1) The Critical Language Scholarship Program: this summer program provides fully-funded eight to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas in:
- Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
Eligibility details and language prerequisites are explained at http://clscholarship.org/qv_applicant.php. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are now available online, and the national deadline is November 15, 2012.
2) The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Most languages are supported, except those of Western Europe. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Receipt of this scholarship does incur a government service requirement, which for many students provides a valuable foot in the federal employment door.
- Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
- UW’s campus deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 10, 2013 for study abroad programs during the 2013-14 academic year.
The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is providing information sessions for undergraduate students interested in these opportunities to help orient them to the programs and application processes:
Critical Language Scholarship information sessions for undergraduates:
- Oct. 9, 12:30pm, MGH 173R
- Oct. 18, 3:30pm, MGH 171
Boren Undergraduate Scholarship information sessions:
- Oct. 18, 4:30pm, MGH 171
- Nov. 14, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
- Dec. 4, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) is once again sponsoring the Rome Academic Enrichment Program in 2013. This will be the 18th year we are able to send students to participate in the Rome class. The five credit Winter Quarter course will include ten days in Rome during the break between Winter and Spring Quarters.
OMA&D participants are invited to nominate themselves and, depending on the applicant pool, the committee will select twelve students for the trip.
To be eligible, applicants must have the following characteristics:
- Earned at least 90 college credits by the end of Summer Quarter 2012, at least 45 of them at the UW.
- They must have a cumulative UW GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Students need to be financial aid eligible. (We will require documentation from students to verify this criterion).
- Candidates must be active in one or more of OMA&D’s family of programs: EOP, TRIO SSS, the IC, ECC, HSCMSP, LSAMP, EIP/McNair, Champions Student Ambassadors or any other OMA&D affiliated program.
- This year we will be very strict in our screening of students who have had other travel abroad opportunities. Therefore, students who have already participated in the Rome program or other study abroad programs are not eligible for the 2013 trip.
Please send your self-nomination, with a mailing address and student number, to Gabriel Gallardo (email@example.com) via e-mail, fax, or regular mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Nominees will be mailed applications and invited to become candidates. At that time you will need to request a letter of recommendation at that time from an OMA&D staff member or a faculty member who is familiar with your academic work. A committee of non-OMA&D UW faculty and staff will select the students for the trip.
We hope you take time to consider this opportunity to enrich your educational experience at the UW through this unique travel abroad experience.
Global Opportunities will offer several info sessions and events this autumn quarter for students interested in study abroad programs and scholarships. Check out the information session dates and times below.
Keep up to date with their office by visiting the website goglobal.uw.edu and by liking them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UWGlobalOpportunities.
Global Opportunities autumn quarter schedule:
- GO! and Fritz Scholarships Info Sessions
For Pell Grant or Husky Promise-eligible students AND declared social science and humanities majors studying abroad in winter or spring 2013 – deadline November 8th
• 10/9 from 3 – 4pm in MGH171
• 11/2 from 12 – 1pm in MGH171
- DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Info Sessions
Many opportunities in Germany – summer research internships for STEM majors (no German language skills required), language study, journalism internships, and more! – most deadlines in January DAAD Website
• 11/14 from 4 – 5pm in MGH171
• 11/15 from 2:30 – 3:30pm in MGH171
- Study Abroad Meet & Greet
GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be around to talk with other students about their experiences and answer questions. All are welcome – delicious international snacks will be served and Wo’ Pop will be playing!
• 10/24 from 5 – 6pm in MGH171
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Made in the USA: Knowledge Construction and Social Action
Study Abroad in the Philippines and Hawai’i
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply to the Comparative History of Ideas fall program in the Philippines and Hawai’i. This program will explore the ways that knowledge production in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora is and has been shaped by colonialism. This will require students to consider both contemporary educational, social and political organizations, but also to reflect on American identities and the idea of “American Exceptionalism”. The program will begin with a week in Hawai’i – a common stopover for flights to the Philippines, and also a historic waypoint for Filipino migration to the United States. Next, students will travel to Manila, where they will reside at University of the Philippines dormitories and learn from local academics and community organizations.
Federal Financial Aid can be applied to the program fee. All classes will be taught in English. Earns full-time UW credit.
For more information, please attend an information session, or follow this link to our webpage.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washingtonundergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.
Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University ofWashington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington. Multiple fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts between $400 and $1000.
Fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Copies of the application materials can be downloaded from: www.jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/
Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: email@example.com.
Note: This year’s application instructions require that applicants submit their materials electronically in addition to sending 1 hard copy application to the African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle WA 98195-3650. Your letter of reference may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required.
We are looking for upper-division undergraduate students or recent graduates for 5-6 month research assistantships in biomedical sciences during the summer and/or fall 2012 with possible extension to spring 2013 at the Institute of Scientific Investigations and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP), the University of Panama (UP), or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama.
Students will be involved in various aspects of ongoing biomedical research projects at INDICASAT-AIP (http://www.indicasat.org.pa/) or as part of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) based at INDICASAT-AIP, UP and STRI (http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/~rogerl/ICBG/index.html). Daily activities will vary depending on laboratory but may include cell and microbial culture, biological assays for drug discovery, field collection of marine and/or terrestrial organisms, chemical extraction and fractionation, and/or compound identification using spectroscopic techniques.
Funding for these assistantships comes from the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program funded through the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD). The MHIRT program is designed to increase the numbers of students belonging to health disparities populations or underrepresented minorities that pursue advanced degrees in basic sciences, biomedical or clinical research fields. Travel, food, lodging, and research expenses are completely covered and a small personal stipend is provided.
- Students must belong to an ethnic minority including, but not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, or be from medically underserved populations (i.e., socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas).
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Students should be juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Students should have completed at least one year of biology and/or chemistry with laboratory, with extracurricular laboratory experience preferred.
- Students must demonstrate interest in pursuing graduate research.
- Students must spend a minimum of 5 months in Panama working on the project (project extension may be possible depending on funding and interest).
Send the following materials to Dr. Kevin Tidgewell at email@example.com:
- Curriculum Vitae including name, permanent and current addresses, phone, e-mail, GPA, and complete educational and employment history (social security number and date of birth will be required upon acceptance to the program).
- A 2-3 page essay including information on your background (e.g., family history, ethnicity, previous laboratory research, education, travel experience, etc.) and your career goals (including how you think a MHIRT assistantship will help you attain these goals).
- Two letters of recommendation, including from someone who has directly supervised you in a laboratory setting (e.g., graduate student, technician, postdoctoral researcher, or professor). Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Tidgewell.
Deadline for Submission:
Candidate review will begin March 30, 2012 and continue until positions are filled.
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Want to learn about study abroad but don’t know where to start? Come to a Int’l Quick Questions drop-in advising session and learn about how to find a study abroad program, how to apply, how to finance your experience and anything else you want to know! These drop-in advising sessions are happening every Wednesday during winter quarter!
Every Wednesday during winter quarter from 1:30 – 3:20 pm in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Success, MGH 141
For more information visit: studyabroad.washington.edu
Find us on: facebook.com/UWStudyAbroad
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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity is excited to promote four study abroad opportunities for Summer, 2012. These trips will include voyages to Tahiti, Ghana, Barbados, and Australia.
Visit our OMAD Study Abroad Info Session on January 24, 2012, for *Program Specifics *Application Process *Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities.
- Meet Scholarship/Grant representatives and learn how to fund your entire trip!
- Speak with a Financial Aid officer for additional finance options!
- Learn how to competitively apply to all UW study abroad trips!
When: January 24th, 2:30-4:00pm
Where: Condon Hall (ECC), Room 711E
Please R.S.V.P. via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/217650694987092/
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Wanna get away? Consider the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE’s beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:
- broaden their personal and educational perspectives
- experience new cultures
- explore new areas of study
- learn from different professors
- access new courses
- experience personal growth
- meet new people
- make new friends
- live in a different area
- investigate graduate schools
- seek future employment
Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.
Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE @ UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.
Think about it. Visit http://www.nse.org. Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.
The session schedule is:
Jan. 3rd, 1:30
Jan. 6th, 12:30
Jan. 9th, 2:30
Jan. 12th, 10:30
Jan. 17th, 12:30
Jan. 18th, 10:30
Jan. 23rd, 1:30
Jan. 27th 12:30
Jan. 31st, 2:30
Feb. 2nd, 12:30
Feb. 8th, 12:30
Feb. 10th, 1:30
Feb. 13th, 2:30
Feb. 16th, 1:30
All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through 171). Applications for next year’s exchanges are due by February 3rd, with a space-available deadline until Feb. 17th.
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4 – 5pm
Scholarship Junkies – current and former UW students – will:
- offer tips for accessing international education programs
- discuss their experiences with racial and ethnic identity issues while studying abroad
- answer your questions!
Visit https://expo.uw.edu/expo/admin/events/280 to RSVP (drop-ins also welcome). Have questions? Email Sara Stubbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by Global Opportunities.
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