Applications Due 3/1 for Summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

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For those looking to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia, please be advised that applications for Summer 2016 scholarships from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia program are due March 1st, 2016.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016.

The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors.

The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni report being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.

More information:

Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website (http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA) for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines. The online application opens on February 1, 2016. Student application deadline: Summer 2016 programs – March 1, 2016; Fall Academic Year 2016 programs – April 1, 2016.

Read the press release:

http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2016/2016-01-05-IIE-Relaunches-Freeman-Asia

Visit the website:

http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA

Contact:
Steven Dale
Program Officer
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
P: +1.212.984.5346
F: +1.212.984.5325
freeman-asia@iie.org
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA
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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

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

University of Michigan’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards are contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

Eligible Languages

Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Serbian, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish.

The languages listed above have been preapproved as eligible.  Restrictions may apply to certain languages.  Other languages may also be eligible.  Please see the appropriate information packet for more details.

Types of Fellowships and Information Packets

There are three different types of FLAS Fellowships: Graduate Academic Year, Undergraduate Academic Year, and Summer. Each has its own information packet. Please download and read the appropriate information packet for more details, application procedure, and materials required for application.  Check out the International Institute’s FLAS webpage for application deadlines and materials.

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

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.