If you were to search the web for information on studying abroad, you would likely find 10 Reasons, 25 Benefits, 15 Best Places, etc, etc… **But here’s my take on why studying at an American University in Spain can and has been beneficial to me.**** Perhaps my experience can help you as you make your decision to pursue an American degree. **Employment** – If you plan on working and living abroad, an American degree is one of those degrees that is well recognized and highly valued. Especially as a foreigner, that is a non-US student, it allows you to stand out and have an advantage over other applicants. In my research, I have found that a lot of employers for multinationals and even NGO’s prefer having employees that hold an American degree because the degree in itself already says a lot about the candidate, for example: many American Universities are highly regarded because of the high standards for admission, the level of research and innovation produced, and how well prepared the candidates are upon graduation. Also, if you are from a different country and study in an American University, it tells your future employer that you have adapted to living and studying in a different country, you are flexible, and likely work well with people from other cultures. **Flexibility** – Most American universities will allow you to apply as “undecided.” Undecided means you are not yet sure about which major to pursue. And although, in the beginning you may feel as though you already know, it is a relief going in as undecided and having the option to explore other possibilities before locking into a career choice blindly. Another advantage of this undecided status is that it allows you to take a variety of different courses. Through these different courses you can explore and see which you are more interested in and would like to major in. Who knows… some of these exploratory subjects and skills may even end up being useful in your future job. **The Future** – Speaking about the future, being in an American university could possibly jump-start your career. American universities are very active in career development and in helping students find employment after graduation. Because of this, large company recruiters are actively looking for people to hire straight out of college. So you could go from being handed your diploma on graduation day and to starting a new job the next. Although you are in college studying, on your path to becoming a huge success in your field, do not forget that you are in a foreign country. It is easy to get caught up in the loop of going to class, doing your homework, going to the grocery store and repeating it all over week after week. Having the opportunity to study abroad is already a great thing but you should be mindful and get the most out of it by traveling and exploring nearby places, trying the food, talking with locals, and enjoying the entire experience – yes, even the awkward moments. The memories you make during college will always stay with you, so why not make them worth reminiscing about with a great education that focuses on the future and for me this happened to be in a great country, Spain!
ICEF brings together international educators and carefully screened student recruitment agents at networking events around the world, helping them to create strategic partnerships and increase international student enrollments.
Mr. Branislav Lujic, our Director of Admissions and Marketing, took this excellent opportunity to meet quality, active student recruitment agents from both Thailand and Vietnam, in face-to-face meetings, in order to establish new partnerships with Schiller International University!
Meet Amadou Diallo
Schiller International University prepares students for international careers. On Thursday May 21, come meet Mr. Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Freight, whose Schiller story and career are rich in insights. An alumnus of the MBA program at Schiller Paris, hailing originally from Senegal, and now based out of the DHL Freight headquarters in Bonn, Germany, Mr.Diallo is taking this special opportunity to meet and talk with students about pursuing an international career and what lies ahead for them. So come join us in the Common Reading Room on Thursday May 21 at 2pm for a delightful discussion with a special Schiller Alumnus.
Congratulations to All Graduates of this 2016 Ceremony!
An innovative new pan-Atlantic academic agreement will mean students registered with Schiller International University in the USA will also study towards a second, separate degree authorized by the University of Roehampton in London.
Schiller International University (SIU) and the University of Roehampton (UoR) in London have signed an agreement where students will study for a degree awarded by Roehampton alongside their Schiller degree and receive two separate qualifications.
A student from anywhere in the world studying at Schiller will earn an accredited US degree and a British degree valid in 45 countries under the Bologna process. This is a truly innovative arrangement, which will benefit Schiller’s student body by providing them with a global profile.
Regardless of the campus of choice: Madrid, Paris, Heidelberg or Florida, Schiller students will also be enrolled in the University of Roehampton. With a heritage which stretches back 170 years, the University of Roehampton, offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines including business and economics. Set in a scenic, traditional campus overlooking the Royal Richmond Park, Roehampton has a reputation for an excellent student experience, high levels of student employability and cutting edge research-led teaching.
The agreement between Schiller International University and Roehampton goes beyond a student receiving credits during an Erasmus exchange or a study abroad at another university. Over a four year period, (one year for postgraduate programs) undergraduate students will achieve two degrees, one from Schiller International University, and one from The University of Roehampton delivered by Schiller.
Students’ courses will include a number of modules / credits which will count towards both degrees, in addition to a number that are specific to either their Schiller, or their Roehampton qualification, including a Dissertation or Thesis. All teaching and the Dissertation or Thesis will be carried out by Schiller’s academics.
Through this collaboration students at Schiller receive an education that crosses borders and increases their opportunities academically and professionally by giving them access to both American and European markets. In the current job market this will enable graduates to meet the demand for a workforce that is capable of adapting and growing