International Conversation Partner Program

Are you interested in an easy, flexible volunteer opportunity?  Would you like to learn firsthand about another culture?  Then sign up for VCU’s International Conversation Partner Program!  You’ll be paired with an international student for the Fall Semester.  You’ll meet this student once a week for at least an hour of chatting; that’s it!  There’s no preparation or tutoring expected!  You’ll arrange meetings based on your schedule and your partner’s, too, so it’s totally flexible.  If you’re interested, please complete the volunteer application form.

New Study Abroad Scholarship!

In the next few days you might notice a new addition to the External Scholarships page of the VCU Education Abroad website.
Go! Overseas offers study abroad students the opportunity to be awarded as much as $1,000 to help them offset the cost of their program. Students are able to apply online by filling out an online scholarship application for one of their Study Abroad Scholarships!
There are three types of scholarships available:
* Go! Study Abroad Scholarship
* Go! Teach Abroad Scholarship
* Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
It is also important to note that Go! Overseas awards their scholarships based on the creativity and the critical thinking skills they reveal in their application. If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application process, please refer to their Frequently Asked Questions page. The deadline for the Fall 2011 scholarships is 15 September 2011. Good luck!

Work Abroad!

Check out these work abroad opportunities on the Yellow Brick Road website!
The Top 3 Work Abroad Programs for Youth
Working abroad enhances your resume and is an amazing life experience. the VCU Education Abroad blog will continue blogging about internship, work, and volunteer experiences abroad this summer, so be sure to check back!