Syracuse University made special arrangements to assist its students from Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand in the wake of a financial crisis that affected these countries and drastically devalued their currencies. The University's action was designed
to meet these students' needs so they could continue their studies. In all, about 370 students were affected by the crisis. Options made available included deferred payments, installment plans, access to an emergency fund, and referral to free financial counseling. Staff members from the Office of International Services, the Bursar's Office, and the Graduate School worked with the students on an individualized basis."
We value the many contributions international students make to the life of this community and surrounding areas," says Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw. "They are part of the richly diverse educational experience that makes Syracuse University the highly regarded institution it is."
More than 1,700 international students representing 110 countries attend Syracuse University. Of these, roughly 70 percent are from Asia and about 22 percent are from the countries hit hardest by the Asian financial crisis.
This spring students from SU's Drama Department staged Shoo-oo Shoo, Once Upon a Time, a Korean mask drama in which village folklore comes to life with masks, dance, puppets, and actors. Pictured are Amy George Brown G'98, left, and Abbie Rosenblatt '98.
It would have been easy for dual nursing and French major Jean Eboh '98 to complete her courses comfortably in Syracuse. She is familiar with the campus and worked as an R.N. at the Medical Registry of Central New York. But Eboh thought of a different way to finish her bachelor's degree program. At the same time she broke new ground for future College of Nursing students. |
Eboh enrolled in SU's Division of International Programs Abroad and spent the past semester in France. She became the first registered nurse student in SU history to participate in the program. She finished French requirements; worked in Strasbourg, Paris, and Nice hospitals; and took nursing courses through an independent study arrangement and the college's Semester Away Program.
Eboh interned at two Strasbourg clinics that specialize in HIV health care, and interviewed nurses and doctors on their practices and feelings on HIV and women's health. She also observed France's data collection on women infected with HIV and compared that with similar processes in New York State. Now back in the United States, Eboh plans to study for a nurse practitioner certificate in women's health and continue research on HIV and women's health.
SU's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs has the nation's top graduate program for public affairs and is ranked among the top 10 schools in eight public affairs specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking appeared in the magazine's March 2 "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue. |
The Maxwell School was first in two specialtiespublic finance and
budget, and public management and administration and second in another, information and technology. It also placed highly in social policy, city management and urban policy, nonprofit management, environmental policy, and public policy analysis.
SU's School of Education also scored well in the U.S. News rankings, placing ninth among graduate programs in special education, 14th in rehabilitation counseling, and 21st in speech pathology. The school was 23rd in terms of its reputation among academics and came in 45th overall among the nation's top graduate schools in education.