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IEGE In The News

News articles featuring IEGE staff, Chico State international students, Fulbright Scholars, and more!

News Stories

May 15, 2023

College of Natural Sciences valedictorian awarded full-ride scholarship to Johns Hopkins University

Chico State’s College of Natural Sciences awarded Hikmat Abou Shahla Valedictorian of his class and he is graduating this semester as a pre-med student with a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology and a minor in general chemistry.  

March 22, 2023

Retired Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship, will Study Portugal Fires 

Jacque Chase, who retired from the Chico State Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in May 2022 following a 22-year career there, received a Fulbright Scholarship for 2023-24 for her research on fire in Portugal.

March 16, 2023

Alumna Uses International Education, Business Acumen to Build Cascade of Success

Raised in an impoverished community in China, when Linling Gan told her family that she wanted to come to the United States to pursue higher education, her mother gave her blessing—as long as Gan found a way to help bring more customers to the family’s clothing factory.

February 14, 2023

Distinguished Alumna, Educator, and School Director Melanie Mello

Melanie Mello, originally from Pforzheim, Germany, followed her fiancé to Chico State and then fell in love—with the University. 

January 24, 2023

Chico State Helps Pave The Way For Alumna Now Living In Israel 

Her maternal grandmother, Rena, had long dreamt of going to the “homeland,” but died of cancer before she could fulfill that dream. So, when Solomon was looking to transfer to a four-year university, she discovered Chico State offers a Hebrew language program and has a study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel.

January 23, 2023

Kauno kolegija Higher Education Institution is featured in the newsletter of California State University, Chico – University of Applied Sciences

In October, Chico State hosted visitors from Kauno kolegija Higher Education Institution from Kaunas, Lithuania. 

December 14, 2022

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences is strengthening cooperation with foreign higher education institutions – University of Applied Sciences

As we see the Kaunas University of Applied Sciences in 2025 as a progressive European higher education institution, strategic guidelines for increasing the internationalization of the University of Applied Sciences activities are being set. 

November 30, 2022

Fulbright Experience Helps Deepen Roots Across the World 

When Lee Altier, faculty in the College of Agriculture, was honored with a Fulbright US Scholar Program award, the idea of traveling to Izmir, Turkey, as a visiting professor at Ege University’s agriculture faculty was strategic.

October 14, 2022

Chico State Once Again Recognized As Fulbright HSI Institutional Leader 

After earning federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2015, Chico State has continued to work in earnest to provide robust and comprehensive services to serve its Latinx and Hispanic student population.

September 8, 2022

Anthropology Faculty Reflects on Fulbright Experience in Jordan

Anthropology faculty Jesse Dizard spent approximately 10 months as a visiting professor at Yarmouk University in Irdib, Jordan as a Fulbright Scholar.

August 17, 2022

Germany Today 2022: "A Valuable Contribution to the Development of Partnerships"

Twenty-one representatives of leading universities (including Chico State Provost Dr. Debra Larson), research institutions and funding organizations in the United States and Canada, along with experts on educational policy, visited Germany in June. 

April 21, 2022

Rise, Teach, Learn: Global Engagement Opportunities for Faculty (Podcast)

The podcast discusses information for faculty to teach and lead programs abroad, opportunities to do research internationally, and resources to create international collaborations in the classroom. 

March 3, 2022

University Among Nation's Top Fulbright Scholar-Producing Higher Ed Institutions 

Turkey. Jordan. Sri Lanka. These are countries where Chico State faculty are furthering their research this academic year—a year in which the University has more of its scholars teaching and researching abroad on Fulbright awards than ever.

December 11, 2021

Chico State Study Abroad Program Stands Out

The study abroad program at Chico State has recently been honored as a top study abroad program. 

December 1, 2021

Action News Now-Chico State Study Abroad and Exchange

Chico State Study Abroad and Exchange's Coordinator, Ximena Ospina, speaks to local News Agency, Action News Now.

November 29, 2021

Chico State Study Abroad Program Ranked #5 

KRCR News.

November 29, 2021

Chico State Recognized Once Again As One Of Nation's Top Study Abroad Programs

Once again, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has recognized the University as being one of the most active and engaged US higher education institutions in its category for participation in studying abroad.

November 19, 2021

Wildcats Do And Dare 

What might the world look like if rather than wondering about some distant future, we took daily action toward the tomorrow of our dreams? 

October 29, 2021

Fulbright Program names Chico State to Prestigious List of National Higher-Education HSI Leaders

Chico State has been named a Fulbright HSI Leader in the designation’s inaugural year, and is one of just 35 higher education institutions nationwide to receive the honor.

September 30, 2021

Chico State Welcome Teachers from Across the World

Chico State welcomed 16 teachers from across the globe for a six-week exchange of cultures and ideas. The teachers arrived in Chico from 15 different countries as a part of the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program on Sep 14.

September 27, 2021

Estudiantes de Nutrición y Bienestar Integral del Tec Guadalajara, en colaboración con la California State University, Chico, desarrollan proyecto internacional sobre obesidad.

Keiko Goto’s students in NFSC 667 are participating in a COIL project with students at TEC (Technologic de Monterrey), Mexico, and their project has been featured in CONECTA, Tec de Monterrey magazine!

August 26, 2021

3 Academic Writing Tips for International Students

Saundra Wright and Jenni Bolte offer insight how international students can prepare for writing academic papers at US colleges and universities.

July 1, 2021

CSU, Chico 2020 Staff Excellence Award Winners

We congratulate Tasha Alexander, International Education and Global Engagement, for being selected as CSU, Chico's Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year for 2020! 

June 21, 2021

Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Teach and Study Agricultural Best Practices in Turkey

Lee Altier, professor of agriculture, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the fall 2021 academic semester from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

May 26, 2021

Anthropology Professor Chosen For Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

Jesse Dizard, professor of anthropology, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2021–22 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

April 26, 2021

Anthropology Professor Chosen For Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

Brian Brazeal, professor of anthropology, has a been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2021–22 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

March 15, 2021

Students Engage Globally, Virtually, Amid COVID-19(opens in new window)(opens in new window)

Studying abroad looks different in the age of COVID-19, but the pandemic hasn’t stopped students from expanding their world-views, gaining new skills, and building lasting relationships.

March 12, 2021

CSU, Chico’s Study Abroad Program Once Again Recognized as One of Nation’s Best(opens in new window)(opens in new window)

For the 15th consecutive year, Chico State’s Study Abroad program was ranked in the top 10 nationally for students learning in another country for at least a year.