Feb 20, 2019

Hi IR Concentrators!

Juniors: Interested in pursuing Honors and writing a thesis? Attend a student-run IR Honors Program Info Session next Tuesday at 5 pm and a proposal writing workshop next Wednesday at 6 pm. 

Join the DUG TODAY for its first event of the semester, Donuts with the DUG in the South Common Room at 4:30! Take a break, chat with fellow concentrators, and hear from the DUG about its plans for the semester.

As always, be sure to scroll through the newsletter until the end, as internship, job, fellowship, research, funding and study opportunities are updated weekly. The message may be clipped!

Have a great week!
Isabela Karibjanian


Library Workshops

Library Calendar

Citations Management with Zotero
Wed, Feb 20
The Rock

Thinking Critically About Data: Using an API to create a qualitative dataset
Mon, Feb 25
1-2:30 pm
The Rock

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CareerLAB Events

CareerLAB Calendar

FIRE (Fellowships, Internships, & Research Experiences) TeaTalk
Fri, Feb 22
10-12 pm
Curricular Resource Center (Faunce 228)


OIP Info Sessions this Week

OIP Calendar

Gilman International Scholarship

Brown/CASA in Ireland Information Session

Brown/CASA Summer 2019 Program in Dublin, Ireland

Feb. 20


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Join the DUG

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Week of 2/11-2/15
Check the IR Advising page for this week's office hours.

These steps are required for graduation!

1. Update ASK NOW
- Update course list. Should see all green checks or circles.
- Upload IR Study Abroad form.
- Check box: "I am a senior and these are my final revisions..."
- Click SUBMIT.

2. Complete Capstone Catalog MAY 15
- Must have completed capstone before completing form.
- Provide interesting capstone title (not title of seminar).

3. Submit Research, Internships, & Study Abroad (RISA) Form MAY 15 

Questions? See the FAQ section on the IR Website.

Seniors, showcase your Brown experience!

Theories in Action (TiA) is Brown's kick-off event for graduation, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Curricular Resource Center. It is a unique and cross-disciplinary learning experience to gather graduating seniors together to showcase culminating experiences.
Event Dates: April 30 - May 2
Eligibility: Seniors
Deadline: March 1
Apply today!

Excellence in Library Research
The Excellence in Library Research prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that make creative and extensive use of the Brown University Library's collections, including, but not limited to, print resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduates
Deadline: March 29
Apply today! 

Have you conducted research, participated in a conference, or held an internship related to IR? Share your story for the chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter, and to help create a resource for all IR students. 

Feb. 16 - Feb. 19: Long weekend (no class)
Feb. 20: Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline)



Sarah Khan — Personal is Political: Gendered Preference Expression in Pakistan
How is gender inequality within the household reproduced in the political sphere, and how does it undermine prospects for women’s substantive representation? A postgraduate at Yale University, Khan's research interests lie at the intersection of gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialization in South Asia. Sponsored by the Center for Contemporary South Asia. Learn more

Friday, February 22
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

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Mentoring Fair: Women's Foreign Policy Group Foreign Policy Mentoring Roundtables
Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, young professionals
Fair Date: February 21 *THURSDAY*
Location: New York City
To Register: Register online 
The program provides an opportunity to speak informally with senior-level international affairs experts about the skills required to break into the global job market and hear valuable advice and guidance regarding career planning and internships. Sectors represented include international development, NGOs, human rights, international law, international health, international business, diplomatic service, the UN, and communications.  Advance registration is REQUIRED. Visit for additional information and registration.

Conference: 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
Eligibility: Undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates
Conference Dates: March 11-12
Location: Washington, D.C.
To Apply: Register online. Special student and young professional pricing and workshops. Registration for digital participation free of charge. 
The 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will bring together over 800 experts and officials from more than forty-five countries and international organizations to debate—and explore solutions for—the most pressing challenges in nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, disarmament, deterrence, energy, and security. For a full list of confirmed speakers on each panel, click here. Learn more
Conference: Yale NROTC Leadership Conference
Eligibility: Undergraduate students

Conference Dates: April 5-6
To Apply: Register online
The Yale NROTC Leadership Conference brings together students of military and civilian backgrounds to inspire early cooperation and understanding between both groups while cultivating the tools, skills, and strategy for successful leadership. This year, we will take a close look at changes being made in the technological, geopolitical, and social realms and the effects that this has on leadership. The conference is run and sponsored by the Yale NROTC Undergraduate Association. Learn more

Conference: Korea-America Student Conference
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students
Conference Dates: July 2019
To Apply: Apply online.
The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) is a student-led, academic and cultural exchange program launched to build closer ties between young leaders in both countries. Each year, students from the US and South Korea are competitively selected to study and analyze US-South Korea relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host countries. This three-week long program, balancing professional development with cultural interchange, will be held in Korea and the U.S. in July 2019. No previous experience in Korean studies or Korean language is required. Learn more

Conference: American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program
Eligibility: Undergraduates and recent graduates
Conference Dates: One week during summer 2019, with the possibility of attending a four-week Summer Honors Academy
To Apply: Apply online.
Deadline: March 11
The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is discussion-based seminars  led by AEI scholars and experts that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Students also participate in policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking events, and site visits in Washington. Learn more

Conferences: Model Arab League Mock Summits
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students
Conference Dates: Varies, but find dates for 10 upcoming mock summits here
To Apply: Register as a delegate or team online.
Deadline: Varies. Most recent information found here
In these structured summit simulations, each student represents one of the 22 member countries of the League of Arab States. Student diplomats discuss and draft recommended solutions to important regional and global issues outlined in a provided agenda. Students learn, practice, and master rules of Parliamentary Procedure while debating and crafting responses to challenges presented to their Council. These mock summits are held year-round in regions throughout the United States and abroad. Learn more



Fellowship: The Cogut Center for the Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships
Eligibility: Rising senior honors students
To Apply: See application details
Deadline: March 1
The Cogut Institute Undergraduate Fellowship provides senior honors students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a unique opportunity for collegial interaction with an exciting group of faculty fellows, Mellon and International Humanities postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting faculty. Every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, fellows join in the weekly seminar and lunch, discuss work-in-progress by other fellows, and present their work. Four undergraduate fellowships are awarded annually and include a $1,000 research fund. 

Fellowship: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship 
Eligibility: Sophomores who identify as African American, Latinx, or Native American (See application details for more info.)
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 4
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. Starting in the summer after their sophomore year, students receive two years of financial support to conduct research and participate in other activities as part of a community of scholars. One or two sophomores participate in the MMUF community as Associates, receiving one summer of funding and participating in MMUF activities alongside Fellows during their junior and senior years. Learn more

Fellowship: Baker Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To Apply: Apply via UFunds 
Deadline: March 11
The Harvey A. Baker Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding members of the graduating class to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The deed of trust for the Baker provides that each student selected must have high scholastic standing; have participated in college activities; and have shown qualities of leadership. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.

Fellowship: Emery Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 11
The Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowships are awarded each year to honor women in the graduating class and to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The Emery is awarded on the basis of scholarly ability and excellence of character. Strong preparation and excellent potential for success in graduate school is important. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.

Fellowship: Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship 
Eligibility: See application FAQs.

To Apply: Register online and email application materials to
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Our mission is to invest in innovative ideas through our Fellowship Program for social entrepreneurs to make breakthroughs that can transform the lives of displaced children from the Middle East. Our Fellowship Program funds sustainable programs, products or projects in any academic discipline for up to $50,000 a year. Blossom Hill seeks passionate, committed individuals with innovative ideas who: demonstrate an ability to succeed and commitment to social change; and who present bold, innovative and viable approaches that address an authentic need and have potential for exponential impact. Learn more and access the fellowship framework here

Fellowship: Environment America
To Apply: Apply online

Deadline: Rolling
We are hiring aspiring environmental activists for our two-year fellowship program. Fellows work to mobilize support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate environmental laws. Fellows will build powerful coalitions, earn media attention, lobby elected officials, research and write reports, identify and cultivate donors, and run a grassroots campaign office during the summer. 

Get published

Write: Brown Journal of History
Eligibility: Undergraduates
To submit: Email
Deadline: February 21 
Calling all Brown undergrads! The Brown Journal of History is seeking submissions for their spring publication. Submissions must be 12+ pages, and students from all concentrations are encouraged to submit. Contact with any questions. 

Write: US-China Conflict Essay Contest, The John Quincy Adams Society and The National Interest
Eligibility: Undergraduates
To submit: Submit entries online
Deadline: March 24
Are the United States and China on a path to conflict? The John Quincy Adams Society and The National Interest are pleased to announce their 2019 essay contest for college students. The winner will be published in The National Interest, will receive $1,000, and will have a seat at the Society’s 2019 student leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Several runners up and honorable mentions will also be recognized. Essays must be between 900 and 1200 words in length. Full details, rules, and submission instructions are available here

Write: World Outlook: Journal of International Affairs at Dartmouth College

Eligibility: Undergraduates and recent graduates (seniors will be eligible after graduation)
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
World Outlook welcomes submissions from all current and recently-graduated undergraduate students, regardless of institutional affiliation. Content from most academic disciplines is accepted, provided that papers are relevant to the field of international relations. Please familiarize yourself with work typically published in World Outlook before submitting.

Write: Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research at Occidental College
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
CTSJ is dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate students to develop and share critical research and writing on the intersections of "race", "sexuality", and "nationality" as they relate to problems of social justice. The journal seeks to foster exchange of ideas across disciplines and deepen understandings of systems of injustice, and in this way advances the mission of Occidental College: to develop critical, thoughtful, and active participation in an increasingly pluralistic and conflict ridden global culture. CTSJ welcomes original research articles, essays, and reviews from students of all disciplines.

Write: The Dialectics - Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society at Penn State Abingdon
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society, a refereed, multidisciplinary online journal devoted to scholarship and discourse, is currently accepting high quality essays on issues of public importance. Papers should have a single thesis, be focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges. Students from institutions in the United States or abroad are cordially invited to submit their work for review.
Write: Al-Noor: The Boston College Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling; authors will be notified of the status of their submission the following January or June. Al-Noor seeks to provide students a medium for publishing about the Middle East and Islam and promote a discourse about the diverse opinions, myriad cultures, histories, and perspectives that comprise the Middle East.

Write: Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics at Illinois State University
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
Critique provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students of political science to express and exchange diverse ideas and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice. We welcome the work of emerging scholars on cutting-edge topics. The editors firmly believe that budding scholars introduce valuable ideas that must be heard in order to understand the nature of political institutions, behavior, and the global community. Thus, we encourage articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities for social change and new possibilities for enacting policy locally, nationally, and internationally.​

Write: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
The journal combines undergraduate and faculty involvement to create a cooperative approach to the peer review process and is registered with the Library of Congress. Submissions may include original research, abstracts, editorials, reviews, or other creative works. Undergraduate associate editors, peer reviewers, and faculty reviewers will rigorously review each submission. Any research submission must include the Permission to Publish completed and signed by the student's faculty advisor(s) and other coauthors.


Fellowship: Center for Contemporary South Asia Student Fellowship
Eligibility: Sophomores and Juniors
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 4, 12 p.m. EST
The Center for Contemporary South Asia Student Fellowship provides up to $5,000 for undergraduates to facilitate research for a senior thesis or to provide internship experience with an academic or civil society organization. Students are invited to propose work with any organization or indicate their interest in one of the Center’s partners by contacting our Center Manger. Upon their return to campus student fellows will give a presentation on their summer projects, attend CCSA seminars, and have opportunities to work closely with CCSA faculty, if necessary. 

Funding: Brown LINK/SEW
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: First Round: March 8; Second Round: April 10
Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays less than $1,000 before applying for funds. The stipend for a domestic internship is $3500, and is $5000 for an internship abroad. Learn more

Fellowship: The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 31
The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship provides $4,000 to support the summer plans of one Brown undergraduate who displays the characteristics of compassion, determination, and selflessness in the pursuit of international human rights, post-conflict rehabilitation, or international public service in its most noble spirit, and whose summer plans reflect those traits.

Fellowship: Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 31
The Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Jack Ringer '52, who served in Burma after graduating from Brown. The award provides Brown students with up to $4,000 to support summer travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research or work in an internship.

Travel Grant: Michael Bhatia Fund for Peace-keeping and Conflict Studies
Eligibility: IR concentrator doing work for IR concentration credit.
To Apply: UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Established in memory of Michael Vinay Bhatia '99, who died in May 2008 in Afghanistan, where he was working as a social scientist in consultation with the U.S. military, the Fund underwrites field work, study abroad, or thesis research by IR concentrators working on peace-keeping and conflict studies. It is awarded to a student who, like Michael Bhatia '99, hopes to deepen his/her understanding of a region or culture by traveling and studying there, with the ultimate goal of helping to promote cross-cultural understanding that might end or avert violence or military conflict. 

Travel Grant: IR Research and Travel Grant
Eligibility: Undergraduate student concentrating in IR in good academic standing, and returning to study at Brown the following fall.
To Apply: UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Awards that support academic activities for IR students—for example, senior thesis research, research related to independent work, conference participation, internships, and special projects. Students must complete an online application, including resume, transcript, and personal statement, secure an internship that is unpaid or pays $1,000 or less (includes salary, housing, and transportation) if the application is for an internship, and complete post-award requirements. Questions about the application process should be directed to

Research Grant: Research at Brown Grant
To Apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Research at Brown (RAB) grants support student-initiated research projects in the sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts. The Program supports student research and travel to present papers at conferences. Students may submit proposals for up to $400 of funding at any time. 

Research Grant: Student Research Grants in Judaic Studies
To Apply: Send a 1-2 page description of the project to Susan Rottenberg
Deadline: Rolling
Grant proposals can be for as little as $250 but should not exceed $1000. Preference will be given to those who have taken courses in or who plan to work with an adviser in the Program in Judaic Studies. Application materials should be sent to Susan Rottenberg and should include a 1-2 page description of the project that explains how the student will use the funds. The application should also include the name of a faculty reference. 


Volunteer: Generation Citizen, Democracy Coach
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students
To Apply: Apply online
Generation Citizen Democracy Coaches partner with teachers in public school classrooms and teach an innovative twice-weekly action-based civics curriculum. Democracy Coaches will teach students how to identify a community issue that matters to them, create a focused, strategic action plan, and then take real-world action on it. Learn more

Job: Impact, Campaign Organizers
Eligibility: Seniors
To Apply: Visit Impact's website
Impact works on campaigns for our environment, our democracy and our future. Our partner groups already have researchers, policy analysts and lobbyists working together on these campaigns. But research and lobbying aren’t always enough to get things done in American politics. It takes organizing. 

Job: Change Corps
Eligibility: Seniors
To Apply: Apply online and see Handshake
Deadline: See website
If you're serious about becoming an organizer, we offer a year-long, three-step, intensive training program that will launch your career in social change. Step one: You take part in a classroom and field trainings throughout the year where you will learn and practice the organizing skills you'll need for the rest of your career. Step two: You'll work directly with leading non-profits, on 3-5 campaigns throughout the year to defend women's health, pass common-sense gun laws, tackle climate change, or other pressing issues. Step three: When you graduate from the program, we connect you with activist groups who are looking to hire organizers with your experience, determination and skill set. Find out more and start your application here. If you have any questions, contact Eliza Fox, a current organizer with Change Corps at

Volunteer: Ghana Health and Education Initiative
Eligibility: Undergraduate and recent graduate students
Program Dates: Varies. June - August 2019.
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Rolling, Offers extended to accepted students starting Dec. 15
In 2019, GHEI offers three volunteer sessions: Community Health Evaluation 1 and Community Health Evaluation deep dive, and Girls’ Empowerment, each for two or three weeks, and taking place in Ghana. GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal. Email with any questions. Learn  more

Volunteer: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
To Apply: Email expressing interest in volunteering
Deadline: Rolling
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) welcomes immigrants and refugees who are working to overcome cultural, educational, economic and language barriers, empowering them to achieve self-sufficiency and to participate actively in their communities. Volunteers play a critical role at Dorcas, providing the individual attention the program participants require to succeed. Dorcas is always looking for new volunteers to work as tutors, classroom aides, immigration and citizenship support, and refugee mentors.

Volunteer: Armenian Volunteer Corps
Deadline: Rolling deadline
To Apply: Apply online
Volunteers 21 years of age and older volunteer in Armenia in a job placement of their own choosing. Placements available in a wide variety of sectors and organizations. AVC provides all logistical support from airport pick-up, to host-family living arrangements, Armenian language classes, and more.

Volunteer: NGOabroad Internship and Volunteer Programs
To Apply: See application details
Deadline: Rolling
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. They offer opportunities around the world, including in: Morocco, Kenya, Mongolia, Israel/ Palestine, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Uganda. These are volunteer opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Young undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. French is required for some positions.

Volunteer:  Project Esperanza Volunteer Trips
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: E-mail
Project Esperanza primarily serves the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve, improve your language skills, and see another part of the world, this is the trip for you!


Internship: National Council on US-Arab Relations Summer Internship Program 
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 22 
Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C. and take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions. Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business. A $25 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. Upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, participants will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend. Learn more

Internship: Careers in the Common Good Summer Internship Program
Eligibility: Undergraduates
To Apply: Internship postings available on BrownConnect 
Deadline: March 8, 12 p.m. EST
BrownConnect Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City program is to connect Brown students with non-profits, start-ups, and public service agencies (many of whom employ or are run by Brown alumni), to help Brown students build skills and build a pathway into the non-profit and public service fields. The students selected for the internships take part in an orientation before leaving campus, several site visits and a networking event with alumni in New York during the summer. The hours and duration of the internships vary by organization, but most will start in early June and run through the end of July. Students receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer.

Internships: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: See different deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions here.
FSD International Development Internships are an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through participating in the work on the ground. Our Development Internships have a strong emphasis on community ownership and follow the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. Interns receive extensive training in sustainable development principles and gain professional skills in project planning and budgeting, program evaluation, community assessment, and proposal writing. Interns apply their new and existing skill sets as they collaborate with their local colleagues on identifying, designing, and implementing a project to benefit the community.

Graduate programs, Summer Study, and study abroad 

Masters Program: Harvard Kennedy School Masters in Public Administration/International Development Program Info Session
Info Session Date: February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Registration: Register online

Interested in a career in international development? Come to the Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID Program Info Session! The MPA/ID (Master in Public Administration/International Development) Program at Harvard Kennedy School offers unparalleled training for a professional career in international development by combining rigorous coursework in economics and quantitative methods, a multidisciplinary perspective, and an emphasis on professional skill-building. At this info session, we will talk about the MPA/ID Program and career opportunities in international development. Learn more

Internship/Academic Opportunity: Brown/Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Dublin: Contemporary Global Politics and Internship
Eligibility: Good academic standing and minimum 3.0 GPA 
Approximate Program Dates: June 2 - August 3, 2019
Application Deadline: February 20 *TODAY*
Experience the rich history and culture of Ireland through the lens of an academic course and internship placement. This 9-week summer program, which consists of both a Contemporary Global Politics course taught by Trinity College Dublin faculty and a 6-week unpaid EUSA internship in a variety of disciplines, offers students an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Irish life. The class earns 1 course unit/4 US credit hours and includes local excursions. A wide variety of internships are available in well-known companies in many industry sectors, as well as with smaller, innovative organizations. Students live in local residence halls and have many opportunities to explore Dublin. Learn more

Academic Opportunity: Spring University Prague 2019: Project Europe at a Crossroads
Program Dates: April 7-18
Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 25
How should Europe tackle challenges of economic and financial crisis, growing separatist tendencies, aging population, terror attacks, and immigration flows? Should it build open structures and intensify the project of European integration? Or is it more likely to break down into local identities and follow regional and national interests? The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills.

Academic Opportunity: Summer Study: Energy in Europe: Sources and Politics, Masaryk University
Program Dates: August 3-10 
Location: Telč, Czech Republic
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 28 (early bird pricing), April 30
The summer school will be dealing with highly topical issue of oil pipelines, gas infrastructure and electricity transmission in Europe, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe. This summer school responds to this trend and offers lectures, expert insights and analyses on the topic of development of oil, gas and electricity infrastructure and its main problems and opportunities. The core of the program comprises of issue-related lectures and practice-oriented workshop focusing on policy repercussions, relations with major energy producers, hydrocarbons development, electricity production and transportation etc. Learn more

Masters Programs: Charles Univeristy in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masters Programs in English
To Apply: Apply online 
Deadline: February 28 (for early action)
The Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague, offers four Master’s Degree Programs taught in English: Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)European Politics and Society (EPS)Master in Area Studies (MAS), and a dual degree with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS).

Study Abroad: Rehearsing Change in the Ecuadorian Andes 
Program Dates: Fall 2019
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 15, April 15
A study abroad program that is part of a greater plan for sustainable community development, Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders. We are part of the Fair Trade Learning movement and practice decolonial education. Local counterparts and international students learn together, studying development, sustainability, identity and globalization, all in the context of the reality of our local community. Rehearsing Change is designed, administered and evaluated in partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Learn more, and watch this promotional video


Academic Opporutnity: Middlebury Summer Language Schools
Program Dates: See program details
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 15
Every summer, students and teachers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and political leaders from around the world gather at the Middlebury Language Schools. Those who arrive with basic language skills expand them dramatically, allowing them to engage with native speakers in an informed discussion of cultural, political, or social issues. The catalyst for this progress is the Language Pledge, a promise made by students, faculty, and staff to communicate solely in their language of choice for the duration of their time in the program. Summer programs are offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Academic Opportunity: Security and Society Summer School
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
Program Dates: May 25 - July 6, 2019 (internship option extends to August 3)
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
This 3-10 week summer school takes a broad but intensive look at traditional and contemporary security issues. Using Poland and Central Europe as case studies, students will gain a new perspective on global issues. Summer 2019 courses will address security, cyber-security, history, genocide studies, criminal justice, museum studies, health policy, and Jewish studies. Learn more on the program website, and on this flyer

Academic Opportunity: International University of Rabat (UIR) Summer School 
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
Program Dates: July 1 - July 26, 2019
Location: Rabat, Morocco 
Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
The Summer Arabic Program aims to significantly increase students’ learning and fluency in MSA and enhance their ability to communicate with confidence. Classes in darija “Moroccan Spoken Arabic” are offered to help students with everyday interactions with locals on and off campus sites. The second component is the MENA Area Studies Program, which aims to introduce international students to the region through a cross-cultural study of its history, society, literature and politics. Students make their course selection from the following areas: Street Ethnographies: Narrating the City, History of the Arab World, Moorish Art and Islamic Architecture, and International Politics of the Mediterranean and the Maghreb. Learn more on the UIR website, and check out this flyer

Masters Program: MA in Religion, Politics, and Global Society at the University of Virginia
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: May 1
This MA engages students with the complex challenges of building peace in the twenty-first century, training them to analyze and assess violent conflict with particular attention to the diverse roles played by religious actors. Hosted by UVA’s distinguished faculties in religious studies and politics, and featuring scholars from across the university, the multi-disciplinary program facilitates advanced research in peace studies, politics, religion, foreign affairs and global studies, and prepares students for work in foreign service, peacemaking, second-track diplomacy, global development, community organizing, and/or religious leadership.

Academic Opportunity: Prague Summer School of Journalism 2019
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
Program Dates: August 31-September 14 
Application Deadline: June 30
During a two-week simulation, guided by professionals and academics, students will report back to their home countries and to other international outlets on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, in a number of formats and across multiple platforms. Students will practice investigative, socio-culturally sensitive journalism, drawing on lessons and workshops delivered by scholars from Charles University, journalists, and other media professionals. By the end of the summer school, students will have deepened their knowledge and skills as foreign correspondents, reporting in a variety of formats and across multiple platforms. Learn more

Masters Programs: Masters Programs in International History at the London School of Economics
Deadline: Rolling, but check deadlines
To Apply: Apply online
The LSE’s Department of International History invites applications for three 12-month Master’s degree programs. 

International Program: Global Youth Connect
Program Dates: Varies depending on program 
Location: Rwanda, Colombia, or South Africa 
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Varies by program
GYC's programs provide young leaders (ages 14-35) from a wide range of ethnic, national, economic, and religious backgrounds with opportunities to learn more about human rights and enhance their ability to take action on pressing human rights issues. Delegates get experiential development training through an interactive cross-cultural human rights education workshop; engage in site visits with key stakeholders in local human rights efforts; and get on-the-ground experience volunteering with local human rights organizations.

 Service Learning Opportunity: Operation Groundswell
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Varies by program
Unlike many large Western organizations that create and enforce development plans, Operation Groundswell forges partnerships with local NGOs and charities to work with them on community-requested projects. It uses volunteer time as a means to better connect to and understand a vibrant community. Learn more.

Academic Opportunity: Intensive Arabic Courses at Bethlehem University  
To Apply: Register online
Deadline: Contact program
This summer, the Arabic School at Bethlehem University is offering three levels of spoken and media Arabic in July and August in cooperation with the Palestinian Arabic Institute. Students must make their own arrangements at a hotel, hostel, pension, or private home in Jerusalem or Bethlehem. Reservations should be made well in advance, or students should arrive in Bethlehem several days before registration to find living accommodations. The university does not arrange student housing, but can help with advice and addresses. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for the first level.

Academic Opportunity: Intensive German at the Heidelberger Pädagogium
For information on dates, application process, and more: Email
The Heidelberger Pädagogium is a non-profit language institute, located conveniently near the city center, and is one of the outstanding educational institutions in Heidelberg, Germany. The German language courses at the institute offer effective learning and individual tutoring by experienced teachers in small groups of 7 to 15 participants, from beginners to preparation courses for the university entrance tests. Accommodation in single rooms in student apartments is available. International students who need a visa for the duration of their stay will be issued a certificate of attendance for the respective embassy.


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