### APRENDERÁS: – Tipos de universidades y programas de estudio – Metodología de enseñanza – Fuentes útiles de información – Cómo identificar las mejores opciones – Requisitos y exámenes de acceso – Claves para hacer destacar el expediente y solicitud – Calendario para el proceso de admisiones – Información sobre becas y ayudas disponibles Al final de la sesión habrá tiempo para contestar las preguntas de los asistentes. **Fecha:** Jueves, el 26 de enero de 2017 **Hora:** 19,00h – 20,30h **Lugar:** Schiller International University, Calle Joaquin Costa 20, 28002 Madrid

Here and There by Yelizaveta Masalimova

An exhibition dedicated to Yuriy Masalimov (1952-2015)

The etchings, lithographs, and monotypes in Here and There are a sample of the Liza Masalimova’s printmaking work from 2008-2012. The early colorful etchings, made to replicate photographs from her childhood in Ukraine, are starkly contrasted with monochromatic images the artist made following a return voyage to Kiev with her father in 2010. After this trip, her notion of “home” had changed. Memories of childhood that Liza once remembered with nostalgia were forever altered after experiencing this same yet unrecognizable place as an adult. Liza Masalimova (Sukhumi, 1986) lives and works in Connecticut. She holds a MFA from The University of Connecticut and completed a postgraduate residency program at Pennsylvania State University. Here and There is the artist’s first individual exhibition in Spain. Schiller International University – November 17-20, 2016 Opening reception on Friday, November 18 at 20:00 Calle de Joaquín Costa, 20, 28002 Madrid, Spain For more information contact Emily Jenkins, +34 691190303

Exhibición dedicada a Yuriy Masalimov.

Los grabados, las litografías y monotipos en Here and There son una muestra de la obra gráfica de Liza Masalimov desde 2008 a 2012. Los grabados tempranos, llenos de color, están realizados a través de la inspiración de fotografías de su infancia en Ucrania, estas imágenes representan un fuerte contraste con las obras monocromáticas realizadas a la vuelta de su viaje a Kiev, junto con su padre en 2010. Después de este viaje ha cambiado su concepto de lo que es “hogar”. Se han alterado para siempre las memorias de sus primeros años que antes recordaba con nostalgia, después de haber experimentado como adulto los mismos lugares y espacios. Liza Masalimov (Sujumi, 1986) vive y trabaja en Connecticut, EEUU. Ella obtuvo su MFA en la University of Connecticut, y completo un programa postgrado de residencia en Pennsylvania State University. Here and There es la primera exhibición individual de la artista en España. Schiller International University, del 17 al 20 de noviembre de 2016 Inauguración el viernes día 18 de noviembre a las ocho de la tarde Calle de Joaquín Costa, 20, 28002 Madrid Para más información contacta con Emily Jenkins, 691190303

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?

A Guide to Getting a Bachelor´s Abroad

Paul Hockenos published a great article last week, A Guide to Getting a Bachelor´s Abroad, for those who are interested in going beyond the usual study abroad exchange semester and are looking for a full immersion. Many international universities have gone as far as removing the language barrier with Bachelor and Master Degree programs entirely in English while studying in places like France, Spain, and Germany. There are several universities available, among the top options, the author mentions Schiller International University an American private university that offers students the possibility to study in its campuses in Florida, Heidelberg – Germany, London, Madrid and Paris. SIU´s multi-campus approach allow students to study in 5 different countries and obtain degrees accredited in the US and in the EU under the Bologna Treaty.

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Determining Factors: Choosing a University Successfully

While going to university is crucial to job success, a study conducted by Gallup in the US found that there is a clear discrepancy between the perception from universities and employers: 96% of university deans believe they are adequately preparing their students for the labor market while only 11% of employers believe that graduates have the skills needed for the job. Based on the Gallup results, there are two factors that can improve performance of recent graduates in the labor market: the first is having one or more professors as mentors, who have a genuine interest and support the aspirations of the student; And the second is, the ability to have practical training combined with their studies.

What is bewildering is that these results are in direct contrast with the perception that where you study is of great importance: private or public, “prestigious” or not, these factors do not seem to predict the subsequent success of students. The important thing is not where you study but how you study. Assessing how to study becomes even more urgent with the emergence of disruptive technologies. Here are some ways we can start preparing as a response to a precipitously changing environment:

Ideas for a New University

Practical experience: to know something it is not enough to have learned it, said Seneca. As reflected in the Gallup survey, the university has to go into companies through internships and practical experience. But we must also take the company to the university. In my years as an educator, I have seen that nothing teaches and motivates more than an exercise that is as a close to real life as possible. For example, present and defend the international expansion business plan of a company in front of its manager, director, or even CEO. A leader who then also becomes involved as a mentor in development of your plan.

Flexibility: a dynamic and changing environment is incompatible with the rigidity of an academic calendar from September to June. A university open 12 months of the year, adapting the onset and pace of studies to your needs. This is something that is already offered by universities such Schiller International University, an academic program divided into monthly modules; the student takes and focuses on one subject per month. He can start when he is ready and go as fast or as slow as he needs to.

Mobility: to be global citizens, it is essential to provide the ability to complete part of their studies abroad. This has been confirmed by data from the European Commission to assess the impact of the Erasmus program: as a criterion for selecting candidates for the labor market, they show that studying abroad significantly increases the relevance of international experience from 37% in 2006 to 64% today. Some will question if it is worth pursuing a cause that seems lost and with bleak job prospects. But the truth is that to have more opportunities, more income, and more resilience to an unpredictable future, a university education is your best bet. Not forgetting, as Socrates said, that knowledge is the main part of happiness.

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