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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.Named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York, the program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee, commented, "Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community."
Volunteering abroad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth while making significant contributions to the local community. Open your heart, lend a hand, and seize the day as you embark on a purpose-filled adventure! API has developed strong relationships with conservation groups, animal rescue centers, orphanages, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations abroad. We will work with your skills and preferences to best match your passions with the availability, needs, and objectives of the local host community. API will provide you with the support and security you need to successfully plan your volunteer abroad adventure!
Earn 3 credits when you study with AIFS in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Live in private rooms in a student village with daily breakfast included. Enjoy cultural activities such as walking tours, music nights and day trips to Causeway Coast and the Antrim Glens, Ulster American Folk Park, Derry/Londonderry and Game of Thrones filming locations. A 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands is also included. A 2-night tour of London is included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package.
If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language course taught by IES Abroad. You select the remainder of your courses from options available at IES Abroad and prestigious local universities. You can also enroll in an internship or service learning placement during your time in Quito, which will help you add international work experience to your résumé, or help you understand the city’s social issues first-hand. Quito will be your classroom. Can you imagine visiting and observing Ecuadorian customs at a traditional fiesta or visiting local markets and handicraft workshops? Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites. Several courses include a hands-on, practical component. You also take several field trips to exotic locations while you study abroad in Quito, including the remote Galápagos Islands. Imagine yourself in an environmental haven of fearless sea lions, penguins, iguanas, and tortoises just 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. It’s not very often you’d get to be so near to nature and see so many species up close—with IES Abroad, we’ll take you there.
Requirements Applicants should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, and should have some knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduate (junior and senior in US/third- or fourth-year in Canada) or Master’s students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. PhD students are not eligible. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills. Terms of Award The successful applicant will receive a monthly salary from the German Bundestag. Subsidized health insurance is available through DAAD for a monthly fee. DAAD can help the interns obtain housing in Berlin and make contacts with fellow international interns and German students. Travel expenses are the intern’s responsibility.
The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017-18 AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India through January 16, 2017. During an immersive, 10-month volunteer program (Sept. 2017-July 2018), young professionals have the opportunity to serve at development organizations and social enterprises across India. AIF Clinton Fellows support our partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through collaboration, skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building.
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On a sunny day in California, I was walking around the Berkeley campus with my Brazilian friend. I was explaining to her my experience growing up as a Mexican-American. She then told me something that sent me into a bit of a shock. When you go to Brazil, you will be treated as a white woman.
As a Black traveler, I’ve noticed a few recurring experiences in my adventures abroad. The following list was inspired by said experiences.
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