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Associate Dean in Journalism Projection promotes the Study Abroad UMH program at prestigious universities in New York


Miguel Carvajal during his visit to the United States.

Associate Professor of Journalism and Associate Dean in Journalism Projection at the UMH, Miguel Carvajal, visited prestigious universities in New York last week. During his stay there, he presented the Mediterranean Cultural Studies Study Abroad UMH program to strengthen the UMH presence in the USA. He also met with representatives from American institutions to establish exchange agreements for the UMH undergraduate programs of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication in addition to the Master’s in Innovation in Journalism.

Within the framework of the UMH DESTINO Program for Faculty & Research Personnel, professor Carvajal entered into an exchange agreement with Pace University in order to expand the curricular offer for UMH students. The journalism and film programs at that US university are characterized by a practical work methodology that include cutting-edge courses on media innovation, drone journalism, documentary production, and journalism in social networks. Among the forms of collaboration, the agreement being formulated is contemplating semester-long exchanges, a specific training program for American students in Elche, and collaboration between the faculty at both centers.

During his stay in New York, professor Carvajal had the opportunity to analyze the Entrepreneurial Journalism program at the City University of New York, a pioneer in the field, which is coordinated by Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Jeremy Caplan. Furthermore, Dr. Carvajal met with Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Assistant Professor in Communications and Media Management at Fordham University.

As for the UMH Master’s in Innovation in Journalism, Miguel Carvajal, who is also the program’s coordinator, set up the first global network of university faculty of entrepreneurship and innovation in journalism. Among its members are professors from CUNY, Pace University, and Fordham University, all located in New York City. Moreover, more than twenty academics from Spanish and European universities also comprise part of this work group.


13 October 2017 and Comments off

THREE NEW PROGRAMS ADDED TO THE UMH STUDY ABROAD OFFER


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche has added three new programs to its Study Abroad package, two specializing in communications engineering (Electronics for Satellite Communications and Wireless Sensor Networks) and one on regional food and the knowhow behind it (Mediterranean Diet and Landscapes). They provide specific training to international students while they integrate themselves into our Mediterranean surroundings.  

These new courses expand the learning possibilities by UMH Study Abroad, which also includes the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program, and offers university students and instructors a wide range of possibilities for advancing their knowledge within the province of Alicante over various weeks. These three specific courses were recently presented at international events, including NAFSA and EAIE, in addition to during successive visits by the International Relations team to American universities. The programs in UMH Study Abroad are part of the initiatives to promote the internationalization and projection of the university.


13 September 2017 and Comments off

TWELVE AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES VISIT THE UMH


Representatives from twelve American universities visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in order to learn first-hand about the possibilities of the UMH as a destination for students and faculty interested in carrying out international mobility programs.

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The meeting began with a welcome and presentation of the UMH by Vicente Micol, Vice Rector for International Relations;  Maria Carmen Acosta, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs; Francisco Javier Moreno, Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Athletics; and Ausias Garrigós, Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations.

Afterwards, they were informed about the activities and facilities at the School of Engineering of Elche (EPSE) and Center for Research in Sports Sciences (CID), and the representatives learned about the technology employed and the training offered at them.

Due to the interest of the participants in entrepreneurial ventures and learning how the UMH supports such innovative initiatives, the UMH Foundation participated by offering a guided visit to some of the businesses at the UMH Scientific and Business Park, including PLD Space and Pingvalue.

The attending universities came from different locations throughout the United States, and included the states of North Carolina, Washington, California, Colorado, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Massachusetts.


30 June 2017 and Comments off

Promotion of the UMH study abroad program at universities in the United States


Mediterranean Cultural Studies, a Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) study abroad program, has been presented at various American universities by Vicente Micol, Vice Rector for International Relations. To accomplish this, Micol met with representatives from Spanish language departments at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Central Washington University (CWU), and California State University Northridge (CSUN).

Vicente Micol with Antonio Sanchez at Central Washington University.

Vicente Micol with Antonio Sanchez at Central Washington University.

At the University of Washington, the Vice Rector was received by María Gillman, with whom he talked about the UMH study abroad program. In the case of Central Washington University, Micol met with Dr. Antonio Sanchez to examine the potential of the UMH program and to identify programs of interest for CWU students with Spanish language skills.

The visit concluded at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, where Micol met with officials from the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies with the same objectives in mind. In this sense, Micol assures that “the faculty showed significant interest in the program, as well as in the recently created Area of US Hispanic Studies of the Miguel Hernández Chair.” Moreover, in this final meeting, the foundations were laid for a symposium to be held at the UMH in 2017, organized by the Miguel Hernández Chair, with the main theme being the influence of Spanish literature on US Hispanic literature throughout history, analyzed through journalism, and where both American and Spanish faculty from the areas of journalism and literature will participate as speakers.

Vicente Micol with CSUN Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chair, Gabriel Gutierrez, and faculty members Ana Sánchez and Rodolfo Acuña.

Vicente Micol with CSUN Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chair, Gabriel Gutierrez, and faculty members Ana Sánchez and Rodolfo Acuña.

These visits are part of the plan for promoting the Mediterranean Cultural Studies study abroad program, which is directed at North American students and implemented by the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations, in collaboration with the Academic Language Institute (ALI) of Alicante.


24 November 2016 and Comments off

JOSÉ LUIS GONZÁLEZ PRESENTS THE UMH STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITIES IN NORTH CAROLINA


Associate Professor of Journalism and Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations at the UMH, José Luis González, visited universities in North Carolina to present the UMH Mediterranean Cultural Studies Study Abroad program at the prestigious American universities of Duke and NC State.

At NC State, Dr. González met with its International Programs Coordinator, Aimee Call. There, they discussed the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program that is directed at American students and faculty. This five-week program focuses on Mediterranean culture and its economy, and takes place around the various UMH campuses.

José Luis González with Aimee Call, International Programs Coordinator at NC State University.

During his visit to these universities, Dr. González also presented the academics the UMH has to offer as well as the objectives of the Area of US Hispanic Studies, which is part of the Miguel Hernández Chair. Moreover, he also participated in conferences on journalism and political communication: at Duke, he spoke about “Media, Citizenship, and Freedoms during the Spanish Transition,” while at NC State, the discussion and subsequent debate revolved around “Long-tail Journalism, Human Rights, and Social Commitment.”


11 November 2016 and Comments off

UMH STRENGTHENS TIES WITH AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE STUDENT AND FACULTY MOBILITY


Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – International Projection, Associate Professor José Luis González, presented the UMH at various American university campuses, including Texas State University (San Marcos), University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), University of California San Diego, Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), and North Carolina State University (NCSU; Raleigh, North Carolina). The main objective of these visits was to introduce the UMH and its academics and foster mobility of students and faculty in the United States. More specifically, José Luis presented the UMH’s Area of US Hispanic Studies and the new Mediterranean Cultural Studies Study Abroad program. Both initiatives were warmly received at the American universities.

José Luis González at UC San Diego with Dan Hallin and Carmen López.

José Luis González at UC San Diego with Dan Hallin and Carmen López.

Dr. Ryan Buck hosted Dr. González at Texas State University, and the UMH deputy vice rector also had the opportunity to visit with Professor Marcus Felson, a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the UMH. Activities on this campus consisted in a presentation of the UMH, the Area of US Hispanic Studies, and the study abroad program with Dr. Buck, Assistant Vice President for International Affairs; Isis de la O, Associate Director, Study Abroad Office; Dr. Lucy Harney, Departmental Chair, Department of Modern Languages, in addition to other faculty from this department. Subsequent to this, an interesting meeting was held with representatives from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, directed by Dr. Judy Oskam, and they were informed about the evolution of the Master’s in Innovation in Journalism program at the UMH. The Texas State University meetings concluded with a visit to the Center for the Study of the Southwest, wherein its director, historian Dr. Jesús F. de la Teja, was especially interested in the actions of the Area of US Hispanic Studies framework, such as joint seminars to address border problems in Europe and the United States. The visit to this Texas University concluded with a guided visit to its library, where the legacy of Chicano poet and Professor Emeritus Tino Villanueva was shown.

The UMH was also presented to prestigious Trinity University, and here Associate Professor González had the opportunity to meet with his counterparts, Dr. Nanette C. Le Coat and Dr. Katsuo A. Nishikawa, who positively assessed the UMH internationalization strategy and expressed their interest in visiting our university in the spring of 2017.

The University of Texas at San Antonio was one of the universities interest most in the UMH Mediterranean Cultural Studies study abroad program, and with this university, a framework agreement has already been signed. Associate Professor Margarita Machado-Casas, responsible for international programs at the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies highlighted real possibilities for collaboration between both institutions.

UTSA meeting with Margarita Machado-Casas.

UTSA meeting with Margarita Machado-Casas.

The meetings with American universities in this UMH internationalization process concluded at the University of California San Diego and in the state of North Carolina. In the former, José Luis González met with Professor Daniel C. Hallin; in the latter, presentations took place at Duke University and NC State.


8 November 2016 and Comments off

AREA OF HISPANIC AMERICAN STUDIES IMPLEMENTED BY THE UMH


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has implemented the new Area of Hispanic American Studies, under the Miguel Hernández Chair directed by Professor Francisco Esteve, the result of a specific collaboration agreement between the UMH vice rectorates of International Relations and Institutional Relations and the Academic Language Institute. Its main objective is to project the Miguel Hernández Chair and the Miguel Hernández University within the United States, establishing a framework for action by relations with North American academic institutions that promote a forum between Hispanic American (Chicano) and Spanish (Mediterranean) literature.

Furthermore, the collaboration commitment contemplates disseminating in the United States the first official UMH study abroad program, Mediterranean Cultural Studies, in addition to other similar activities directed at students and faculty from North American universities.

El director de ALI Abroad, Armando Miguélez; el Vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales, Vicente Micol y la vicerrectora de Relaciones Institucionales, Mª Teresa Pérez firman el convenio específico de colaboración entre la UMH y ALI Abroad

Armando Miguélez (ALI Abroad), Vicente Micol (International Relations), and Mª Teresa Pérez (Institutional Relations) signing the collaboration agreement between the UMH and ALI.

The collaboration agreement between the UMH and the Academic Language Institute was finalized by UMH Vice Rector for Institutional Relations, María Teresa Pérez Vázquez; UMH Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol; and the director of the Academic Language Institute, academic Armando Miguélez.

Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations, Associate Professor José Luis González, will present the new UMH Area of Hispanic American Studies and the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program at the 10th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies being held at the Complutense University of Madrid, a meeting in which a hundred North American and European academics are taking part.


30 May 2016 and Comments off

MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY THE UMH


portada study abroadThe Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has launched the Study Abroad program Mediterranean Cultural Studies. This program will allow foreign students and instructors to improve their level of Spanish and understanding of Mediterranean culture by taking part in various activities in Elche, Alicante, Altea, Benidorm, and Orihuela. José Luis González, UMH Associate Professor of Journalism and Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations, is coordinating the program.

“The objective is to promote cultural icons of the province of Alicante so foreign university students and faculty experience them firsthand, in a practical and entertaining manner, thereby strengthening Mediterranean culture,” he explains. In this sense, the Study Abroad program is designed to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the different UMH campuses and their surroundings. The program lasts six weeks, and its activities range from the realms of tourism to culture, passing through gastronomy, the economy, literature, and art.

To accomplish this, the program is collaborating with various entities within the province, including various UMH chairs and the American Language Institute, which manages foreign study programs and which has signed an agreement with the UMH. Armando Miguélez, Director of the American Language Institute, has already publicized the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program at university encounters in Washington and Louisiana, and is currently negotiating with several North American universities about the possibility of including it in their foreign exchange programs.

The launch date for the UMH Study Abroad program is planned for May 2017.

For further information, go to the following link: http://internacional.umh.es/en/internacionalizacion/study-abroad/


14 March 2016 and Comments off

(Español) LA UMH FIRMA UN ACUERDO MARCO CON THE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (A.L.I.)


Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.


18 December 2015 Comments off