Study Abroad Program

Check out this information for study abroad opportunities in Mexico or Canada.

Some funding is available!!  This program wil have its final offering in Spring 2013.

Hope everyone is having a good summer.  

Apply Now – $5000 stipend – Study Abroad in Mexico or Canada !!
 
Final Semester open for this program:  Spring 2013

Who can apply?  All graduate and undergraduate students from any degree program at Michigan Tech
$5000?  Each accepted student will receive $5000 for travel and living expenses – $2500 will be paid up front, and $2500 will be paid upon the student’s return.
Tuition?  Students will pay their tuition at Michigan Tech, and current financial aid will work in the same way as if they were here.

Name of Program? SustR study abroad program (Sustainable Development for Rural Communities: Social, Health, Economic, and Environmental Advances)
Sponsor?  U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), North American Mobility in Higher Education Program
Deadline to apply?   Contact Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu) or Carol Asiala (cjasiala@mtu.edu) ASAP to get on the SustR Study Abroad priority list.
 
Application package must be completed by: October 15, 2012 through the Michigan Tech International Programs and Services
 
How do I apply?
1.    Meet with Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu / 487-3372 / Office: Dow 809)
2.    Submit a 1-page Statement of Purpose for participation in the SustR program (guidelines at: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~asmayer/sop.pdf) to Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu)
3.    Complete the Study Abroad application packet found on the International Programs and Services website: http://www.mtu.edu/international/study-abroad/apply/
4.    Once approved through IPS, a separate application provided by the study abroad university must also be filled out.
 
Participating Universities?
Universidad de Sonora
(northwest Mexico, city of Hermosillo, 170 miles south of Arizona border)

Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
(central Mexico, city of Aguascalientes, 330 miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta)

Lakehead University
(Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, directly across Lake Superior from Michigan Tech)
 
Michigan Tech faculty involved in the project:
Alex Mayer (CEE)
Carol MacLennan (SS)
Blair Orr (SFRES)
 
For more information:
Contact Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu)  or Carol Asiala (cjasiala@mtu.edu)
Project website:   http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~asmayer/sustr.htm
Review the attached list of Frequently Asked Questions about the SustR program.

Carol J. Asiala, Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer
Dept. of Geological & Mining Engineering & Science, 601 Dow
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI  49931
906/487-2033 (direct line), 906/487-2531 (main office), 906/487-3371 (fax)
cjasiala@mtu.edu

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