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Summer programs for study or work

The Experiment in International Living – International Group Leader Positions

Greetings and happy 2015!  My name is Maura Walsh and I serve as the Group Leadership Manager for World Learning’s Experiment in International Living.  The Experiment, the founding program of World Learning, has been sending young people abroad for immersive cultural experiences since 1932.  We currently have programs in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

My role is to recruit the 80 exceptional professionals to serve as The Experiment’s International Group Leaders each summer.  I’m currently doing a final push specifically to recruit Group Leaders for our Asia programs (prior to the application deadline of February 4), and I’m hoping you might be able to share information about the leader job opportunity with your ACL/Asian Studies masters students.  I have attached our recruitment flyer (in PDF format), along with a job description and company profile (below).  If you could circulate this information to current students and/or alumni, I would be very grateful.  Also, if there are any other steps you suggest we should take to reach out to your students/alumni, I would appreciate your advice.

You can find more information about our programs and the role of the group leader on our website at www.experiment.org.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have via email or a brief phone call at your convenience.

Thank you for your time, and for any help you can provide in helping us reach qualified applicants for our summer 2015 leader positions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Maura

 

The Experiment in International Living – International Group Leader Positions

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring exceptional professional individuals to serve as International Group Leaders to guide our summer 2015 programs in over 20 countries worldwide.

 

The Experiment, the founding program of World Learning, has been sending students on immersive abroad programs since 1932, and we continue to remain on the cutting edge of international education.  Our programs provide high school students the opportunity to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country, while exploring their program country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific program theme.

Each program has two co-leaders, who work together to guide a group of 10 to 15 high school students on a 3-, 4-, or 5-week journey.  Our leaders are our most critical on-the-ground resource, traveling alongside their group and serving as their students’ primary support throughout the program. Leaders take on a wide range of responsibilities, including helping their students integrate into local cultures and host families, conducting group excursions, and guiding students through discussions of and reflections on their experiences. Leaders work with the Experiment’s US-based staff and in-country partners to maximize students’ health and safety and to ensure the program is meaningful, challenging, and experientially rich.

The Experiment’s International Group Leaders come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a commitment to intercultural and experiential education.  The minimum requirements for leaders are as follows:

  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Have leadership experience working with young people, preferably high school age students
  • Have in-depth experience in The Experiment’s 2015 program countries/regions
  • Are competent in the language of the program country (level of fluency required varies from program to program)
  • Are flexible, resilient, resourceful, organized, dynamic, and pro-active
  • Are, above all, educators and facilitators

The Experiment covers leaders’ program-related travel expenses, including domestic travel to the Leader Training Workshop in Vermont and then home after the program; meals and lodging during the Leader Training Workshop; international flights to and from the program country; and transportation, lodging, meals, emergency travel medical insurance, communication, and incidentals while on the program.  Leaders benefit from an intensive weeklong professional development training, the chance to experience a familiar culture from a new perspective, and an opportunity to use their language skills and gain new friends and colleagues.  In addition, leaders receive a stipend of $175 per program week.

Applications for 2015 International Group Leader positions are being accepted through February 4, 2015. To learn more about the leader position and to access the online application, please visit www.experiment.org/leaders.

 

Questions? Email Maura Walsh, group leadership manager, at leadership@experiment.org.

 

 

The Experiment in International Living – Company Profile

The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme. Programs are designed to equip participants not only with essential cultural skills and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to critical global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit.

Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge that help them to thrive—and lead—in diverse, intercultural environments.

The Experiment in International Living, the founding program of World Learning, has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. Today, The Experiment offers summer programs for high school students in Europe; the Americas; Africa, south of the Sahara; North Africa and the Middle East; and Asia and the Pacific.

Maura C. Walsh

Group Leadership Manager

The Experiment in International Living, a program of World Learning

maura.walsh@experiment.org | (802) 258-3130 | Skype: experimentleadership

www.experiment.org | 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302

 

International Internships and Work in summer 2015 – Info session Feb. 12

From: Kit Belgum
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:32 PM
Subject: International Internships and Work in summer 2015 – Info session Feb. 12

Dear Colleague,

Can you please advertise this upcoming information session regarding summer internships and work abroad for 2015? The internships and work positions in locations all over the world are available from International Cooperative Education, an organization that we have worked with for many years now.
Dr. Günter Seefeldt, director of International Cooperative Education (based in Menlo Park, CA) will be on the UT campus on Thursday, Feb. 12 to talk to students from all departments and fields of study who are interested in an excellent international experience.
Dr. Seefeldt will be available to meet with students on a drop-in basis on Feb. 12 in the morning and in the afternoon (9-11:30 AM and 1-6 PM) in BUR 324. Any students with questions in advance can consult ICE’s website: www.icemenlo.com and/or contact Dr. Seefeldt directly at info@icemenlo.com
Please forward the attached flyer and make some copies to post in offices and hand out in classes. ICE has great opportunities for your students, please help to get the word out to them! Thanks very much!!
Prof. Kit Belgum
Germanic Studies
UT

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy

Live, Learn and Intern in Washington, D.C, earning UT credit!  The Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy is a summer program for graduate students of the University of Texas System interested in interning in Washington, D.C., while learning about the federal policymaking process as it pertains to their own academic and career goals.  Please visit the Archer Center website at www.archercenter.org to learn more and download an application.

The Summer 2015 Graduate Program in Public Policy application deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015.  

INTERNSHIP

Graduate Fellows choose their internships based on personal, professional, and academic goals. From Capitol Hill to the White House, from media outlets to nonprofit organizations, Archer Graduate Fellows gain invaluable real world experience in D.C.’s most prestigious institutions.  Fellows are responsible for researching and applying to the internship of their choice.  However, Archer Center staff and our vast contacts from throughout D.C. and the UT System provide guidance throughout the process.

SCHOLARSHIP

Fellows earn 9 hours of in-residence credit at their UT System home institution. The Graduate Program’s 3 hour Federal Policymaking course is an on the ground and behind the scenes study of the federal policymaking process and the institutions  and people that comprise the federal government. This course supplements the 6 hour internship component of the Graduate Program.  All students participating in the Graduate Program in Public Policy pay a flat Archer Center Program Fee in lieu of tuition and fees at their home institution, as well as the cost of books, housing, transportation, meals and incidentals. The Center currently provides some partial stipends to help fund this time in Washington, D.C., and will actively assist student in fundraising and identifying potential scholarship opportunities, if needed.

FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship – or friendship – is the last aspect of the Program.  Archer Graduate Fellows have the opportunity and the choice to live together in historic homes in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, as part of an arrangement with WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing – www.internsdc.com).  Students often say that this is one of the most fulfilling personal aspects of the Program and their time in D.C.  Strong and lasting friendships are formed as well as an instant network of UT System colleagues and contacts in Washington, D.C.

Project IMUSE

 

Project IMUSE is a Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University student initiative aiming to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States by providing top college and graduate students from these regions an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about the key issues affecting China and the world today.

Every year, we accept about 30 students from China, Europe, and the USA to participate in a week long fellowship based in Beijing. This year, our fellowship will take place from Aug. 12 – 23 (12-19 in Beijing and 20-23 in Hong Kong). We are currently accepting applications on our website at http://www.projectimuse.org/, and we highly encourage students to apply.

Please feel free to email us with any questions. Meanwhile, please check out the the following videos to learn more about Project IMUSE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiUdpidPrE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSNsqAPSo-w. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our program. Please forward our program information to any student groups or administrations that would be interested in Sino-US Relations.

Sincerely,

Harvard IMUSE Team

Project IMUSE

Dear Recipient:

Hello, my name is Brian Oh and I am a junior at Harvard University. I am contacting you because I am a student representative from Harvard IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange), emailing you to ask for your assistance in publicizing our summer conference in China this year to undergraduate and graduate students. We received your contact information from the international center of your respective university, and hope that you will notify individuals to apply to this wonderful opportunity.

IMUSE (http://www.projectimuse.org/was founded in 2008 through a collaboration between Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University students, aiming to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States. Our conference provides top college and graduate students an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about key issues affecting China and the world today. What makes IMUSE different from other conferences is its small size of 30 participants selected through a rigorous application process in which we choose the brightest university students from US, China, and around the world.
 
The publicity task is simple. We only ask that you will be able to notify your organization(s) and individual(s) of this opportunity, and to put posters around the university when we send it the file to you. This will help us create a diverse group of individuals interested and involved in the conference.
Please let us know if it is possible for you to publicize this opportunity and if there are other contacts we should email.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Brian J. Oh

Texas Global Exchange Program

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the
University of Texas at Austin is offering an exciting opportunity for
eligible graduate students and faculty members!
The Texas Global Exchange Program, focused on the economic ties
between Texas and Kazakhstan, is hosting a week-long workshop, held
between May 16th and May 25th, at the Astana Economic Forum in
Kazakhstan.  The program will afford students and faculty the
opportunity to travel abroad; attend lectures on business, energy,
geopolitical issues, and public and international affairs; interact
with local students; and meet with local companies and non-profit
organizations.  Students will make contacts in the area, gain cultural
experience, and learn about business and international affairs in
Eurasia.  Funding for all expenses is available for most eligible
participants!
More information on this program and how to apply can be found at:
Rachel Weinheimer
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
University of Texas at Austin

 

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its
summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 language programs. Programs to
be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi
(Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu
(Hyderabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and
Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian
languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the
equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer
Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for
summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of
prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of
either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including
beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer.
Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available at their
institutions for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for
Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State
Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some
funding available for summer students who cannot procure FLAS or CLS
funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language
committee’s ranking of the applicants. Academic year students are
eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses
for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer
Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require
two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall.
The application deadline is January 31, 2014.  Applications can be
downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more
information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.
http://www.indiastudies.org

Apply for funding to learn a South Asian language this summer!

Apply for funding to learn a South Asian language this summer!
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Applications for Summer 2014 are now being accepted for the following funding opportunities:

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships: Open to graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents, deadline February 15, 2014.

Half/Full Fee Remissions: Open to all SASLI applicants, deadline March 15, 2014.

Project GO funding for Hindi and Urdu: Open to ROTC undergraduates who are US citizens, deadline January 10, 2014.

$1000 Fee Remission: Open to all SASLI applicants who do not have other, external funding.  Priority deadline April 1, 2014.

Details and links the applications can be found on our website: http://sasli.wisc.edu/funding.html

Any questions can be addressed to SASLI by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu

We look forward to your applications!

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South Asia Summer Language Institute

B488 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1532
608.261.1194

sasli.wisc.edu

Indiana University Summer Language Workshop

The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek on the Bloomington campus.

* All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits.

* Competitive FLAS and ROTC Project GO scholarships available for qualified students.

* Classes will be held June 9 – August 1, 2014; all levels of Arabic and first year Russian will begin June 2, 2014.

* 4 and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3).

Priority application deadline: February 1, 2014.

See http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel for more information and to apply.

Questions? Please contact swseel@indiana.edu or 812-855-2889.