Virtual Study Abroad Fair 2022

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  1. Introduction
  2. How to Participate
  3. Virtual Fair Schedule
  4. Detailed Program Descriptions

Introduction

Welcome to the 28th Annual Study Abroad Fair. Guest speakers from our Partner Institutions around the world are joining us this year to present the programs offered at the UHM Study Abroad Center and how they can help you with your academic, professional, and personal goals! Speak with representatives of the host institutions and a Study Abroad Center team member to have all of your questions about study abroad answered!

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How to Participate

Our Virtual Fair will take place over Zoom. The schedule below has links to four separate Zoom meeting rooms. Each room will host multiple sessions throughout the day about the Study Abroad Center programs, as well as application and funding information sessions. Click on the “Room 1”, “Room 2”, or “Room 3” links to join the Zoom meeting room and view any session that interests you. Then, you can either stay in the room to see the next session, or leave the room and visit another session in a different Zoom room.

You do not need to have a Zoom account or any special programs installed; you can attend our Virtual Fair with just a web browser.

All live sessions will be recorded. Unlike previous fairs, we will not have repeat sessions in the afternoon to show the morning session recordings. The session recordings from both morning and afternoon will instead be made available to view online at a later date.

At the end of every session, a moderator will post a link to a Sign-In form. Please fill out the form to let us know about your experience with the Virtual Fair and let us know what programs interest you. We will use the information to improve future virtual events and let you know about any events for your program of interest.

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Virtual Festival Schedule

Sessions are 30 minutes long with a 5-10 minute question and answer period. There is a 10-minute break between sessions, during which you are free to move to a different room.

Want more information about any of the sessions below? Click the session name, and your web page will scroll down to a more detailed description.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

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8:30 AMWelcome Address

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9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
[20:00 – 20:30 IST]
[21:00 – 21:30 CEST]
Dublin, Ireland
Nursing and Public Health
Summer Program

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Seville, Spain
Semester ProgramSummer Program

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Paris, France
Semester ProgramSummer Program

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9:40 AM – 10:10 AM
[20:40 – 21:10 IST]
[21:40 – 22:10 CEST]
Dublin, Ireland
Irish Studies

Summer Program

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Florence, Italy
Semester ProgramSummer Program

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Annecy, France
Summer Program

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10:20 AM – 10:50 AM
[21:20 – 21:50 IST]
[22:20 – 22:50 CEST]
Dublin, Ireland
Irish Consultancy
Summer Program

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“Two Italies,” Italy
Semester Program

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Lille, France
Summer Program

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11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
[18:00 – 18:30 ART]
[22:00 – 22:30 IST]
[22:00 – 22:30 BDST]
Dublin, Ireland
Organic Chemistry
Summer Program

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London, United Kingdom
Semester Program

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Mendoza, Argentina
Summer Program

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♦Afternoon♦

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2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Applying for Study Abroad

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Berlin, Germany
Summer Program

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Machida, Japan
Semester ProgramAcademic Year Program

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2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
[09:40 – 10:10 (Thu) JST]
[10:40 – 11:10 (Thu) AEST]
Funding Your Study Abroad

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Sydney, Australia
Semester Program

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Kobe, Japan
Semester ProgramAcademic Year Program

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3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
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Shanghai, China
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Adelaide, Australia
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Kobe, Japan
Summer Program

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4:00 PM – 4:30 PMShanghai, China
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Detailed Room Descriptions

Room 1

Program: Welcome Address
Session: Room 1, 8:30 AM
Description: A short welcome for the guests of our festival and our guest speakers from our partner universities and Keynote Speech from Eve Millet. 
Speakers: Sarita Rai, Study Abroad Center Director & Eve Millet, Academic Advisor and Faculty Specialist at the Manoa Advising center, Faculty Resident Director for Angers, France in Summer 2022, and Study Abroad Center alumni.

Read more about Sarita and Eve

Sarita Rai, UHM Study Abroad Center Director and Professor, is in charge of twenty-seven study abroad programs. She has a PhD in political science and is a trained political economist as well as a language specialist in Nepalese. Her interests lie in the areas of globalization, global studies, shared governance, and faculty governance. She served in leadership positions in the University of Hawai‘i Faculty Senate.  She was elected to the Board of the University of Hawai`i Professional Assembly, which is the faculty union organization.  She is active in its Executive Committee and serves as its Treasurer. She has been a Fulbright scholar in India, and provides consultation in the areas of cross-cultural training and risk management.  She co-edited with Miriam Fuchs the volume Study Abroad: Traditions and New Directions (MLA, 2018). Her recent article “Making a Case for an Integrated Faculty-Designed and Faculty-Operated Study Abroad Center,” (Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020)  discusses how shared governance matters in terms of developing, implementing study abroad programs within a University.

Eve Millett is an Academic Advisor/Faculty Specialist with the Mānoa Advising Center, where she advises Exploratory students, supervises the campus-wide Mānoa Peer Advisor Program, and teaches UNIV 340. She is a proud alum of UH Mānoa with undergraduate degrees in Ethnic Studies and French and graduate degrees in French Literature and Educational Administration. Eve is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Administration. This past summer, she had the privilege of being the Resident Director for the Angers, France program, a program in which she participated as an undergraduate student in 2012.

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Program: Dublin, Ireland – Nursing and Public Health Program
Session: Room 1, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Description: Founded 160 years ago, University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in Ireland and is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings. A charming city of Viking, Norman, and English heritage, Dublin is the capital city as well as the primary education center of Ireland. The UHM Summer in Dublin program provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM General Education Diversification, major, minor, and elective requirements. The summer programs are Business Consultancy; Business Internship; Health Sciences; Physics; Irish Studies; and Organic Chemistry for Pre-Med students. This session’s focus is on the Nursing and Public Health Program.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Nursing and Public Health
Speakers: Jack Morris, Programme Manager for Nursing & Midwifery from University College Dublin

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Program: Dublin, Ireland – Irish Studies Program
Session: Room 1, 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM
Description: Founded 160 years ago, University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in Ireland and is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings. A charming city of Viking, Norman, and English heritage, Dublin is the capital city as well as the primary education center of Ireland. The UHM Summer in Dublin program provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM General Education Diversification, major, minor, and elective requirements. The summer programs are Business Consultancy; Business Internship; Health Sciences; Physics; Irish Studies; and Organic Chemistry for Pre-Med students. This session’s focus is on the Irish Studies Program.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Anthropology, Political Science, History, Geography, English, Theatre
Speakers: Ruth Redahan, Programme managers for College of Arts & Humanities from University College Dublin

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Program: Dublin, Ireland – Irish Consultancy and Business Internship
Session: Room 1, 10:20 AM – 10:50 AM
Description: Founded 160 years ago, University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in Ireland and is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings. A charming city of Viking, Norman, and English heritage, Dublin is the capital city as well as the primary education center of Ireland. The UHM Summer in Dublin program provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM General Education Diversification, major, minor, and elective requirements. The summer programs are Business Consultancy; Business Internship; Health Sciences; Physics; Irish Studies; and Organic Chemistry for Pre-Med students. This session’s focus is on the Irish Consultancy and Business Internship Programs.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Business
Speakers: Giuliana Rocca, Programme Manager for Quinn Schoool of Business from University College Dublin

Read more about Giuliana

I manage the Quinn School of Business Study Abroad programme for international Students. I help students with all aspects of their Study Abroad programme, from admissions to accommodation and orientation, and provide on-going in-semester support. I also manage the relationship between the School and our North American partners.

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Program: Dublin, Ireland – Organic Chemistry Program
Session: Room 1, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Description: Founded 160 years ago, University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in Ireland and is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings. A charming city of Viking, Norman, and English heritage, Dublin is the capital city as well as the primary education center of Ireland. The UHM Summer in Dublin program provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM General Education Diversification, major, minor, and elective requirements. The summer programs are Business Consultancy; Business Internship; Health Sciences; Physics; Irish Studies; and Organic Chemistry for Pre-Med students. This session’s focus is on the Organic Chemistry Program.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Organic Chemistry lab (CHEM 272/L and 273/L)
Speakers: Robert Cooney, Summer 2022 Dublin Resident Director and retired faculty from the UHM Office of Public Health

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Program: Applying for Study Abroad
Session: Room 1, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Description: Learn about the requirements and process for applying to one of our Study Abroad Programs.
Website: Apply now!
Ideal For: Everyone interested in studying abroad!
Speakers: Kati Vasconcellos, Study Abroad Center Advisor

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Program: Funding Your Study Abroad
Session: Room 1, 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Description: Studying abroad does not have to break the bank or empty your wallet. Learn about how financial aid and scholarships can help fund your program.
Website: Money Matters
Ideal For: Anyone!
Speakers: Kati Vasconcellos, Study Abroad Center Advisor & Xandria Akau, Benjamin A. Gilman Alumni Ambassador

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Program: Shanghai, China – Semester
Session: Room 1, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Description: The semester program is hosted by Tongji University 同济大学 (Tóngjì Dàxué). Tongji University is a highly ranked comprehensive university in the Yangpu and Jiading districts of Shanghai. . Students on this program enroll full-time in intensive Chinese language courses at the International School of Tongji University as well as coursework taught in English in various disciplines.
Website: Semester
Ideal For: Chinese language (all levels)
Speakers: Yao Weijia from Tongji University

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Program: Shanghai, China – Summer
Session: Room 1, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Description: Our summer program is hosted by Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) 上海外国语大学 Shànghǎi Wàiguóyǔ Dàxué). SISU is one of the key Liberal Arts institutions of higher education under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and one of the best-known universities of its kind in China. Complete a full year of UH language in this six-week summer program by taking intensive Chinese language courses in the morning and culture-related electives in the afternoon.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Chinese language (all levels)
Speakers: Kati Vasconcellos, Study Abroad Center Advisor

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Room 2

Program: Seville, Spain
Session: Room 2, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Description: Students attend classes at the International College of Seville (ICS), with additional options to attend EUSA University of Seville (in English and Spanish), and the University of Seville (in Spanish). In the summer program, students participate in an intensive Spanish language program worth six Spanish language credits. Seville is the capital of Andalusia, a region inundated with culture and romance. Andalusia is the backdrop of Bizet’s Carmen, the intense passion and faith of Semana Santa (Holy Week), the bacchanalia and revelry of Feria, the gyrating, hand-clapping, heel-stomping ballet and the songs of love and tragedy of the flamenco. 
Website: Semester ♦ Summer
Ideal For: Academy for Creative Media, Anthropology, Art History, Business, Communications, Economics, Finance, History, Journalism, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Management, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Spanish Language, Culture and Literature, Travel Industry Management, and Women’s Studies.
Speakers: Lisa Dolan, Director of Student Affairs at the International College of Seville (ICS); Sandra Soto, Academic Director at ICS; Gina de los Santos, Director of Housing at ICS

Read more about Lisa, Sandra, and Gina

Ms. Sandra Soto is Academic Director at the ICS.  Prior to commencing this position in 2018 she had broad academic experience in the management of study abroad programs. Special mention must be made to her association with Sweet Briar College where she served as Program Director at the University of Seville for 8 years.  Ms. Soto is currently completing her PhD in American literature at the University of Seville.

Ms. Gina de los Santos is the ICS Director of Housing.  She started as a Community College student at the ICS in 1990, and upon graduating Summa Cum Laude at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she returned to Seville in 1992, taking on position of ICS Director of Housing and working with students ever since. Ms. Gina de los Santos is in charge of housing and advising students in addition to coordinating cultural activities, trips and visits.

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Program: Florence, Italy
Session: Room 2, 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM
Description: Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM)  is located in Florence, birthplace of Italian renaissance, art and architecture.  LdM is an urban school and provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM major, minor, elective, focus, foundations, diversification and foreign language requirements for graduation.
Website: Semester ♦ Summer
Ideal For: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture Studio, Art History and Studio Art, Business, Classical Studies, Chemistry, Cinema, Communications, Culinary and Nutritional Arts, Cultural Studies, Dance, Education, English, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, History of Architecture, Interior Design, Italian Language, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, and Women’s Studies.
Speakers: María José Angel Mex from LdM

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Program: “Two Italies”, Italy
Session: Room 2, 10:20 AM – 10:50 AM
Description: A brand new program from Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM), where students take classes in two cities: Florence and Tuscania. In Florence, students will explore The Ancient Roots of Florence while also studying The Pursuit of Happiness. The Tuscania portion of the program will focus on Sustainable Food and Wine Business and Marketing. The program is a celebration of all that is Italian, from history, to excellence in the field of eno-gastronomy, approached from a business and marketing perspective. These courses will be complemented by two blocks of Italian Language instruction – an Italian pre-session in Florence, followed by an intensive session in Tuscania.
Website: Semester
Ideal For: Business, History, Italian Language and Culture, Literature, Nutrition and Health, Marketing.
Speakers: María José Angel Mex from LdM

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Program: London, United Kingdom
Session: Room 2, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Description: The University of Roehampton is in Southwest London – a historic as well as modern cosmopolitan city. Students fulfill UHM major, minor, elective, focus, foundations, diversification and foreign language requirements for graduation. London is rich in art, culture, literature, theater and music, and home to some of the world’s finest educational and business institutions.
Website: Semester
Ideal For: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English Literature, Film (ACM), Geography, Health Studies, History, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Select Foreign Languages, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
Speakers: (prerecorded) Nat Arkwright, Roehampton Abroad Officer (student experience and administration)

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Program: Berlin, Germany
Session: Room 2, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Description: Since its founding in 1948, the Freie Universität Berlin is one of the top 10 universities in Germany.  It is considered the most progressive and international university as well. The UHM Summer in Berlin at Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM major, minor, elective, focus, foundations, diversification and foreign language requirements for graduation. Students can enroll in German language, and/or take classes taught in English.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Art History, Business, Economics, German Language, History, Music, Political Science, Theater.
Speakers: (Prerecorded) Masha Conquest, Program Manager at Freie Universität Berlin

Read more about Masha

Masha joined FUBiS in 2019 and is passionate about supporting international students from all backgrounds and cultures who come to Berlin to strengthen their German language skills, gain experience in new subjects, and seek to cultivate an international perspective on the world. She studied North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, worked as a mentor and teaching assistant, and spent one year of her studies in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, Masha first worked at a bilateral trade association that also coordinated internship placements for students from US universities in German companies. Having witnessed firsthand the lasting, transformative effect that these types of educational exchanges can have, Masha is excited to continue to support students in their international endeavors.

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Program: Sydney, Australia
Session: Room 2, 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Description: The University of Sydney (USYD) was founded in 1850 as a public institution of higher education, becoming Australia’s first university.  It is now considered one of the top universities in Australia, ranking number one in areas such as arts and humanities, medicine, or nursing. It is also regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities. There are multiple campuses and research locations based all over Australia, with the Camperdown and Darlington campus being the largest, housing many of the faculties and school.
Website: Semester
Ideal For: Architecture, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Sustainability
Speakers: Luika Bankson, Head of Study Abroad at the University of Sydney

Read more about Luika

Luika has over a decade of international education experience in Australia, the US and China. In her role as Head of Study Abroad, she leads a team that looks after over 2,000 incoming study abroad and exchange students each year. In her free time, you will find her hiking the beautiful coastal trails in Sydney or planning her next travel adventure, which typically involves seeing wild animals. Luika’s family is originally from Hawaii, so she is personally very excited to bring UH students to Sydney!

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Program: Adelaide, Australia
Session: Room 2, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Description: Flinders University is located in the city of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia. Flinders was ranked number 46 overall in the 2016 Times Higher Education Top 150 Universities under 50 years, and offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Applied Sciences, Accounting, Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Engineering, Environmental Health, Law, Liberal Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Science, Speech Pathology, Teaching and Theology. Adelaide is a city of approximately one million people and is the chief commercial, cultural and administrative center of South Australia.
Website: Semester
Ideal For: Biology, Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Travel Industry Management, Women Studies
Speakers: Takayo Yoshida, Officer: Learn Without Borders at Flinders University

Read more about Takayo

Hi, I am Takayo Yoshida, I have been a member of the Learn Without Borders (LWB) team at Flinders University, Australia since August 2015.

I am responsible for incoming and outgoing student exchange enquiries and applications for Europe (including the UK) and South/South East Asia, and provides support for short term mobility activities to the following Colleges at Flinders: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Government and Law, and Medicine and Public Health.

Having been an international student myself I can tell you that overseas study experience is one of the best things you can do in your life.

I look forward to welcoming you to Flinders University, Adelaide

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Room 3

Program: Paris, France
Session: Room 3, 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
Description: The Université Catholique de Lille, Institut d’Économie Scientifique et de Gestion (IÉSEG) School of Management, Paris campus, is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. IÉSEG is accredited by AACSB and ACBSP. In the semester program, UHM students may take French or other language courses, along with courses (taught in English) in Accounting, Art, Business Law, and more. Students who wish to participate in an intensive French-language track can opt to study at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. The IÉSEG School of Management’s main campus is located in the modern business district La Défense, at the start of the western outskirts of Paris. In the summer program, students may take courses (taught in English) in marketing, business, and management.
Website: Semester ♦ Summer
Ideal For: Accounting, Art, Business Law, Economics, Environmental Science, Finance, History, International Business, Marketing, Math, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
Speakers: Claire Roturier, Short-Term Programs Coordinator at IÉSEG School of Management.

Read more about Claire

Graduated in international affairs, Claire Roturier is working as a Short-Term Programs Coordinator at IÉSEG School of Management. She is in charge of the Winter Program, Summer Programs, and Customized Programs on the IÉSEG Paris campus. Claire speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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Program: Annecy, France
Session: Room 3, 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM
Description: The host institution, Institut Francais des Alpes (IFALPES), specializes in teaching French as a foreign language and is under the French University system. Courses are taught by native speakers of French, and the focus of study is French language and culture. Students earn six UHM French language credits for coursework completed in Annecy.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: French language and Culture FR 101-400
Speakers: Stephanie Dulac Institut Francais des Alpes (IFALPES)

Read more about Stephanie

Stephanie has been working at IFALPEs as sales manager for 7 years. A British national, you will recognize her by her “so British” accent, which she has kept even if she has lived in Annecy for more than 25 years. Stephanie is passionate about cooking, hiking, and music. She manages international relations and the organization of all group visits on a daily basis. Always attentive to your needs, she will be your privileged interlocutor and will take the greatest care of you that your stay takes place in the best conditions.

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Program: Lille, France
Session: Room 3, 10:20 AM – 10:50 AM
Description: Université Catholique de Lille (UCL), or the Catholic University of Lille, was founded in 1875 with the five Colleges of Law, Arts, Science, Medicine, and Theology. Engineering and Paramedical Schools were added later.  Students  can choose courses in French language, business, engineering, science, sustainability, or political science.  Lille is a young city with a vibrant student population and offers sporting activities as well as fine museums, concerts, and theaters. It is one of France’s most dynamic towns and is only 50 minutes from Paris, one hour from Brussels, and two hours from London.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: French language, Sustainability, Political Science
Speakers: Matthew Kinney, Project Coordinator & Project Development, Université Catholique de Lille

Read more about Matthew

Originally from Buffalo, New York I arrived in Lille, France as an exchange student for one year of my undergraduate degree (2006) and one year of my MBA (2008) studying international business at the Université Catholique de Lille. During this time, I was also an intern for the International Relations office working on the European Summer Program. After returning to the US and working in the medical device private sector for almost 10 years, I returned to Lille in 2016 to begin working part time for the International Relations office. In 2018, I moved to Lille full time and took over what is now our LILLE Programs: multiple short-term programs offered throughout the year including our popular European Summer Program.

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Program: Mendoza, Argentina
Session: Room 3, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Description: The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNC) is a large, prestigious university within the federal education system of Argentina. Thus, students get specialized and individualized attention from faculty at UNC. Students earn six UHM Spanish language credits from beginning through advanced levels. Students gain listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in standard Spanish. In addition, lectures on civilization and culture will be given. A charming city of 600,000 people, Mendoza is located in the West Central part of Argentina, in the foothills of the Andes mountains.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Spanish language (all levels)
Speakers: Amparo Argerich, Samiah Hassan, Laura Andreucetti, and Franco Franchetti from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.

Read more about Amparo, Samiah, Laura, and Franco

My name is Amparo Argerich. I graduated as a Teacher of English as a foreign language at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. After a few years working with children and teenagers I started working full time at the UNCuyo first in the field of Translation, and then teaching English in the Teacher Training College at the English Department. In 2006 I earned a teacher exchange Fulbright Foundation scholarship and I moved to Dekalb, Illinois, with my family to teach Spanish at Northern Illinois University. At CELE I design, coordinate and direct immersion programs for foreign universities, embassies and companies. When I have time, I also teach Spanish. In my classes I usually work with local and national newspaper articles with the idea that my students gain a basic insight into the complex socio-economic, political and cultural situation of Argentina. I have a passion for the outdoors and never miss the trips to the mountains or Patagonia with our students.

My name is Samiah Hassan. I obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. I teach English as a Foreign Language at Teacher Training College at FFyL from 1992. My main interests are in Educational Linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics in English and Spanish and Genre Pedagogy. In 1996, I started teaching Spanish at CELE, mostly focusing on conversational skills and regional culture, to students from universities in the US and since 2002, I have designed and coordinated academic and cultural immersion programmes at CELE. I have always enjoyed learning from other peoples and interacting with students from various cultural and educational contexts.

My name is Laura Andreuccetti. I am a teacher of English as a foreign language graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Although I am not currently teaching, I am still in contact with foreign students trying to help them have a good experience at our school. I have been an assistant at CELE since 2010, and last year I also started working in the International Relations Office at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.

I have always enjoyed interacting with people in different contexts and helping those who need to solve problems. People I work with often appreciate my support and collaboration.

My name is Franco Franchetti. I am an English Teacher and I studied in Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of Universidad de Cuyo. After getting my degree, I went to Spain for two years, where I had my first contact with foreigners that wanted to learn Spanish. In 2008, I returned to Argentina and started working at CELE. I studied a major in Tourism and nowadays I am also studying Films, my greatest passion. I also teach English to teenagers and adults in public and private schools. I am constantly smiling, I am a good listener and I am always willing to help. My students have a lot of fun with me because I make jokes all the time!

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Program: Machida, Japan – Spring/Academic Year
Session: Room 3, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Description: J.F. Oberlin University (桜美林大学 Ōbirin Daigaku) is a four-year university located in Machida, a suburb of Tokyo.  Japanese language and Japanese area studies courses are taught in Japanese and English by JFOU professors or Japan-based, English-speaking scholars.
Website: Spring/Year
Ideal For: Japanese Language 
Speakers: Fleurette Lui, from J.F. Oberlin University, Office of International Programs

Read more about Fleurette

Originally from Hong Kong, I arrived in Tokyo, Japan for a one-year Japanese language program after finishing my undergraduate degree in Hong Kong. After the completion of the program I stayed in Japan and have been working in the aviation and IT industries for around 4 years. I joined J.F. Oberlin University in September 2022, working full time at the Division of Global Initiatives and Overseas, Office of International Programs. I am mainly responsible for the partnerships with overseas institutions, coordination of symposiums and acceptance of foreign visitors.

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Program: Kobe, Japan – Spring/Academic Year
Session: Room 3, 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Description: Kōnan University (甲南大学 Kōnan Daigaku) is a private institution of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, located in the eastern-most part of Kōbe city, a picturesque port city.  Japanese language and Japanese area studies courses are taught in Japanese and English by Kōnan University professors or Japan-based, English-speaking scholars.
Website: Spring/Year
Ideal For: Japanese language
Speakers: Aiko Ueguchi, Kōnan Institute Service Centre Coordinator for Overseas Study Programme at Kōnan University

Read more about Aiko

Ms. Aiko Ueguchi has been a liaison for inbound students at Konan International Exchange Center (KIEC) at Konan University since April 2022. Before she joined KIEC, she worked closely with Konan Boys’ High School to support their study abroad program for 5 years. She herself was also an exchange student in her junior year for two semesters in the U.S., and she greatly enjoyed meeting and interacting with new people from various backgrounds. It brings her great joy and satisfaction to help international students to have experiences as wonderful as the ones she had when she studied abroad.

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Program: Kobe, Japan – Summer
Session: Room 3, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Description: Kōnan University (甲南大学 Kōnan Daigaku) is a private institution of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, located in the eastern-most part of Kōbe city. Kōbe, the seventh largest city in Japan with a population of 1.5 million, is a picturesque port city which lies just northwest of Ōsaka. The summer session at Kōnan University is a six-week intensive Japanese language program where UHM students complete the second-year level of Japanese language (JPN 211 & 212), ideal for students who want to get their language requirement done quickly. The Japanese language teachers are native speakers with graduate training in Japanese linguistics or the teaching of Japanese as a second language.
Website: Summer
Ideal For: Intermediate Japanese language
Speakers: Aiko Ueguchi, Kōnan Institute Service Centre Coordinator for Overseas Study Programme at Kōnan University

Read more about Aiko

Ms. Aiko Ueguchi has been a liaison for inbound students at Konan International Exchange Center (KIEC) at Konan University since April 2022. Before she joined KIEC, she worked closely with Konan Boys’ High School to support their study abroad program for 5 years. She herself was also an exchange student in her junior year for two semesters in the U.S., and she greatly enjoyed meeting and interacting with new people from various backgrounds. It brings her great joy and satisfaction to help international students to have experiences as wonderful as the ones she had when she studied abroad.

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