International Studies News

Christopher Piper Accepted into JET Program in Japan!

Graduate of Shippensburg University and former International Studies minor, Christopher Piper has been accepted to teach English in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program in Japan. Read more about it here.

Former SU Undergraduate Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship..

Ethan J. Goldbach, former Shippensburg University undergraduate is currently in Malaysia on a Fulbright Award. He is working as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). He shared with International Studies, his experience so far in the village of Kuala Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia. Read more about Ethan's experience here.


SU Math Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant!

Dr. Luis Melara, Associate professor of Mathematics has been awarded the Fulbright Grant to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar, India. He will be there for the Spring Semester of 2016.

" The Beautiful Art"

Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian Martial Art/Dance

On October 6th, 2014 International Studies Students learnt about the Beautiful Art of Capoeira. It was held in Henderson Gymnasium.

Capoeira is a form of movement that incorporates martial arts and dance. It was originally practiced by African slaves in Brazil and has since become one of the most recognized elements of the Brazilian national identity. The rudiments of this "Beautiful Art" was taught by the renowned Mestre Doutor of the American Society of Capoeira and the Arts from Brazil.

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Dr. Mark Sachleben

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Dr. Jonathan Skaff 

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