- September 15, 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!September 9, 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/
- August 2, 2011
- July 20, 2011
- May 25, 2011
View photos from the adventures of the Carleton OCS French Studies in Paris seminar, all taken by William Kryzda
- May 9, 2011
- April 20, 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:
- April 20, 2011
Keep up with the educational adventures of the New Media students as they travel, learn and explore their way through Barcelona, Berlin and Copenhagen:
- March 14, 2011
Students on the Carleton OCS program, Comparative Welfare Systems and Social Safety Nets in Australia, had an opportunity to meet with the United States Ambassador to Australia, Jeff Bleich, at the embassy in Canberra last week. Official embassy photographer Adam P. Wilson took photos of the visit, which are posted here.
- March 7, 2011
There is space still available on SEA Semester's Spring term program, at reduced cost too! See further information here: http://www.sea.edu/academics/program_eoe.aspx
OCS is extending its deadline for anyone interested in going on this program this spring. If you're interested, contact Off-Campus Studies (507-222-4332) right away!
- February 24, 2011
Are you interested in learning more about what a Peace Corps experience is really like? Come and join us for a panel of faculty/staff/alumni panel to hear about their experiences in the field, followed by questions and general discussion. This is a quick and informal way to learn about the Peace Corps from people who have had first-hand experience.
WHAT: Peace Corps Panel with Dana Strand (French), Patrick Ganey (Development), and Paul Regan (Carleton alumn '99)
WHEN: Monday, February 28, from 4:00 to 5:00
WHERE: Gould Library Athenaeum
Other faculty and staff who have served in the Corps will be in attendance, eager to speak with you.
And if you like what you hear, the Peace Corps representative (Marianne Midwinter) will be holding an information session at 6:00 pm the same day, in Sayles-Hill Lounge.
- February 10, 2011
Space is still available in Northwestern University's Global Engagement Summer Institut. This program takes students from all over the country, and is looking for students who are committed to global change, and want to earn credit while making a positive impact on communities abroad.
What: GESI students design and implement a community development project with their host community and a small interdisciplinary team of talented students from across the country.
Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on field experience with comprehensive academic preparation.
Where: Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, South Africa, or Uganda.
When: June 18- August 20, 2011.
Why: So many reasons!
- Meaningful cultural immersion through homestays
- Two full Northwestern course credits
- On-the-ground professional experience
- Lifelong friendships with passionate students from around the country
How: Complete our three-step application process online. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 1st, but some program locations may fill before that time.
Visit their website for further information: http://www.gesi.northwestern.edu/