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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!

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 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.