Scholarship Alert!

CIEE’s Language Intensive Focus Track Scholarship (LIFT) will provide $100,000 annually to encourage students to study one of five languages—Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, or Russian—for a year in another country.

LIFT scholarships will be initially offered to current CIEE students pursuing intensive language development in Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Russian, and will expand to all CIEE language programs beginning in fall 2013. Scholarship awards will be a minimum of $5,000 and will be awarded to exemplary students based on undergraduate GPA and the strength of a personal essay.

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TaLK Program: Teach and Learn in Korea Program for U.S. Students

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.
IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program, which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.
The TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a one-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Given the generous terms of the program, this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity that can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.
Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. For more information, please visit the the TaLK Program website: www.talk.go.kr. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
If you would like to request publicity materials, such as a program poster and brochures, please contact Walter Jackson at wjackson@iie.org.

VCU Student to Study on Fulbright in the U.K.!

Congratulations to VCU student Sara Mason, who will be participating in this summer’s US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute!
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers three Special Summer Programs for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), who have completed no more than two years of university study, to come to the UK on a four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.
Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

For information on the Fulbright and other scholarships, contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office
For information on study abroad programs, please contact VCU Education Abroad at abroad@vcu.edu

Teach English in Korea!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

In an effort to promote international exchange and bring more American students to Korea, the TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools.
The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Both undergraduate students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
The TaLK Program website can be found at: http://www.talk.go.kr/. Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012.
Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
Students can also contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office for more information.

Guatemala Language and Health Care Information Session

If you think you might be interested in participating in the Guatemala Language or Health Care study abroad program, we invite you to attend an information session on Monday November 22, 2010, 6:00- 7:30 in Hibbs, room 429.
Ms. Ghislaine Mayer, the program director for the Guatemala Health Care and Culture program, Sam Peterson and Erica Kagan, program directors for the Guatemala Spanish Language and Culture program, will explain the nature, purpose and itinerary of the tour and take any questions you may have.
Ms. Stephanie Davenport , Director of VCU Education Abroad, will discuss the registration process, fees, financial aid, and answer any questions you have about these and related topics, as well as study abroad, in general.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks,
Education Abroad Staff

Think Spring! Open ISEP Sites for Spring 2011

Check out this link to ISEP-Exchange Programs for U.S. Students with a good chance of placement for Spring 2011!
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ISEP is a non-profit network of over 275 universities worldwide. ISEP offers two types of programs:
1. ISEP exchange: Placement depends upon space available at the host university. The priority application deadline is Aug. 15 for spring programs and Jan. 15 for the fall. Students pay the ISEP program fee that is based on VCU tuition, fees, room and board.
2. ISEP direct: Placement is not dependent upon space available; therefore, most universities accept applications until mid-November and April. Students pay based on the host university’s charges.
For more information on ISEP and other study abroad options, please contact VCU Education Abroad at (804) 827-7882 or abroad@vcu.edu