• “Discover Your Value” Blog Series teaches how to market yourself, with an emphasis on international experience

    13 January 2011

    GoAbroad Blog is hosting 14-part series dedicated to helping individuals around the world learn how to communicate their value to others with an emphasis on their international experience.  Topics of discussion include: “The need to share your unique value in the marketplace”, “Professional skills employers are looking for” and “Using education abroad as one of your success factors”.  Click here to read the blog.

  • Once again this year, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is organizing a Student Symposium On Off-Campus Study. The Symposium will take place in Chicago, April 15-16, 2011.  Please read the ACM announcement below and let us know if you are interested in attending. To help us choose two students from Carleton to attend the Symposium, we would also like to ask those interested to submit a one-page proposal of their presentation by Tuesday, February 8 to Helena Kaufman, OCS Director

    We hope that you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to present your research, connect with fellow off-campus studies participants from ACM colleges, and spend a weekend in Chicago!

  • Carleton Students Dominate ACM Photo Contest

    20 December 2010

    Carleton College took home two first prizes, two second prizes and an honorable mention in the ACM photo contest.  Congratulations to:

    Rebecca Kilman for A Conversation

    Elena Levi for Mayan Ceremony in Chichicastenango Cemetery

    Sam Schref  for Incantation

    Max Silver for Sunset in Moravia

    Ana Vang for Lunch

    Details are available here.

  • Take part in the Global Engagement Summit this spring!

    1 December 2010

    The American Delegates committee of the Global Engagement Summit is currently recruiting for their 2011 Summit, which will take place April 20th-24th 2011 at Northwestern University. The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects.  They are looking for students particularly interested in community development, global issues, and social change.

    For more information check out: www.theges.org/american.php. Applications are due November 15th, 2010.

  • Dept of State’s “Postcards From Home” Contest…win a Netbook!

    29 November 2010

    U.S. Department of States presents the ExchangesConnect Photo Contest, “Postcards from Home: Show Us Where You’re From.” Two grand-prize winners will receive a Netbook computer. All entries must be uploaded to the ExchangesConnect website by December 17, 2010

    ExchangesConnect, managed by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA), is ECA’s open online community that supports discussions among over 27,000 members about Department of State exchange program applications and experiences and cultural tips on studying abroad in foreign countries.

  • The Freeman-ASIA Program has been approved for two years, beginning with the Summer 2011 term.  The application system will open in January 2011, and grants will be offered for Summer, Semester, and Academic Year terms. Detailed information will be available on December 1, 2010 on the program website at: http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia.

  • Attention those with a Pell Grant: Gilman International scholarships are available; deadline for Summer and Fall 2011 is March 1st

    8 November 2010

    The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Summer and Fall 2011 study abroad programs has been moved up one month to March 1, 2011. The online application will open online in early January, and students will have approximately 8 weeks to complete their applications. This application cycle pertains to students who will be studying abroad during Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Academic Year 2011-2012. For more information on the application requirements, deadlines and timelines, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman. We encourage students to thoroughly review the website for information regarding essays, frequently asked questions and multimedia resources.

  • Are you an aspiring writer or photographer (or perhaps already an accomplished one!) who will be living abroad this autumn?  Would you like to see your skills pay some bills?  If so, you may be interested in applying to Glimpse’s Correspondents program!


  • Humphrey Institute and Ford School visit Carleton Tuesday, October 19

    19 October 2010

    The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Ford School of Public Policy will be visiting Carleton College on Tuesday, October 19th at 5pm in the Sayles Hill Lounge. They will be holding an information session to share about their programs in policy, planning, international development, and other fields. This session is an excellent step in learning about applying to some of the highest ranked policy schools in the nation.

  • Electronic Absentee Voting available for Students Abroad

    8 October 2010

    In 2009, President Obama signed the Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) into law. MOVE Act requires all states to provide blank absentee ballots in at least one electronic format – email, an online ballot delivery system or fax – at least 45 days before an election.

    To jump-start the electronic voting support process for military and overseas voters, FVAP offered the federally funded Electronic Voting Support Wizard (EVSW). This system develops State-designed and operated absentee ballot delivery websites, accessible through FVAP.gov, that allow voters to mark their precinct-specific absentee ballots, and then print, sign and submit by the methods allowed.

    For more information, visit FVAP at: www.fvap.gov.

    Minnesota Residents: https://minnesota.overseasvotefoundation.org/overseas/home.htm