TWO English teaching positions


KCC Japan Education Exchange is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for TWO English teaching positions at Kobe College High School in Nishinomiya, Japan beginning in April 2014. The application deadline is July 31, 2013 and interviews will be held in August.

Application materials are available on the Kobe College Corporation website:

More information about Kobe College and Kobe College Corporation:  Kobe College was founded by Congregational missionaries in 1875 for the education of young Japanese women and is located in Nishinomiya, a suburb of Kobe and Osaka. It offers high quality education based on Christian principles and is well known as one of the best women’s schools in Japan.  In 2005, its Junior High School division was recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science for offering one of the very top English language programs in Japanese junior high schools.

KCC Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) is a non-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois, which has worked with Kobe College for 93 years to promote cross-cultural education. For over 60 years, we have recruited and supported teachers of English in the high school division.  Our program of recruiting teachers is well established.  KCC-JEE is committed to providing support to our recruits to ensure that they have a successful and fulfilling experience. Other KCC-JEE sponsored programs include student and faculty exchange programs, graduate fellowships, college internship program and high school essay contests

VCU Passport Fair

As a part of International Education week, there will be a Passport Fair, Tuesday November 13th from 12pm – 3pm in the VCU Commons, Canal Room. If you have not already applied for your passport, VCU Education Abroad encourages you to attend. Representatives from the Washington Passport Agency will be on hand to provide information, answer questions, and help you apply for your passport.

VCU Passport Fair
12 p.m. – 3 p.m., University Student Commons, Canal Room
Apply for your passport today! Representatives from the Washington Passport Agency will be on campus today to provide information, answer questions, and help you apply for your passport. BEFORE YOU ARRIVE, please be sure to visit for a list of items you must bring with you to apply. Contact:

Information Session for the History of African Americans in Paris Program

On Friday October 26 at 12pm, there will be an information session for the History of African Americans in Paris 2013 spring break study abroad program.  The information session will be located in the African American Studies Department, 816 West Franklin Street, on the 3rd floor.  Interested students are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Vivian Dzokoto, the program director, will discuss the aspects of the program including the course content, assignments, excursions and the itinerary while in France.

Ms. Nasha Lewis, education abroad advisor, will discuss the application process, payment, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

For more information about the program or to apply please visit the website:


Colaborando Juntos Annual Conference Nov 9

Please see the information below about Colaborando Juntos’ Annual Conference on Nov 9th.  Hopefully some of you are interested in attending!

Colaborando Juntos Annual Conference

ESCUCHAME: (Listen to me )
Language and Intercultural Communication
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:30am – 3:30pm
Deep Run Recreation Center
9910 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233


8:30am                     Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am                     Welcome and Introduction- Colaborando Juntos Chair, Daisy Maldonado
9:15am                     The Intersection of Language and Communication –  Charlene M. Lamb, Foreign Language Services Coordinator, Department of Judicial Services, Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia
10:15am                   Break
10:30am                   Nonverbal Aspects of Cross Cultural Communication- Leslie A. Bozeman, Ph.D. Coordinator of Doctoral Student Services, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
11:30am                   Lunch
12:15pm                   Chatter- Iman Shabazz, Richmond Peace Education Center
1:00pm                     Social Media as a Cross Cultural Communication Tool- Carla Briceno, Vice President, Bixal
2:15pm                     Break
2:30pm                     The What, Why, and How of Social Media- Panel Discussion-
–           Karla Ramos, Va. Department of Emergency Management
–           Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Matea Group
–           Oscar Contreras, WBTK radio
3:45pm                     Closing Remarks


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Gilman Scholarships 101

The Spring 2013 Gilman Scholarship application is now open!

What does this mean for you?   How do you apply?  What makes for a competitive application?  What do you need to know?

This fall, the Education Abroad office is offering Gilman Scholarships 101, a comprehensive guide to applying for a Gilman Scholarship!  Check in on the blog every week for updates and tips for your Gilman application.

Read on for the first five steps to a Gilman Scholarship…

1) Read through the Gilman Selection Criteria to see if you are eligible. Do you receive a Pell Grant?  Are you a US Citizen or US National?  Do you plan to study abroad during Spring 2013?

2) If you answered yes to all of these questions and would like to apply, contact to set up an appointment with an advisor.

3) Begin your application online.  Draft your Statement of Purpose essay and submit it to the Education Abroad Office.

4) An Education Abroad advisor will give you feedback about your essay and help you to make a competitive application.

5) Submit your revised materials by September 17th to the Education Abroad office.  We will work together to polish your application before the Gilman deadline of October 2nd, 2012.

Best of luck future VCU Gilman scholars – we look forward to working with you!