Magazine touts UMSI for "Tech Abroad"

A UMSI global engaged learning program is featured in the latest issue of International Educator.

GIEP students in India in 2015.

International Educator is the flagship magazine of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, published bimonthly. The story, "Tech Abroad," highlights UMSI’s Global Information Exchange Program, or GIEP, and other education abroad opportunities for students in the tech field.

GIEP, now in its fourth year, gives student teams the opportunity to develop real-world skills by working with educational, research and nonprofit organizations in an international setting. The teams begin their work during the winter term in Michigan, then travel to the site and work with local clients to implement solutions in person.

After three years in India, students will partner this year with organizations in Cape Town, South Africa. There, they will work on problems including content management and delivery, needs assessment, contextual inquiry and product ideation to support an apartheid museum, a night shelter, and organizations for the visually impaired and young people affected by HIV.

The program is part of UMSI’s Initiative for Information Impact, fulfilling the school’s mission to use information and technology to build a better world.

Read the International Educator article here.

 

Posted on May 13, 2016