Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations Seeking Submissions

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PitE Club’s No Impact Challenge

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PitE Club’s No Impact challenge aims to raise awareness about the quantity of waste that we create. This semester’s challenge will run from November 14th through the 21st. Each day participants will keep track of how much waste they produce, recording 1 point for each item that is thrown away, 0.5 points for each item that is recycled, and 0 points for each item that is composted. At the end of the week, the three people that have created the least amount of waste will each win a prize. There will also be prizes randomly awarded to those that participate every day throughout the challenge! From this experience, the PitE Club hopes more people will become aware of how much unnecessary waste is created in our day to day lives.

Sign up for the No Impact Challenge here or email cleitz@umich.edu if you have any questions.

Peacebuilding in Colombia Scholarship with Universidad de Los Andes

Red Tree Study is offering a scholarship for students interested in the 2019 Peacebuilding in Colombia summer program at Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota. Funding of $3,900 USD, the full program fees, is available and applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and interested in learning about the practical challenges of implementing the peace agreements in Colombia are encouraged to apply.

‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia’ will be delivered by the Political Science department at Uniandes and will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the challenges of implementing the current peace deal. It will run from Monday 10 to Friday 28 June 2019.

Now entering its fourth year, the course combines lectures and seminars with site visits that deliver practical knowledge of the political and social situation in Colombia. To date, students have spoken to ex-combatants about the challenges of reintegration, have met with President Santos’ Communications team to discuss the influence of public opinion on the peace negotiations, visited the UN Development Project, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Colombian Congress, and the Reparation of Victims Unit, for example. Students took part in a trip to the demobilization zone in Icononzo where students spent the day with former FARC combatants and the UN representatives managing the camp. The 2019 course will include many of the same excursions, although the exact content may be altered to reflect the policies of recently elected President Duque and any further developments in the peace process.

The program is open to students from a range of arts, humanities and social science subjects, and is aimed particularly at those with an interest in conflict resolution and international relations in Latin America. It is arranged as a package that includes supervised accommodation, a schedule of site visits and excursions as part of the academic provision, as well as a supplementary calendar of social and cultural activities, all of which are covered by the scholarship.

The scholarship winner will be joining students from prestigious universities throughout the USA and the UK. The program has hosted candidates from Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Bristol, Durham University, the University of Sussex, Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, Oxford Brookes, the University of Southern California, Vassar College, San Francisco State University, The University of Maryland, Ohio State, Emory University, Queen’s Ontario and the University of British Columbia, and many more. Students can read reviews from many of these former participants online here and here. For more information, please go to www.redtreestudy.com/uniandes.

Scholarship information

The program is looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and keen to make a contribution to in-class and group discussions. Students should be interested in learning about the practical challenges of implementing the peace agreements in Colombia, although a prior knowledge of the Colombian conflict is not a specific requirement.

  • $3,900 USD will either be awarded as one full scholarship or two 50% scholarships of $1950 USD each. The final decision on this allocation will be made by the academic selection team and will be confirmed when the winner(s) are announced in January 2019.
  • The scholarship applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course at for this academic year (2018/19).
  • The scholarship deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018, and applicants must submit the completed scholarship application form, the accompanying academic reference, and the general program application form by this date in order to apply for the funding.
  • The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los Andes
  • Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) on or before Friday 11 January 2019.

Application materials can be requested from Red Tree Study Director Alexandra Jones at alex@redtreestudy.com

City Internships Application Now Open

City Internships, an accelerated education provider that partners with traditional educators and leading companies to provide career- enhancing educational programs and experiences, is now accepting applications for their Winter, Spring and Summer Programs.

For this academic year, CI is offering programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.

All of CI’s Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student.

The programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering;Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship;Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Interested students can apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

Xylem Literary Magazine Upcoming Workshop

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Xylem Literary Magazine, an independent, student-run literary arts magazine at the University of Michigan that annually publishes original undergraduate student writing and art, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography, is hosting a creative writing workshop Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm in 3222 Angell Hall. This is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Michigan.

The GREEN Program Spring Break Programs with Reduced Program/Application Fees

A competitive program with interest from students and young professionals around the world, The GREEN Program is now enrolling for winter, spring, and summer 2019. With limited availability on each program session, TGP applications are rolling and programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon submission, applicants can expect to hear back from our team within 48 business hours.

As part of their Spring Break Sale, applicants can take $200 USD off any upcoming GREEN Program adventure this spring in Peru, Japan, or Iceland until Monday, 11/26. In addition, application fees will be waived for their upcoming 2019 programs until Thursday, 11/15.

Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning, experiential education program for young leaders in sustainable development. Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost.

TGP attracts students and young leaders who are curious about the world, seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones, and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens. Their accredited, short-term model focuses on bringing transformative experiences to students around the world and unlocking doors to governmental, public, and private facility access, exclusive tours, and unique bucket-list experiences. TGP is working with universities around the world to redefine what a classroom should mean – from lecture halls to studying the effects of climate change on the top of the world’s glaciers.

Internships in Uganda, Fiji, and Thailand with Insight Global Education

World Class Education | Relevant Internships | Remarkable Locations

The goal of Insight Global Education is to change the way students think about the developing world –  by designing and running experiential travel programs that encourage youth to engage with local peoples, learn from them, and develop a more robust understanding and appreciation for the world around us.

They provide students remarkable travel experiences in unique environments, equipping them with practical knowledge and tools to have a lasting and sustainable impact, both locally and globally. 

They currently run programs in Uganda, Fiji and Thailand.  If it seems like a good fit to you, you can contact admin@insightglobaleducation.com or 604.260.6256. 

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