The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Editorial Board
Spring 2014
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From the Directors

New Exchange Programs Increase Opportunities for Study Abroad

A Semester in Canada with the National Student Exchange

Subhash Minocha Recognized for International Excellence

Nicole Chartier Teaching and Documentary-Making in Colombia

Engineers and Students Without Borders Create Change in Developing Communities

A Quetzal Saved —
UNH Grad Brings Savings Groups to Rural Guatemala


UNH Law Student is Former Olympian

From Field to Classroom —Stuart Grandy Explores Soil Fertility in Uganda

IA Alumni Around the World

International Alumni Around the World


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New Exchange Programs Increase Opportunities for Study Abroad

UNH has increased its exchange program portfolio to seven with the development of three new exchange programs in Japan, China, and Brazil (with one more in the works in Wales).

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A Semester in Canada with the National Student Exchange Furthers Interest in Foreign Affairs and Leads to an International Career

“...it was my first step leaving home in order to see the world through different perspectives...After my time in Canada, I also studied abroad in the UK, Spain, and Japan...now I am working as a teacher with the JET Program.”

Noteworthy Blogs from UNH Students

•  Olivia Marple ’15 was selected by study abroad provider API to blog from Spain  ⇒  more
•  Hannah Waller ’15 recently attended Clinton Global Initiative University and will conduct research on transitional justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina this summer  ⇒  more
•  Sarah McVerry ’15 is studying abroad in Italy  ⇒  more

Winning Photos from Fall Semester Contest

View album of all our winning photos


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photo of Eiffel Tower
photo of clasped hand of young Ghanaian boy and student
 
  Additional Articles

Subhash Minocha Receives Excellence in International Engagement Award

He shares his research and expertise in many countries, including Kazakhstan and Jordan.

Nicole Chartier '13 in downtown Bogota

Teaching and Documentary-Making in Colombia
Nicole Chartier studies regional dialects on a Fulbright in Colombia

“...there was one phrase I quickly became accustomed to: “Tranquila, tranquila, no te preocupes” (“Relax, relax, don’t worry”).”

Engineers and Students Without Borders Create Change in Developing Communities

The EWB-UNH chapter has traveled to the small town of Lukodi, Uganda three times since 2011 while SWB students and their adviser and professor went to San Pedro de Casta, Peru.

A Quetzal Saved — UNH Grad Brings Savings Groups to Rural Guatemala

Andrew Becker is working with the Carsey Institute and Community Enterprise Solutions to create sustainable livelihoods for poor women in Guatemala.

UNH Law Student is Former Olympian

When Razan Taha was just 16, she represented Jordan in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing in the 50-meter freestyle race alongside the best swimmers in the world.

From Field to Classroom

Stuart Grandy was awarded the Roland H. O’Neal Professorship, which enabled him to conduct hands-on research on soil fertility in Africa.

IA Alumni Around the World

Updates and photos from graduates near and far.

International Alumni Around the World

Catch up with Ellen Pass ’07 and Dinesh Thakur ’92.

~ Giving back—Changing lives

The Founders Fund for International Affairs was established to enable UNH undergraduate students from any major to expand their interests and career options into the international arena. Consider making a difference.
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Faculty Travel Reports

Faculty Travel Reports

CIE travel grants enable UNH faculty to pursue their professional endeavors around the world. The professors supervised student-directed studies and worked with an NGO to facilitate teaching/learning in disadvantaged schools. Recipients include:

  Yixin Liu ------------ Greece
  Susan Merrill ------- South Africa

UNH Faculty Abroad Series
Spring 2014 New Hampshire International Seminar

Through NHIS, CIE spotlights international research to encourage a campus-wide conversation on current international issues. This spring, topics in natural resources and biological sciences include:

Climate Change: Tick, Tick, Tick...Not Amoosing
Biotechnology and Agriculture: Challenges Ahead for Jordan and Kazakhstan

Be sure to join us on April 15 for Oil, Development & the Environment: Coastal Brazil at a Crossroads.

~ About CIE

The UNH Center for International Education supports campus-wide internationalization and student, faculty and staff engagement on the international level. Center activities include:
International affairs dual major
Study abroad
Scholarship opportunities
International seminars
Faculty development  
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~ About OISS

OISS supports the internationalization goals of the university by serving as the primary resource on immigration compliance matters and by providing services to address the non-academic and transition concerns of students and scholars:
Immigration advising and visa document preparation
In-depth orientation for students and scholars
Work authorization and U.S. permanent residence applications
Educational, social and cultural programming
  Learn more »