Deadline extended! Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop

Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

  • Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?
  • Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?


APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016


What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means,

o   Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem,

o   A broader and more diverse perspective on your research,

o   The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience,

o   Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.

  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.


To apply, send the following information and materials to


  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet.
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the project and any ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.


Deadline extended to: 5 pm CT, Monday, April 4, 2016.


For more information, please see the workshop page.


Co-Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies