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Schiller Remembers Our Veterans

Today we observe Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. A nation formed “Under God, with liberty and justice for all.” The origin of this observation dates back to November 11, 1918. According to the Office of Public Affairs of the US Department of Veterans Affairs:

“In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: ‘To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations….’” http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp  

“Armistice Day” was later renamed in June 1, 1954 to “Veterans Day” in order to honor American Veterans of all wars.

Schiller International University would like to extend its gratitude and thankfulness to every US Veteran that has served to defend this great nation.  To those of you who had the privilege to have worn the unmistakable uniform representing patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, we say “Thank You”. We would also like to express our gratitude to all service members currently serving this great nation. Your bravery inspires us all.

Meet Sonia, a 4th Year Student in IRD

My interest in environmental sustainability all started here at Schiller when I took a course on sustainable development with Professor Regis Maubrey. As part of the course, each student was assigned a research project. In my case, environmental issues affecting the Sahel region. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course, and have since decided I would like to work in the field of environmental sustainability. At Schiller, you know you are learning from Professors with rich backgrounds in their domains. Prof Maubrey’s extensive experience in teaching as well as working and setting up NGOS in the African continent reassured me that I too could attain great things.

Whilst studying at Schiller I was able to attend both Cop20 and Cop21 events. This was a dream come true for me as I sat amongst great world leaders making decisions on a global scale. I am now undergoing a 1 month internship in Abuja in Nigeria as assistant to the Climate Change Specialist at the Ministry of Environment. With the flexible course structure Schiller offers, I was able to accept this amazing opportunity without disrupting my studies. I am very proud to be a product of this university.

Student biography of the month

One of the joys of Schiller’s monthly intake system means we get to welcome new students every month! Meet **Daniel Doria**, one of our January starters. **Nationality:** South African but grew up in Tanzania **Program of study:** BA International Relations and Diplomacy **Why I chose to study at Schiller:** In a nutshell, I was looking for a tight- knit English-speaking community in Paris. Before starting, I’d visited the campus and felt immediately welcomed. **Why I chose to live in Paris:** Because Paris is incredible. Everyone knows that! **What I enjoy doing in my spare time:** Reading, listening to music, and most of all, playing basketball!

APB – Admission Post Bac

## What is APB? So much talk of the APB. But **what is APB exactly?** If you know any French High-schoolers, you may well have heard speaking of the APB. But what is it exactly and why are we hearing this word so much at the moment?. The **APB**, A.K.A ‘**Admission Post Bac**’, where post bac (after the ‘bac’) refers to the baccalaureate, the exam French students take upon completing high-school, is the [University Admissions online portal](http://www.admission-postbac.fr/) they use to apply to Universities in France, much like the [UCAS portal in the UK](https://www.ucas.com/). Students have up until March to complete their applications for all standard universities starting in September. It can be **a rather stressful and complicated process**, with students only receiving answers in the summer months. ## SIU as an alternative to APB However, there is an **alternative** to the drawn-out APB process. Here at Schiller, **you can apply for registration directly**. No need to spend hours trawling through the portal, no need to anxiously wait to know where you will be studying, with Schiller you will know within a week whether your application has been successful or not. Furthermore, with our [monthly intake system](http://paris.schiller.edu/academic-calendar-2016/), you can pick up your studies when best suits you! Offering **both** [bachelor](http://paris.schiller.edu/programs/bachelor-degrees/) **and** [masters](http://paris.schiller.edu/programs/master-degrees/) **degrees**, Schiller students specialize in international business, business administration, and international relations and diplomacy. So if you are thinking of furthering your studies, and like the idea of being part of a multi-national and active student body in Paris consider Schiller as an option for your future. Do you think our offer fits your idea of a **truly international** higher education? Would you like to receive more information about our philosophy of education?

TOEFL iBT

TOEFL iBT Center in Paris 15th

As of December 2015, SIU Paris is also a recognized TOEFL iBT examination center. Conveniently located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, our test rooms can accommodate up to 45 candidates who wish to pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL©) in France, and in particular the TOEFL-iBT© (Internet Based Test).

What is TOEFL iBT?

Along with IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEIC, TOEFL© is one of the major English-language tests accepted by English-speaking academic and professional institutions all over the world, and often a requirement for Bachelor or Master Degrees.
Organized in four separate sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing), has a maximum score of 120 points (30 per section).

 

ETS-TOEFL

Register for a TOEFL© Exam Session

Candidates can register for the iBT  test only through ETS portal.

For more information about TOEFL iBT and how to train, see also: https://global-exam.com/fr/exam/toefl-ibt

Directions

On the south bank of central Paris, we are close to metro stations Vaugirard and Convention (line 12).


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Schiller International University
Paris Campus9 rue Yvart
75015 – Paris
FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 38 56 01
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