April 10, 2017

INTL 1802W International Journalism: Foreign Reporting in Practice

Prof. Stephen Kinzer of the Watson Institute took his seminar students to Cuba over Spring Break. The objective of the course is to give students direct experience with the job of being a foreign correspondent. It focuses on two themes: the practice of international journalism, and the history and contemporary reality of Cuba.

"The class trip to Cuba was one of my favorite weeks of my life so far. I loved befriending Cubans, who were some of the most friendly, helpful, and engaging people I've met. As for Cuba's physical landscape -- the Communist-style architecture, colonial buildings, classic Chevrolets, horse-drawn carriages, chickens crossing the road, street-art party propaganda, and the pristine coastline -- it's a combination of everything the world has ever known in one place. If the country were an art style based on my visual impressions alone, it would be surrealism. Salvador Dali would be inspired." -Haley Moen '17

Hi IR concentrators,

Maybe this week it'll finally be spring --let's all keep our fingers crossed! This week's newsletter features Prof. Kinzer's class trip to Cuba, and if you are interested, you can find out more about the students' experiences on their blog here on the Watson website. There's not much on the announcements front this week, but keep an eye out for approaching deadlines in the Student Opportunities section as we near the end of the semester!

Happy spring! 🌸🌸🌸
IR Program Student Assistant

Announcements this week
  • IR Advising Office Hours: April office hours!
  • Senior Graduation Requirements: Capstone catalog
  • Riccio Prize: Nominate Yourself by 4/21!
  • IR Research and Travel Grant: Apply to fund your projects!
  • Work for IR: Student Assistant app
  • Mark Your Calendars: 4/13, 4/18 - 4/25, 4/26, 4/28 - 5/9


Research in two languages – what does that mean exactly?

Students are expected to read at least five pieces in the second language across several types of sources – e.g. a chapter in a book, a scholarly journal article, a newspaper article. Interviews and documents from a government website, for example, are excellent primary sources in the original language. You'll document this in your footnotes and Works Cited. Be sure to indicate in the footnote that the translation is yours.

What if my project doesn't match my language – for example, I'd like to work on Latin America, but my language for IR is Chinese?
No problem. You can always find scholarly work and news articles in any language on any topic. For example, there is a lot of great research on Latin America in Chinese. 



Meetings every Monday at 9 p.m. in Macmillan 115


All concentrators --feel free to email the DUG with any IR-related questions, or if you want to meet up, get to know them more, and get more involved in event planning and other DUG activities!

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April 11 - Brown in France Info Session (4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at J. Walter Wilson Room 440)

April 12 - Fulbright 101 (5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at BERT 130)

Register here.

April 10- EndNote (12 p.m. at the Hecker Center, First Floor of the Rock)




Office Hours
Week of 4/10

Concentration Advisor
Fri........1-3 (Express walk-in)
Make an appointment.
Express Hours reserved for quickly answerable questions (pre- and post-study abroad approval, course selection, and senior revisions). 10 minutes max!

Student Assistant -Naz
Email me anytime with questions at


Senior Requirements: Capstone Catalog

Students who completed a capstone course last fall should submit a capstone catalog entry. This is required for graduation.

Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations: Nominate yourself now!

Eligibility: IR Seniors

To apply: Apply via UFunds

Deadline: Rolling until April 21

See Opportunities for more info!

IR Research and Travel Grant: Apply for funding!

The Watson Institute is now giving out awards for students seeking financial support for senior thesis research, research related to independent work for concentration credit, presentations or participation at discipline-specific conferences, internships, and special projects.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students concentrating in International Relations in good academic standing, and returning to study at Brown the following fall.

Deadline: Rolling

Requirements Completed online application, including resume, transcript, and personal statement. Completion of all post-award paperwork. For internships, students must have secured an internship that is unpaid or pays $1,000 or less (includes salary, housing, and transportation). 

Work for IR: Applications for Student Assistant Now Open!

The International Relations Program is seeking a student assistant to work 10-15 hours/week in the academic program office housed at the Watson Institute.  The primary responsibilities include the development, editing, and distribution of this weekly eNewsletter, the maintenance of a student database, and creating and filing hard-copy files for all new concentrators. The student assistant serves as the liaison to the IR DUG and represents the IR Program as a knowledgeable and engaged IR student.
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Rolling until filled


Mark your Calendars!

4/7- Deadline for GISP proposal submissions for Semester I
4/13- Deadline for sophomores to declare a concentration on ASK
4/18 - 4/25- Pre-registration for Semester I 2017-2018
4/26- IR Concentration Declaration Day
4/28 - 5/9- Reading Period


Watson Events

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Featured Events


Watson Distinguished Speaker Series: The Challenges for Democracy in Brazil
When: Monday, April 10 at 4 p.m.
Where: Salomon Center for Teaching, Salomon 101, De Ciccio Family Auditorium (79 Waterman St.)
Who: Dilma Rousseff, Former President of Brazil
Sponsor: Watson Institute, Brazil Initiative
The event in Salomon is sold out. Overflow seating if available at Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.). Live webcast also available.
Dilma Rousseff is an economist and politician who was the 36th President of Brazil from 2011 until 2016. She is the first woman to have held the Brazilian presidency. Previously she served as the Minister of Energy and then as Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who held office from 2003-2010.

Lecture: International Worker Rights and Responsible Business Conduct in a New Political Era
When: Monday, April 10 at 12 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Eric Biel, former Associate Deputy Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs 
Sponsor: Public Policy Program
Biel will speak about his recent experiences as part of the U.S. Labor Department's International Labor Affairs leadership team, where he worked on global supply chain issues and engagement with foreign governments, business, labor groups, and other parties on a range of international labor law and policy matters. His work with foreign governments and with the International Labor Organization in Geneva focused on improving conditions for workers.


Lecture: Reevaluating US Policy Toward Iran
When: Wednesday, April 12 at 4.15 p.m.
Where: MacMillan Hall, Room 115 (167 Thayer St.)
Who: Ambassador Chas Freeman, senior fellow at Watson; and Dr. Michael Rubin, AEI foreign policy scholar
Sponsor: Watson Institute, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) at Brown
The conversation, moderated by Watson Institute Visiting Fellow Jo-Anne Hart, will focus on the Joint Policy Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), counter-terror efforts, and future of US involvement in the Middle East.


Security Seminar Series: The Social Origins of Institutional Weakness and Change: Power, Preferences, and Police Reform in Latin America
When: Thursday, April 13 at 12 p.m.
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Yanilda Gonzalez, University of Chicago
Sponsors: Watson Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Part of the Watson Institute's series of events exploring the global shift to the political right.

Panel Discussion: How Does the U.S. Government Frame the Two-State Solution: A Reflection On Past Government Policies In Order to Find Peace for the Future
When: Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m
Where: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center (75 Waterman St.)
Who: U.S. government: Congressman David Cicilline and Ambassador Richard Boucher
Sponsors: Brown Students for Israel, IR Program, Brown Democrats, Brown Republicans
The event will feature our two panelists speaking to their personal experiences working with the United States Government on the issues of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as well as their opinions of the developments and outcomes that have taken place during their careers, in order to conjecture about policy solutions for the future. Their varied experiences serving both the U.S. Department of State and the United States Congress not only provide two very different perspectives of how the U.S. Government is involved in the peace process, but also a range of political experience as both have served under Republican and Democrat administrations.



Public Leadership Education Network Women in Global Policy Seminar New!
Dates: May 15 - 19
Location: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: April 17
To apply: Register online

College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. They will discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. They will also get a chance to network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country. 

Meeting: Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting
Dates: October 13 - 15
Location: Northeastern University, Boston
Deadline: May 1 for regular admission
To apply: Apply online
Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make commitments to action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

Summer Symposium: International Peace and Security Institute
Dates: June 10 - July 1
Location: Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center, Italy
Deadline: May 10 for regular admission
To apply: Apply online
Students will: Train intensively with the field's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their communities and the world; Learn the intricacies of negotiation, mediation, facilitation, social entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, reconciliation, and more; May apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world's top graduate schools for international affairs.

Summer School: Security and Society Summer School
Dates: May 27 - July 7
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Registration Deadline: April 17
College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. Participants will discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. They will network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country. 

Conference: University Scholars Leadership Symposium
Conference Dates: August 1-7, 2017
Conference Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Apply online
The University Scholars Leadership Symposium is a week-long leadership development training program. The Symposium will bring together 1,000 of the world’s most promising leaders to one stimulating platform in the heart of Asia. The Program has been designed for young persons who are committed to making this world a much better place for the human race.

Summer School: Prague Summer School of Journalism
Dates: August 27 - September 10
Deadline: June 23
To apply: Apply online
The job of foreign correspondent is one of the most prestigious positions in journalism, and is being rapidly transformed by emerging technologies. 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.

Language School: 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.

Summer Program: Backpacking With A Purpose
Dates and Locations: Various
Deadline: Rolling deadline
To apply: Apply online
Participants take local transportation, eat local food, and sleep according to local standards. The volunteer programs are financially accessible and packed with adventure, community service, and education.

Forum: Young Diplomats Forum
Dates: July 2- July 7
To Apply: Email CV and personal statement
Deadline: Rolling
After seven editions in Turkey, Mexico, Greece, Croatia and United Kingdom, The Young Diplomats Forum is well established as the world's leading meeting for young diplomats in which participants will meet other Diplomats, Ambassadors, Ministers, Members of the parliament, Government's Officials, Journalists, Academics, and Diplomacy Experts and discuss different perspectives of global events. With a group of participants from different backgrounds from across the globe, delegates will not only engage in workshops to develop their knowledge and skills, but also take part in institutional visits.


Fall Program: Brown in Washington New!
Deadline: April 13
To apply: Apply online

In January 2017, Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service launched the Brown in Washington, D.C. program, featuring a course co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Students accepted to this competitive program will spend a semester in Washington, D.C. during their junior or senior year interning with public and nonprofit sector agencies and completing coursework complementing their internship placement.

Summer Internship: One Acre Fund New!
Deadline: April 15
To apply: Apply online

This summer, One Acre Fund will be welcoming interns on our teams in Kenya, Rwanda, and Zambia, as well as a few other locations. Internships are based in East and Southern Africa and are open to recent graduates and current students with at least two years of coursework completed who are located in our countries of operation. These paid internships include meaningful work in departments like Field Operations, Finance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Logistics and HR, and exposure to the functions of a large, international NGO.

Summer Program: Galilee International Management Institute New!
Dates: July 19 - 31
To apply: Apply online

This program is delivered in Israel by representatives of different Israeli and Palestinian groups, adding another layer of engagement with the core issues of the region’s current reality as it is lived. One of the primary objectives is to enable participants interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a fresh way of seeing it. We seek for comprehension to be obtained by personal experience based on direct discussions and meetings with diverse people in their own environment. The emphasis is on considering ways the peace process may be advanced. The program is open to all professionals, students and faculty members who are interested in the subject.

Summer Internship: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
Deadline: See different deadlines for summer and fall session here.
To apply: Apply online
Winter programs are intense, immersive programs for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training. The internship involves home-stays with host-families, an on-site orientation, development training, grant-writing, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.

Summer Internship: Editorial Internship at the American Conservative New!
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Email application

The American Conservative is currently accepting applications for a summer editorial assistant position. Editorial interns gain experience in all aspects of producing the website and print magazine. This internship offers real experience in all the moving parts of a media organization and exposure to both editorial and marketing projects. Interns will join the team in Washington, DC, from May to August (with some flexibility for academic schedules), and will receive a stipend.

Summer Research Internship: Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program New!
Dates: May 23 - July 28
To apply: 
Send your resume and a brief note outlining how the internship fits into your career and education plans to  
3 Letters of reference may be required upon request.
Interns commit to volunteer 30-35 hours a week and meet every Tuesday and Friday from 9-11am for mandatory intern meetings. The rest of the time they work independently on research projects directed by Dr. McGann. The TTCSP internship is intended to give you an intensive professional experience in public policy and international affairs. It is a volunteer opportunity that will enable you to contribute to the academic and policy communities in the US and abroad. The internship requires you to employ your research and analytical skills, as well as your knowledge of domestic and international affairs to produce a series of professional quality work products. You will work independently and in groups so time and task management, as well as, the ability to multi-task are essential requirements of the program.
Internship: USAID Africa Bureau Summer Internship Programs 
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Not specified
In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID works to help build sustained and well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system. Our assistance to Africa aims to help African governments, institutions, and organizations advance good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and the environment. Interns have the opportunity to contribute to USAID’s work in Africa while learning valuable lessons about international development and working closely with our staff members. The work assigned to an intern in most office divisions includes research, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and special events, attending program discussions in the Agency and at the Department of State, and communicating on program issues for USAID field Missions abroad.

Paid Year-Long Internship: The Carter Center
Duration: 9 - 12 months
Deadline: April 21
The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (supported by YKK Corporation) is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health.

Service Learning Programs: Operation Groundswell
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Varies based on program
Unlike many large Western organizations that create and enforce development plans, Operation Goundswell 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.

Internship: 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 are offering opportunities in the following countries: Morocco (Human Rights, Democracy Building & Arab Spring) Kenya (Transitional justice & Democracy Building, New Constitution) Mongolia (Monitoring Corruption & Transparency), Kenya, Israel/ Palestine (Peace Building & Conflict Prevention) Rwanda (Reconciliation & Averting Conflict) Tanzania, Rwanda (Legal Aid), Tanzania (Educating citizens on their Rights, Suing foreign companies for violations), Cameroon, Uganda, Morocco (Legal rights for women). These are volunteer opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Young undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. French is required for some positions.

Delegation: Global Youth Connect
Where: Tanzania, Rwanda, Colombia, South Africa
When: Varies depending on the program
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Rolling until full
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. In 3-4 weeks, GYC programs weave together a three-tiered approach. First, delegates get experiential development training through an interactive cross-cultural human rights education workshop. Second, they engage in site visits with key stakeholders in local human rights efforts, including with members of government, international and local NGOs, and members of the community. Third,  delegates get on-the-ground experience volunteering with local human rights organizations and doing human rights work. Throughout all three components of the program, delegates develop skills critical to grassroots organizing, conflict transformation, human rights activism and leadership, and technical support for on-going organizing efforts. They also become more deeply integrated into an international community of youth activists who are actively promoting and protecting human rights, as well as educating and inspiring the next generation to work for peaceful change.


Funding: Brown LINK/SEW
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Second Round: April 12
Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays less than $1,000 before applying for funds. The Brown LINK Award Program is funded by Brown alums and parents, and the Office of Financial Aid and administered by the Center for Careers and Life After Brown.

Prize: Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations
Eligibility: IR Seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: April 15
Awarded in memory of Anthony Brian Riccio, Brown Class of 1996, who lost his life in Moscow on September 20, 1994, to that graduating senior who has demonstrated an unquenchable curiosity about another part of the world, a commitment to the rigorous learning of a foreign language, an intrepid pursuit of study abroad, and a pride in his university and in his country. Applications must include a statement from the student justifying the nomination, a written faculty recommendation from Brown, and any pertinent supporting materials.
Grant: IR Research and Travel Grant New!
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Undergraduate student concentrating in International Relations in good academic standing, and returning to study at Brown the following fall
The IR Program is offering awards of up to $2,000 that support academic activities for IR students—for example, senior thesis research, research related to independent work, conference participation, internships, and special projects. In order to receive and award, 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

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 $500 of funding at any time. The RAB budget is divided into spring and fall allocations. When each semester’s allocations are spent, new applications cannot be considered until the next funding cycle. Students are therefore encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible.

Research funding: Michael Bhatia Fund for Peacekeeping and Conflict Studies
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Log into UFunds and submit application
Eligibility: IR concentrator doing work for IR concentration credit
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.

Grant: Student Research Grants in Judaic Studies
To apply: Send a 1-2 page description of the project to Susan Rottenberg
Deadline: Rolling
The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown. To that end, the Department offers research grants for Brown undergraduate and graduate students working in related fields. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, etc. 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. Grant proposals can be for as little as $250 but should not exceed $1000. 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.  The Program in Judaic Studies accepts applications at any point in the academic year for as long as funds are available.


Job: Latin America Goes Global
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume
The ideal candidate is a driven and curious person who is willing to work on social media, learn how to edit op-eds and conduct research on different topics. Must be located in NYC, available 10-20 hours per week and able to speak, write and edit in both English and Spanish.

Volunteer Opportunity: Global Youth Connect South Africa
Deadline: Check website for updates
To Apply: Apply online

This delegation is a collaboration between Global Youth Connect and Inkululeko - a nonprofit that works with young people in Grahamstown, South Africa helping them finish high school and move onto university or to gain a skill set so they can be gainfully employed upon graduation. GYC Delegates will be woven into projects within Inkululeko where they will learn about sustainable development, the strides being made by one organization to make education more equitable for Grahamstown residents and engage in conversation about promoting human rights through education. GYC delegates will work alongside young people who live in Grahamstown on volunteer projects and will see, firsthand, what efforts are being made to push the community forward. This delegation is open to college age students from around the world.

Job: Impact
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Apply online
If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact. Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Volunteer Opportunity: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Email expressing interest in volunteering
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, class room aides, immigration and citizenship support, and refugee mentors.

Volunteer Opportunity: 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!

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.


Masters Program: LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs
Where: Beijing and London
To Apply: Apply online 
Deadline: May 5
The double Master’s degree offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students and young professionals. The first year is spent at the School of International Studies at Peking University, studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent at LSE, studying the theory and history of global international relations.

Summer Language School: Higher School of Economics Russian Language School Intensive Summer Program
When: June 6 - August 12
Where: Moscow
To apply: Apply online
HSE’s Intensive Summer Language School is a 10-week-long program open to intermediate and advanced speakers of Russian. The program is made up of 200 academic hours. Students in the program live in HSE dormitories in central Moscow with Russian roommates. Language tutors also live at the dormitories and are available to help with homework. They are connected with their Russian peers, who will show them around HSE, help them get around during orientation week, give advice on life in Moscow, and help organize more informal social events and activities.

Winter Program: The Green Program Experiential Education
Deadline: Rolling
Program Dates: Varies, see schedule
To Apply: Apply online 
The Green Program’s career accelerating, hands-on, high adventure impact unique educational model proves why The Green Program is not just any study abroad program. The Green Program offer short-term, experiential education for the world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development in one of three different locations: Iceland, Peru, or Pennsylvania.

Summer Courses: Intensive Arabic Courses at Bethlehem University
To register: 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 have to 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.

Study Abroad Program: Ecela Spanish & Political Science Program
Where: Argentina, Chile, and Peru
More Information: Check FAQ
Deadline: Rolling
ECELA is an acronym for Español y Cultura en LatinoAmerica.  The organization is 100% dedicated to teaching the Spanish language while immersing the participants in the cultures of Latin America.

Language School: 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.


Write: The Dialectics - Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society at Penn State Abingdon
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
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: World Outlook: Journal of International Affairs at Dartmouth College
Eligibility: 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: 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 politics to express and exchange diverse ideas and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice. The electronic format of Critique provides an alternative venue that expands political debate by creating space for the emergence of new ideas. Such a medium broadens the horizon for undergraduate and graduate publications and serves to lift typically unheard voices in academia. The editors firmly believe that budding scholars introduce valuable ideas that must be heard in order to understand the changing nature of our global community. Thus we encourage articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities for social change and new possibilities for enacting policy 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. Since we accept submissions from all disciplines of undergraduate study and from any accredited institution of higher education, JUR is a truly unique journal.  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.
Write: Discussions: The Undergraduate Research Journal of Case Western Reserve University
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
This journal's main objective is to present the best of undergraduate research from across the country. Discussions accepts research papers written by current undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities around the globe. The research can be on any topic, not limited to science or engineering. A student may submit a paper from a class, as long as his/her work presents a new and innovative idea.

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