Go Global with Ross!

Apply By December 1st!

All U-M undergraduates can add an international business edge to their education. Start your application on M-Compass today!

In today’s increasingly globalized society, a real-world understanding of international business strategies or a high-quality internship abroad can benefit you in your career pursuit. Explore all Global Initiatives programs on M-Compass (search “Ross”) to determine which international opportunity is right for you! Funding is available for all students!

Want to learn more? 

Apply by Dec. 1: Cultural Vistas internships (Germany only) & IAESTE (engineering)

The non-profit organization known as Cultural Vistas offers a wide range of internship-abroad programs, many of which are either paid or supported by scholarships.  Cultural Vistas is affiliated with U-M’s German department.

Four Cultural Vistas programs have a ​deadline of Monday, December 1 (see below for announcement from Cultural Vistas with links).​

Three take place in Germany; IAESTE internships are for Engineering and science students only and are offered worldwide​.​

​Undergraduates, graduate/professional students and current students who will graduate are all eligible.

​Note that the academic-year​ Congress-Bundestag program is open to students as well as alumni​ between the age of 18-24!

Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen, who is the Cultural Vistas Midwest​ representative and a faculty member in U-M’s German department, will be happy to respond via e-mail to ​any questions you may have.

​(Bill Nolting, U-M International Center​)

  • Summer Internships in Germany 2015

Placement program open to U.S. students and international students in all fields; internships are 2-3 months; mostly paid in Germany. Scholarships available.

German language skills required.

 

Paid internship opportunities for students majoring in technical fields (U.S. citizens and international students); selected from a network of 80 member countries; generally 2-3 months in the summer (fall and long-term internships are also available).

Foreign language skill requirements vary by position. Most positions only require English.

 

Full year, reciprocal work-study scholarship program providing 75 U.S. students and young professionals with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. Scholarship includes round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany. Current students, graduating seniors and alumni ages 18-24 are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Prior knowledge of German language helpful but not required.

 

EMGIP offers internship opportunities at state parliaments (“Landtage”) across Germany’s 16 state capitals. The program encourages applications by students (with US or Canadian citizenship)  with a background in a field related to Public Policy, International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Business, Economics, European Studies, German Studies, or Journalism. A monthly stipend of EUR 670 is provided.
High intermediate German language skills required.

 

Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen

Lecturer, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Midwest Representative, Cultural Vistas

University of Michigan

812 East Washington, MLB 3416

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: pwjensen@umich.edu or

pwjensen@culturalvistas.org

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
distribution
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.

William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. Mon, Oct 20 at 11 am. 1644 SSWB

Monday, October 20, 11 AM12 PM
Room 1644 International Institute/ 1080 S. University/ SSWB.
Info Session: William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
The American India Foundation’s William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India would like to invite you to learn more about this unique opportunity to catalyze social and economic change in India.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young professionals from the USA and India the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises for 10 months, in order to accelerate impact for marginalized and underprivileged communities in India.
The info session will be your chance to interact with alumni and staff of the program, to learn more about the experience, and to give you an edge in the application process.  Applications for service starting in September of 2015 will be open November 1st, 2014.

One-Year MA Program_Yenching Academy, Peking University

The Yenching Academy offers a 1-year Master of China Studies program (in English) designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape.
The Academy is launching the program with the first class of students arriving September 2015, and they are now actively recruiting candidates from the best universities around the world.

The excerpted message below, sent to the UM Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies from the Associate Dean of Yenching Academy, John Holden, highlights the salient points of the program.  The Yenching Academy would very much like to include a UMich graduate in their first cohort.

Since our degree can be completed with work in English, we’re open to students with no background in China studies, but we also offer courses in Chinese for those with a stronger China background. Perhaps one of your students would be interested?  Here’s a bit more background about the program:
 
We are aiming for a student body with broad geographic representation. Of the approximately one hundred students in our inaugural class, we expect about thirty-five to be from mainland China, and the remaining sixty-five to be divided approximately as follows: twenty from North America, twenty from Europe and twenty-five from the rest of the world.

The international students will not only be geographically diverse, but their backgrounds and level of knowledge of China will vary considerably as well.  For example, a Yenching Scholar may be an engineering graduate who knows little about China but wants international experience to add to his/her resume, and would take all courses at the Academy in English. Another may be someone who has majored in Chinese history or language and is able to attend courses in Chinese.  Other Yenching Scholars may have some Chinese language skills but will still need to do their coursework in English.

The subjects that can be studied at the Academy will range across the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to China, and will fall roughly into the following categories:  Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Public Policy and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society  

A thesis will be required of students, but I do want to emphasize that the program is intended to be broad rather than deep.  We want students to explore as many aspects of Chinese history, culture and contemporary affairs as possible.  Should a student wish to pursue advanced research, they may wish to pursue a Ph.D. in a particular Peking University department after completing their degree at the Academy.

More information about the Yenching Academy can be found on our website www.yenchingacademy.org.

Call for Papers

Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional, experts, and scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, “The Arab Spring in a Global Context,” to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 30 to May 1, 2015.

 

The wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring may have changed or at least challenged the relationship between the governed and governing actors not only in Arab countries but in other societies with Muslim people around the world. Emerging issues and changing circumstances are providing scholars from all academic disciplines with opportunities to apply and/or revise old theories, and this conference will facilitate an exchange and sharing of new ideas. Activities will include presentations of research papers and reports, roundtable conversations, panel discussions, musical performances, book exhibits, film and documentary screenings, and more.

 

Financial support is available to subsidize travel cost for qualified presenters who submit paper abstracts before October 15, 2014. Otherwise, the deadline for submitting paper abstracts is November 30. Competitive prizes will be awarded to exceptional undergraduate and graduate student papers.

 

For more information about the conference and to submit abstracts, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/arab-spring-global-context.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Sarolta Petersen
Events and Project Specialist
International Programs
319-335-3862
sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu