Events & Opportunities

E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the preeminent speakers series in higher education. Past Thompson Forum events have featured, among many others: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Holocaust survivor and peace activist Elie Weisel; Camelia Sadat, the daughter of Anwar Sadat and founder of the Sadat Peace Institute; Maki Mandela, daughter of the former South African president; the Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Hedrick Smith, journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union; Kennedy Administration Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Visions of the Future Past

Art from Guatemalan artist, Daniela Chauche, will be on display at the Sheldon Museum of Art now until January 11, 2015. 

Beverages from Around the World

The Cultural Ambassadors will be putting on a "Beverages from Aroudn the World" event in the Union. The drinks that will be avaliable are mango lassi (India), teh tarik (Malaysia), Vitamina de abacate (Brazil), sirap bandung (SE Asia), oolang tea (China), and coffee from Saudi Arabia and Viet Nam. City Union, December 9, 2014 from 11-1PM near the food court.

Housing International Events

Have you liked UNL International Student programming page on facebook? Jessica Loke, Residential International Coordinator, has several events that will occur during Fall 2014. Stay to to date to be sure you don't miss out!

Whitaker International Summer and Undergraduate Programs

The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2015 is now available with a February 3, 2015 deadline.
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME). Read more about the programs and requirements at the Whitaker website.

Virtual Study Abroad Fair

The Virtual Study Abroad Fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, IIE, and the U.S. Department of State will be hosting an online study abroad fair February 25, 2015 from 12 noon EST- 8PM EST. Read more about the programs at the IIE website.

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Opportunities in China

Chinese government to support international students

The Chinese government will support about 50,000 international students in China in 2015, and the country will become the largest Asian destination for such students in 2020, high-level Chinese officials said on April 25. Get more information on the Chinese Government website.

100k Strong promotes study abroad in China

The 100,000 Strong Foundation encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the US to learn Mandarin and study in China. Learn more at

Schwarzman Scholars

With a $300 million commitment, Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant program of its kind since the Rhodes Trust and will be the largest philanthropic effort undertaken in China by largely foreign donors. Learn more at Schwarzman Scholars website.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 18 or over who are interested in public service abroad. And if you're a return volunteer, learn about short-term opportunities to re-engage—either in the US or abroad. Learn more on the Peace Corps website.