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Volunteers in Asia (VIA)

Launch your social impact career! Apply for the Dwight Fellowship. Funding for a one-year fellowship in Asia. DEADLINES: November 30, 2014 and January 15, 2015. ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP: The VIA Service Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for a select cohort of 30-35 individuals who are embedded in host organizations in Asia. Fellows receive extensive leadership development and professional training prior to starting their year of service. The fellowship begins each year in August, concludes 10-12 months later, and can be renewed for a second year. PROGRAM AREAS: Anti-trafficking, Community Development, Education, Social Enterprise Development. PROGRAM COUNTRIES: China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam. QUESTIONS?: Please contact Patrick Arnold, Senior Asia Programs Director, Patrick@viaprograms.org.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies

The HNC opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Located on the downtown campus of Nanjing University, the center upholds the highest American and Chinese academic standards in the pursuit of educating future leaders for the increasingly complex relations between China and the world community. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center brings together American students and those from other countries (known collectively as "international students") with Chinese students in three graduate studies program options: a one-year certificate, a two-year master of arts in international studies, and a five-semester degree option in Nanjing and Washington, D.C.

Jet Program

Established in 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. Every year, the Japanese government invites thousands of young college and university graduates from overseas throughout Japan every year. It is one of the largest exchange programmes in the world. JET Programme participants are employed as one of the following positions: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), or Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA).

For more information about application, benefits, and qualifications, check out: JET

Ameson Year in China

Through the AYC, recently graduated students can teach English for one academic year at a secondary school, primary school, or adult learning center. Participants must be native English speakers, graduated from college, and displays patience and flexibility in new envrionments. AYC will provide housing, a monthly stipend of $800 (2000 RMB), free Chinese lessons, sponsorship for a type Z working visa, re-embursement of airfares, and basic health insurance.

For more info, visit here.

Contact: Youssef Ben Naji
Program Associate at Ameson Education Center and Culture Exchange Foundation

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Students with a master's degree looking for a PhD program in anthropology may wish to consider applying for the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme through the Department of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009, aims at attracting the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (US$$2560) and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees for a maximum period of 4 years. Students need to pay the tuition of HK$42,000 per year. Application information can be found here. Application deadline is 2 December.

Masters of Arts Programme in Comparative and Public History (MACPH)

The M.A. Programme of Comparative and Public History strives to stress global perspective in the history study with comparative and cross-cultural research methods. Graduate students learn more about modern China's development as a rising power and its challenges and opportunities related to globalization. Students are taught to apply their historical knowledge to contemporary issues. The programme offers bi-literate (Chinese & English) and tri-lingual (Cantonese, Putonghua & English) learning environments. Overseas studies, fieldwork, and choices of daytime, nighttime, and Saturday classes will be organized. Students need to complete 6 credits of required courses and 18 credits of elective courses (8 courses in total) for 1 year-full time or 2 years-part time.

For more info, visit here.

Application Deadline: Check website for current deadline.

Contact: macph@cuhk.edu.hk