Allen Schaidle
2011 Global Scholar Cohort
Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Officer at New York University Abu Dhabi

Dr. Megan Greene’s seminar course was the best preparation for graduate school I could have received. Since graduating from KU (Secondary Education in 2014), I have studied at Columbia University in New York City and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Many of the discussions I have had at these universities felt like conversations I first experienced in my seminar course.

Between my sophomore year and senior year at KU, I experienced the biggest years of growth in my life to this point. I believe Global Scholars played a large role in this transformation. The Global Scholar scholarship made my studying abroad dreams possible. I studied in Carpi, Italy, which was a perfect fit. It gave me direct experience teaching in Italian schools and learning from their model. It is part of KU’s nationally renowned study away teaching program directed by Dr. Barbara Bradley.

The research experience through Global Scholars prepped me for the research I would later conduct in graduate school, in my career, and for publications. While the research experience was critical, the most important aspect of Global Scholar was working with fellow scholars. Drawing some of the brightest, diverse, and most motivated individuals from across KU, the program allowed me to learn from individuals who approach issues from different angles. Global Scholars reaffirmed a career on the international level is where I belong and helped me secure the confidence to do so.

I currently serve as the Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Officer at New York University Abu Dhabi, where I develop international outreach for the university, create scholarship access initiatives, and direct cultural awareness programs. I also work as an independent consultant, advising individuals, universities, companies, and organizations on intercultural practices.


Presidential Executive Order Updates & Information

Message from Associate Vice Provost Charles Bankart regarding Supreme Court Decision on Trump Executive Order

State Department Cable regarding Implementing the Executive Order

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
 
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist

Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders--NAFSA

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist--The Chronicle

Information related to the March 6 Executive Order

Information related to the January 27 Executive Order

 

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