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Nine undergraduate engineering students from Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, along with eight NIU students, recently completed a short-track program at NIU on simulation modeling and analysis. The three-week intensive program, which ran from June 26 to July 15, was offered by NIU’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in collaboration with the Universidad de...
NIU’s International Training Office is seeking host families for 10 Colombian students of industrial engineering who will be attending a three-week training program from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, July 16. A stipend will be paid to each host family for hosting one student. Host Family responsibilities Pick up and meet students initially Sunday, June...
NIU hosted faculty from the Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE), mainland China, during the fall 2015 semester. The International Training Office was instrumental in designing and administering the program for the delegation of six Chinese scholars, which was focused on cultural exchange and professional development. Because of this focus, the International Training Office...
Easter 2015 was a double host-family affair at the DeKalb home of Dave Ballantine and Diane DeMers, who shared the holiday with the Haji-Sheikh family and both families’ SEAYLP participants.
Cooking together, relaxing over board games, sharing family stories and making new international friendships. That is the essence of the host family experience, as two NIU families know very well. Chemistry professor David Ballantine and engineering professor Michael Haji-Sheikh – and their families – have hosted more than 50 high school students and adult leaders over...
The Elsawa family enjoys a day at Navy Pier in Chicago with their PYLP participants in 2014. From left, Kareem Elsawa, Sherine Elsawa, and PYLP students Termizie Masahud and Earl Padayao.
For Sherine Elsawa, an assistant professor of biology at NIU, hosting international students for short-term home stays has been all about giving her son the experience of having brothers – if only for weeks at a time. “We decided to host because Kareem is an only child, and we thought it might be a good experience...
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NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the International Training Office (ITO) are actively seeking host families for two U.S. Department of State youth leadership programs this spring. Among those who have signed up so far are NIU President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover. CSEAS is looking for families to host for...
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David Kraft, director of the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, will speak Monday, April 22, at NIU as a part of Earth Day celebrations. Kraft will talk on “Chernobyl, Fukushima, Iran and Now North Korea: A Planet is a Terrible Thing to (Rad-)Waste – Proliferation and A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy.” He will touch on...
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NIU’s International Training Office is seeking families in DeKalb and Sycamore to serve as hosts for 24 high school-aged students and four adult leaders from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The home stay dates are Sunday, April 21, through Friday, May 3. An orientation session for host families will be held at 7 p.m....
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The Future Leaders of Indonesia Program will bring 16 youth and adult leaders from Indonesia to the the NIU International Training Office from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Globalization drastically changes institutional arrangements, roles and patterns of interaction among global citizens. Along with the changes, globalization brings to fore various challenges and opportunities...
In celebration of the sesquicentennial of Jose P. Rizal’s birth, Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim of the Consulate General of the Philippines Chicago will donate copies of the original manuscripts of two of Rizal’s famous novels to NIU. The novels “Noli Me Tangere” (Touch Me Not) and “El Filibusterismo” (The Reign of Greed), published by the National Historical...