2008 Education Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 Education Abroad Photo Contest! Each winner receives an iTunes gift card and their photo is featured on the VCU homepage for the next year! To view the photos, visit our website: http://www.vcu.edu/oie/eao/perspectives/contest.html
Grandprize winner:
Amanda Wilson, International Internship in India
Joel Nickols, VCU in Guatemala: Spanish Language
Maria Goller, VCU in Barbados: History and Culture in the Caribbean
Scott Miller, VCU Partnership exchange to Fudan University in Shanghai, China
Carly Hanchin, International Student Exchange Program participant at the Université de Caen, France

Experience German culture- Internship and study

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates who are interested in experiencing German culture and everyday life through internship and study. The application deadline is December 1st for this yearlong scholarship program, funded by the US Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act, as amended. CBYX is primarily designed for business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields may apply. Applicants from community and technical colleges are especially encouraged to apply.
Participants spend a year (July 2009 – July 2010) studying and working in their career fields while completely immersed in German language and culture. Please share this information with your students, and encourage them to apply online at www.cdsintl.org/cbyx.

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International Cooperative Education

Are you interested in working abroad? Do you have a passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures? Would you like to make friends and establish business contacts abroad?
There will be an orientation with Dr. Günter Seefeldt, Ph.D. of ICE (International Cooperative Education ) on Tuesday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the University Career Center (907 Floyd Ave.)
Dr. Seefedlt will be giving an orientation to his organization, and interview some students for potential placements (in the target country’s language).
He is specifically interested in students who can speak French, German, Japanese and Chinese

Fellowship for Minority College Sophomores interested in International Affairs

Application Opened October 15th for the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation’s Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program
The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program is a program of the UNCF Special Programs Corporation that is now entering its 15th year. The Institute seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry. The IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students.
The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. IIPP is a comprehensive program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study, and student services that include mentoring and career development. Additionally, IIPP provides students with the education and training necessary to successfully enter, advance, and provide leadership in international affairs careers.

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Child Development and Disability Culture in West Africa

The Office of International Education and the School of Allied Health Professions are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for students to study child development and disability culture in Ghana, West Africa. Students have the opportunity to explore Ghanaian culture and history in several different areas, the Accra Region, the Volta Region, and Cape Coast. This program provides an ideal setting in which to explore the social issues facing Ghanaian children today. The program is suited for occupational therapy students or practicing occupational therapist. To download an application please click the following link: application and program description. For more information please email Stacey Reynolds at reynoldsse3@vcu.edu.

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Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic

An information session on Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic will be offered Thursday, November 13 at noon in Room 112 of the Raleigh Building
This course involves a 12-day study abroad trip and is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about social work practice and comparative social issues in the developing nation of the Dominican Republic. The format is a week of study followed by cultural excursions and service work in a rural community.
The course will be offered as a Service Learning course.
For more information contact Randi Buerlein at rwbuerle@vcu.edu.

AmeriSpan Scholarship

AmeriSpan Study Abroad Programs has generously donated FIVE scholarships for VCU students wishing to study abroad on one of their programs!
The scholarships are as follows:
Three $500 scholarships at AmeriSpan’s College Study Abroad Programs http://www.amerispan.com/study_abroad/
Argentina: Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires
Chile: Universidad de Vina del Mar in Vina del Mar
Costa Rica: Universidad Veritas in San Jose
Ecuador: Fundacion Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI) in Cuenca
Italy: The Pantheon Center in Rome
Italy: Babilonia Center used by Auburn University in Taormina, Sicily
United Kingdom: Middlesex University in London, England
and Two $250 scholarships at any AmeriSpan program http://www.amerispan.com/
If you are interested in studying abroad on one of AmeriSpan’s programs, please let us know immediately! These scholarships will be given to students who have above a 3.0 GPA and who are applying to an AmeriSpan program. First come, first serve!
E-mail Stephanie Davenport, Director of VCU Education Abroad
at Davenportse@vcu.edu for more details!

Scholarships to London Available

Want to study abroad in London in 2009?
Need some $$ support?
Consider American Intercontinental University http://studyabroad.aiuniv.edu/ and Come Talk to the VCU Education Abroad office about the scholarships that are available!
American Intercontinental University will award two Merit Scholarships in the amount of $500 to be used by VCU students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA enrolled in two or more classes during any of the regular 2009 academic terms at the London campus only.
The terms available are as follows:
Winter: Jan 3-Mar 13
Spring: Mar 19-May 21
Summer 1: June 4-Aug 14
Summer 2: June 4-July 10
*Only one scholarship ($500) per student may be awarded for students attending the 5-week sessions. Students attending the 10-week sessions may be awarded up to, but not to exceed, two scholarships ($1000).