Miami University, OH, USA
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio has accepted Missy’s application to major in International Studies through its Bachelor of Arts program. Miami University is a public research university, founded in 1809, although classes were not held until 1824. It is the second-oldest university in Ohio and the 10th oldest public university in the United States. The school's system comprises the main campus in Oxford, as well as regional campuses in nearby Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester. Miami also maintains a campus in Luxembourg. Miami University is well known for its liberal arts education, offering more than 120 undergraduate degree programs.
In its 2019 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university 96th among national universities and the 42nd top public university in the United States. Additionally, Miami University is ranked 3rd best national university (2nd among public institutions) for undergraduate teaching. Miami is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools, a group of publicly funded universities considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. www.miamioh.edu
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Missy has also been accepted to attend Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities: Vancouver; Burnaby; and Surrey. SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. It is a place where innovative education, cutting edge research, and community outreach intersect. The university’s vision is to be Canada's leading engaged university.
The International Studies major is for students who see themselves as being part of a world that extends beyond where they currently live. Students motivated to think and work internationally, in pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. Curious to learn about societies, economies, and political systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, or the Middle East. International Studies majors are a community of scholars, teachers, and students who work on real world issues: seeking to bridge the gap between what goes on in the university and what goes on in the places that they study. Mostly, they work on regions facing significant challenges, whether it be long-standing conflicts, a lack of stable institutions that can protect human rights, or institutions that maintain or deepen economic inequality and poverty.
Faculty and students believe that we all have a role to play in resolving these issues, not as members of the so-called “developed” world, but as partners with individuals, grassroots organizations, and communities across the planet that are taking up the work of peace-building and human development. www.sfu.ca
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