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CHARLOTTE WEST

UMASS BOSTON

CAMPUS PROFILE 

| University of Massachussetts Boston

Honors College Dean Rajini Srikanth took students to Cape Town, South Africa, to engage with stakeholders who impact public health, sanitation,
housing, resistance to police violence, and other issues of equality

courses that end up impacting our study abroad
Student Mobility Through
programs," Korban says.
Exchange and Short-Term
Last year, Felicia L. Wilczenski, associate dean
Programs
of the School for Global Inclusion and Social DeThe Office of Global Programs has focused on development, received a $5,000 seed grant to bring
veloping short-term and exchange programs, largely
in representatives from John Paul II Catholic Unidue to the makeup of the student body. "With the
versity of Lublin in Poland for an international
demographics that we have, we have been focusing
conference, Building Inclusive Communities, in
on short term as opposed to semester or year-long
December 2015. She also used the funding to help
programs," Korban says.
take a group of UMass students to Poland for a
Over the last five years, the number of UMass
course and study tour titled Focus on Inclusive PolBoston students studying abroad has increased
icy, Practice, and Educational Reforms in Poland.
from 75 students in 2009-10 to 466 in 2014-15,
"The funds helped me to enact parts of the
according to Ksenija Borojevic, assistant director
MOU that UMass Boston previously executed Robyn Hannigan, dean of the
for study abroad.
School for the Environment,
with the John Paul II Catholic University of Lub- says it's important students have
The Office of Global Programs has also focused
lin (KUL) in Poland. These two activities helped to international experiences because on the development of reciprocal exchange agree"environmental problems don't
deepen the partnership between our two institu- recognize boundaries"
ments. UMass Boston currently offers its students
tions. We also have a joint research collaboration
more than 35 exchange options, which also help
in the planning stages," Wilczenski says.
boost the number of international students on
Since 2014 the Office of Global Programs has also committed campus. In 2014-2015, 78 exchange students enrolled at UMass
$50,000 annually to incentivize faculty to internationalize their cur- Boston.
ricula for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty and
Natalia Pisklak, a senior biology major, spent last summer at Oxteaching staff can receive up to $1,500 for curricular enhancements, ford University in the United Kingdom. She worked one-on-one
the creation of online modules, or travel abroad.
with a professor to study neurophysiology.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 1
International Educator - January/February 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 5
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 6
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 7
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 8
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 10
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Voices
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 13
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 14
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 15
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Act Globally
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Focus
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