ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)

 

 

SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Center Conference
Project Proposals due: January 20, 2015
Conference: March 19-20, 2015
SUNY Center, New York City
The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 250+ professors, international programs staff, instructional technologists, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations at http://coil.suny.edu/page/call-presentations-7th-coil-conference.

San Francisco Global Career Forum 2015
February 20-21, 2015
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The San Francisco Career Forum 2015 will draw globally expanding businesses from various industries to California’s Silicon Valley. International companies will be seeking Japanese-English bilinguals to join their teams and assist in their efforts to bridge global economies and cultures. Learn more online.

Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference
February 21, 2015
Clark University
Worcester, MA outside of Boston
Clark University is hosting a Third Culture Kid (TCK)/Global Nomad Conference this February. TCKs are individuals of any age or nationality who has lived a significant part of his/her developmental years in one or more countries outside his/her passport country because of a parent's occupation.  For TCKs, there is often no simple answer to the basic question 'where are you from?' The conference will offer a variety of sessions that will be of interest to TCKs and their allies as well as faculty, staff and administrators who work with these students. All are welcome to attend. Learn more and register here.

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
March 28-29, 2015
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate by December 31.

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

 

 

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program
Deadline: March 18, 2015
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity for United States elementary, middle and high school teachers to become leaders in global education. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are the greatest resource to empower students as global citizens. TGC equips fellows with the global competencies necessary to bring an international perspective to their schools.

Teaching and learning is transformed through targeted training, an international field experience, and global collaboration. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX.

 

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.

 

 

STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

 

 

 

John Cabot Univeristy’s Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2015

John Cabot University will be awarding four full-tuition scholarships covering one three-credit class during their 2015 summer sessions. Interested participants must submit an essay or video by February 15, 2015 explaining which course they want to take at JCU. JCU will also be offering their $500-$2,000 study abroad scholarship for all semesters. Application information can be found here.

 

US- UK Fulbright – UK Summer Institute Scholarships
February 26, 2015 or March 5, 2015 (varies by institute)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. Application and information can be found here.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship      

Deadline: February 27, 2015                                    

A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: March 3, 2015
These scholarships are available to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are currently receiving federal Pell Grant funding as part of their financial aid package. Awards are made of up to $5,000 (with the average award being $4,000), with an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement available, for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Deadline for fall 2015 and academic year 15-16 study is March 3, 2015

Rotary Peace Fellow Scholarships 
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available:

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.

Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008, the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program at: http://www.talk.go.kr/

Scholarships to attend: 2015 Summer Field School for Social and Cultural Anthropology
This call is aimed at budding researchers with a creative and open mind towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven hand out eight scholarships that cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2015 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal. Eligible students include: Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program    

Deadline: TBD                                   

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week-long programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

 

INTERNSHIPS:

 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission internship program

Deadline: After Oct. 1, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our Internship program for winter/spring 2015. Interns at Fulbright work closely alongside our staff to promote and provide advice on studying in the USA to some 5,000+ British students each year. We do this through our advisory service, USA College Day University fair, student seminars, outreach to UK schools and universities and more! Applications are welcome from a variety of fields. Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting from 1st October. To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to advising@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Advising Internship”.

Peace Action Wisconsin Summer 2014 Internship Program
Application deadline: Feb 10, 2015
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.

 

High School Opportunities:

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
Deadline: Rolling
This program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/.