International Study Tours

International Study Tours

2016 Taiwan Study Tour

2016 UK Study Tour

2016 Germany Study Tour

2014 UK Study Tour

2012 UK Study Tour

2012 Washington D.C. Study Tour

2011 Germany Study Tour

2008 UK Study Tour

2008 Germany Study Tour

2006 UK Study Tour

2004 UK Study Tour

2002 UK Study Tour

 

 

International Study Tours

 

2016 UK Study Tour

Check out the UK Study Tour blog to find out more about this trip:  https://uknafa2016.wordpress.com/

To Glasgow and Back!  34 NAFAns learned about UK postgraduate education and funding; tour and experience select universities with NAFA colleagues.

Sponsored by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Mary Denyer (Assistant Secretary and Head of Scholarship Administration) will again host and arrange this ever-popular tour with cooperation from the Rhodes Trust and the Rothmere Institute at Oxford, the Gates Cambridge Trust at Cambridge, and the Fulbright UK Commission at selected sites. 

Dates:

June 4 – June 17, 2016: Standard Tour

June 17 – June 19: University of Bristol (Optional Add-on)

Standard Tour:

Sa June 4: Arrive in London (overnight in London)

Su June 5: Free time in London (overnight in London)

M June 6: UCL, Imperial College, King’s College, LSHTM (overnight in London):

Tu June 7: University of Cambridge (overnight in Sheffield)

W June 8: University of Sheffield/University of York (overnight in York)

Th June 9: Durham University (overnight in Glasgow)

F June 10: University of Glasgow (overnight in Glasgow)

Sa June 11: Free Day in Glasgow (overnight in Glasgow)

Su June 12: Train to London (overnight in London)

M June 13: University of Sussex (overnight in Brighton)

Tu June 14: University of Southampton (overnight in Southampton)

W June 15: University of Oxford (overnight in Warwick)

Th June 16: University of Warwick/University of Birmingham (overnight in Manchester)

F June 17: University Manchester 

 

 

2016 Germany Study Tour

Check out the Germany Study Tour Blog to find out more about this trip: https://germany2016nafa.wordpress.com

NAFAns met with representatives from nine funding agencies and will visited universities and research institutions that are members of the German Excellence Initiative. Participants met with U.S. students and fellowship recipients who shared their firsthand experiences with those programs.

Dates: June 25 – July 1, 2016

Tentative Itinerary:

  • June 25: Arrival
  • June 25-28: Berlin:  Meet with representative from Fulbright Commission and grantees, DAAD (incl. fellowship recipients), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG) Cultural Vistas, Max Planck Institute, Erasmus+, Six Berlin area universities, German Parliament.
  • June 28-July 1: Dresden, Leipzig, possibly Hannover und Göttingen: visit 3-4 universities that are part of the German Excellence Initiative.
  • July 2: Departure

Contact: Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards, University of Washington Tacoma, cs65@uw.edu

 

2016 Taiwan Study Tour 

From March 10 - 20, 2016, the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (i.e., Fulbright Taiwan) and the Taiwan Ministry of Education, International Division, hosted members of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors to visit Taiwan.  Led by Brian Souders and Jeanne Sokoloski, the Taiwan trip was the first, exploratory trip to Asia approved by the board and was deemed a success.  Depending on partnerships and continued board support, NAFA hopes to explore future options for offering tours, such as this one, to Asia.  

A group of 12 NAFA members visited major Taiwanese universities where Fulbright partnership awards are offered (National Chengchi University, Cheng Kung University, and National Taiwan University), in addition to visiting two Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship sites throughout the country. The group benefited from being introduced to the Taiwanese education system; took part in discussions with the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs; meet with Foreign Service Officers at the American Institute in Taiwan (the unofficial American embassy); and, were introduced to the fellowships available in Taiwan to U.S. students and faculty.

 

 

 

 

2014 UK Study Tour

The NAFA Pan-UK Study Tour Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming June 2014 tour. Come along with Mary Denyer, Assistant Secretary & Head of Scholarship Administration of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and go “on the road,” traveling from London to Cardiff, to Southampton, to Reading and East Anglia, visiting 14 different institutions of higher education. We will be hosted by many of the schools we met at the National conference in Atlanta. In many cases these institutions are subsidizing our stay so that we can keep the cost low for NAFAns.   Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

NOTE: unlike some other study tours to the UK, the focus of this trip will not be Oxford and Cambridge, although we will certainly be visiting them.

Dates: June 16-29, 2014 (two-week time frame)

The NAFA Study Tour fee includes lodging and transportation within the UK. Breakfast will be included in the lodging fees, and many lunches and dinners will be covered by our host institutions. All other meals will be on your own. This trip is fast-paced (14 schools in 14 days) and participants will need to be prepared to pack light, carry their own luggage and be willing to get on and off buses and trains, walk university campuses, and potentially stay in university residence halls. Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals (as described above).

The purpose of this year’s NAFA study tour is to see first-hand many of the institutions outside of the London schools and Oxbridge. The goals are to provide participants with: 1) an authentic UK experience, 2) a better understanding of UK educational system, 3) information on funding sources available to US students in post-graduate programs, 4) a stronger sense of the strengths of schools all over the UK, and 5) the opportunity to forge new links between your institution and the UK Universities including study abroad, academic and research collaborations. During the site visits we will meet with university administrators, as well as with American students who are currently studying in the UK. The preliminary agenda includes visiting UCL, Imperial, Kings College, Royal Holloway, Reading, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Surrey, Southampton, Birmingham, Nottingham, East Anglia, and Cambridge.

 

2012 UK Study Tour

The NAFA Pan-UK Study Tour --  Unlike previous trips, this study tour will took participants “on the road,” traveling from London to Edinburgh, to Cardiff, visiting with 13 different institutions of higher education. Accompanied by Mary Denyer, Assistant Secretary & Head of Scholarship Administration of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, participants were hosted by many of the institutions met at the National conference in Chicago. In many cases,  the institutions subsidized the stay enabling the cost to be kept low for NAFAns.

Dates: May 12-27, 2012 (two-week time frame)

The NAFA Study Tour fee includes lodging and transportation within the UK. Breakfast was included in the lodging fees, and many lunches and dinners were covered by our host institutions. All other meals were covered by the participants.  Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

The purpose of this year’s NAFA study tour was to see first-hand many of the institutions outside of the London schools and Oxbridge. The goals was to provide participants with: 1) an authentic UK experience, 2) a better understanding of UK educational system, 3) information on funding sources available to US students in post-graduate programs, 4) a stronger sense of the strengths of schools all over the UK, and 5) the opportunity to forge new links between your institution and the UK Universities including study abroad, academic and research collaborations.

During the site visits, participatns met with university administrators, as well as with American students who are currently studying in the UK. The agenda included the Universities of Southampton, Cambridge, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Imperial, UCL, Kings, Bristol, Cardiff, Keele, Warwick, and Oxford.

 

2012 Washington D.C. Study Tour:  Site Visits and Workshops

The NAFA Washington D.C. Study Tour -- This tour provided participants with a range of intensive workshops including a "science day" with visits to the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and presentations from other relevant foundations (e.g., Goldwater, EPA, DoD/SMART). There was also be half-day workshops on the UK/Ireland (Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Rhodes), IIE (Fulbright, Gilman, Boren, Freeman-Asia), and Truman/Udall. Participants traveled using the easily accessible Metro system. The tour also included a group dinner and an evening of entertainment at either the Capital Steps or Pal Joey (at group rates).

Dates: June 6-9, 2012

The NAFA Study Tour fee includes lodging and Metro passes for getting around the city.  Not covered: plane fare to Washington D.C. and most meals

 

2011 Germany Study Tour

The NAFA 2011 Study Tour to Germany, which is underwritten by both the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Fulbright Commission, will provide participants with an authentic experience of the German educational system as well as information on funding and other study and internship opportunities. Scholarship advisors will have the chance to talk with faculty and administrators during site visits to institutions with which their students could be affiliated.  Not covered: plane fare to Germany and some meals.

Dates: January 6-14, 2010

 

2008 UK Study Tour

Information needed.     Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

Dates: June 10-17, 2012

 

2008 Germany Study Tour

Information needed.     Not covered: plane fare to Germany and some meals.

Dates: May 31 - June 10, 2008

 

2006 UK Study Tour:  NAFA Higher Education Symposia

NAFAns will spend four days at Cambridge for the symposium. Institutions making presentations include: University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Londondon School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, University of Manchester, School of Oriental and African Studies, Cardiff University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of East Anglia, University of Bradford, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The group will then travel through southern England (including a visit to Rhodes House, Oxford) and Wales before taking a ferry to Dublin, Ireland. While in Dublin the group will visit a number of Irish universities.   Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

Dates: June 25 -July 5, 2006

 

2004 UK Study Tour: England and Ireland

The purpose of trip is to provide NAFA members with a first-hand experience of higher education in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland through site visits to universities in England and Ireland. Members may elect to choose one week in either England or Ireland or both weeks. The following visits are planned:

England: London School of Economics and Politics, Imperial College, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London, and visits to Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, Manchester, and Westminster.

Ireland: University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland. Meet representatives from Cork, Limerick, and Maynooth.

Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

Dates: May 29 - June 13, 2004

 

2002 UK Study Tour:  England and Scotland

The purpose of trip is to provide NAFA members with a first-hand experience of higher education in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland through site visits to universities in England and Scotland. The following visits are planned:

England: London School of Economics and Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, Imperial College, Oxford Brooks, Oxford, Cambridge, York, Durham.

Scotland: Edinburgh, St. Andrews

Not covered: plane fare to the UK and some meals.

Dates: June 10-24. 2002