English courses. Applicants should be conscientious, creative and self-motivated. Interns are expected to present their own culture to the students and actively assist teaching staff. No Japanese language ability is needed to apply.
Kuzela earns Boren Scholarship to study in Kyrgyzstan
Miranda Kuzela of Bellevue, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior majoring in Russian, political science, global studies and Spanish, has earned a Boren Scholarship to study abroad this summer and fall. Kuzela will attend the School of Russian and Asian Studies’ Central Asian Studies Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to improve her Russian language skills.
Ted Hamann Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Mexico
Edmund ‘Ted’ Hamann of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Dept. of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Mexico in anthropology for the fall semester of 2019 and will both study and teach at the Tijuana campus of the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional as part of a project called “Building Capacity to Meet the Needs of Transnational Students in Mexican Schools.”
5 Huskers receive Critical Language Scholarships
Five University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a language abroad this summer.The students are Alexander Christensen, Liam McChristian, Jared Noetzel, Gregory Tracey and Cooper Wright. The Critical Language Scholarship program, run by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying critical foreign languages. Scholars gain language and cultural skills that enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
Mohammed carves her own path at Nebraska
Hawra Mohammed’s journey of more than 7,000 miles from her home in Muscat, Oman, to Lincoln, has spanned beyond academics and into self-reliance.
Ray continues efforts to improve audiology services in Nicaragua
One full year had passed since Stacie Ray was allowed to visit Nicaragua to see in person the status of the humanitarian audiology project she and Hannah Ditmars began in 2016. During the first two years of the partnership, Ray and Ditmars established a relationship with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in León and began training faculty members as audiology technicians. In between visits, the Nebraska faculty work with the UNAN faculty to ensure continuity of care for patients with hearing loss.