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December 2008 No. 2

www.outreach.olemiss .edu/exchange www.outreach.olemiss .edu/ iepmore inside

University of the Sunshine Coast student

Megan Mackander interned with the Ole

Miss media relations team for the debate.



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Megan, 20, worked as an intern with cable television news channel MSNBC during the fi rst presidential de-bate between John McCain and Barack Obama at the University of Mississippi (UM) on 26 September. The second-year student from Hervey Bay, Aus-tralia, is currently studying at UM thanks to USC’s Global Opportunities program which enables students to spend a semester or two of their degree studying overseas. Megan said it was exciting to mix with the 3,000 journalists who converged on the University of Mississippi for the debate that was held amid very tight security. Her chance to work with MSNBC arose after she enrolled in a class that incorporated a week-long in-ternship with the university’s media relations team as it geared up for the presidential debate.

“I didn’t even know about the debate or the class before I came to the US, and was told about it by a staff member at the Study Abroad Offi ce,” she said. “During my fi rst few days with the media relations team, I handed out press packs, answered questions, directed the crews to where they needed to be and ensured everything was pre-pared for the arrival of the 3,000 journalists later that week,” she said. “We were on call 24 hours a day. “On the day of the debate, I worked with MSNBC as an intern. I got coffees, made phone calls for staff, arranged meals, ran errands around campus, answered questions, got the live audience together by promoting the shows, and just observed.” Megan said she was impressed by how quickly the journal-ists and technical crews worked in preparing broadcasts from the huge media tent adjacent the debate hall. “MSNBC was broadcasting live from UM with four shows

that day, with the last one at 11p.m.,” she said. “The show had a live audience as well and featured US and local politicians and experts. “It was extremely exciting. There were journalists from all over the world in our little tiny town of Oxford.” Megan said she was thrilled to have been involved in such a huge international event and delighted to have gained media experience that is not readily available in Australia. “I can now put on my resume that I’ve done an internship with MSNBC in America ... practical experience that most Sun-shine Coast students cannot say they have.”

The huge media tent next to the debate hall housed thousands of journalists from around the world.

Being in the right place at the right time earned University of the Sunshine Coast journalism student Megan Mackander an exciting media experience that will certainly stand out on her resume.

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The 2008 exchange program for rising sophomores paired UM students with Konkuk University students for a month of experiences in Mississippi, Washington, D.C., and Seoul, South Korea. Along the way, students from Konkuk University and UM had the chance to learn together and from each other on topics ranging from international diplomacy to pop culture. “Because of its phenomenal economic development, South Korea has a large role in global economics and diplomacy. And thanks to the Web, others are learning about Korean pop culture, such as the Korean Wave movies and Korean music. This Lott Leadership exchange program proved a dynamic and fulfi lling opportunity to explore South Korean culture and busi-

ness with a diverse group of peers,” said Blair McElroy, study abroad advisor. This South Korea exchange program provided opportunities exclusively for rising sophomores of any major who display academic and community leadership. There is a selective application process for the program and only ten students from UM and 10 counterparts from Konkuk were chosen to participate in this year’s exchange. The program focused on four main themes in a comparative context: international diplomacy, economics, governance, and pop culture. The program began on June 30 with students attending meetings and discussions in the United States for approximately two weeks before leaving for South Korea. Sophomore Katie Watson, a public policy leadership and Southern studies major from Louisville, said that the exposure to a foreign country and its values will be benefi cial to her when she begins to pursue her career. “I was able not only to see the sights and landmarks of Korea, but also to hear the opinions and perspectives that the Korean students held in regard to the areas that we studied,” Watson said. “It was a unique way to augment our learning in our increasingly global world.”


For the past three For the past three F years the Trent Lott Leadership In-stitute, in association with the Study Abroad Offi ce at the Uni-versity of Mississippi, sponsors the Lott Leadership Exchange Program for University of Mississippi sophomores. This pro-gram provides scholarships for selected students to learn about and in another part of the world. The group also includes stu-dents from partner institutions abroad who come to the United States to learn about and in the South and Washington, D.C. Learning together at home and abroad provides amazing expe-riences for students from each partner institution.

said. “It was a unique way to augment our learning in our increasingly global world.”


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Representing the University of Mississippi were:Scarlett Andrews: Riddleton, TN, Public Policy/Intl. Studies

Chelsea Caveny: Hattiesburg, MS, Public Policy/Leadership

Meaghan Gandy: Yorktown, VA, Public Policy

Rob Hamilton: Lebanon, TN, Public Policy/Philosophy

Matthew Henry: Madison, MS, Public Policy/Intl. Studies

Alex McLelland: Madison, MS, Public Policy/Leadership

Trey Nordan: Public Policy

Sarah Rogers: Amory, MS, Undecided

Katie Watson: Louisville, MS, Public Policy/Leadership

Emelia Wilson: Gulfport, MS, Public Policy/Leadership

Representing Konkuk University were:Tai Young Yoo: Mass Communication

Sung-hyuk Hong: Real Estate Science

Young-hwan Jung: Mathematical Education

Jong Uk Lee: Architectural Technology

Eun Jung Lee: Nursing

Boram Lee: Physics

Yi Soo Son: English Literature

Yoo Na Son: Visual Communication Design

Ah-reum Yoon: Civil Engineering

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“I was able not only to see the sights and landmarks of Korea, but also to hear the opinions and perspectives that the Korean stu-dents held in regard to the areas that we studied. It was a unique way to augment our learning in our increaingly global world.” –– Katie Watson, UM Sophomore

Ole Miss students join Konkuk students and proudly display the Lott Leadership banner.

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research interests in the public history of the American South. “This program offered me a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go to two countries whose histories are similar to that of the American South and experience fi rsthand how they deal with issues of religion, race, and reconciliation in the public arena,” she said. After their return, University of Mississippi participants enrolled in a fall graduate seminar taught by Charles Reagan Wilson, professor of history and Southern Studies at Ole Miss. The course used comparative approaches to examine the prob-lem of reconciliation in these three countries. Wilson supervised student research projects drawn from the experience of the summer exchange. Students from partner-ing universities worked with faculty on their home campuses to also complete research projects. “The exchange on race, religion, and reconciliation provides a unique opportunity to compare experiences of peoples who have undergone dramatic changes in their social life and are try-ing to build new societies that go beyond previous divisions,” Wilson said. “It provides a great opportunity for University of Mississippi students to go to the dramatic sites of social change to see American life in comparison to life in other societies. The project is an intense examination of important issues facing the state, the American South, and the nation.” In January, students will engage in a teleconference involv-ing all exchange program participants to present their research with the possibility of tying their research together in a joint publication.

he Trent Lott Leadership Institute joined forces with the Study Abroad Offi ce at Ole Miss for the 2008 Lott Leadership Exchange Program for graduate students. The program provided funds for selected students to study abroad and included students from

partner institutions who came to the U.S. to study in the Ameri-can South and Washington, D.C. The program sent students from Ole Miss, the University of Ulster, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to study in Mississippi, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. The group studied race, religion, and reconciliation using case studies from these three countries. During the summer 18 students and three faculty members traveled to South Africa, Northern Ireland and various histori-cal sites in Mississippi and the United States over four weeks. The travel began in mid-July and gave students the opportunity to explore further the topic of reconciliation together. Admission was open to currently enrolled graduate students. The selection committees chose from a cross-section of majors who showed strong academic standing and wrote a strong es-say. Six students from each partner institution were selected to participate in the program. Students began the program on their home campuses in January with assigned readings and occasional group meetings. The universities also communicated through teleconferences and online conversations. Rebecca Batey, a second-year Southern Studies graduate stu-dent from Bentonville, Ark., said the program appealed to her

UM Graduate Students Join Irish and South African Counterparts for

Orange Day Parade, Belfast Ireland, 2008Photo courtesy of Bill Gottshall.

A primary school for farm workers’ children in South AfricaPhoto courtesy of Rebecca Batey.

Race, Religion, and Reconciliation Study


RRR Study 4

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Representing the University of Mississippi: Rebecca Batey Greg Day Derrick Donald Tara Luchkiw Anna Powers Douglas Ray

Representing the University of Ulster (Belfast, Northern Ireland): Laura FowlerGaudence NyirabikaliLucy LadiraSahla AroussiClare MagillLee LavisProfessor Liam Kelly

Representing Nelson Mandela MetropolitanUniversity (Port Elizabeth, South Africa):Anton BothaBarbara KritzingerAdelina MbinijamaAimbini OgleDavid MeineDivinia PillayProfessor Francky Herbst

Check out our blog for more great photos

and experience the travel http://RRRdialogue.blogspot.com.

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Students visit Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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The Intensive English Program at The University of Mis-sissippi offers affordable credit-bearing English courses from basic to advanced levels with a curriculum designed to prepare students to interact in the English-speaking academic, social, and professional world. As part of the IEP program, students enjoy a traditional American university experience on a beauti-ful campus and participate in University student organizations and activities. Excursions provide subject matter/research for academic purposes and as a means to explore the rich and diverse cul-ture of the American South. Fall excursions included a trip to Graceland – home of Elvis Presley – and a Mississippi river-boat ride in Memphis, Tenn., and a visit to the Space Center in Huntsville, AL.

Offers Affordable Traditional American University Experience

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To learn more about the IEP at the University of Mississippi,

please visit our websitehttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/iep

or contact our staff at 001.662.915.1560.

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals as well as providing them with an exciting international experience.

IEP students enjoy a traditional American university experience at Ole Miss.

Africa 2%Asia 81%

Middle East 3%

Latin America 9%America 9%

Europe 5%Europe 5%

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Marco De Vera joined the Intensive English Program in the summer of 2008 after obtaining his degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He lived in a military fam-ily and therefore traveled often to different states. He moved to Florida but eventually settled Oxford, where he is now considered a local. Marco received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his M.A. in TESOL from The University of Mississippi. He also studied in the Philippines and speaks Tagalog. At the college level he has studied French and Spanish. He has a deep love for language and culture. Among Marco’s hobbies are music, movies, literature, tennis (be careful! he’s very competitive!), and of course, traveling whenever possible. He plays the piano, violin, and guitar. Marco likes to have fun with his friends and his family and is considered the family clown.

Marco is able to interact with all kinds of people, and because he is very outgoing, is a favorite among students.


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Intensive English Students enjoy a ride on a Mississippi riverboat, the Island Oueen.

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his year Mississippi Gath-ering participants are invited to join our international partners and providers in Oxford to discuss interna-tionalizing college campuses as well as experience Mississippi. First up, the Ole Miss Rebels take on the Uni-versity of Georgia Bulldogs, and you have a ring-side seat in the Tad Pad. It’s SEC basketball at its most intense. On Sunday we’ll tour Rowan Oak, home of Nobel Prize-winner and quintessential South-ern writer William Faulkner. From there it’s off to the historic artist community of Taylor, MS, where we will have dinner at nationally recognized Taylor Grocery. Catfi sh doesn’t get any better. No one should miss the Welcome Reception in beautiful Bryant Hall on Monday,February 23rd. Invitees include Chancellor Robert C. Khayat, Interim Provost Morris Stocks, the academic deans, and repre-sentatives from the University’s international faculty and staff.

The bi-annual Study Abroad Open House in the Union on the University of Mississippi campus will take

place on Tuesday. That night we’ll visit Roost-er’s, a Delta Blues bar and restaurant on the Ox-ford Square with Southern cool to spare. After the Graduate Recruitment Fair we’ll board the bus to Memphis where we’ll visit

Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, and historic Beale Street before boarding the Memphis Queen

for a dinner riverboat cruise on the Mississippi. If you prefer to branch out on your own,

there is a lot to see and do — watch the UM baseball team play Central Arkansas on Feb-ruary 25, or head to the Oxford Square to in-vestigate one (or all) or our three nationally recognized bookstores:Square Books, Off-Square Books, or Square Books Junior.

As always, representatives from all over the world will convene with one common goal in

mind: internationalizing college campuses. Visit our website www.outreach.olemiss.edu/mississippi_gathering to learn more or to register.

Mississippi GatheringOxford Misissippi Febuary 21-25

Mississippi GOxford Misissippi Febuary 21-25

Mississippi G ringOxford Misissippi Febuary 21-25


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he fall semester at Ole Miss offered a hearty slice of Southern hospitality and a variety of new experiences for more than 40 exchange students from 17 countries.

Whether the shade of a Grove tent on a game day, an evening at the bowling alley, or even a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn., exchange students have found studying at Ole Miss both en-lightening and intriguing. However, not all the entertainment is planned by the Study Abroad Offi ce and the Intensive English Program. Ole Miss and Oxford provide a place where exchange students can ven-ture out on their own, with a rich, local culture both in town and within a short driving distance. Hyelyun Yoon, from Daejong, Seoul, South Korea, decided to study English as a second language at Ole Miss in the In-tensive English Program after a cousin recommended the pro-gram. “When I fi rst came to Ole Miss, I couldn’t even pronounce simple words,” she said. “Now I am much better.” Yoon, who has been at Ole Miss for 10 months and is a chemical engineering major, said Ole Miss is a friendly place where a task as daunting as learning a new language is com-fortable, though still challenging. On the weekends she and her newly made friends frequent coffee shops and restaurants in Oxford. “I would recommend this program to anyone because I have made many friends from many different countries here,” she said. Mariel Colombo from Belgrano University in Argentina agrees. Colombo came to Ole Miss to take part in the Wash-ington Internship Experience program. Though she was only at Ole Miss for three weeks, she found the festivities in the Grove to be a pleasant surprise. Joining the Study Abroad and IEP staffs, fellow visiting students, and other UM students at a tent in the Grove for the opening football game in Oxford, Colombo

observed, “We don’t have anything like that where I am from. I couldn’t believe it.” For Colombo, the Grove—a 10-acre park where football fans come to campus by the thousands to celebrate the upcom-ing game—was just one cultural surprise she found at Ole Miss. With the company of other exchange students, she found Ox-ford’s small, yet vibrant downtown to offer great weekends full of good eating and an active nightlife. All too soon, Colombo had to leave for Washington, D.C., where she is working in the communications department of the Wilderness Society. Megan Mackander from University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia picked Ole Miss after examining the school’s Web site. As a journalism major, she found the curriculum to be ex-tremely extensive and hands-on. As part of one of her classes, she gets to write and report the news for the campus radio sta-tion – and she even worked as an intern for MSNBC during the fi rst presidential debate hosted by Ole Miss in September. (See related article on page 1.) But the value she found in Ole Miss didn’t stop in the class-room. Oxford is a short drive from Memphis, where Mackander and her new UM friends visited Elvis Presley’s home Grace-land during the Orientation Weekend Memphis Day Trip. She also discovered that New Orleans is within driving distance, and on one occasion, she packed up with some friend to take a trip to Destin, Fla. Exchange and IEP students also visited Nashville (Tenn.). “If you can come to Ole Miss, you should do it,” she said.

Excursions for the spring semester include the popular Memphis Day Trip, an Atlanta, Ga., getaway, and UM

baseball game and cookout.

Ole Miss, Oxford Offer Vibrant Experiences for Exchange Students


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Argentina Universidad Catolica de CordobaUniversidad de Belgrano


Australia The University of the Sunshine Coast 1Chile Pontifi cia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso 3Costa Rica Universidad Veritas 3Ecuador Universidad San Francisco de Quito 4 (2MA)Finland University of Jyvyskyla 2Germany Nuertingen Geislingen

Universitat OsnabrueckGeorg-August University, GoettingenPh. Freiburg University


Italy The Umbra Institute 1Japan Kansai Gaidai University

Osaka Gakuin UniversitySophia University


Mexico Universidad de las Américas Puebla 1The Netherlands ISEP: Vrije University 1South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 1South Korea Konkuk University

Kyung Hee University53

Spain Universidad Publica de NavarraISEP- Universidad Publica de Navarra


Sweden Umea University 1United Kingdom Liverpool Hope University

University of EssexStranmillis University College-Belfast


Uruguay Universidad Catolica de Uruguay 3


International students watch the2008 presidential debate. national students watch the2008 presidential debate. nationalWelcome picnic for international students.


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Argentina Universidad Catolica de CordobaUniversidad de BelgranoISEP- University del Salvador, Buenos AiresThe Buenos Aires CenterRegional Itergration, Development and Social Change, in Buenos Aires


Australia Macquarie UniversityThe University of the Sunshine CoastStudy Australia


Austria ISEP-Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz 1Chile Pontifi cia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso 3China C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Hangzhou-CET

Harbin Chinese Language Program-CETHong Kong Baptist UniversityNanjing Flagship Capstone


Dominican Republic CIEE-Santiago, Dominican Republic 1Ecuador Universidad San Francisco de Quito 4France Grenoble Ecole de Management

ISEP-Universite de SavoieUniversite Catholique de l’Ouest


Germany ISEP-Justus-Liebig-Universitat GiessenISEP-Gottfried Leibniz Universitat HannoverUniversitat OsnabrueckISEP-Universitat Trier


Greece American College of Thessaloniki 1


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COUNTRY UNIVERSITY NUMBERItaly Florence University of the Arts

The Umbra InstituteThe Pantheon Institute


Japan ISEP-Nanzan UniversityOsaka Gakuin UniversitySophia University


Mexico Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro 1

New Zealand Australearn-The University of Canterbury 1

South Korea Konkuk University 1

Russia CIEE-St. Petersburg State UniversityACT Russia


South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 4

Spain CIEE-SevilleIES-GranadaUniversidad de DuestoUniversidad Publica de NavarraISEP- Universidad Complutense de MadridUVA Hispanic Studies


United Kingdom CAPA-LondonIFSA Butler-Queen’s UniversityLiverpool Hope UniversityUniversity of East AngliaUniversity of EdinburghScottish Parliament InternshipUniversity of PlymouthUniversity of Ulster


Uruguay Universidad Catolica de Uruguay 4



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he University of Mississippi is pleased to announce and make a call for applicants to the MILTA program. This program provides scholarships for qualifi ed graduates

or employees from University of Mississippi partner institu-tions abroad who would like to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi. Suc-cessful candidates for the program will be able to assist in basic language instruction for and must be a native speaker of one of the following languages: Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Ger-man, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French or Arabic.

Scholarship provides:Tuition waiverMonthly stipend

In addition to a scholarship to cover the cost of the fall and spring tuition for the two-year M.A. program, candidates will receive a monthly stipend of $600-800 during each semester. They will be assisted prior to arrival at The University of Mis-sissippi and mentored by a Modern Languages faculty member as they serve as teaching assistants. They will also be assigned an academic advisor as part of their program.

About the Degree:The Masters of Arts in Modern Languages allows students to specialize in Teaching English as a Second Language, Span-ish, French or German. The Modern Languages program offers classes in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, German, French and Spanish Literature and Linguistics, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Qualifi cations:- Must apply and be acceptance into the M.A. program in Modern Languages - Candidates should demonstrate a teaching background and training- Coursework and training in the teaching of languages preferred

Additional Information:The University of Mississippi is recognized as a major research institution and offers nearly 100 different master, specialist, and doctoral programs through the Graduate School and the Schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business, Educa-tion, Engineering, Pharmacy and the College of Liberal Arts. Comprehensive in scope, but relatively small in size, UM pro-vides excellent academic opportunities for advanced studies in

a supportive and nurturing environment. Our diverse graduate community comprises outstanding faculty and students from around the globe. Our research funding and resources continue to increase at a record-setting pace, and our beautiful campus refl ects the tremendous vitality, expansion, and renovation that have occurred within the past decade.

Graduate Degree Programs:For more information on graduate study at The University of Mississippi, please see: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/gradschool

How to Apply:Submit the required application forms to the Study Abroad Offi ce will deliver the application to the Graduate School and Department of Modern Languages. The following materials must be on fi le one week prior to the common deadlines of April 1 for admission for Summer or Fall or October 1 for ad-mission for Spring in order to be assured consideration. • a completed application form, including the application fee• offi cial transcripts from all institutions from which a degree was obtained AND from any institution attended for graduate • appropriate, offi cial test scores (GRE, TOEFL)

Link to Application Forms: http://www.olemiss.edu/grad-school/application/forms.php

Virtual Tour of Ole Miss http://www.olemiss.edu/tour/

Scholarship Available for International MA Students at the University of MississippiMA Initiative for Language Teaching Assistants (MILTA)

Contact: Ruth F. MaronStudy Abroad Offi ceThe University of Mississippi P.O. Box 187359 MartindaleUniversity, MS 38677Tel: 001• 662 • 915 • 1508Fax: 001• 662 • 915 • 6798Email: [email protected]


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AThrough the International Summer School at Ole Miss

we hope to share the American South and the University’s strong academics with your students. International students will be registered in courses with UM and other Ameri-can students. Taught by UM faculty, some courses will be Southern themed and others will be general interest. Outside of class, international students will par-ticipate in seminars related to the South, as well as a cultural program of short trips outside Oxford and around the South. The program will end with a group excursion to New Orleans and the Mis-sissippi Gulf Coast to see both the spirit of the people and to participate in the rebuilding of these communities. The program is offered in two sessions: May 26-June 30 and June 25-August 1. Stu-dents will select two courses to enroll in for four weeks of the program. The fi fth week will be an optional travel program to the Gulf Coast for service and cultural learning.

International Summer School:

AInternational Summer School:


Potential courses could include:

HIS 330: History of Mississippi

ANTH 337: Anthropology of Blues Culture

SST 101: Introduction to Southern Studies I

SST 102: Introduction to Southern Studies II

ENGL/SST303/HIS 336: Women in the South

ENGL 368: Survey of Southern Literature

ENGL 223: Survey of American Lit. to the Civil War

ENGL 224: Survey of American Lit. post Civil War

POL 101: Introduction to American Politics

BUS 321: International Business

MKTG 552: Global Marketing

ARHI 366: History of Southern Art/Decorative Arts

ARHI 367: Southern Architecture and Interiors

EDLD 301: Career and Life Planning

ECON 335: Economic History of the South

HIS 329: The Civil Rights Era

POL 318: Politics of the American South

Application deadline is March 1. Contact Vanessa Cook at [email protected] or 001.662.915.1508 for more information.

SASA outhern Southern S SumSumS mer

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International exchange students visiting The University of Mississippi now have the opportunity to gain practical experi-ence in the U.S. capital through the Washington Internship Ex-perience (WIE), a program that integrates course work and in-ternships every fall, spring, and summer term for 15 students. Students select internships according to their areas of in-terest, such as government, the media, or a national institution in a variety of fi elds, federal agencies, and private industries.International relations, journalism, law, engineering, public re-lations, business, the arts, political science, pharmacy, accoun-tancy, and criminal justice are among the many specialties that students can pursue. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges and schools at Ole Miss and to students from UM partner institutions around he world. In the Washington Internship Experience, students can:

• Earn at least 12 hours of academic credit

• Work approximately 32 hours per week in an internship

• Live with other program students in the U.S. capital

• Connect with leaders in all fi elds

• Experience the art and culture of one of the world’s most

exciting cities

For more about the Washington Internship Experience, please visit our website at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/WIE.

Student Perspective on the WIE by Alejandro Honeker“Participating in the WIE is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I had the unique opportunity to work for Americans for Tax Reform, a lobbying organization founded in 1986 and a key player in the political process. From participating in differ-ent political events to attending President Bush’s speech at the

CPAC to visiting incredible museums and national mon-uments to seeing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in person, I enjoyed every single day of my stay in the nation’s capital. To be in what could be considered the political center of the world was a unique experi-

ence. I not only gained valuable skills and work ex-perience with my internship, but also had the privi-lege to know places that I had always dreamed of

visiting, like the White House and the nation’s Capitol. I highly recommend the Washing-

ton Internship Experience to every un-dergraduate student, not only Political

Science majors, but also to everyone interested in America’s history and politics.”Alejandro Honeker is a junior exchange student from the University of Belgrano, Buenos

Aires, Argentina, majoring in Political Science, and a mem-ber of the inaugural WIE class.


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ARGENTINAUniversidad Catolica de Cordoba Universidad de Belgrano

AUSTRALIA Macquarie University University of the Sunshine Coast

BARBADOSUniversity of West Indies

CHILE Pontifi ca Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Universidad de Diego Portales

CHINA Hong Kong Baptist University

COSTA RICA Universidad Veritas

CZECH REPUBLIC Charles University in Prague

ECUADOR Universidad San Francisco de Quito

ENGLAND Liverpool Hope University University of Birmingham University of East Anglia University of Essex University of Northampton University of Plymouth University of Reading

FINLAND University of Jyvaskyla

FRANCE Grenoble Ecole de Management ISC Paris School of Management Universite Catholique de l’Ouest

GERMANY Ph FreiburgFriedrich Schiller Universität JenaGeorg-August Universität Göettingen Nürtingen – Geislingen University Universität Osnabrück

IRELAND Griffi th College St. Patrick’s College

JAMAICA University of the West Indies

JAPAN Kansai Gaidai University Osaka Gakuin University Ritsumeikan UniversityRitsumeikan Asia-Pacifi c University Sophia University

MEXICO Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Universidad de las Americas Puebla

THE NETHERLANDS Erasmus Rotterdam University Tilburg University

NORTHERN IRELAND St. Mary’s University College Stranmillis University College University of Ulster

POLAND Warsaw School of Economics

PORTUGAL Universidad de Coimbra

SCOTLAND University of Edinburgh

SOUTH AFRICA Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Stellenbosch University

SOUTH KOREA Hanbat National University Konkuk UniversityKorea Nazarene University Kyung Hee UniversityWoosong University

SPAINUniversidad de Deusto Universidad Publica de Navarra

SWEDEN Umea University

TAIWANProvidence UniversityTatung University

URUGUAY Universidad Catolica de Uruguay

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