Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

University of New Orleans Celebrates 40 Years of Study in Innsbruck with New Awards

UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School Celebrates 40 Years UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School celebrates 40 Years in 2015 and to celebrate UNO is offering new awards for study abroad.

As part of an upcoming anniversary celebration, the University of New Orleans is offering several new awards for students planning to study abroad in Innsbruck this summer.

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The Division of International Education just opened applications and established new scholarships for the summer 2015 session of UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School.

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"We really want to increase the participation of UNO students," said Alea Cot, assistant vice president for international education at UNO. "We want 40 for 40."

The Division of International Education began accepting applications this week for summer study abroad programs at the UNO-Innsbruck International School, which runs from June 27 – Aug. 7, 2015, said Irene Ziegler, program director. Students who study abroad at the UNO-Innsbruck International School in summer 2015 will be the 40th group of students from UNO to attend the benchmark program. To celebrate, the University is offering several new awards to participating UNO students. Participation in the program costs $5,495 and awards offered in varying amounts will be worth as much as $4,000, Cot said.

"We're really trying to be more inclusive than exclusive," said Cot of the newly established UNO-Innsbruck 40th Anniversary Award. "It's an award that we give to help defray the costs of the program."

The International Summer School is a six-week program held annually in one of the most beautiful scenic and historic spots of Europe, said Ziegler. Students may earn six to nine credit hours taking courses in English taught by UNO and Innsbruck faculty at the University of Innsbruck.

Students live and study in Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps, and during three-day weekends they have plenty of opportunity to travel and discover Europe.

Traditionally, the Division of International Education has offered Ambassador Awards, worth $1,000 to $2,000, as well as the $3,000 John E. Altazan Award and Student Government has funded student through its Student Government International Study Abroad Awards. While these opportunities are still available, students can now also apply for the new $4,000 Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller Award, named after the founder of the program, as well as the "UNO-Innsbruck 40th Anniversary Awards, and the Department of History Awards for History majors.

Federal financial aid packages are applicable and some students are eligible for additional funding and loans through the federal financial aid program.

This year, through the new UNO-Innsbruck 40th Anniversary Awards, additional funding will be available for UNO students who participating in the UNO-Innsbruck Summer School program.

All students who apply to the summer study abroad program are eligible to apply for scholarships, Ziegler said. Decisions will be made based on grade point average, financial need, merit and leaderships activities. Students must apply to the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School prior to applying for an award. Students are also eligible to apply for more than one award.



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