New Study Abroad Scholarship For Business Majors With Entrepreneurial Interests

Banks Family Scholarship Now Available Through Foundation for Global Scholars Cynthia Banks, founder and executive director of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, and her family, recently created the Banks Family Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded in increments of $1,000 through the Foundation for Global Scholars to support education abroad for future leaders, and in particular, students in … Continue reading

Photo District News Features Australian Photograph Course

Photo District News (PDN), an award-winning print and online monthly photography magazine, recently featured an article about “Edge of the Outback: Photography in Australia,” a three-week summer program exploring the Australian outback landscape through photography. Excerpt: Edge of the Outback At LaTrobe University Stand Alone, Study-Abroad Course in Australia IMMERSION IN THE OUTBACK: LaTrobe University’s three-week … Continue reading

Q&A Part 2: Milestones Mark GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s 20 Years

In Part 2 of this five-part Q&A series, Cynthia Banks describes a few of the milestones along GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s two-decade journey from study abroad program with just two participants to leading North American international education organization sending more than 20,000 students to destinations across the globe each year. Look for the entire series here. … Continue reading

Q&A Part 1: GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Founder Comments On 20 Years In International Education

In Part 1 of this five-part Q&A series, Cynthia Banks reflects on the chain of events that ignited the formation of AustraLearn (now GlobaLinks Learning Abroad) in 1990 and how those events impacted her own career path.
“In my heart, I like to serve,” said Banks, who sat down with the GlobaLinks NewsWire during the week before her family’s departure to Australia, and reflected on her organization’s history and future. “The reason this career appealed to me was that I could serve using my business skills, and that seemed better to me than running a business in a product or service that I did not really feel passionate about.”

New Zealand AustraLearn Participant Gives Personal Account of Christchurch Quake

The Wilmington StarNews caught up with Elizabeth Jungen, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who is studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch through AustraLearn, after last week’s earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left disaster in its wake and over 113 dead. Jungen is doing well and is safe, and … Continue reading

One Week Later: New Zealand Universities Regrouping In Christchurch Quake Aftermath

One week following a devastating earthquake near Christchurch, New Zealand, area universities are determining how quickly they can begin lectures. The University of Canterbury remains closed, and Lincoln University is delaying the start of lectures until March 14 following last week’s quake, which has greatly impacted Christchurch and its Central Business District. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, … Continue reading

New Rankings Confirm University of Queensland’s International Standing

The University of Queensland has again been ranked as one of the world’s top 50 leading universities for the seventh year in a row in the QS World University Rankings. It also is one of the top university’s nationally according to the 2010 QS World University Rankings, ranking 43rd in the world and one of … Continue reading

University Highlights: Strathclyde Graduate Training; Waikato Business Team Victory; and More

Scotland University of Strathclyde Graduates Gain Real-Life Business Experience The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde is to play a key role in a new £1.5 million placement program designed to give graduates real-life business experience and help ambitious companies achieve growth, according to a university news article. Over the next three … Continue reading

Saying “I Do” To International Education

Two AustraLearn Alumni Create Study Abroad Scholarship in Lieu of Favors for Their Wedding Guests By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor As guests at the Oct. 17 wedding of Alex Sachen and Summer Egan sit down to enjoy a celebratory dinner, they’ll discover a scholarship created in their honor rather than typical wedding favors. It … Continue reading

AustraLearn’s Sote Village Project Featured In Fiji Times

The Fiji Times is highlighting the Sote Village garden community service project completed by AustraLearn in Fiji this summer with a feature article this week about the efforts of the North American semester-abroad students and AustraLearn staff, who along with residents of the village, started a garden to benefit local school children. An excerpt of … Continue reading


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