Freeman-Asia Scholarship

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA spring and calendar year 2017 competition. The Freeman-ASIA scholarship is an excellent scholarship to fund students’ study abroad programs in Asia.

Students must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/.

Students are required to apply via the USF Office of National Scholarships!! If you have any questions or would like to begin working on the scholarship, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with ONS’s Mr. Robert Annis at rannis@honors.usf.edu.

Deadline: Bridging Scholarships to Study in Japan

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2017. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,650 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 75 students received scholarships for study in Japan in Fall 2016 and academic year 2016-2017.

Spring 2017 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2017 and continuing for at least three months, for a semester or an academic year. (Students studying in Japan beginning in Fall 2017 should wait until early 2017 to apply.)

The deadline for applications for Spring 2017 Bridging and scholarships is October 10, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ’s Web site:
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.

Deadline: Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has opened the online application for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go.  The Gilman is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), in the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the implementing partner to ECA administering the Gilman International Scholarship Program. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 22,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,200 institutions.

All USF students must apply via the USF Office of National Scholarships. To get started, visited ons.usf.edu 

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

* Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good standing
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
* Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country and no more than an academic year
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

Spring 2017 applications, as well as Summer 2017 early applications are both due Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by 11:59pm (central).

Research Internship with CSIS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington-based non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.

CSIS is seeking several research interns to support the China Power Project. The China Power Project is dedicated to delivering informed public policy debate, expert briefings, and strategic policy recommendations on greater China and East Asia. Key research areas as they relate to the available internships include U.S.-China relations, China-North Korea relations, cross-Strait relations, U.S.-China-Taiwan relations, and Asian maritime disputes. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that are able to engage in a wide variety of analytic and logistical task work.

To learn more about the internship: https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=92 

Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program

The Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard University is now accepting applications for the Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University on October 7-10, 2016.

Current students at university who have lived or studied in both the U.S. and China are encouraged to apply! (www.projectpengyou.org/leadershipfellows)

Fellows will be invited to participate in an intensive four-day Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to meet other like-minded young leaders, build unique community organizing skills and learn about cross-cultural leadership in the US-China context. With support from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou will cover lodging, food and training costs at Harvard University for all Fellows. A number of travel stipends will also be provided.

Leadership Fellows go on to establish a Project Pengyou Chapter at their school promoting cross-cultural inclusion, constructive dialogue and U.S.-China exchange.

Details about the Leadership Fellows program and application process are online at www.projectpengyou.org/leadershipfellows and also detailed below. The deadline for applications is August 19, 2016.

Asia Society is HIRING

Asia Society in Washington, D.C. is hiring a Program Associate. The Program Associate will provide executive assistance to the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Vice President and head of the office, provide administrative and research support to ASPI Washington staff, and assist with the logistical coordination of events for ASPI in DC.

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Council of American Ambassadors is HIRING!

The Council of American Ambassadors is hiring an International Program Associate! The International Program Associate will have dual roles in supporting the Council of American Ambassadors’ communications/outreach initatives as well as its programs (conferences, missions, Fellowships, ambassadorial orientation seminars, etc.). The successful candidate must be able to work in a nonpartisan, team environment and manage his/her time effectively. For more information on the job, see the posting.

The CAA is the nonpartisan association of former and incumbent non-career U.S. ambassadors who have served presidents of both political parties. The Council supports the Department of State and its Chiefs of Mission, provides orientation for newly appointed American ambassadors, sponsors Fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs, and educates the public about foreign policy issues affecting the national interest. The Council presents conferences, convenes roundtable discussions, conducts overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, and administers Ambassadors Perspectives, an online forum for commentary on current world issues.