Interested in learning more about Study Abroad? Join the Study Abroad Info Session on Wed 11/16 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in Fisk 201. Lunch will be provided!
It’s that time of year! International Education Week launches on Friday this week, November 11th, and continues for the entire week, ending on November 18th. There are so many events and displays this year, including international foods, music, sports and theater. There’s truly something for everyone!
For an overview of events, check out the website and keep an eye out as the events appear on WesNest in the coming days.
With a Critical Language Scholarship, you can spend 8-10 weeks of the summer doing intensive language study abroad in one of 14 languages that the US government has identified as critical to the national interest. CLS programs are fully funded and are offered at a variety of levels, as low as total beginning for some languages and beginning at intermediate for others. The eligible languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, & Urdu.
The CLS national deadline is coming up on November 16. Students from any class year are eligible to apply, as long as they meet the CLS eligibility requirements. You can read up on those, find out about informational events, and start your application at clscholarship.org.
Contact Anita Deeg-Carlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Director for Intercultural Learning, at the Fries Center for Global Studies, if you are interested in applying.
The Goldwater Scholarship grants scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering (the full list of disciplines is available at the bottom of the Goldwater Scholarship’s eligibility guidelines). Both sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply, though in most cases juniors are most competitive. All applicants must be actively engaged in research in addition to their courseworkto be considered for this scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship does have a monetary component ($7500 in the senior year those those who apply as a junior or $7500 in the junior year and again in the senior year for those that receive the award as a sophomore). But even more importantly, winning the Goldwater serves as a marker of early academic promise that can help students secure future fellowships, admission to graduate school, and other important forms of recognition and access that will be an asset to building a career in research.
The Office of Fellowships will hold an info session and Q&A with Goldwater Scholar Anna Fehr (’23) on Thursday, November 3 in Fisk Hall Room 209 at 4:30pm. Join us there to learn more! Freshman, sophomores, and juniors are welcome. (Come listen, even if you might apply in a future year, rather than right now!)
Those interested in applying this year should complete the pre-application (available on the Goldwater Scholarship website) by November 18, 2022 at the very latest. Reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Learn how you can afford to study abroad! Wed 9/21 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm in The Resource Center. Appetizers will be served!
Have you thought about applying for a Fulbright? Through the Fulbright U.S. Student program, U.S. citizens who hold a bachelors or Masters degree can travel to 140+ countries to undertake a graduate degree program, conduct independent research, pursue a creative or performing arts project, or teach English abroad.
The final Fulbright Info Session of Spring 2022 is coming up on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:15-1:15pm at the Career Center in Boger Hall.
At this event, a general introduction to the program will be followed by advice and insight from students from Class of 2022 who have just recently been named English Teaching Assistants. They will offer tips on the application process for those who are planning an application for the September 2022 deadline.
The info session is open to all class years (it’s never too early to get inspired!) and we will serve pizza for lunch.
Any questions can be directed to Erica Kowsz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you thinking of going to graduate school? Did you know there are fellowships and scholarships that pay for US students to pursue graduate degrees abroad? At this info session, Assistant Director for Fellowships, Dr. Erica Kowsz, will give an overview of the opportunities available, including fellowships for graduate study in the UK, Ireland, China, and more! Students from all class years are welcome to attend. We will meet on Monday April 25 at 4:30pm in Fisk 201 for snacks, a short presentation, and plenty of time for Q&A!
On Monday, April 11 (noon-1 pm) in the Fries Center for Global Studies (Fisk Hall), Duke University Law professor Darrell A.H. Miller will speak with students about careers in law and history and provide an update on 2021-22 cases pending before the Supreme Court. A 15-min presentation by Prof. Miller will be followed by opportunities for audience Q&A. Boxed lunches and drinks will be available.
Where language study, study abroad, civic engagement, and social justice come together. Learn more about the Global Engagement Minor for rising sophomores here.
Wesleyan University offers many opportunities, including fellowships. If you’re interested in learning more about fellowships, click here.