ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)

 

Global Youth Connect Summer 2014 Human Rights Delegations to Bosnia and Rwanda

Deadline: April 15, 2014

 

Two decades after the violence, youth and civil society organizations in Bosnia and Rwanda continue to struggle to overcome the legacy of genocide. But they also continue to teach the world. Global Youth Connect has several positions remaining on its Summer 2014 Human Rights Delegations to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda. Each three-week delegation brings youth from around the world together with youth from Rwanda/Bosnia to engage together in three key activities: a cross-cultural human rights workshop; site visits/meetings with policy makers, organizations, institutions, and to memorials; and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues. For further details about the delegations and how to apply, visit the Global Youth Connect website.

 

 

 

2014 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI)

May 18-21, 2014

Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Ind.

Deadline: April 14, 2014

 

The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, will offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI) on May 18-21, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. The institute facilitates the internationalization of campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual courses, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. The institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, liberal arts, minority and community colleges. ICCI includes two tracks with unique guided workshops (Course Focus and Campus Focus), as well as the Global Mini-Conference “Global Issues in World Regions,” a session on the intersections of diversity and internationalization, a poster session for sharing participants’ best practices, and a multi-regional cultural evening for networking. For those who are new to internationalization, there will be an optional pre-institute workshop, “The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context.” Individuals and teams are welcome. Register soon; space is limited.

 

English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

FACULTY

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Deadline: August 1, 2014

 

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. Highlights for the upcoming academic year include the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art to teach American art history in China or the European Union, the Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Award in Public Health, and the Fulbright-Coach Award in Fashion and Design. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, visit the program website.

 

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program
Deadline: applications available in January 2014
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program is a scholar exchange program funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Applicant must be an African-born academic currently living in the United States and Canada working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of higher education institutions in sub-Saharan African countries in which Carnegie Corporation operates. Eligible applicants are asked to request application information here.

Teach in Guizhou Province, China
The Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges in the Education Department of Guizhou Province in China has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) regarding an opportunity for teachers to teach in Guizhou Province at the elementary, secondary, or college levels. Applicants must be willing to teach at least half a year in Guizhou, must be in good health and born after 1948. Contact Ms. Mi Dan at midan1976@hotmail.com for more information.

 

Fellowship in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: May 30, 2014

The Fellowship is a service-year program, which includes an out-of-country orientation that provides cross-cultural, technical, health and safety skills. With the belief that international communities are pioneers in personal and cultural transformation our Fellows will live alongside other Volunteers from participating countries in the communities they serve which ranges from small rural villages to large urban centers.

 

STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

 

Rotary Peace Fellowship 2015

Deadline: July 1, 2014

 

Over the past twelve years, the Rotary Foundation has provided close to 800 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Rotary alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations. The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience. For eligibility requirements and to download an application, visit the Peace Fellowships website.

 

 

DiversityAbroad.com & CET Academic Programs Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

 

DiversityAbroad.com and CET Academic Programs will offer $1,500 Diversity Scholarships for students planning to participate in CET semester programs in the fall of 2014 and spring 2015. Up to five awards are available for each semester. The awards will consist of a $1,000 tuition discount and $500 provided to the student for personal expenses.

 

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college, university or community college, and they must be applying to and eventually accepted to a CET Academic Program. Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com and CET communities via blogs, photos, and videos. First-generation college students, students who receive a Pell grant or may be economically disadvantaged, ethnic or racially diverse students, and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Teach English in China or South Korea through the University of Colorado
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, which our office helps to manage with its Korean partner, Yeungjin College (the legal employer of all teachers).   This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to have an experience working with students of different ages and abilities in a creative, dynamic environment.  Our diverse faculty of 45-50 teachers provides a supportive community in which to work and live, with more support coming from an on-site management team and UCCS-OIA. For more information visit: www.uccs.edu/international/teaching-abroad.html

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is also looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Milo International Kindergarten in Guangzhou, China.   If you have a passion for early childhood education, are committed to helping to create a warm and nurturing environment for young learners, and are eager to spend a year experiencing life in an exciting Chinese city, this may be just the opportunity for you! 

National Geographic Expands Young Explorers Grant Program
Deadline: Varies
Young Explorers Grants help cover field project costs for individuals ages 18 to 25 pursuing research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's grant programs. The program has expanded the Young Explorers Grant program to include more opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries. National Geographic is accepting applications from hard-working, passionate, creative young individuals from all over the world who are interested in doing fieldwork in Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000.  For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund or www.facebook.com/rowefund. Please send any questions to: rowefund@oas.org.

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Deadline: varies
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
Deadline: varies
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their website for information on each internship offered.

INTERNSHIPS:

 

Peace Action Wisconsin Summer 2014 Internship Program
Application deadline: May 1, 2014 

The Peace Action Wisconsin (PAWI) Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain real world experience while advancing positive social change in our community. PAWI is the largest grassroots foreign policy non-profit in the state and is working to reduce our state’s dependence on declining defense contracts and shift budget priorities from the Pentagon to human services and environmental sustainability. Available internships include Administrative, Research, Media & Communications, and Creative Design positions and are designed to be personalized according to the intern’s skills, interests and objectives. All internships are unpaid. For more information, visit: peaceactionwi.org

 

 

InterExchange Teaching Internship

Application Deadline: May 30th

 InterExchange Working Abroad is excited to be offering an 11-month paid teaching program in Vietnam starting this summer. Teachers will be employed full-time with 22-24 hours per week of in-class time. Teachers will also be expected to prepare lessons; track and report student attendance; provide written student evaluations; attend professional development courses etc. For more information about this program please visit the interexchange website