Fancy a fully-funded graduate degree at a top British or Irish university? Join us to learn about a group of scholarships that allow you to pursue your academic goals in the United Kingdom and Ireland!
This informational session and application workshop is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate or professional students, and will provide an overview of the Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes scholarships.
When: Thursday, May 7, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (entrance near Coble Hall)
We will discuss the:
- basic eligibility requirements,
- selection criteria, and
- application processes for these awards.
The University of Illinois’ newest Marshall Scholar, Jacob Calvert, will be on hand to share his application experience!
The latter portion of the event will help participants begin to craft their applications for these scholarships. This is a great opportunity to strategize and get feedback on your ideas for your application essays. The priority deadline for the Marshall and Gates Cambridge scholarships is June 1, 2015, and the required campus deadline for many of the UK/Ireland scholarships is August 25, 2015, so now is the time to get started!
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richelle Bernazzoli, Ph.D.
National and International Scholarships Program | University of Illinois
Study Abroad: Summer 2015
Understanding Japan and Taiwan in Global Settings
(EALC 199 at 3 credits)
Still looking for an opportunity to study abroad this summer? Gain new perspectives on Japan and Taiwan by participating in the U-Tokyo and NTU Summer Program. Together with students from the top universities in Japan and Taiwan, you will acquire significant knowledge, become inspired by Japanese and Taiwanese culture, and experience the dynamic cities of Tokyo and Taipei. The University of Illinois is the only American university participating!
The University of Tokyo and National Taiwan University have joined forces to create the course outlined below, combining them with an exciting social program. This course is aimed at students with general interest in international relations, East Asia, political science, and economics. The language of instruction for the course is English.
Students will attend class lectures on (1) politics and international relations, (2) culture and society, and (3) economics and management, students will learn what’s going on in Japan and Taiwan in global settings especially in their relation to China and US. Field trips to government, businesses, and NGOs will deepen their understanding of the class topics. Participants from all three universities will be divided into work groups to present findings of independent research projects. Illinois students will each produce a documentary of their experience that will be shared with the Illinois campus.
Summer 2015 deadline: April 22, 2015
For more information contact Clair Bryan at email@example.com.
Please spread the word about this new URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY Program in Vienna info session
When: Monday, March 9th
Where: 2036 Lincoln Hall—the Honors Commons (easy to access by the South-East Stairwell)
What: Organizers from Vienna via Skype will present to tell you about the program and answer questions
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS!
These programs will be of great value for students interested in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Museum and Heritage Studies, German language, Urban Studies, Architecture, Art History, Landscape Architecture, Medieval Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Material Sciences.
URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM
in VIENNA, AUSTRIA
In Vienna, the past — with all its glories and catastrophes — is all around you. And no-one has a better view of this extraordinary history than the city’s Archaeology Division, the municipality’s official unit for research and education. Its members are literally tasked with unearthing Vienna’s past, digging for the city’s secrets and sharing them with an eager public.
12 Undergraduate Credits in ANTH (6 Advanced Hours)
- No Prior Coursework or Archaeological Experience Required
- No Language Requirement
- Total Cost (Including Transportation and Lodging) at the Same Level as a Semester on Campus
- Optional Additional Courses Available
For more info
Application Deadline: March 15th
Create an application here: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11034
LAS Global Studies has two information sessions this week—one for the Certificate in International Development Studies on Wednesday and one for our major and minor and Thursday. Please see below for details (including dates for additional information sessions this semester):
Announcing Information Sessions to learn about the NEW undergraduate Certificate in International Development Studies offered by LAS Global Studies
This Certificate is an interdisciplinary program of study in the social sciences focused on development theory and interventions. Students will gain fundamental skills for understanding and assessing global to local scale institutions and strategies that seek to improve human well-being in the global South. The Certificate in International Development Studies provides students a credential that demonstrates their competency in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary international development. Such skills are valued by a range of organizations including governmental and non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, philanthropic organizations, social enterprises, private sector firms, and educational institutions.
Interested students should attend an upcoming information session held in Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor next to Coco Mero) to learn about the requirements of the Certificate and sign up:
- Wednesday, March 4th from 2-2:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 14th from 3-3:30 PM
For more information please refer to http://www.globalstudies.illinois.edu/academics/certificate/
You may also contact the LAS Global Studies Office at 217-333-0178 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to speak to an academic advisor about the certificate.
This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?
What is Global Studies?
Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides a strong foundation in the analysis of con-temporary global issues through coursework, research and experiential learning such as study abroad.
Students are required to attend one of the following informational meetings in order to be eligible to declare the Global Studies Major or Minor.
Thursday, March 5, 3 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 3 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 4 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2 pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2 pm
Meetings will be held in the Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor)
The sessions will last about an hour and will take you through all forms necessary for declaring the major or minor.
Visit our website for more info: www.globalstudies.illinois.edu
Here is a list of the Peace Corps events at UIUC during National Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7. Please help Peace Corps at UIUC celebrate Peace Corps Week by letting interested students know about these opportunities on campus.
Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7:
March 3 Returned Peace Corps Panel Discussion @ 6pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign (this event features Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from The Gambia, Albania, and Paraguay; volunteers are also UIUC alumni)
March 4 “Peace Corps Women! Reflecting Upon Our Experiences” @ 7pm A panel discussion from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at UIUC discussing their unique experiences as women participants in Peace Corps, exploring gender, relationships, service, and navigating culture. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and OIIR held at The Women’s Resources Center 703 S. Wright St. Champaign
March 5 Serving the Common Good: A Panel Discussion on Nonprofit and Public Affair Careers @ 6:30 pm in The UIUC Illini Union (sponsored by the Office of Volunteer Programs)
*March 6 Brown Bag Luncheon with UIUC Faculty/Staff/Advisors @ 12-1pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign
*This event is not intended for students, but for UIUC faculty and staff interested in learning more about the role of a campus-based Peace Corps Representative at UIUC.
March 7 Coffee Chat with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Campus Recruiter 10:30-11:30am @ Caffe Paradiso 810 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana – Returned Volunteers from China, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, and the Republic of Cabo Verde discuss their Peace Corps experiences over coffee. Open to the public!
The event dates highlighted in yellow are open to anyone. The March 6th luncheon is intended for advisors, faculty, and other staff interested in learning more about the role of a Peace Corps Campus Representative at UIUC. Academic and Career Advisors are encouraged to attend.
Additional Spring 2015 Semester Events:
March 11 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @ The Career Center Conference Rm
March 18 Peace Corps booth at the All-Campus Career Fair 12-4pm @ ARC
April 1 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center Conference Rm
April 14 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @The Career Center
April 18 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers present at the Leaders for Global Change (LGC): International Service Learning Conference 10am-2pm @ UIUC’s YMCA
May 6 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center
**Events are often added throughout the year, and Peace Corps is represented at most Career Fairs and international-related workshops on campus.
Application Deadlines – April 1st (October 2015 Departure) and July 1st (Feb./March 2016 Departure)
I can also put the events in a ppt. slide or other format upon request.
RPCV, Republic of Georgia 2010-2012
Campus Peace Corps Representative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Career Center | Student Services Arcade Building, MC-383