Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln students sit in on a local meeting during their “Food Security, Health and Nutrition” program in Zambia and Ethiopia in summer 2019. Led by Mary Willis, the study abroad program has included 15 Husker Gilman Scholars since its inception in 2014.
30 Huskers earn Gilman scholarship for education abroad

Thirty University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates have earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities between spring 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded twice a year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Between the October 2019 and March 2020 cycles, 47 Nebraska students were awarded, surpassing Nebraska’s previous record of 34 recipients in 2017-18.

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The 2019-20 Global Peer Assistant team is made up of 15 domestic and international students from around the world to help build connections on campus for new international students.
Nebraska stands up for its international students

International students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln continue to be supported despite challenges brought on by the coronavirus. More than 3,000 international students and scholars study and research at UNL, according to Nebraska Today, but when classes adapted to be remote in March due to the coronavirus, some students were unable to return to their home country. In response, UNL allowed international students to continue to live on campus and created an International Committee as a subcommittee of UNL’s COVID-19 Task Force to provide additional support.

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NU joins opposition of new ICE guidance for international students

All four institutions in the University of Nebraska system have joined an amicus brief opposing new federal guidance requiring international college students to leave the United States if coursework is online-only. The amicus brief supports a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeking to block the July 6 policy from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. 

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Nebraska duo eyes end to costly swine diseases

Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have received $1 million in grant funding to continue research that could lead to the development of vaccines and genetic-selection tools to fight some of the world’s costliest swine diseases. Huskers Daniel Ciobanu and Hiep Vu have each recently been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It is the third NIFA grant for each.

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Sign Up for Virtual Advising

ISSO COVID-19 Update: Effective 5 p.m. March 19, 2020 the ISSO will only be able to see students remotely. Virtual advising will be offered to accommodate students. To sign up, please click below.

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Obtain a Travel Signature

Are you a UNL student or scholar planning to leave the country soon? Learn more at: 

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Members of the Global Strategy Committee for Nebraska’s ACE Internationalization Laboratory met at the kickoff meeting on January 23, 2020.
Nebraska to write first internationalization strategy as part of ACE Laboratory

Nebraska expects to have its first-ever, university-wide global engagement strategy created in 2020 as part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory. 

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Freshman Grace Gawecki poses for her application photo at the UNL Passport Office. Gawecki was one of 88 UNL students who applied for a passport through the Husker Passport Giveaway.
Husker Passport Giveaway empowers students to ‘broaden their horizons’ and study abroad

Last September, the Education Abroad Office launched an exciting new initiative with the UNL Passport Office to cover up to 100 first-time passport applications from UNL students. As students await their finished passports in March, many look forward to studying abroad and experiencing new cultures.

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Omaha Film Festival to spotlight film talent around the world

One of the largest film events in the Midwest, the 15th Annual Omaha Film Festival took place from March 3-8. The festival featured over 100 films, which judges selected from 1000, submissions from around the world. The festival has featured award-winning films that received a national theatrical release in the past through special screenings.

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PIESL lecturers and staff pose with some of the summer program students in 2001.
PIESL celebrates 60 years of teaching English as a Second Language

From a one-faculty department in 1960, to a full-fledged unit that offers innovative English language instruction and customized programs for non-native speakers, Nebraska's Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) has a rich history to celebrate in its 60th anniversary this year. 

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