The Quito Project Applications due 11/11/16


The Quito Project (TQP) is a student initiative from the University of Michigan and Universidad de San Francisco de Quito that works to minimize the educational achievement gap in low income neighborhoods of Quito, Ecuador. Through its global collaboration, TQP’s education component works with local communities to provide a summer tutoring program in math, reading comprehension, English, and leadership to primary school students.

 TQP is looking for UM undergraduate students with Spanish proficiency to participate in our 5 week program this summer. UM students who tutor with TQP may elect to take LACS 499 after returning to campus in the fall to receive 3 credits. Interested students should apply by Friday, November 11th.

Applications and additional information are available at


Impact Job Opportunities. Application Due 11/13/16!


Organizers with Impact work hard to create the grassroots power that it takes to make an Impact on important issues.

Click here to apply, the fall application deadline is November 13th.

Let’s take clean water: When most people think water pollution, they picture discharge pipes spewing industrial waste. The reality, however, is that waste from big factory farms is the fastest-growing threat to our waters. If we want corporate agribusiness to clean up its act, we have to help the public connect the dots. Impact organized events earning coverage for an exposé on the issue in 57 newspapers, radio stations and TV stations.

Impact puts a premium on running smart, strategic campaigns—campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser-like focus on results.

You could find yourself:

  • Connecting with health or consumer groups to join our coalition to stop antibiotic overuse,
  • Speaking in a church basement or at a town hall meeting on 100% renewable energy,
  • Organizing a news event on water pollution from factory farms, or
  • Meeting with an editorial board about any of these issues.

YOU can be part of the solution! Click here to apply for a campaign organizer position before it’s too late.

Open The Door: South Asian Sexualities Dialogue 11/1/16



Open The Door: South Asian Sexualities Dialogue

When: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 7-9 pm
Where: Henderson Room, Michigan League

Come gain a deeper understanding/awareness of the intersection of being LGBT+ and South Asian and help break down the barrier that often arises around this topic. This is going to be a space for people to learn, share thoughts, and connect with each other. Everyone is welcome! Email for any questions.

Opportunity for Students Interested in Graduate School – Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.

From early September through mid-November, all IRT participants receive the following support throughout the graduate school application process at no charge, which include:

  1. Individualized support and extensive counseling as fellows choose graduate programs and apply to a renowned consortium of graduate schools across the country
  2. Application fee waivers for up to 12 consortium schools
  3. Assistance in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes, and writing samples

Additionally, the IRT sponsors a Summer Workshop, a paid internship on the Phillips Academy campus, located just outside of Boston, MA. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program; students and faculty work together nine hours each day, seven days a week.

The IRT does astoundingly good work in working with the highest-achieving scholars to support their graduate school applications. IRT counsels students with backgrounds in arts, humanities, and social sciences. More information can be found on our website at .

There will be an Information Session for prospective applicants at on November 1st at 5:30pm in the Tribute Room of the School of Education. Please RSVP.

Contact: Marie Angeles (

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program – Deadline November 1st!


Join the NED Family!

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world.  During their time in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for a fellowship.

The Reagan-Fascell program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply. Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches. Fellows work full-time on their projects and receive a monthly fellowship payment, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support. The program does not fund professional training, fieldwork, or students pursuing a degree. A working knowledge of English is required.

Learn More.

Now accepting applications for the 69th JASC!


We are happy to announce that applications are open for the 69th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)!

The 69th JASC in Japan

The 69th JASC will take place from August 3-28, 2017 in four regions in Japan. Students from all fields of study are welcome to apply. No Japanese language or Asian studies background is required; we are seeking a diverse delegation that shares a strong passion in furthering US-Japan relations and international friendships.

Initiated in 1934, JASC has a history of over 80 years with a host of distinguished alumni, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, and former President of Nissan Corporation Yutaka Katayama.


By being part of a talented group of 72 delegates from Japan and the U.S, participants will:

  • represent their university and country in a multidimensional dialogue about US-Japan relations
  • delve into critical topics ranging from global and regional security to minorities and social advocacy;
  • learn firsthand from panels with established leaders in business, government and academia;
  • Partake in educational site visits and cultural activities as the delegation travels to four distinct regions across Japan;
  • build professional networks through networking receptions; and
  • forge lifelong friendships across the Pacific.

JASC competitively selects 72 delegates from Japan and the U.S. who have a strong interest in U.S.-Japan issues. The 2017 conference will convene in Japan.

August 3 – August 5, 2017 (American Orientation)
August 6 – 28, 2017 (The 69th JASC)

4 Regions in Japan:
(Two more regions to be announced)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Please direct any questions about your application to

The JASC Program Manager, Megumi Aikawa can be reached at


Click Here to Learn More & Apply!

International Affairs + Public Policy Internships in Washington, DC


It’s not too late for students to spend their Spring 2017 semester in Washington, DC through the Capital Semester program. This program is ideal for students interested in International Affairs and Public Policy and for students who may be interested in gaining professional internship experience while earning 12 academic credits. The final deadline is November 10, 2016.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, with academic credit provided through George Mason University, Capital Semester is an academic internship program that offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at international affairs and public policy through:

  • An internship placement in foreign affairs or public policy
  • A full time course load in international economics and government
  • Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
  • Housing just steps from the Supreme Court and Capitol building

It will be an exciting time to be in Washington – students will be in Washington for the Presidential Inauguration and the first few months of a new Administration.

Please visit for more information on the program.

Contact Information: or 202.986.0384