We would like to introduce the newest addition to Schiller Florida: Tara Augustine. Tara is our new International Director of Admissions. She comes to us with over 7 years of experience in higher education and has worked in South Florida, Maryland/DC, and recently the Tampa area. Tara lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and her 10 year old son. Plus, an interesting fact about Tara is that she was on 2 episodes of Family Feud with Steve Harvey in 2013. The staff at Schiller would like to WELCOME Tara to our team
This month the student body of Schiller USA enjoyed an 8 hour trip on the Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing. We chartered the “2 George’s” fishing boat and crew and headed to the high seas. With a beautiful Friday at hand, the students headed to Tarpon Springs to meet our boat. Meeting at the dock at 8 am was a little hard on some students but they all made it. With our crew, lunch, snacks and drinks we headed for the high seas. Some students it was their first time on a boat and fishing. As we came to find out, not everyone fared as well as others. But most, if not all did fish and catch some great fish to take home and eat. The crew even filleted the fish for the students to take home. To summarize: It was a long day on the beautiful water, with lots of laughs, fish and fun…… and defiantly worth every moment of the experience. For more pictures check out our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/schillerinternationaluniversity/
Convocation was a special event allowing students, faculty and all the members of the Schiller Paris community to **meet and catch up with each other**. We were honored to have as our key note speaker Javed Hamid, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Schiller International University, a former Director of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (Asia/Pacific) with accomplishments spanning a 30-year career in international development finance and education. Mr.Hamid underlined the **uniqueness of Schiller Paris** as a destination for undergraduate and graduate studies. Students develop critical thinking skills, know-how key for future international careers and strong inter-cultural skills especially thanks to the sheer diversity of the student body. We are looking forward to **other upcoming events** that strengthen the ties of this community of students and scholars that is Schiller Paris. — James Brown, PhD Director, Paris Campus [Full Photogallery of the event](http://paris.schiller.edu/events/convocation-2016/)
SIU Heidelberg Campus Culture Fest is a wonderful event where the Schiller student community will come together to showcase our diversity and hidden talents! Students will display their traditional food for everyone to taste, and have a great time meeting up with new students! A DJ will be there to play traditional music from different cultures.
The official schedule: October 13th 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00-7:30 pm
Location: at the campus Student Lounge
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.