UCF’s School of Teacher Education was accepted into the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching, which places students in 16 different countries.
Kojelis Family, US Baltic Foundation Scholarship Helps Dual-Degree Program Students With International Travel, Living Expenses
Through the generosity of the Kojelis Family, the U.S. Baltic Foundation’s $250,000 donation to the UCF Foundation will support students in the new dual undergraduate program in public administration and nonprofit management. The Kojelis Family Program and Student Support Fund provides financial assistance to program students, particularly for travel between Lithuania and Florida and accommodations when students arrive in Florida.
As the discipline of public administration continues to expand internationally, the need for future public servants to be exposed to a variety of cultures and communities is continuously increasing. A study abroad partnership between ADA University in the Republic of Azerbaijan and UCF allows undergraduate students to study at either university for up to two semesters. “More and more, students are looking for opportunities to enhance their classroom learning and better understand the world around them. Participating in a study abroad program allows students to continue their studies in a new environment and within a different culture,” says Stephanie Krick, associate lecturer and director of undergraduate public administration programs at the UCF School of Public Administration. Experiences such as this advance critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and provide a more thorough understanding of the importance of public administration on an international level.
UCF is partnering with Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania to offer dual bachelor’s degrees in nonprofit management from UCF’s School of Public Administration and public administration from KTU in four years. The transdisciplinary, global reach of the program will impact students at both universities, as well as the communities they serve.
The European Commission will fund a new international collaboration between UCF and Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, thanks to an exchange agreement signed recently.