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Special February Seminar: Harnessing Your Potential for Leadership

+ Do you aspire to a leadership position in your career? + Do you have the potential to become an effective + Do you know how organizations identify and develop leadership talent? + What initiatives can you take, in your current position, to enhance your capabilities as a leader? At Schiller, your educational program (Business; IT; Nursing, etc) will provide you with the knowledge and competence for initial employment in your career field. However, some of you aspire to become supervisors, managers, and leaders in the organizations you will join after you graduate. Leadership is an important component of every profession. But, leadership has its own unique set of competencies. This Seminar is designed to enhance and enrich your current educational program by providing an opportunity to explore your potential for leadership and take some initiative in your own career planning. See Gloria in Student Services to register and get a Brochure on the seminar that provides more information and an outline of the four sessions.

Getting Your Undergraduate Degree Abroad

Could getting your degree in Madrid be an option for you?

You´re about to graduate from high school, there are plenty of great options locally, but is that enough for you? Suzanne Bhagan has a great article titled _10 Advantages of Getting Your Undergraduate Degree Abroad (Besides Being Cooler Than Your Friends)._ A must read if you are looking for something more than just the usual path to college… I´d like to think of it as a merger between a gap year(s) traveling around and university. International universities give you an added advantage that goes beyond a semester abroad, or a year abroad, it delves into the realm of true and unapologetic immersion. Diving in senses alerted, mind opened, ready for anything type of immersion can seem like something that is only for the extreme.

The world is becoming a smaller place, obtaining an entire degree abroad is not as crazy as it might seem at 18.

Many of the European students I come across are used to traveling to another country to pursue their 1st degree. And in recent years, Americans are starting to catch on the incredible benefits that studying your undergraduate degree abroad can have towards your career.

Summarizing Bhagan´s article I would highlight these 3 advantages:

1. Studying your degree abroad will make you stronger

Living in a different culture, with different laws, and in many cases a different language will force you to grow and become better. You will discover things about yourself, you will start noticing all those things you took for granted, things you thought were so right, you´ll find out there are many ways to tackle a problem. If that wasn´t enough, when you come out of the study abroad mill, you will be a leaner, stronger, and better candidate, in many ways years ahead of all your friends who stayed back home.

2. Going abroad could end up being cheaper

Costs of education have skyrocketed in the US. Not only that but living expenses as well. What I paid for my dorm in the first academic year (8 or 9 months in reality) I would´ve spent in Spain for an entire 12 months. Food in Madrid, makes my meal plan (which was great) seem like a barbaric option. Not only is it cheaper but it tastes better.

3. Soft-skills and those things you can only learn by living

As a foreigner, you learn to become a better and more effective communicator. You learn to play on your strengths and downplay your weaknesses. As you open yourself up to a new way of living, you become more creative and a better problem solver. Living on your own also forces you to become a better decision maker and better time manager. Mom and dad are not there to make sure you get things done or guard your every choice.

There are so many advantages to studying abroad but perhaps the one I always see our students taking part in, is the ability to travel to nearby cities and countries, fully engaging with all a culture has to offer. Studying their degree in Madrid has given many of our students the advantage to travel all over Europe, North Africa, and in some cases even Asia… After all, if you´ve made it this far… why not?

Council of Europe Visit by Schiller students

Schiller International University students pursuing their Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy led by their Professor Dr Alenka Verbole visited last week Council of Europe in Strasbourg. During this visit they had an opportunity to listen to the lecture promoting protection of journalism and safety of journalists as a part of their Media Communication Strategies Course (IR 538). 

Schiller Programs Receive German Seal of Quality

Schiller International University is one of the first American Universities to receive programmatic accreditation in the German State of Baden Württemberg. All eight study programs offered at the Heidelberg campus were accredited on 19 Sept, 2016, by the German accrediting agency, EVALAG. EVALAG is one of twelve accrediting agencies authorized by the German Accrediting Council to issue certificates of accreditation. The certificate of accreditation certifies that Schiller meets the fundamental quality requirements for Bachelor and Master degree programs at a higher learning institution in Germany. Schiller International University – Heidelberg Campus degree programs have been reviewed for quality and conformity to the programmatic standards set forth by the German accrediting council and have received the “Certification of Accreditation” by the German accrediting agency EVALG. SIU is authorized by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Research to offer its American degree programs within the State of Baden Württemberg as per § 72 Section 3 Landeshochschulgesetz.

Matrícula DELE 2016

Instrucciones de Matrícula DELE 2016

Convocatoria de exámenes:

I) 21 de mayo

Niveles: B1, B2, C1 y C2
Matrícula: Del 15 de febrero al 13 de abril

II) 26 de noviembre

Niveles: A2, B1, B2, C1 y C2
Matrícula: Del 15 de febrero al 19 de octubre
Instrucciones de Pago Información bancaria : IBAN: ES15 2100 4380 2102 0006 5490 Código Swift/BIC: CAIXESBBXXX Cuenta Nº: 2100 4380 2102 0006 5490 Nombre de la Cuenta : Schiller International University Banco: La Caixa Dirección: Glorieta Ruiz Gimenez, 3, 28015 Madrid, Spain Pago directo Se puede pagar directamente en cualquier sucursal de La Caixa. Hay que incluir toda la información bancaria junto con el nombre al efectuar los pagos.