Professor Jill Belsky featured as Fulbright Specialist
Professor Jill Belsky, Department of Society & Conservation, learns about non-timber forest products from a local resident along the trail to Nasiphel, Bhutan. Read more...
Study Abroad Benefits Students, University
More University of Montana students are studying abroad than ever before, despite the drop in enrollment. Just over 300 students studied in other countries last year. Read more & watch the video...
UM looks to improve foreign students' language skills through homestays
The English Language Institute is looking for host families for the spring semester, which runs from Jan. 18 to May 17, 2014. Selected families will earn a $1,000 stipend to cover the cost of hosting a student. Families must submit an application and sit for an interview, among other qualifications. To find out more, call 243-6289. Read more...
As enrollment drops at UM, foreign exchange students fill gap
Enrollment is changing at the University of Montana, and students are feeling its effects — the student population is beginning to take on a new look in nationality. Read more...
Amid unstable economy, UM students still travel abroad
The number of University of Montana students studying abroad is increasing, despite a rough economic climate and the University’s enrollment decline. The biggest obstacle most college students face is raising money for their trips abroad, said Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry, director of UM Study Abroad. Read more...
Montana universities: We can meet rising demand for computer science degrees
Former English Language Institute student and computer science major Nekruz Nazarzoda from Tajikistan hopes to continue his education at the University of Montana after finishing at Missoula College. Nekruz is one example of how the demand for computer science degrees has risen in universities throughout Montana. Read more...
Preparing UM for a changing world
Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS) had the feature article on the front page of the Montana Kaimin on Thrusday, September 19, with a story about how the Office of International Programs plays a central role in educating UM and the community about cultural differences. Read more...
Autumn 2013 Brazilian Science Mobility Program
The University of Montana is pleased to welcome 28 new students from the Brazilian Science Mobility Program for autumn semester 2013. BSMP is a scholarship funded by the Brazilian government and administered in the U.S. by the Institute of International Education. Upper-division undergraduate students from across Brazil receive scholarships to study in their respective disciplines for one year at institutions around the world, including more than 300 in the U.S. Read more...
UM Program for International Students on the Rise
The English Language Institute (ELI) was featured on the front page of the Missoulian on Wednesday, August 28, with a story about the increasing number of international students on campus and increasing demand for English language instruction classes through the ELI. Read more...
3 UM international students are participating in summer internships related to their academic majors in Washington, DC. The students are from 2 programs that sponsored them to study at UM during academic year 2013-2014, and they received support from various units at the university to identify, apply to, and prepare for their respective internships.
Peter Baker, International Program Development Officer in the Office of International Programs, will participate in the 4th annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C. from June 26-28, 2013 on behalf of the University of Montana. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the EducationUSA Forum will bring together 500 college and university recruitment and admissions professionals with almost 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts and advisers from around the world to discuss strategies for helping international students to study in the United States and U.S. students to study abroad.
Three University of Montana teacher candidates recently returned from a 16-week student-teaching practicum in the Palni Hills of south India. On July 5, three more teacher candidates from UM will depart for India to assume their autumn semester student-teaching assignments.
Two University of Montana students have earned Chateaubriand Fellowships to carry out collaborative research in a French laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand. Steven McDaniel is a graduate student in UM’s Medicinal Chemistry Program and Jaydene Topenio McDaniel is a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
1st Annual International Education Reception
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Office of International Programs hosted the 1st annual International Education Reception honoring the international accomplishments of UM’s students & faculty.
In addition to recognizing the scholarly accomplishments of the students and faculty, the event was organized to recognize the collaborative efforts of numerous offices and departments across campus to build a university for the Global Century.
A key moment during the event was the recognition of international students’ successes that are sponsored through either U.S. government or foreign government support. Among those recognized were students participating in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program), the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, the LOTUS Scholarship Program, and Brazil’s Science Without Borders (SWB) Program.
The English Laguage Insitute (ELI) of the Office of International Programs recently celebrated 20 years on campus.
Eight undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Montana have received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year.
The University of Montana Russian Program continues to shine this year, with two students recently capturing top prizes in a national Russian-language essay contest. Dakota Whisler received a second-place silver medal and Justin Davis received honorable mention in the second-year nonheritage learners category of the annual American Council of Teachers of Russian National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.
From March 1 until March 9, 2013 the University of Montana and the Missoula community will celebrate India in a series of events entitled “India in Missoula”. These events, starting Friday, March 1st with an India-themed art exhibit at Murphy Jubb Fine Art, are intended to provide information to the community about India, its history, science, and culture, and to UM students regarding study abroad opportunities to that country.
University of Montana hires new Director of for the Office of International Programs
University of Montana has hired Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo as the new director of the Office of International Programs.
Dr. Zagalo-Melo, currently the director of the Luso-American Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, will begin his new duties at UM in April.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2006, he served as the executive director of the Fulbright Commission in Portugal for a decade. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the Higher Institute of Languages and Administration in Lisbon, a master’s of public administration from Harvard University and a doctorate in political science from the Catholic University of Portugal with collaboration from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was a visiting scholar in academic years 2008/2009 and Spring 2011.
“It is a great privilege and honor to have been selected to join UM’s Office of International Programs,” Zagalo-Melo said. “It is the nature of universities to be international, and UM’s leadership is well aware of this. UM plays an important role in promoting global changes by fostering knowledge creation and promoting mutual understanding, and I am delighted to take part in this exciting process.”