International Week Alumni Talk with Peter Varnum ’08: Confronting Kibera: Education, Finance and Sustainability in a Nairobi Slum17 October 2011
Class of 2008 alum, Peter Varnum, shares the journey of an inconsistently funded children’s home toward fiscal independence and a healthier environment for its orphaned children in Nairobi, Kenya.
Application Deadline for Freeman – Asia Scholarships Coming Up On October 1212 October 2011
The student-application deadline for Freeman – Asia scholarships is next week Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. See the description and the link below to see if you qualify.
Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Awards of up to $5,000 are available for spring programs. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.
For more information, eligibility requirements, and the online application, please visit: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia
Come and join us for the Latin American Studies Welcome Reception!10 October 2011
Come and join us for the Latin American Studies welcome reception. Share your experiences abroad with other students who were in Latin America last year and learn about other programs, the Brazil ACM exchange, and all things Latin American on campus. The reception will follow the talk by professor Durão.
Talk: Towards a Model of Inclusive Exclusion: Marginal Subjectivation in Rio de Janeiro
Professor Fabio Durão, UNICAMP (Brazil)
When: Monday, October 10 at 5pm the Athenaeum
Reception to begin at 6:00pm.
Hope to see you there!
Opportunity for a fully-funded summer intensive language program through the Department of State!15 September 2011
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.
Use your off-campus studies experiences to become a published author with the Glimpse Correspondents Program!9 September 2011
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is an opportunity for students, volunteers, teachers, and travelers who will be abroad for 10 or more weeks in 2011 to get their stories and photography published at high-profile publications–and get paid for it.
Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides selected writers and photographers with a $600 stipend and one on one editorial training and support in building their portfolio of published work.
Anyone over 18 is eligible, and writers and photographers of all skill and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Selections are made not only on candidates’ talents in writing or photography, but also their vision for engaging communities and finding unique stories while abroad, as well as their commitment to developing these stories into polished long-form narratives over the course of the program.
To learn more, visit: http://glimpse.org/the-correspondents-program/
2 August 2011
Follow the adventures of the 2011 Economics in Cambridge Seminar on their blog.
Mike, Jim and the students in the tea room at Hennigan’s Heritage Center View of Clew Bay as we descend from Croagh Patrick Sarah, Phil and Charlotte get…
View photos from the adventures of the Carleton OCS French Studies in Paris seminar, all taken by William Kryzda
9 May 2011
The Photo Contest was a great success; to see results see here!
European Political Economy students meet with former party General Secretary in Congreso in Madrid20 April 2011
Students on the European Political Economy program asked questions and conversed with Rafael Simancas, former general secretary of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and candidate for the presidency of the Community of Madrid (the autonomous region of Madrid). They met in Congreso, the Chamber of Deputies of Spain, which is the governing house of Spain. Jose’ Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of the Socialist Party (PSOE) is the current prime minister.
Below are two of photos of the students’ visit: