Columbia University, NY

May 26 to June 6, 2015

ISSP 2015 Announcement

Application deadline: January 9, 2015
Cost of the program: $2,900
Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Contact: Elsa Stamatopoulou, Columbia University Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program,
Institute for the Study of Human Rights, es3054@columbia.edu.

8th Korea-America Student Conference (KASC)

In July 2015, the 8th KASC will take place in the United States. This is a student-led, month-long academic and cultural conference bringing together 25 American and 25 Korean delegates. Together, all 50 delegates will travel across the country to four different states, discussing five roundtable topics associated to US-Korea relations, attending lectures in pertaining to roundtables and participating in service activities. In conclusion to the conference, roundtables will be given the chance to present their research results to experts at the Final Forum.

During this conference, students will also get the opportunity to network with not only peers, but with professionals and experts. KASC provides a huge opportunity for students to grow personally and professionally. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this conference. There is no requirement of prior knowledge related to Korea or the Korean language.

apply for the 8th KASC.

The deadline will be on Friday, January 2, 2015. We highly recommend students to apply for the priority deadline in order to receive priority notification of their acceptance by December, consideration for their roundtable choice, and will have more time for fundraising opportunities.

Contact: maitongvang.kasc8@gmail.com



PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – The American University in Cairo

Application deadline: January 15, 2015.

The Program

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.

Working at AUC

Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, which range from the Office of the President to the Office of Administration and Finance to the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work.


Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.


We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog.



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Wednesday, October 29

10:00 am-11:00 am

1636 International Institute

School of Social Work Building


Funding Opportunities Include:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

International Institute Individual Fellowships

Rackham International Research Award (RIRA)

Grants from Area Studies Centers (please check individual Centers for opportunities)

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program
Meaningful Summer is run through the IC3 Academy, a program to introduce participants to ideas, opportunities and resources to foster personal growth, community development
and ultimately global change. The Meaningful Summer Program is specifically targeted to
undergraduate students looking for opportunities to expand their skillset, gain international
work experience and make a meaningful contribution to the world. The IC3 Academy is looking
for individuals with exceptional leadership qualities from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to internship placement, participants are expected to attend a 7-day intensive course in San Jose, Costa Rica. The week is carefully designed to encourage participants to address their “why”: what are they hoping to gain from the experience and for what purpose? Facilitators are experts in the fields of international development, social entrepreneurship and non-profit management.
After workshops that address personal growth (values, vision, the power of personal narrative),
participants begin to address their professional and educational goals with topics including:
- fundraising
- vehicles of social change
- grant/proposal writing
- logic models and theories of change
- social media for social innovation
By the end of the week, participants will have a clear outline of their expectations for the
summer, as well as a deeper understanding of professional opportunities in the fields of social
entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and international business and development.
Internships are varied and with the exception of one location, involve grassroot organizations
in low income countries. Opportunities and structure vary but all locations require a full-time
commitment for a minimum of 2 months. Locations include:
- Phillippines: Media and marketing internship
- Guatemala, Peru and Costa Rica: opportunities in special education, education,
microbusiness and tourism
- Uganda: microbusiness, community development and education
- Nepal: community development, journalism/marketing and education
- New Zealand: non-profit management, fundraising and event planning and grant
For further questions or inquiries on how to apply for the IC3 Meaningful Summer Program,
please contact Caitie Goddard at caitie@ic3academy.org

Ross School of Business

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the second year of the Master of Management (MM) degree program in the Ross School of Business. This degree program is specifically designed for students with a liberal arts or engineering undergraduate degree who want to pursue careers in business. The MM program allows you to power your potential by adding one more year to your education to gain a solid grounding in business fundamentals. Your experiences as a liberal arts, science or engineering undergrad have provided you with the ability to think critically and creatively, examine complex concepts, and to become life-long learners.

For information sessions schedule, to view and register for an upcoming session at the Ross School of Business, please visit http://michiganross.umich.edu/master-of-management or e-mail RossMMinfo@umich.edu if you have questions.

Call for Papers: Human Development Conference (HDC)

 2015 student-led University of Notre Dame Human Development Conference (HDC), Call for Papers.

The 7th Annual Human Development Conference
February 27-28, 2015
University of Notre Dame
The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad announce the 7th annual conference on human development.The conference is an opportunity to explore past trends in development, evaluate current best practices, and discuss the future of development after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of human dignity in development and how it may influence theory and practice in the future.

We are happy to announce our keynote speaker for this year, Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and senior UN advisor.

We invite undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to apply to share their research experiences from a broad spectrum of topics, including:

For those interested in presenting a paper, please submit your abstract no later than Friday, November 14, 2014

For abstract submission please click here.

Invitations for participation will be extended by early December. Students who accept invitations to present at the conference will be responsible for securing funding for travel and other related expenses.

We hope you will join us!