NMU Board of Trustees President's Report May 4, 2007
What you see below is a breakdown in terms of the International programming at Northern Michigan University: A) Faculty-led study abroad courses, B) Student teaching experiences of NMU students at international locations, C) Study abroad experiences that our students have gone on independent of faculty traveling with them, and D) international students on our campus.
1. We began the ESL (English as a Second Language) program on the NMU campus last summer.
2. We currently offer the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) on campus, beginning in fall 2006.
3. We are in the process of hiring an Executive Director of Internationalization; we hope to have the person on campus this summer.
A) Faculty Led Study Abroad 2006 - 2007
May 12 June 10 15 students
Carol Strauss, Modern Languages
Students are studying German at the ActiLingua institute in Vienna Austria. Dr. Strauss is teaching GR 495 Crossroads of Europe.
July 2 July 28 13 students
Robert Goodrich, History
Students are studying Spanish at Castila, Centro de Estudios Hispαnicos a language institute in Castila, Spain. Dr. Goodrich is teaching HS 295 a history course that takes student through Granada and Andalusia.
February 8 March 12 10 students
Robert Goodrich and Bill Milhalopolous, History
Dr. Goodrich and Dr. Milhalopolous are teaching HS 295 Greece Field Experience and HS 308 Modern Europe at various locations in Greece.
May 9 May 17 10 students
Eileen Smit, Nursing and Mary Jane Tremethick, HPER
Dr. Smit, Dr. Tremethick, and the students are working with the Association of Franciscan Boystowns and Girlstowns Mission to provide nursing care and health education programming in Honduras.
April 2 May 2 21 students
Amy Orf, Modern Languages
Dr. Orf is teaching SN 305 Spanish Conversation in Parral, Mexico. Student will have the opportunity to interact with native speakers and learn about the culture.
May 17-May 31 15 students
Nell Kupper, Modern Languages
Dr. Kupper will be teaching FR 438 Cultural and Artistic Heritage of Europe. Student will visit Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris.
May 17 June 8 13 students
Alec Lindsay and Jackie Bird, Biology
Dr. Lindsay is teaching BI 495, Field Study of Zambia on location throughout Zambia. Initially students will visit sites in London related to researchers that did significant work in Zambia. They will then travel to Zambia and do research in 3 national parks.
Total Faculty: 10 Total Students: 97
B) Student Teaching Experiences at International Locations
In the fall 2006 winter 2007 period, 17 students carried out their student teaching at international locations.
- Countries in which they taught were: Ecuador, England, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and Senegal
C) Independent Study Abroad Student Experiences
In the fall 2006 summer 2007 period, 73 students spend either one semester (65) or an academic year (12) abroad.
- Countries in which they studied were: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and Uruguay.
D) International Students
We currently have 61 International students; 27 of them arrived since fall, 2006.
- Countries from which they originated include: Australia, Bahamas, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Tobago, Turkey and the United Kingdom.