News from SWM
SWM's International Guidance Counselor Tour coming this July
Cost: Free – includes hotel accommodation for four nights, at least two meals a day, and transportation while on the tour.
Arrival Information: The tour will begin on Friday July 12, 2013 with a bus leaving from the OACAC conference in the morning and heading to the first visit in Western Massachusetts. If you are not attending the OACAC conference we will arrange to meet you at the hotel that morning. The tour will conclude on Tuesday, July 16 with a morning check-out.
The closest airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL), approximately 20 minutes away. Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) is approximately an hour and a half away.
As SWM’s guest, you will be required to stay through the last visit on Monday and participate in all daily activities.
Additional information will be presented once we receive your registration form (download the .pdf here). The registration form is due by March 8th.
Sign up now as space is limited!
Schools participating in the tour:
Bay Path College – www.baypath.edu
Elms College – www.elms.edu
Springfield College – www.spfldcol.edu
Western New England University – www.wne.edu
Westfield State University – www.westfield.ma.edu
You will also have the opportunity to meet with some of the other members of the consortium from UMASS Amherst, Greenfield Community College, and the International Language Institute of Massachusetts.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Kowalsky at 413-782-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in July!
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Watch SWM's webinar from Ecuador
On June 7th, representatives from Study Western Massachusetts hosted a webinar in Ecuador. The webinar was organized through Maria Mercedes Salmon, the Country Coordinator for Educational Advising at the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador. We presented a short video about the Pioneer Valley and then gave a brief presentation about each of our member institutions. To watch the webinar and learn more about Western Massachusetts, please click here .
MAY 29, 2012
New website for Study Western Mass
is ready for the world!
We are pleased to announce the unveiling of our new website! We have added more pictures, news stories, and information about each member institution. We have also updated the design of the page to better reflect Western Massachusetts and all this area has to offer. Behind the scenes, the new website will allow us to more easily make changes and additions. We hope that you will find our website helpful in your search to learn more about the many education opportunities available in Western Massachusetts, the work of the consortium, and the overall value of Western Massachusetts! Please feel free to email our Marketing Coordinator Sarah Heminger, at email@example.com with comments or suggestions. Design and construction of the site is by Daniel Guidera.
MAY 29, 2012
Study Western Mass is on the road!
With conference season in full swing, many representatives of Study Western Massachusetts schools will be traveling and looking for opportunities to connect with colleagues. If you plan to attend NAFSA, College Board Summer Institute for International Admissions, EducationUSA Forum, OACAC, or the Global Business Travel Association Convention, we would like to connect with you! Please read on for information on who is traveling and where you can find us.
NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference: Bay Path College will be represented by Caron Hobin firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice President for Planning & Student Development. Caroline Gear email@example.com, Director of Programs will represent the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI). Representatives for the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be Jack Ahern firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice Provost of International Programs, and Naoko Ishida email@example.com, SEVIS Coordinator.
College Board Summer Institute for International Admissions: Sarah Heminger firstname.lastname@example.org, Assistant Director of the Springfield College International Center, will attend the college fair.
EducationUSA Forum: Caroline Gear email@example.com, Director of Programs will represent the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), and Sarah Heminger firstname.lastname@example.org, Assistant Director International will represent Springfield College.
OACAC: Sarah Heminger email@example.com, Assistant Director International will represent Springfield College. Michelle Kowalsky firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Director of Admissions for Graduate Studies and Adult Learning & Coordinator of International Admissions, will represent Western New England University.
Global Business Travel Association Convention: A representative from Westfield State University will be in attendance. Please contact us for more details.