Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag. Photo Picture this: A summer behind the scenes at the Edinburgh Art Festival, helping set up a show and banquet, managing a guest list and communicating with artists and agents, plus an excursion to London and a tour of a Scotch distillery and 12th-century castle.
That was Darius Francis’ internship last summer. He loved it. Who wouldn’t? “Anytime I talk to anyone about this experience, they say, ‘Wow, tell me about that,’ ” said Mr. The only thing is, his 10 weeks cost more than $16,000, including $7,300 to the program provider, Panrimo, and $6,000 to Eastern Illinois for the nine credit hours earned through the internship. Demand for internships abroad has surged as students — and just as important, their parents — grow ever more worried about their job prospects after graduation and seek a foothold in a world that values global experience. For students, setting up an internship with an employer thousands of miles away is no easy feat. A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt. Photo Has the crisis already been solved?
This might seem an absurd question. Student loan debt is at a record high of $1.1 trillion, and the average undergraduate who borrows to attend school graduates nearly $30,000 in debt. Almost 20 percent of student borrowers are in default. Yet a couple of little-noticed legislative tweaks to a small, obscure loan repayment program — revisions made under two very different presidents — appear to have created the conditions for far-reaching changes in how a college education is bought and paid for. It’s Almost Time to Fill Out College Financial Aid Form for Fall 2015 - NYTimes.com. Students who plan to attend or continue college next fall should get ready to start the application for financial aid.
The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, will become available online on Jan. 1. The form is the starting point for students and families seeking federal aid, and is used by most states and colleges as part of the student aid process. The form collects financial and personal information about students, and their parents if they are dependents, to determine eligibility for scholarships, grants, work-study awards and loans. It must be completed every school year for students seeking aid. Filing the Fafsa as soon as possible after Jan. 1 increases applicants' chances of getting the best financial aid packages for which they are eligible.
That probably is because many states and colleges have early deadlines. Though print versions of the Fafsa are accepted, most applicants submit it online. Here are some questions and answers about the form: The Clemente Course in the Humanities. Online, All Students Sit in the Front Row. I went to Arizona earlier this month to see what the college of the future might look like.
What I found taking shape is an exciting new era of higher education that will help more students get a great, personalized education at an affordable price. This future may not always include the lecture halls, dormitories, football teams and other features of the traditional college experience. Instead, the colleges I visited are experimenting with ways for students to get their degrees online, allowing them to take courses anyplace and at any time. These “colleges without walls,” as they are sometimes called, are at the forefront of the effort to broaden access to higher education, especially for low-income students juggling their studies with full-time jobs and families.
During my visit, I heard inspiring stories of students who are taking advantage of these flexible learning models to pursue degrees that can put them on paths to new careers. How to set up a social enterprise curriculum. An inclusive vision of entrepreneurship is crucial to attracting students outside management or business.
Photograph: Clerkenwell/Getty Images Despite the widespread interest in finding, funding and supporting social entrepreneurs in higher education, embedding social entrepreneurship in the curriculum remains a key challenge. Here at Southampton we have launched an interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.
The module has been a year in the making and there has been a steep learning curve. Winning initial support It's difficult to gain buy-in for a social enterprise course unless your university has an inclusive and distinctive vision of entrepreneurship. Ensuring disciplinary diversity To date, a lot of social enterprise activity in higher education has been routed through business schools. Providing ongoing support Social enterprise courses that exist in a vacuum don't work. Plugging into the ecosystem.