Office of Global Programs
- “Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund” We are sure you have heard about the tragic incident that hit Nepal on Saturday. A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake took lives of thousands of people and have left people homeless and injured. There has been countless aftershocks and the death toll is constantly rising as the rescue operation is getting around the country.
We have a student body organization here in UMass Boston, Nepali Student Association (NSA), and we are trying to reach out to as many people as we can to raise awareness about our dire situation back in Nepal. We are conducting several different earthquake relief fundraisers in and outside of campus.
We would like to thank you for attending the heartfelt meeting. It meant a great deal to everyone of us. It was great hearing your input and helping us solidify what we only have an abstract idea of. Now we move forward with a solid plan. As many of you have offered to put our information on your websites, we have created a website with the information about how we will be conducting our relief campaigns and try to update it daily about all the events that will be taking place in the coming days. This is also part of our effort to assure the donors on how the money will be utilized for the cause. Please share them with your colleagues. We will be contacting/reaching out to some of you specifically if we have any questions or issues we come across.
(The blog just started running so we will be updating with the strategy and methods within the next couple hours).
Nepali Student Association, UMass Boston
- Dear students,
We are fully aware that the shocking devastation that we have all witnessed over the weekend due to the earthquake in Nepal must be particularly very hard on each one and your families. You are a member of the UMass Boston family, and we want you to know that we are all here for you to help you in dealing with this tragedy, and do whatever it takes to attend to your immediate needs while you are here in Boston, and assist in any way we possibly can in alleviating concerns! We know that your immediate concerns are going to your family and friends back home; we certainly hope and pray that you are able to connect with them, and to hear that they are OK. If there is anything that we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me and the Office of Global Programs, the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate College, Undergraduate Admissions, or any other office on this campus. We will do our very best to help you in any way we possibly can.
We will be following up with you to check up on you; please remember that UMass Boston is here for you!
You and all citizens of Nepal will be in our thoughts, prayers, and in our hearts!
UMass Boston will be doing its part to help out!
- Office of Global Programs at UMass Boston is launching a new funding opportunity to support teaching faculty and staff to internationalize the content of our course offerings and/or our academic programs across all colleges of the university. In our continued efforts to strengthen and integrate internationalization of our course offerings and/or our academic programs, we are soliciting proposals to provide modest support to individual faculty and teaching staff AND to academic departments across all colleges to pursue the following:a. Introduce, strengthen, and integrate international themes, content, and learning strategies into existing courses in all disciplines and in all fields
b. Develop new courses focused on international issues, content, and themes in all fields and in all disciplines
c. Strengthen and/or modify academic programs focused on international themes and studies within a single department or collaboratively with 2 or more departments within a single college or across multiple colleges
d. Develop new minors or majors clearly focused on international themes and studies within a single department or collaboratively with 2 or more departments within a single college or across multiple colleges
e. Establish new partnerships with domestic and international partners that will support international course offerings and/or academic programs that will directly impact internationalization of teaching and learning outcomes within a disciplines or across disciplines
Please carefully read the attached documents for more detailed information and guidelines related to this program, and on how to prepare your proposal (Follow the format in the Application Form attached). I look forward to receiving your proposals to this new funding program. Applications must be completed and submitted to Ela Kijowska (Ela.Kijowska@umb.edu) by May 8, 2015, and no later than 5:00 pm.
With the goal of furthering international education at UMass Boston, the Office of Global Programs is a valuable on-campus resource for international students, faculty, and staff, as well as scholars and other visitors.
Whether you are a UMass Boston student looking to study abroad, an international student planning to study at UMass Boston, a faculty member interested in transnational research, teaching and global-urban engagement, a department that wishes to bring visiting scholars to your department, a representative of a nonprofit or a university that focuses on international projects, a scholar hoping to come to UMass Boston for the International Visiting Scholar Academy (IVSA), or a visitor searching for workshops and seminars, the Office of Global Programs can help you.
The staff, advisory board, and research committees work to help faculty create transnational academic curricula that reflect the university’s global-urban context and commitment to international affairs while developing transnational and trans-disciplinary programs through teaching, research, community engagement, and university functions.
Check out Aims and Scope for more about the services that the office offers, or take some time to explore stories about the international experiences of UMass Boston students, faculty, and staff.
Get in touch with the Office of Global Programs by visiting the office on the second floor of the Campus Center, calling 617.287.5586, or emailing us.