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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
You do not miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You will love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there is more to Cape Town than its beautyâ��its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you will agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you are on top of the world. Cape Town Direct Enrollment - University Of Cape Town In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with outdoor activities to enjoy, South African residents to meet, and African cultures to learn. Service learning in and around Cape Town is a core component in our program. Students taking one of the IES Abroad courses are required to complete 60 hours of volunteer work while in Cape Town. Twenty of your 60 hours of volunteer work will be at Egoli, a settlement that receives no government services like water or electricity. With your help on community-driven projects like providing sustainable and reusable solar reading lamps or creating a shared garden, you (like many IES Abroad students before you) can make a small, but life-changing contribution to the people of Egoli. Use the remaining 40 hours of volunteer work to participate in field work and research opportunities. UCT students often join SHAWCO, the Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation volunteer program of the University, as their organized placements will give you practical exposure to topics you are learning at the leading research university of South Africa, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Through these opportunities, you will get a first-hand look at the society and issues affecting different groups in Cape Town. While in South Africa, you will complete 15-19 credits. These credits can be all taken through UCT courses or in a combination of 2-4 UCT courses (12 credits) and an IES Abroad course (4 credits). Located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the City Center, UCT first opened in 1829, as the South African College. UCT is the oldest university in South Africa, and has undergone incredible change since its opening, particularly since the end of the apartheid, working to make quality higher education available to students regardless of race. UCT is officially recognized for its strengths in African Studies, Biology, Botany, Business, Environmental Sciences, History, Mathematics, Engineering, Sociology, and Anthropology. IES Abroad will offer a choice of three courses: Polity, Community Development, Urban Life in South Africa; Eco-Justice in Africa; and Health and Community Development in South Africa. Cape Town will be your classroom. From visiting local gems like the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Castle of Good Hope, we challenge you to take full advantage of the South African beautiful climate and geography. We will also take you to Kruger National Park for a three-hour game drive with one of the experienced game rangers. Hopefully your adventure will include capturing the â��Big Fiveâ��â�� lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros--on your camera. We want you to feel at home in South Africa, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Cape Town, from service learning to cultural events. Get to know South Africa in a way only IES Abroad can show you.
Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, have also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy.
The Dublin Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. Based at Dublin City University (DCU), the program combines a professional internship with coursework on various aspects of Irealand’s dynamic history and contemporary culture, including its art, economy, literature, media and politics. The fall Semester also offers a track specifically designed for those students interested in the health sciences. Courses designed specifically for students in the Boston University program are taught by local faculty drawn from Dublin-area universities and professional institutes.
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I spontaneously decided that I wanted to study abroad in the fall semester of my senior year. I was working as a freshman seminar peer mentor/teaching assistant at my university, which was managed by the Director of Study Abroad. One day, I started talking to her about how I wish that I had taken advantage of the various study abroad programs earlier on in my undergrad year because it was too late. She informed me that if I still wanted to study abroad, we could make it happen. From there, it was all about finding the right country, program, and scholarships to fund my trip. As luck would have it, she gave me an ISA-ELAP booklet so that I could look for program and the first page that I opened up to was a film and media program in Mumbai, India. I knew from that moment that India was my destination. I had already been extremely interested in Indian culture; I had worked at an Indian Cuisine restaurant in the summer and was taking the Bollywood: Popular Hindi Cinema class offered at my university at the time as well.
Hearing stories of my mom's adventures living in Paris as an au pair was where my interest was first peaked. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to live in Europe and travel with friends. On top of that, I have an affinity for languages. Growing up speaking Spanish, I wanted to expand my knowledge of the romance languages. Italian was a perfect match.
I decided to study abroad because I had always wanted to immerse myself in a different culture and get to know a different part of the world. The idea of living in another city with different people has always interested me. I also wanted to experience the academic setting in a foreign environment, so I figured that studying abroad was the best way to do all of these.
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Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative, Boren Awards applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative promotes the study of Hindi and Urdu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Study abroad in Barcelona, Spain and select from a wide range of subject matters with classes taught in both Spanish and English available. Live in student apartments or for a small fee, a student residence or Spanish homestay may be selected. Choose from academic year, fall and spring semester programs at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona or Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Summer and January term (winter) programs are available at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Cultural and social activities and travel opportunities are included with all programs. Depending on the academic term, travel excursions and day trips may include visits to Montserrat and Sitges, the Pyrenees, Gerona and Besalú, and Figueras and the Salvador Dalí Museum. Additional travel options may include visits to London, England; Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco; Interlaken, Switzerland; and Seville & Granada, Andalucia. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, thesis research and/or internships in Germany that are either independently designed or part of organized programs.
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