Are you an undergraduate student or recent grad and interested in a career in diplomacy? If so, come meet the Director of the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Rangel Program, Ms. Patricia Scroggs. She'll be discussing the Rangel Program's exciting fellowships at two info sessions on Thursday November 17th. Both info sessions will cover the same information, so come to whichever one fits your schedule!

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Info Session
Thursday, November 17th
11:00am-12:00pm (for faculty/staff)
2:00pm-3:00pm (for students)
Thomson Hall 317

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend any good two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens.

The Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) is available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Students receive tuition and a living stipend:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend

Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

The following FLAS Information Session, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be on the UW Seattle campus:

- Tuesday, December 6, 3:30-4:30, Denny 217

The application is due January 17, 2012. For more information and to apply, check us out online.

Questions? Email!

There are still a few openings for the UWT Kenya study abroad course in Winter quarter, even though the priority deadline was last week. If you know of any students interested in this interdisciplinary course focused on conservation and sustainable development, please encourage them to submit their applications.

The Kenya program provides students with access to areas of Kenya and corresponding first-hand experiences that are possible because of relationships that have been built over the past several years between UWT faculty and Kenyan colleagues. For example, part of the course involves travelling to the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near the community of Watamu on the Indian Ocean. Here students will have the chance to work with a world-renowned ornithologist collecting data on the birds of this forest, including six species that are on the brink of extinction.

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CIEE just announced the launch of its Global Access Initiative (GAIN), which is designed to overcome the main barriers to study abroad, namely, challenges of cost and curriculum requirements. GAIN is intended to expand the opportunities for students from all backgrounds and all majors to participate in study abroad programs.

Through GAIN, CIEE is committing one million dollars each year to students who are economically challenged, are pursuing intensive international experiences, or are otherwise limited by their major or student activities. CIEE will provide grants and scholarships to students for full-year, semester, and summer programs.

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Institute for International Public Policy Student Fellowship Program DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2012!

The UNCF Special Programs Corporation’s Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program is now entering its 17th year. The Institute seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry. IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students.

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2012 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional, and RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines.

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Students interested in study abroad - here are two scholarships which might interest you:

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 at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Eligibility details and language levels and prerequisites are explained on their website .

Applications are now available online, and the national deadline is November 15, 2011.

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...

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The UW Tacoma Office of International Programs is now accepting applications for an Argentina Study Abroad program: the Urban Geography of Buenos Aires. This program offers students the opportunity to live and study in one of the world's greatest cities, Buenos Aires, this coming Spring Quarter.

Urban Studies Director and Professor, Brian Coffey, will lead *12* students on this urban field course which includes 9 credits of T URB 379 and either 5 credits of Spanish through the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero or a 3-5 credit internship with an organization working with the city's homeless population.

Ready to get to know the city of Buenos Aires like the back of your hand? Want to learn how to make a difference in an urban context?

If you're interested: check out the program and download your application today. Priority consideration will be given to student applications received by November 16. Learn more and get ready to tango... ¡Vamanos!

What are your plans for this winter? Studying hard at UWT? How about studying hard at UWT in KENYA!

The UWT Office of International Programs is offering students the opportunity of a lifetime: A 12-credit course, winter quarter 2012, centered around a month-long stay in Kenya.

Environmental Science Professors John Banks and Jim Gawel will lead *15* students on the field studies course, Sustainable Development in East Africa. Highlights include:

  • Homestays in communities active in Green Belt Movement's tree restoration and food security projects.
  • Safari in the savanna of the famous Masai Mara game reserve, with lectures from wildlife managers on reserve design and challenges.
  • Visit the Arabuko-Sokoke forest reserve on the coast north of Mombasa, participating in an ongoing research effort to link declining bird populations with arthropod resources.
  • Work with local efforts on the coast to improve urban planning and sustainable water management.

If you’re interested, don’t wait: check out the program and apply now…priority consideration will be given to student applications received by October 31st.
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The deadline for fall quarter applications for GO! and Fritz scholarships is November 3 at 5pm.

  • GO! Scholarship – available to UW students of all majors, applicants must be eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise and must be Washington residents
  • Fritz Scholarship – applicants must be declared social science or humanities majors and have at least a 3.0 average GPA

If you’re planning to study abroad during winter or spring quarter 2012 should apply now; if you’re planning to study abroad in summer, early fall, or fall quarters, you should apply at the April deadline.

For more information and to apply, you’ll want to check out the newly-updated website, which includes a “Student Scrapbook” with work by GO! and Fritz Scholars, and there's a new Facebook page.