News

Published:

September 1, 2016
 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies, Study Abroad

International Studies Launches Grant for Summer Study Abroad

News


nicole-rudolphAt last fall’s Majors’ Meeting, Director of International Studies Nicole Rudolph had an exciting announcement for IS majors: she had secured a $5,000 gift from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) for summer study abroad for an IS major. NECO’s Executive Director Kate Haas Monte praised the partnership with Adelphi’s IS program, noting: “It was a perfect fit for NECO as part of our mission of not only supporting education, but also to encourage ethnic and religious tolerance and diversity.”

To win the award, IS majors with at least a 3.0 GPA were invited to submit an application explaining how in-depth summer study abroad would further their intellectual and professional goals. A faculty committee, comprised of Katie Laatikainen, Yun Lee, and Traci Levy, reviewed the applications and selected junior Angélica Méndez as the deserving recipient of the award.

Angélica, who is pursuing the Business track with a concentration in Spanish, chose to participate in a CIEE program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this summer. The CIEE program will give Angélica the opportunity to study the links between Business, International Finance and Public Policy in Latin America; Green Business in a Global Context; and Strategic Planning in Social Policy: Argentina and the USA in Comparative Perspective. While she studies at the Faculdad Lationoamerica de Ciencias Sociale de Argentina, she will also have the opportunity to live with an Argentine host family and visit Uruguay, deepening her familiarity with Latin American culture.

angelica-mendez

NECO award recipient, Angelica Mendez

The International Studies Program offers its hearty congratulations to Angélica and its heartfelt gratitude to NECO.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies, Study Abroad