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Consortium of Institutions Promoting International Education for Minorities

KEI is proud to announce a new Consortium of Institutions Promoting International Education for Minorities (CIPIEM). The Consortium aims to address the long standing disparity of minority participation in international education by serving as a resource center and provider of quality programs abroad that respond to the academic, professional and social needs of the minority community. The Consortium membership will primarily consist of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other higher education institutions with a serious commitment to advancing global opportunities for minority student populations. Read more.

Photo Contest

Congratulations to Spring 2016 Photo Contest winners, Brenna Geib from SUNY Oneonta and Mariana Rosas from Central Washington University! Brenna and Mariana were each awarded $250 for their winning photos. One winner was chosen based on Facebook popularity and the second winner was selected by KEI staff. Take a look at the Spring 2016 photo contest entries on Facebook.

For entry in the next photo contest, keep an eye out for more information. Keep your cameras busy!


New Program in UAE

KEI is thrilled to announce a new partnership in the United Arab Emirates with The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)! The program starts Spring 2017.

Develop your Arabic language skills while studying business, arts, engineering, and science in English. See the influence of Islamic and Arab culture on architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle in Ras al Khaimah, UAE.

Check back for more information about KEI's newest program soon! Contact us with any questions.

BioCEP is back!

The BioEthics Cross-cultural Education Program (BioCEP) is a cooperative effort by Columbia University's Center for Bioethics, Mahidol University (Thailand) and Knowledge Exchange Institute. The primary objective is to help students understand how culture and religion influence controversial issues related to bioethics and medical ethics including: emerging infections (Swine flu, HIV, SARS and malaria), integration of Western and Eastern medicines, medical tourism, stem cell research, organ transplantation, informed consent, malnutrition, abortion, public health, genetic testing, reproductive medicine, genetic engineering, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, sex selection, abortion, designer babies, euthanasia and end of life. BioCEP is a 3-week, 6-credit summer program that combines lectures, seminars, professional visits and cultural excursions. Courses are taught as a seminar by professors from Columbia University and Mahidol University. Guest speakers from the Ministry of Health, local hospitals and other relevant organizations are invited to present lectures and workshops. Official transcripts are issued by Lincoln University. Learn more about BioCEP.