Want to study abroad? Need help finding the right program? Not sure what your options are? Come to an info session and get the information you need to make it happen! It’s not too soon to start planning NOW for your future international adventure.
Individuals requiring accommodations for any study abroad events should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
ITHACA COLLEGE LONDON CENTER
Interested in studying in London? Come learn more about what the Ithaca College London Center can offer! We’ll discuss everything from applying to the program, to traveling to the UK, to housing, academics, and internships.
Our Study Abroad Basics info session provide a comprehensive overview of all of the study abroad possibilities available to you. Intended for those who are just at the beginning stages of study abroad planning, we’ll discuss how to best plan for study abroad, explain key terminology and types of programs available, talk about what to consider when choosing a program, and how to plan for the financial side of your study abroad experience.
Do you have specific study abroad-related questions? A study abroad adviser will hold virtual, drop-in office hours once a week beginning the week of September 19. Find the full schedule of drop-in hours here. Note that this is not a presentation, so be sure to bring questions!
You can also schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser– we’ll help you find the program that’s right for you. Please note: we recommend meeting with an academic adviser to discuss your study abroad needs and timeline BEFORE scheduling a one-on-one study abroad appointment.
STUDY ABROAD FAIR
All of the study abroad information you need, all in one place! The Study Abroad Fair will be Tuesday, September 27, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Emerson Suites, Campus Center. Featuring:
Alumni ambassadors from IC’s own programs in London and LA.
IC’s study abroad partners, offering affiliated and non-affiliated options for semester and short-term study in countries all over the world.
Information about our direct-enrollment exchange programs with international universities.
Winter/summer study abroad courses offered by IC faculty & staff.
Academic and financial planning resources and office representatives to answer your questions.
STAY CONNECTED FOR MORE STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION!
Get notified of upcoming study abroad events, information and announcements! Join the Study Abroad page on IC Engage, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
International Programs Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Garden Level (offices 011 & 018-022) (607) 274-3306 email@example.com
CAMP ZAMA, Japan – U.S. Army Garrison Japan staff held the first in-person Community Information Exchange in three years here Friday as pandemic conditions continue to improve.
Installation officials provided updates on a range of community services during the quarterly exchange and also announced the return of open-post events, starting with an Independence Day celebration on July 2.
Before the pandemic, the Fourth of July event typically had about 10,000 to 12,000 visitors attend.
This year’s event, which will run from 3 to 9 p.m. at Yano Sports Field, will include live entertainment, inflatable games, military displays, and American and Japanese food vendors before ending with a 20-minute fireworks show.
“It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to do this,” said Maj. Gen. JB Vowell, commander of U.S. Army Japan. “We’re getting back to some of the normal things we need to do as human beings, which is gathering together face-to-face.”
On Aug. 6, Camp Zama also plans to have its Bon Odori Festival, an event that honors the departed spirits of one’s ancestors. Japan Ground Self-Defense Force partners will co-host the celebration, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the post.
“That’s a great cultural event that we’re going to have,” said Col. Christopher L. Tomlinson, commander of USAG Japan. “So let’s get excited, because it’s going to happen.”
In Friday’s exchange, more than 15 presenters spoke about updates in their organization to around 100 community members, who also received a free dinner buffet and a chance to win gift cards.
During her briefing, Capt. Ashley LeBaube, who represented U.S. Army Medical Department Activity–Japan, highlighted news from the BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic.
She mentioned free COVID-19 testing was still available for official and non-official travel at the rear of the clinic on weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by quarantine testing from 10 to 11 a.m. Symptomatic testing is currently by appointment only by calling DSN 263-4175 or 046-407-4175.
Testing for those on restriction of movement is now conducted at the unit level, she added. At-home tests are also offered to TRICARE beneficiaries, who can have two per person each month and can pick them up during testing hours in the rear of the clinic.
The clinic also now accepts hand-written prescriptions from U.S. and Japan providers. The prescriptions should be written in English and contain complete patient, prescriber and medication information, she said.
LeBaube encouraged patients to download the TRICARE MyCare Overseas app, which can help them track appointments and referrals as well as provide access to translation services.
“Being in a foreign country is sometimes stressful in dealing with health care and through the different health care systems,” she said. “So having the app available is really awesome.”
Diane Thompson, who spoke on behalf of the Army Wellness Center, said the center offers six core programs to improve sleep, exercise, nutrition and stress management.
“The purpose of our existence is to keep our warriors fit to fight,” she said. “In doing so, our goal is to combat the major risk factors to overuse injury.”
Risk factors include a high or low body mass index, poor sleep habits and nutrition, sedentary behavior and smoking, she said.
The center, located at Bldg. 379, has assessments to measure a person’s success as they work toward their goal. The most popular assessment, she said, is the Bod Pod system, a body composition test that determines the ratio of body fat to lean mass.
The services are open to all active-duty Soldiers, retirees, their adult dependents and Department of the Army civilians.
Thompson also said that unit leaders can reach out to the center to organize classes or assessments to boost the readiness of their Soldiers.
Totolua Ripley, store director of the commissaries here and at Sagamihara Family Housing Area, reminded community members to try out the CLICK2GO online ordering site.
Shoppers can sign up for the curbside pickup service by creating an account at Commissaries.com. Ripley said shoppers who complete eight orders of $25 or more with the service during this month and July will receive a $25 gift card.
“That’s an incentive to use the CLICK2GO service,” he said. “We appreciate if you guys can do that, because it will help us out quite a bit.”
At the end of the event, Tomlinson asked the audience to provide their input ahead of the next information exchange, slated to take place in early fall.
“We need your feedback,” the colonel said. “So let us know what we missed, how we can do better, what was good. We’re already planning our next event and looking forward to making it better for you.”
Senior Public Information Coordinator (727) 562-4708 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearwater Celebrates Earth Month with Many Local Environmental Events Several events raise awareness for the environment and climate crisis Switch off your lights April 15 at 9 p.m. for an hour of darkness to conserve electricity
CLEARWATER, FLA. – The city of Clearwater is celebrating Earth Month this April by hosting a range of environmental and sustainability activities. One of those activities calls upon residents and visitors to switch off their lights at 9 p.m. April 15 to raise awareness for environmental issues and climate crisis.
This idea stems from the World Wildlife Foundation’s global environmental movement, Earth Hour. The city encourages individuals, families and businesses to do their part to reduce our collective energy consumption this Earth Month. While going dark for an hour is just a symbol, the city challenges everyone to practice climate-friendly habits at home and work for a sustainable future on Earth.
The health of residents and our economic and sustainable future is one of Clearwater’s top sustainability and resiliency goals. The city invites you to take part in celebrating our beautiful planet with the events:
Up to 35 percent of all food produced goes uneaten. Preventing food waste saves a family of four an average of $1,800 per year. It also improves food insecurity by potentially helping to feed the 1 million food insecure people in Tampa Bay and conserves precious resources. Food Waste Prevention Week helps to raise awareness and inspire everyone to reduce food waste at home, at work and in our communities. Activities include social media bingo games and challenges, K-12 student art contests, and webinars catered to various interests including celebrated local chefs and elected officials. Find those resources at SaveTheFoodFL.com.
April 15, 9 to 10 p.m.: “An Hour of Darkness in Clearwater,” switch off lights at home for an hour.
Go dark for an hour to conserve electricity. Individual actions, such as turning off lights for an hour at home, seem like small actions to take. However, when everyone practices conscious energy-saving habits, it reduces overall greenhouse gas emissions as a city and lessens the negative impacts we have on our environment. For ideas to spend the hour, visit EarthHour.org/take-part/spend-the-hour.
April 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, 2450 Drew St.
Take home two trees and plant them this Earth Month. Trees are important in the fight against climate change. As they grow, trees absorb and store carbon emissions that otherwise cause global warming. In an urban setting such as Clearwater, the shade from trees cools city streets, reduces air pollution, and boosts personal wellbeing and health.
April 22, 4 to 7 p.m.: Earth Day Cleanup, Clearwater Beach Pier 60, 7 Causeway Blvd.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Visit St. Pete Clearwater, Ocean Allies, Amplify Clearwater and the city have joined forces for an Earth Day cleanup at Clearwater Beach. Everyone is welcome to join, get in some exercise and help keep the beach beautiful. Beach cleanups help reduce coastal trash from entering the sea, protecting marine environment for biodiversity to thrive: SugarSandFestival.com/events/earth-day-celebration
April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Earth Day Celebration, Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane.
Celebrate this very special day at Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Presentations, children’s arts and crafts, music, vendors, food and fun will make up the Earth Day celebration.
April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Shred-A-Thon & Medicine Take-Back,Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. Hwy 19 N.
On the last day of Earth Month, shred your unwanted documents and dispose of your old prescription medications safely with the help of Clearwater Solid Waste/Recycling and Clearwater Police departments. Proper waste management keeps the environment safe and healthy for one another.
“Join me in switching off the lights at 9 p.m. on April 15 in support of Earth Month,” said Clearwater Mayor, Frank Hibbard. “Electricity is the biggest contributor to our community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, and conserving resources is a community effort and that will require everyone’s participation.”
Share your experience with friends and family on social media and hashtag #ClearwaterEarthMonth. To learn more about Clearwater’s sustainability and resiliency programs, visit MyClearwater.com/Sustainability.