PRESENTING our new study abroad program partner through ISEP: Universidad Privada Boliviana, with campuses in La Paz and Cochabamba. Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB) is a four-year non-profit, graduate-level university created by the Bolivian business community to generate entrepreneurs and fulfill the need of private firms for skilled management and technical professionals. Universidad Privada Boliviana has over 2,250 students at both campuses students. Their programs include: Finance, International Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Graphic design, Marketing and Logistics Communication, Engineering, Architecture and General Education. In addition to regular courses, student can also enroll in intermediate/advanced Spanish language courses to strengthen their Spanish skills (included in ISEP Benefits). Extra-curricular activities include theater, choir, academic clubs (film, photography, dance), diverse sports activities (basketball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, and soccer), cultural exchange activities, social activates, and travel. In addition an I-Pal program is available along with Volunteer and Service Learning opportunities at both campuses. Internships are yet another attraction providing students with the opportunity to work alongside entrepreneurs and directors, and gain professional experience in top Bolivian businesses and organizations. Universidad Privada Boliviana boasts the highest ranking MBA program in Bolivia and eight research centers focused on applied research ranging from plant species to solar energy and efficiency all open to ISEP students. Students at Universidad Privada Boliviana benefit from small class sizes and faculty who are devoted to teaching. Today (Wednesday 3/15) at 4:00PM EST, there will be an ISEP Live highlighting UPB, tune in and learn more by visiting: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c3m9poid3eu0rmnqaeecimg37uk For more information please visit Universidad Privada Boliviana’s Directory Page: http://www.isep.org/students/Directory/member_site.asp?CSID=267&ID=449 To learn more about all our members in Latin America, including UPB, join the ISEP Latin America, Spain, and Portugal Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/705038306270689/
About the Center for International Education (CIE) and International Programming Committee (IPC)
The Center for International Education at Maryville College supports the academic and personal development of students wishing to study abroad. The CIE also works with international students coming to the College to assist with their adjustment to college and to the United States. We have
The Center for International Education will work with the International Programming Committee to offer services for students including:
- International Admissions & Recruitment
- Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- Study Abroad Program Development & Advising
- International Student Services & Support
- internationalizing the campus by working with other college departments, offices, groups and individuals to enhance the international learning environment at Maryville College.
Kirsten Sheppard | Director, International Education
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Kirsten Sheppard grew up in Calgary, Canada. She has been at Maryville College, in the Smoky Mountains since 2004, and is the Director of the Center for International Education. She first studied abroad when she was 13, travelling on a short-term study abroad program throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. As an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary, she studied abroad in Mexico, and then spent about six years working and living abroad in Europe, Asia and the UAE. She completed her MA in International Education at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute) in Brattleboro, VT. She enjoys helping both international and US students figure out how to make the most of their experiences abroad. She has travelled to many countries but always looks forward to her next trip, be it within the U.S. or abroad. Research interests include helping students develop global competencies, assessment of study abroad impact, crisis management, and re-entry programming.
Micki Pruitt | Office Manager & ESL Program Coordinator
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Micki Pruitt, ESL coordinator and office manager, has been at the college since 2004. Because of her love for all people and her desire to learn about other cultures, she began to host students in her home and has since hosted more than 50 students. These interests also led her to the International House, where she works with students on a daily basis and shares her passion for sports, hiking, dancing, and civil rights with the students. As the unofficial "mom" at the I-House, she looks forward to making Maryville College a home away from home for many future students.
Brandi Coley | Lead Instructor
Delie Bullock | Assistant Director of ESL & Senior Teacher
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Yevgeniya (Yevie) Teyfukova | Intern
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