Are you planning to study abroad during the spring of 2014 or later? Are you a Federal Pell Grant recipient? Do you want help covering the costs of your study abroad program?
If you answered yes to all three of the above questions, you should come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop!
Every year, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students who want to study abroad but have limited financial means. You could be one of those students – all you have to do is apply. The next application cycle ends October 1, so if you’re interested, now is the perfect time to start planning.
To learn more, come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:30-2:30 in MGH 171. At the workshop, you will:
- read and analyze sample essays
- begin working on your own application
- learn money-saving travel tricks
- talk to a past recipient about her experience
The workshop will be led by Celia Gurney, a UW junior who studied in northern Brazil this past fall.
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The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is pleased to offer three (3) merit-based Travel Grant opportunities ($1,750 each) to currently enrolled University of Washington Undergraduate students who plan to study abroad at an institution of higher learning or approved study-abroad program during summer 2013 and/or the 2013/2014 academic year as part of their coursework or research in Jewish studies. Students do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply.
Travel Grant award recipients are asked to contribute one blog post about their travel experiences to submit for publication on StroumJewishStudies.org.
To apply, please submit the following to the Catalyst dropbox here (UW NetID required):
- A cover sheet with name, student number, phone number, postal and email addresses.
- A 1-2 page description of how studying abroad will enhance your program of study and help you achieve your goals
- Transcript (unofficial accepted)
- One letter of recommendation from a UW professor on letterhead with original signature.
Deadline to apply is Monday, April 15th at 5 pm. Award decisions will be made by early May.
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Summer A Term, 2013 (June 22-July 24)
In a nation better known for its romantic and folkloric traditions, what constitutes popular culture? Our study site in León, Spain will allow us to look beyond the stereotypical notions of a nation of bullfighters, flamenco, and romanticized gypsies to deconstruct some of the clichés that have historically determined foreign perceptions of Spain. Topics to be considered include: Historical memory and television, pop music of the Movida era, fútbol and nationalism, representations of the immigrant, molecular gastronomy and the new Spanish cuisine, and past and present marketing campaigns for tourism to Spain.
The program will have two tracks. Each track will be 6 credits total:
Track 1: SPAN 393 (Culture)- 3 credits
SPAN 393 (Language)- 3 credits
Track 2: SPAN 462 (Culture)- 5 credits
SPAN 499 (Independent Project)- 1 credit
SPAN 393 /SPAN 462 will be offered together, with the 300-level students studying alongside the 400-level students for the first hour of class. The 300-level students will then have an intensive language class, while the 400-level students stay in the culture class for an additional hour to dig deeper into issues involving modern Spanish culture and society. The 400-level students will also have an independent research project (SPAN 499, 1 credit), in which they will further investigate a topic of interest to them related to Spanish culture and society. They will present this project to the group and to the local community in León at the end of the program.
Deadline for application: FEBRUARY 15.
Students may find the application at:
Contact Prof. Leigh Mercer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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Ia Orana Globetrotters of the University of Washington!
We are pleased to invite you to apply for our 5th year of Studying Abroad in Tahiti: http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10904&Type=O&sType=O
Our research and experiences will focus around the use of historical, geographic, and la culture Ma’ohi lens to explore these issues and to engage students in conversations about identity and place, cultural diffusion, and notions of community.
One of the unique benefits of our trip is that students residence, while in Tahiti you will have the Pacific ocean as your backyard!
Here’s a video project from the trip:
On January 17th from noon to 1:30 pm OMA&D will be hosting a workshop around OMA&D Study Abroad trips and the FISCAL RESPONSIBILTIES that accompany such a commitment.
WHO – Interested students wanting to study abroad
WHAT – Workshop to assist in decision making around responsibilities of study abroad
WHERE – MGH 171
WHEN – 01-17-13 @ noon to 1:30 pm PST
WHY – Studying abroad is by far the greatest educational experience I have ever been part of and would like all students to have these opportunities. However, COMMITTING and AGREEING to a contract has you accepting fiscal responsibility that our office is attempting to help clarify for students interested in studying abroad to all destinations!
OMA&D Study Abroad destinations this year:
Tahiti term A – Australia term A – Barbados term A – Ghana term B
There are also two other trips going to Tahiti this summer, Anthropology w/ Mimi Khan term A & iSchool w/Chris Rothschild in term B. Both trips are with quality instructors and great people, and hope you will consider one of their trips if one of the OMA&D doesn’t work for you.
The UW Study Abroad Office is hosting a Student Exchange Night on Thursday, November 29 from 7-8 p.m. in Alder Hall Commons in an effort to promote our worldwide student exchanges.
- Meet visiting international exchange students & UW alums of exchange programs
- Learn about the nearly 100 university and departmental exchange opportunities that exist for UW undergraduate and graduate students
- Study at one of our partner universities for a semester or a year: opportunities in Europe, Asia, Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Middle East
Enrollment opportunities exist for student in places like Bogazici University (Istanbul), Sciences Po (Paris), National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, Al-Akhawayn University (Ifrane, Morocco) and at nearly 100 other universities.
Consider attending to learn about these semester or year-long immersion opportunities. UW student alums and our visiting international exchange students will be available to talk with prospective students about what it is like to study and live in these destinations.
For more info and to RSVP visit http://studyabroad.washington.edu
Scan|Design @ the University of Washington is pleased to announce the opening of their 2013-14 Fellowship application cycle. Scholarships in the amounts of $2500 – $9000 are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study.
Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.
To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please refer to their website http://www.be.washington.edu/scandesign/, contact them via email at email@example.com or attend an informational session hosted at the UW Study Abroad Office (IPE) located on the corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave NE in 459 Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus.
The informational sessions will be held at noon on the following dates:
- Friday, November 2, 2012 (noon)
- Friday, November 16, 2012 (noon)
- Friday, January 15, 2013 (noon)
Scan Design hopes to offer fellowships to students from a wide range of UW department and programs so please consider applying.
This Spring, the English Department will be offering two study abroad programs in London and in Rome. All majors are encouraged to apply. If you would like to meet the program faculty and learn more about these programs, please come to the upcoming information sessions:
The information session for the Spring Literary London program will be Thursday, October 25th from 3:30-4:30pm in Thompson Hall, room 134.
(application deadline: Nov 9)
The information session for the Spring Writers in Rome program will be Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:00 pm in Savery Hall, room 130.
(application deadline: Nov 16)
If you are unable to make one of these sessions, you are welcome to meet with English Department Study Abroad Coordinator, Bridget Norquist, or the program faculty.
We hope to see you there.
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