Global Engagement 2016 International Summer Programs
This summer the Global Engagement Office is excited to welcome learners from five programs, including the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Program which has been underway since April. The other programs are for students who will continue on at the university into the coming Academic Year, or short-term programs during the summer.
Papuan Student Scholarship Program
The University of Montana is honored to welcome six sponsored students from the Indonesian province of Papua. They are supported by a scholarship offered by the Government of the Papua Province in Indonesia, and will study English during the summer term and fall semester (if necessary) before starting regular classes to achieve an undergraduate degree. The objective of their scholarship program is to support students to develop skills to advance the economic and civil society development of Papua Province. The university's ability to welcome these students is a direct outcome of the work by UM's international student recruiter, Viktoria Kolesnikova, who conducts her work from Jakarta, Indonesia.
De Lin Technical College English Language and Service Learning Program
Students from De Lin Technical College in Taiwan will study English and participate in a series of service learning activities over the course of three weeks. UM’s Office for Civic Engagement will provide an overall, theoretical framework about service learning and volunteerism, then students will volunteer at organizations across the community. At the end of their program students will present on their concepts for new volunteer organizations or projects to address needs in their home communities in Taiwan. Three students from this program will continue their English language study at UM during the upcoming fall semester.
Summer Leadership and Entrepreneurship Program (SLEP)
In collaboration with the Study Abroad Foundation, SLEP was developed to provide two and a half weeks of intensive instruction focusing on English language presentation skills, entrepreneurship and leadership. Prior to departure from their home communities, students are encouraged to conceptualize an entrepreneurial project they’d like to learn more about during their time in Montana, then eventually launch once back home. During the course of the program, students meet with a wide-range of community member – business leaders, faculty members, public officials and other students. The program will culminate with capstone presentations on the last day of the program during which teams will provide additional information about the projects they’ll seek to implement upon return home.
Kumamoto High School Intensive English Language Program
Over the course of two weeks high school students from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan will participate in an intensive English language program. They’ll be accompanied by three English language teachers who will participate in a parallel program to improve their English language teaching abilities. Both tracks of this program will receive instruction from GEO’s English Language Institute faculty. Kumamoto Prefecture is Montana’s sister state in Japan.
These programs are administered by GEO’s International Program Development Officer Peter Baker – for more information contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-243-6142