GWU U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program Now Accepting Applications!

The U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program is now accepting applications: 

U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era: Washington, D.C. and the World

Advanced Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Professionals Invited to Apply

Session One: May 16-27 
Session Two: July 11-23 

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Held in the heart of Washington DC, these dynamic two-week seminars are ideal for students and professionals from around the world who wish to learn more about how U.S. foreign policy is formulated, the history that informs it, the political culture that sustains it, the ideas and interests that drive it, and the people and institutions responsible for its implementation. Students will interact with leading scholars, officials, and other professionals to gain an understanding of the many influences and perspectives that are brought to bear on U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era seminars will be especially attractive to those interested in political science, international relations, American studies, area studies, public policy or public administration, journalism, and business.

For the past eleven years, the Elliott School has offered these summer seminars to teach participants about the complex factors that shape Washington’s interaction with the world. Students attend on-site and off-site lectures with our faculty and other prominent guest speakers from institutions around the city. The lead professor, Nancy J. Walker, is a senior civil servant with an extensive career in Washington DC focusing on African Affairs. She is a true “insider’s insider” in the foreign policy community, and the students are the direct beneficiaries of her connections.

The Elliott School offers two, two-week sessions, both open to graduate students, professionals, and select advanced undergraduate students. Participants earn 3 George Washington University academic credits for successful completion of the seminar; and depending upon their academic programs, students may apply these credits toward their degree requirements at their home institutions. Students may also choose to audit the course.

The Program offers affordable housing on GW’s campus, just steps from the White House, the National Mall, and the World Bank. Each seminar is capped at 25 people; and in past years approximately half of the participants were from outside the United States.

More information is available on the web site and in the digital brochure. Students can also join the program Facebook page here. If you have any questions or would like hard copy materials, please feel free to contact the program coordinator Katherine Safon at usfpsp@gwu.edu or at (202) 994-7678.

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Institute for Peace and Dialogue Summer Academy & 3 Month CAS-Research Program 2016, Switzerland

The Institute for Peace and Dialogue is delighted to announce its next 2 International Summer Academies and 3 Month CAS-Research Program which will be held in Switzerland.

  • V Summer Academy: 09 – 19 August, 2016
  • VI Summer Academy: 19 – 29 August, 2016
  • 3 Month CAS – Research Program: 09 August – 06 November, 2016
  • There are still also few places to join the Winter Academy: 15 – 25 February, 2016

Topics: Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security and Intercultural Dialogue.

3 Month CAS-Research Program consists of the participation at the 22 days Summer Academy, preparation of the research paper (Maximum 5 pages) and visit the relevant 4-5 Swiss Institutes in different Kantons) till the 14 May, 2016. The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the participant’s knowledge, improve the research skills and closely acquaintance with Swiss Organisations.

Deadline for Applications: 16 May, 2016

NOTE: There will be reduction on participation fee for the participants who will request and pay till the 10 April, 2016.

Scholarship: IPD offers several type of scholarship support to reduction the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world counties. In this matter to request the discount on the participation fee amount payment, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period. Unfortunately IPD scholarship program can’t cover all the participation fee amount and international travel expenses.

For questions or suggestions, please feel free to email fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

IPD Academic Programs: Theory – Practice – Research – Exchange – Networking – Contribute

2016 Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Ambassador Scholarship

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Apply online at www.taiwanusalliance.com

EARLY ADMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15TH!

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.

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Requirements

  • Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Program Details

  1. Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Classes will be divided in four categories depending on your Chinese language proficiency test
    • Daily small group classes, 2 hours per day
    • One-on-one tutorial classes, 1 hour per day
    • Teaching will use Hanyu pinyin romanization and traditional characters
  2. Cultural Courses and Activities: Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Tea Ceremony, Stamp Engraving, Taiwanese Language, Chinese Cuisine, and Seminar on relevant topics
  3. Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students at National Cheng Kung university
  4. Cultural Excursions: Visiting National Palace Museum, Indigenous and Hakka Culture experience, and other cultural places
  5. Local Weekend Host Families and Volunteer in Local Schools: Students will be given additional opportunities to further immerse themselves in Taiwanese society

To apply, you may use the online application no later than February 15, 2016 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2016 for final consideration.

America’s Unofficial Ambassadors – Semester Abroad and Summer Service Internship Opportunities

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America’s Unofficial Ambassadors is a DC-based non-profit, seeking to promote diplomacy and increase the number of Americans who volunteer in the Muslim World. Programs are geared towards students, with Semester Abroad and Summer Service Internship opportunities in Morocco, Zanzibar, Tajikistan, and Indonesia. Through these programs, students are placed in an internship with a school or an NGO specializing in areas of human development. Students are offered the chance to make a difference through service, along with a variety of benefits – language classes, academic credit, a Certificate in Citizen Diplomacy, and a professional mentoring program.

The program in Indonesia offers several internships available for students, including:

  • Teaching English at a local madrasa
  • Managing communications and written content for Dian Interfidei – a local NGO working to promote religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue
  • Producing, filming, and editing videos and documentaries for Dian Interfidei
  • Facilitating workshops at Yayasan Kampung Halaman – a youth engagement and empowerment initiative
  • Managing research projects at PKBI DIY – the Yogyakarta Chapter of Indonesian Planned Parenthood
  • Creating outreach, communications, and advocacy materials for PKBI DIY

To learn more about this opportunity, please feel free to join the Big 10 informational webinar on Wednesday, January 27th at 11:30 AM MST/12:30 CT. To RSVP, please contact kathleenG@creativelearning.org

Master of European Studies at the University of Leuven

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University of Leuven in Belgium is pleased to announce the new brochure for the interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES). MAES’ four specialised modules – ‘European History, Diversity and Culture‘, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘Globalising Europe’ and ‘Europe-Asia’  – allow our students to understand the increasingly complex European and global dynamics.

The University of Leuven already attracts students from 40 countries, including an increasing number of students from Asia and the US, and would be pleased to welcome even more students from the US, Canada and Latin America.

Students may be interested to learn that KU Leuven was very well placed in the Times Higher Education Ranking of 2015/2016, ranked 35th worldwide and 5th on the European continent. During the Master of European Studies in Leuven,  students follow courses offered by renowned scholars as well as high-ranking practitioners, including the President of the Court of Justice of the EU, the chief-negotiator of the European Commission in the recent Paris Climate negotiations, and an advisor to one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Commission. Students will furthermore benefit from guest lectures by European politicians, diplomats and officials such as former European Council President Van Rompuy; visits to European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; and cultural excursions to World War I battlefields and the historical medieval cities of Flanders.

More information on the programme can be found on the website: http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ces.