Intern and Study in Germany; Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) is a fully funded fellowship opportunity and is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year.

It is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ages 18-24 at the start of the program
  • High school diploma
  • Must exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their career field
    • Experience can be in the form of work, internships, or volunteering
  • Strong interest in German and world affairs
  • Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred

To Start the Application Process: Request an Application

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July.




Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Interested in teaching and working in Japan after graduation?

Come find out about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, a Japanese government program aimed at promoting grassroots international exchange.  JET offers two types of positions: Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) who help teach English in primary and secondary schools, and Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) who help coordinate international programs in city and town halls throughout JapanJapanese language proficiency is NOT required for most positions.

The JET Program Coordinator from the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit will present an overview of the program and discuss the application process for positions that start in the summer of 2018.  

The application deadline is November 9, so for those of you who have already started your application, this is a great opportunity to get any questions answered before submitting!

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: Noon1:30 PM
Location: Weiser Hall 455, 500 Church Street
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Critical Languages Scholarship with Department of State

What?  The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for US citizens offered by the Department of State. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.  CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

Who is it for?  First-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in studying the following languages:

Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; no prior experience required

Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; minimum one year of experience required.

Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels; minimum two years of experience.

Deadline?  November 15th

More Information?

Summer Language Study with the Critical Languages Institute

The Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is pleased to announce the opening of admissions for its 2018 summer language and study abroad programs.
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All participants pay a flat fee of $1,500 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable) instead of tuition.
CLI also offers generous financial support, including:

  • Title VIII Fellowships for graduate students;
  • Project GO Scholarships for ROTC students;
  • Melikian Scholarships for Undergraduates and non-students;
  • ASU Jewish Studies Scholarships for Hebrew;
  • Birks Scholarships for Polish; and
  • Berkowitz Scholarships for Albanian
Program Features:
  • Small classes
  • Language coaches and tutors
  • External proficiency assessment
  • Cultural programming
  • Grant mentoring
  • Career planning workshops

Visit for details.

Priority admission and funding application deadline: January 26, 2018

Languages include: AlbanianArmenianBosnian/Croatian/SerbianHebrewIndonesianPersian,PolishRussianTurkishUkrainianUzbek



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


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 ( 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:

Visit the website:

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
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2016 Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Ambassador Scholarship


Apply online at


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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  • 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


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