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海外学习基金会新发展
Important Developments at the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF)
Dear Colleagues,

I write to you today with important news from the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF).

As you may know, since my retirement last year, I have remained close to SAF, serving as a consultant and providing input and insights on a variety of initiatives and projects.
As part of my ongoing involvement, I am very pleased to let you know that with the merger of SAF and IES Abroad now complete, a number of important steps have been taken to provide your university and your students with a host of new benefits from SAF. 

In the months ahead, you and your students will realize more opportunities to study abroad, enhanced learning experiences while abroad, a new web site for SAF, enhanced print and online information regarding SAF programs, and expanded student services. These improvements are all the result of our merger with United States-based, not-for-profit, IES Abroad.

In addition, we have taken strides to strengthen the support SAF provides its partner universities in China, as well as to our Western university partners.  As part of this mission, I want to introduce you to several new individuals at SAF, who bring extensive knowledge of and experience with the Chinese and Western university systems.

I am pleased to introduce Zhao Ning, who will serve as Director of SAF in China.  Zhao Ning brings a wealth of experience to this position, having worked closely with U.S. and Chinese institutions of higher education over her long career.

Prior to her role as Director of SAF in China, Zhao Ning served as the Center Director of IES Abroad’s Beijing study center, working closely with Beijing Foreign Studies University, as well as numerous United States universities and U.S. students.  Prior to Zhao Ning’s work as the IES Abroad Beijing Center Director, she taught Chinese business at Bucknell University and advised Chinese students, developing a deep understanding of the challenges faced by Chinese students on U.S. campuses. 

In the past year, I had the opportunity to travel with Zhao Ning, with the two of us visiting a number of our Chinese university partners.  I was most impressed with her knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment to Chinese students and their home universities.  I believe you will be equally impressed.

I encourage you to read Zhao Ning’s biography, which is attached to this email. I also encourage you to contact Zhao Ning at
zhao.ning@safchina.org, should you have any questions regarding SAF or IES Abroad.  Zhao Ning will be visiting many of you in the coming months, and she is very much looking forward to working closely with you.

Supporting Zhao Ning from SAF’s US headquarters will be Carol Carmody, Executive Director, and Amber Mercier, Vice President for Strategy, New Business Initiatives, and Analytics. 

Carol has served with SAF since its founding more than fifteen years ago. During that time, SAF has helped almost 10,000 students study abroad, with Carol playing a critical role in each and every student’s experience. Carol oversees a team of employees based in the United States that works to place students with host institutions abroad, and ensures the students have the proper guidance and support they need while studying abroad with SAF.

Amber Mercier has worked in the international education field for almost fifteen years in a number of capacities.  Most recently, she has worked closely with SAF since its initial affiliation with IES Abroad in December of 2015.  Amber has been working with SAF to identify operational developments that can improve the level of service that SAF provides to its students, parents, and partner institutions in China and around the world.

Additionally, effective September 24, 2017, Daniel Shen no longer serves SAF in any capacity. You should not receive any emails from Daniel or from his SAF email account.  If you do, please contact Zhao Ning.

As you can see, much is happening at SAF.  All this activity has been undertaken with one goal in mind – to ensure that your students enjoy the finest study abroad experiences possible.  With SAF and IES Abroad now one organization, sharing knowledge, experience and resources, we believe SAF has never been more capable of meeting the growing internationalization needs of your university and your students.

Thank you for your support of SAF.  In the weeks ahead you’ll hear and see more from SAF.  And I truly believe you’ll understand why the future has never been brighter for your university and its students studying abroad on SAF programs.
 
Sincerely,

John Belcher
 
 
尊敬的诸位同事,

今天我写信给大家,是要与您分享来自海外留学基金会(SAF)的重要消息。

您可能知道,自去年退休以来,我一直与SAF保持紧密关系,担任顾问,并就各种举措和项目提供建议和见解。

作为我持续参与的一部分,我非常高兴地通知您,现在随着SAF和IES Abroad的合并,我们已经采取了一系列重要步骤,为贵大学和贵校学生提供多种来自SAF的新福利。

在未来的几个月里,您和贵校学生将获取更多在国外学习的机会,增强在国外的学习经验,并享有SAF的新网站、关于SAF课程的增强打印和在线信息、以及扩大的学生服务。这些改进都是我们与美国的非营利机构IES Abroad合并的喜人成果。

此外,我们也已经大幅度加强了SAF向中国合作伙伴大学提供的支持,同时还为西方合作伙伴大学提供了支持。作为这一使命的一部分,我想向您介绍SAF的几位新人员,他们带来了对中西方大学系统广泛丰富的知识和经验。

我很高兴向大家介绍赵宁,她将担任SAF的中国区主任。赵宁在长期的职业生涯中,与美国和中国高等教育机构紧密合作,有丰富的合作经验。

在担任SAF中国区主任之前,赵宁曾担任IES Abroad北京学习中心的中心主任,与北京外国语大学以及美国许多大学和美国学生紧密合作。在赵宁担任IES Abroad北京中心主任之前,她在巴克奈尔大学(Bucknell University)教授汉语商业课程并向中国学生提供指导建议,因此对中国学生在美国校园面临的挑战有深入的了解。 

过去一年,我有机会和赵宁一起旅行,我们两个人访问了我们在中国的一些合作伙伴大学。我对她的知识、热情和对中国学生及其大学母校的承诺和投入印象深刻。我相信您同样也会欣赏她的工作风格,愉快地同她合作。

我鼓励您阅读这封电子邮件随附的赵宁的简介。如果您对SAF或IES Abroad有任何疑问,我也鼓励您联系赵宁,她的邮箱是:
zhao.ning@safchina.org。在接下来的几个月中,赵宁将会去贵院校拜访您,她非常期待与您的密切合作。

来自SAF美国总部的执行董事Carol Carmody以及战略、新业务计划和分析副总裁Amber Mercier等人,将负责支持赵宁在北京的工作。 

自从SAF十五年前成立以来,Carol一直供职于SAF。在那期间,SAF帮助了近10,000名学生出国留学,Carol在每一位学生的经历中都发挥了关键作用。Carol负责监督美国的员工团队,致力于将学生安排在国外的寄宿机构,确保学生在通过SAF计划出国留学时能够得到适当的指导和支持。

Amber Mercier在国际教育领域工作了近十五年,担任过多项职务。最近,自SAF于2015年12月并入IES Abroad旗下之后,她一直与SAF紧密合作。Amber与SAF通力合作,以确保可以提高SAF向中国和全球学生、家长和合作机构提供更高水平的服务。

另外,从2017年9月24日起,Daniel Shen(申铁军)不再以任何身份为SAF服务。您不应再收到Daniel个人或发自其SAF电子邮件帐户的任何电子邮件。如果您仍收到该类邮件,请务必及时联系赵宁。

正如你所看到的,SAF正在发生很多变化。所有这些活动都是秉持一个目标进行的 - 确保您的学生享受最好的海外留学经验。SAF和IES Abroad已经成为一个共享知识、经验和资源的大家庭,我们相信SAF现在比以往更有能力满足贵校和贵校学生日益增长的国际化需求。

感谢您对SAF的支持。在接下来的几个星期,您将会听到和看到SAF的更多消息。而且我深信您会明白为什么我们坚信对于贵校及贵校通过SAF出国留学的学生来说,未来将更充满希望。

此致
 
敬礼
 
John Belcher

 
IES Abroad简介
IES Abroad是一家专门从事美国学生之海外教育的非营利组织。其总部设在芝加哥。自从1950派送第一批学生到海外学习以来,已有120,000多学生通过IES到国外不同的国家学习语言文化。IES在美国以组织运行高质量的海外学习项目而著名,是美国最大的组织美国学生海外学习专业机构之一,具有极高的声誉。全美国250多家知名高校为IES成员学校。IES为其代为组织学生到海外学习它国文化及语言。IES部分成员学校包括:
Brown University
Boston College
Boston University
Carnegie Mellon University
College Of William And Mary
Emory University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
The Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
M.I.T.
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rice University
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
University Of Illinois-Chicago
University Of California
University Of Georgia
University Of Iowa
University Of Mass Amherst
University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University Of North Carolina
University Of Pennsylvania
Yale University

IES在全球有30多个海外学习交流中心,以满足各成员学校学生对各种不同语种及文化学习之要求。IES的教育理念是通过海外学习提高美国学生对不同文化的了解,增强学生在它种文化环境中生活的适应能力及自信心。

IES自从1990年起就在中国北京北京外国语大学设立第一家中国中心。于2007年于上海建立第二家中国中心,前后设在上海复旦大学和上海交通大学。20多年来IES中国项目不断发展扩大已经有超过7,000名美国高校在校学生入学IES中国项目,来华学习汉语及中国文化等相关课程。

IES Abroad在世界范围内的中心包括:
ARGENTINA

• BUENOS AIRES
AUSTRALIA
• MELBOURNE
• SYDNEY
AUSTRIA
• VIENNA
CHILE
• SANTIAGO
CHINA
• BEIJING
• KUNMING
• SHANGHAI
COSTA RICA
• SAN JOSÉ
ECUADOR
• GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
• QUITO
ENGLAND
• LONDON
• OXFORD
EUROPEAN UNION
FRANCE
• ARLES
• NANTES
• PARIS


GERMANY
• BERLIN
• FREIBURG
INDIA
• DELHI
IRELAND
• DUBLIN
ITALY
• MILAN
• ROME
• SIENA
JAPAN
• NAGOYA
• TOKYO
MOROCCO
• RABAT
THE NETHERLANDS
• AMSTERDAM
NEW ZEALAND
• AUCKLAND
• CHRISTCHURCH
SOUTH AFRICA
• CAPE TOWN
SPAIN
• BARCELONA
• GRANADA
• MADRID
• SALAMANCA

 
赵宁简介
赵宁女士于2017年9月正式加入海外学习基金会(SAF)担任中国区主任。她在这一职位上拥有丰富的经验,在其职业生涯中一直与美国和中国高等教育机构紧密合作。她还支持美国和中国学生追求国际教育机会,对留学生的独特需求有着重要且独到的洞见。

在担任SAF中国区主任之前,赵宁担任IES Abroad北京中心的中心主任。IES Abroad是美国历史最悠久、最大、且最具学术声誉的非营利海外学习计划提供者之一,为美国高校学生提供海外学习机会。IES Abroad作为一个学术联盟,为超过250所顶级美国高校和数百个国际合作伙伴大学提供服务。自1950年成立以来,有超过12万名学生曾获得过IES Abroad的教育机会。2017年,SAF并入IES Abroad,成为IES的重要组成部分,致力于支持来自中国、日本和韩国等地寻求留学机会的学生。

赵宁自2006年以来一直在IES Abroad工作,期间在北京中心担任过各种职务,包括在担任中心主任之前担任过学术副主任一职。在那段时间,她教过各级各类汉语课程,为2000多名学生提供学术指导,并负责安排了40多场新生文化培训。

在赵宁与IES Abroad合作之前,她在巴克奈尔大学(Bucknell University)教授商务汉语课程。在此期间,赵宁为国际华人学生提供指导和建议,这让她能够了解到中国学生在外国大学校园面临的日常挑战。此外,她还得以确定美国学术机构支持和引导外国学生的最佳实践和规程。自从在巴克奈尔大学以来,她一直专注于汉语发音习得和教学方法的研究工作,这两项研究的成果对IES Abroad北京中心的课程发展和学生的汉语学习都起到了宝贵的作用。

 
赵宁拥有北方民族大学英语文学和财务管理学双学士学位,北京师范大学语言学和应用语言学硕士学位。她于2014年6月参加了OPI测试员培训,并积极获取测试员证书。
 
SAF新闻
SAF将在2018年NAFSA大会期间举办招待会

2018年5月29日,周二,17:30—20:00
我们非常荣幸的宣布SAF2018年的NAFSAS招待会将在宾夕法尼亚大学博物馆惊艳的中式椭圆形大厅举行。在NAFSA期间,我们相信此次招待会将会像以往一样,提供全世界范围内SAF会员大学间的联系机会。我们届时将公布更多细节信息。

 
SAF学子风采

我们正在交流的学生用他们的海外经历激励着未来的SAF学子们:
“The competitiveness [at Berkeley] is a burden, but also an opportunity to push you to make progress. The days [I spent] studying in Moffitt Library have already left a strong impression on me and will be an important memory of my study abroad experience for years to come.”
 
“在伯克利的竞争非常激烈,但同时也是激励你进步的机会。我在Moffitt图书馆学习的那些日子将深深地影响我未来留学生活,并将成为我的重要记忆。”

Eden Tian
2017年秋季,加州大学伯克利分校哈斯商学院
来自:华南理工大学
专业:广告、金融
“I really appreciate SAF for helping me get the chance to experience campus life at UCLA. This 6-weeks' experience will definitely be my lifelong memory.
 
“我非常感激SAF帮助我获得在UCLA的交流经历。这次为期6周的学习生活一定会成为我人生中重要的回忆。”

Diya Liu
2017年UCLA暑期学术项目SessionC
来自:中央财经大学
专业:会计
作为向学生们提供到世界一流大学中交流学习的成果,我们经常会收到学生们惊人的收获。本月,我们祝贺加州大学伯克利分校暑期学生,来自浙江省台州市的Yichen Yu成功申请到了美国北卡罗来纳州著名的杜克大学博士录取。

“[My] UCB experience definitely helped a lot, as well as enriched my [vision] and confirmed my will to pursue an overseas degree. What’s more important, I made a lot of friends who are so excellent!”
 
“UCB的经历无疑帮助我颇多,同时开阔了我的视野,并坚定了我寻求海外学历的信心。除此之外,我也交到了很多出色的朋友!”

Yichen Yu
2022级杜克大学化学系博士生
2015年UC Berkeley暑期学术项目
来自:天津大学
专业(双学位):化学、化学工程
喜人成就
 
成为IES一员后,IES会定期对SAF项目进行项目评估;通过项目评估,SAF将不断优化服务质量,帮助SAF学生高质量的体验海外交流学习生活;请各位查看以下SAF对于SAF中国区学生项目参与反馈。
 
97%的SAF学生进入了世界前20的名校交流学习(2018年泰晤士高等教育世界大学排名)。
在参加完交流项目后的调查问卷中,90%的学生感觉“满意”或“非常满意”。
85%的学生同意或非常同意他们在交流期间英语水平得到了提升。
35%的SAF学生在交流期间得到了海外大学教授的推荐信。

 
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Last Updated: 11/12/17