Ashesi University College:
Sarah Murray writes for the Financial Times about Ashesi and its impact in Ghana. Ashesi’s Founder, Patrick Awuah sought a way he could contribute to nation-building efforts in his home country, Ghana and across Africa. He started Ashesi, Ghana’s first liberal arts college which is educating students to be ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.
Goldman Sachs continues to choose Ashesi students. This year, four of the five students selected from Ghana to participate in the Goldman Sachs, London spring internship program are Ashesi students. This will be the fifth year in a row that Ashesi students have won the opportunity to intern with one of the world’s largest investment banks—Goldman Sachs.
Washington State University:
Ripple Effect Changes Lives in Africa. WSU launched a philanthropic website that may be the first of its kind developed by a college or university. Designed to provide direct aid to impoverished citizens in Malawi, Africa, Ripple Effect lets students, alumni and interested contributors of all ages and abilities leverage WSU’s agricultural, engineering, veterinary science and economic development research and worldwide outreach with gifts ranging from $16 to tens of thousands.
WSU sees continued record enrollment of international students. Washington State University has experienced a 39% increase in overall international student enrollment from spring 2007 to spring 2010. Currently, 5.8% of students enrolled at WSU are international students. There are 1,440 international students this spring semester, a record surpassing last year’s enrollment of 1227 students.
Prema Arasu has been named associate vice president for international programs and chief international officer at Washington State University. “WSU’s strategic priorities in clean technologies, health, food and agriculture, align strongly with our state, national and global concerns of today.” Arasu will have administrative oversight responsibility for education abroad, international student recruitment, international students and scholars, international research and development activities, intensive language training and recruitment, and the global studies degree program.
University of Washington:
UW ranks seventh nationally in students studying abroad. The UW is seventh in the nation among doctoral institutions in how many students it sends on study abroad programs. The UW is also ranked fourth in the nation in the number of students who participate in long-term study abroad programs (a full academic year).
Rural Development Institute:
March 11: International Women’s Day Luncheon, “Women Feed the World.” This year’s theme — Women Feed the World — will address the critical role that land plays for women, who do 60-80 percent of the farming in the developing world, yet own less than 2 percent of the world’s land. The event will feature keynoter Catherine Bertini, Former Chief Executive, United Nations World Food Programme, World Food Prize Laureate, 2003, and Professor of Public Administration, Syracuse University.
BRIDGES to Understanding:
Saturday, May 8, 2010: Global Visionaries Annual Auction and Celebration! Supporting the 2010 Gala Auction “Fiesta de Guatemala” will give Global Visionaries’ the opportunity to expand local and international programs and affect the lives of 230 children and future leaders.
Other Global Education News:
Ghana to Host 7th Africa Investment Forum. The Forum will bring investors and projects together which will support the economic growth required to enable African countries realize their aspirations and prosper in the emerging global economy of the 21st century.
Americans chase internships abroad as a gateway to work. With available jobs at record lows in the U.S., and a business world that is increasingly global, more Americans are seeking overseas internships and other resume builders than ever before, experts say. The number of people traveling abroad for internships from 2000 through 2008 doubled, from 6,950 to 13,658, based on a survey of about 1,500 educational institutions, according to the Institute of International Education.
Students find ways to study abroad despite costs. While some college study abroad programs are suffering from the financial downturn, local students are still finding ways to make their dreams come true of traveling internationally to further their education.
2010 Global Leader Dinner Featuring Rick Steves. OneWorld Now to feature travel guru and TV host Rick Steves at the 6th Annual OneWorld Now! Global Leader Dinner.