International Educator - May/June 2012 - 98
International Summer and Winter University
FUBiS is an academic short-term program of Freie Universitaet Berlin. Subject classes on various topics (mostly held in English) as well as German language classes on up to five levels of proficiency are offered. Students can earn ECTS credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS has successfully completed the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) of the Forum on Education Abroad. Upcoming FUBiS terms 2012: • FUBiS term II 2012 May 26 - July 7, 2012 (6 weeks) • FUBiS term III 2012 July 14 - August 11, 2012 (4 weeks) New duration for the FUBiS winter term: • FUBiS term I 2013 January 5 - 26, 2013 (3 weeks)
Guangmei Yan, vice president of Sun Yat-Sen university, helped IuPuI land its third confucius Institute.
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even in a land famed for its fleet runners, according to Assistant Professor of Physical Education Brian Culp. Ian McIntosh, director of international partnerships, helped organize two reconciliation conferences in Kenya following postelection violence. He also brought Rwandans from both sides of that country’s 1990s civil war and genocide together for a reconciliation conference in Indianapolis. “If you can find ways for students, staff, or faculty to be meaningfully engaged and doing something important in their life, they’ll jump at it,” said McIntosh, an Australian and veteran of work with indigenous peoples.
Impact Overseas and in Indianapolis
The close relationships with Sun Yat-Sen and AUEH have rippled through IUPUI’s hometown. The partnership with Sun Yat-Sen helped IUPUI land a Confucius Institute, not unusual by itself—