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American Farm School Fellowship, Greece

Each year, the American Farm School offers a limited number of paid fellowships in the Primary School, Secondary School and Perrotis College to recent U.S. college graduates, who assist with various aspects of education and student life, while serving as cultural ambassadors and enhancing the American character of campus life. Successful candidates are dynamic and enthusiastic U.S. college graduates who have experience in such areas as: English and STEM teaching, early childhood education, residential life (R.A. or other position), coaching sports teams, or working with adolescents in other capacities.

Details can be found at: http://bit.ly/OoMzIc1.

Deadline: End of January

American India Foundation

The Service Corps Fellowship is a selective program that builds bridges between America and India by sending talented and skilled young Americans to work with leading non-governmental organizations in India for a period of ten months. The program serves as an exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources which aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with an understanding of India. The experience is designed to enable committed individuals make a deep impact in the development sector by working at a grassroots level with various NGOS striving to advance social and economic change in India.

See http://aif.org/ for more information.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-14 competition. Awards are made in all fields.

See here for more details.

Anatolia College Fellowship, Greece

This is a teaching fellowship at a prep school in Northern Greece that is a great opportunity for graduating seniors. Details can be found on e-access under “Search Jobs & Internships” and search Anatolia College Fellowship to find it. Documents on the various positions offered in 2014 can be found at http://bit.ly/1cYr8cx.

Please contact Amelia VanderLaan, the Associate Fellowship Adviser at avanderlaan@smith.edu to learn more.

Notes: You must sign up for an informational webinar in January to apply.

Deadline: Mid-February

Austrian-American Educational Commission

U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program

Deadline: Mid-January

Australian Opportunities

For more information about the below, contact:
Jonathan Gilbert
Assistant Manager (Education, Science and Training)
Australian Education International
Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 797-3028
Cell: (202) 431-8698
Fax:(202) 797-3287

1) American Australian Association - Australia Fellowship Program. This program will provide up to four awards totalling US $80,000 to outstanding Americans to pursue graduate and post-doctoral studies and research in life and ocean sciences, medicine or mining at world-class Australian universities and research institutions. The awards will be given to those American applicants who can demonstrate both academic excellence and potential for new developments in their chosen fields of study.

Contact: American Australian Association 212-338-6860
Email: information@aaanyc.org
Website: http://americanaustralian.org/

2) US National Science Foundation - The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. This program provides 175 graduate students in science and engineering with an 8-week opportunity in June to August to study in Australia, alongside a number of East Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Successful applicants will gain first-hand research experience, become acquainted with science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, and importantly initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future.

Contact: National Science Foundation 703-292-5111
Email: eapinfo@nsf.gov
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

3) Charles Darwin University - Engineering Scholarships. This program will provide international applicants with four awards applicable for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Full Fee Waiver, Two Thirds Fee Waiver, One Third Fee Waiver, $1000 Achievement). Located in Northern Australia, Charles Darwin University provides first class services and facilities to its residents and students, with the School of Engineering and Logistics focusing on areas related to renewable energy, mechatronics, physics and the tropical built envionment. The awards will be given to those international applicants who have an exceptional academic record.

Contact: Charles Darwin University - International Office Division 61-8-8946-7215
Email: international@cdu.edu.au
Website: http://www.cdu.edu.au/engineering

4) Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships - Australian Government through ORAU. This program provides a travel allowance, tuition, and a monthly stipend for non-Australians pursuing a graduate degree or post-graduate research in Australian universities, up to AUD$272,500. The program builds Australia's reputation for excellence in education, supports the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors, and offers high-achieving individuals opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Email: endeavour@education.gov.au
Website: http://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/

http://www.australianuniversities.com.au/rankings/ www.internationaleconomics.net/rankings.html


Debra Carney
Writing Counselor and Lecturer in English
Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning
Seelye Hall 307, Smith College
Telephone: (413) 585-3035

Students interested in applying for grants and fellowships in Cambodia should contact Debra Carney for resource information and contact names. She provides teacher training and staff development at both the Royal University of Phnom Penh and Social Services of Cambodia, also in Phnom Penh. It is important that any interested student has significant knowledge of what life in Cambodia entails before inquiring. The following is a paragraph from Debra Carney's report on the possibility of links between Smith and institutions in Cambodia.

"Faculty and students planning projects in Cambodia need to be aware of the country's volatile history and present circumstances. Cambodia remains a politically unstable -- often lawless -- country. Illegal drugs are widely available, and violence -- including political violence -- is common. Medical facilities are well below American standards, tropical diseases are prevalent, and serious traffic accidents in Phnom Penh are endemic. Thus, as Royal Univeristy of Phnom Penh officials stressed to me repeatedly, American students in Cambodia need to be particularly mature and responsible and supervised closely by adult staff from their home colleges."

Cambodia Summer


The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, offers five Junior Fellowship awards for a period of two months beginning on July 1. Junior fellows will be based in Siem Reap, near the historical complex of Angkor, where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The objective of the program is to introduce young United States undergraduate students to Cambodia and Khmer civilization, history and culture.

Some knowledge of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia is desirable but not necessary. The Junior Fellows will attend: (a) Khmer language classes for 6 hours/week; (b) at least one weekly seminar on Khmer history, culture and civilization organized by CKS; (c) field trip(s) in the vicinity of Siem Reap; and (d) a study trip to the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh. Fellows will also be expected to: (e) interact with French and Cambodian Junior fellows; (f) conduct and write up a research project on a topic of their own choice (20 pages maximum; including a critical bibliography); and (g) present their research to their peers at the end of the two month program. To foster connections to the local community, volunteer opportunities can be arranged.

Junior Fellow awards include round trip airfare from the United States to Cambodia, food, local transportation and books. CKS covers accommodation, tuition and field/study trips. In addition, Junior Fellows have access to CKS's resources in Siem Reap, including the library, Internet and lecture/presentation facilities. Expect for the study trip to the capital city, Junior Fellows are expected to remain in Siem Reap for the two months and will be under the responsibility of CKS's Summer Fellowship Program Director.

Application Eligibility and Requirements:

Candidates must be registered as undergraduate students in a United States university at the time of application and must hold United States citizenship.

Applicants should provide the following, preferably electronically:
1. Two page statement of research topic outlining area of interest and intended learning outcomes in Cambodia
2. List of relevant completed courses
3. Scanned university transcripts with cumulative GPA
4. Two recommendations from professors (can be submitted electronically directly from professor)
5. Brief description of the applicant's overseas experiences and extra-curriculum activities

For further information or to submit an application, please contact:
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
Lesley Perlman
PO Box 9380 - Wat Damnak
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Central Europe Summer Research Institute

The National Science Foundation and the Institute of International Education are pleased to announce the opening of the Central Europe Summer Research Institute (CESRI). CESRI will provide awards for U.S. graduate students in the sciences and engineering with a high-quality international summer research experience in Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia.

The CESRI program will be 8 weeks in length, with the first week spent as a group in Budapest, Hungary in a specially designed cultural and academic orientation to the region. Participants will spend the remaining 7 weeks working in individually-arranged placements in university labs or other appropriate sites where they can participate in creative research activities under the supervision of European mentors.

The competition for Summer 2010 is now open and full CESRI program information and application materials can be found online at www.iie.org/cesri. The deadline is February 1, 2010.

China Education Initative
Critical Language Scholarships


The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in critical need foreign languages.

Languages offered change from year to year. For 2009 they were: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. This list can change from year to year.

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Sample Programs offered in 2009:
Beginning Arabic in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia
Intermediate and Advanced Arabic in Yemen
Beginning and Intermediate Bangla in Bangladesh
Intermediate and Advanced Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu, and all levels of Punjabi in India
Beginning and Intermediate Turkish in Turkey

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate* or graduate level or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years before applying. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, science, the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The U.S. Department of State and CAORC welcome all eligible applications and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicap condition.

Duration: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered in 2009 for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Latest Program details and the on-line application are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org.

Grant benefits: All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including: travel to and from the student's U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the CLS Program and application process at www.CLScholarship.org

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language
  and Culture Assistants in Spain

This program aims to:

• Promote cultural, educative and scientific knowledge exchange.
• Support Spanish teachers in teaching and students in learning the Spanish language.
• Foster understanding and appreciation between different cultures.

The Assistants get a grant in Spain to provide support to the English or French teachers in language and culture classes and also have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States or Canada, thus developing cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the United States of America and Canada.

The Spanish Autonomous Regions assign all candidates, individually, an Elementary or Secondary School. Candidates may not choose a particular city. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and some of the Regional Education Authorities will organize orientation seminars at the beginning of the school year.

Please note: It has come to our attention that some unscrupulous people are offering to falsely provide services for a fee.The Embassy of Spain's Education Office in the United States and Canada DOES NOT CHARGE ANY APPLICATION FEES for services provided in respect of the Language and Culture Assistants Program. Please, promptly contact us if you are in any way asked to pay for any services in connection with this program.

To be considered as a candidate you need to:
• Be a graduate, junior or senior College student
• Hold U.S./Canadian citizenship
• Have English/French as your mother tongue

Number of openings: Over 2,000 openings all over Spain.

Stipend: €700.00 monthy allowance plus benefits: paid winter and spring holidays and medical insurance.

Duration: From October 1 to May 31 (Dates can vary depending on actual destinations)

Locations: Positions are available all over Spain.

See here for more info:
Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

English Program in Korea (EPIK)


Deadline: Rolling

Freeman Indonesia Non Profit Internship

The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

The 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 13, 2011, arranged by IIE's partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will take place in three cities: Bandung, Malang, and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.

Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers.

Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply, using the online application at http://www.iie.org/programs/finip. The deadline for submission of completed student applications and adviser nominations is March 1, 2011.

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) invites registrations for summer terms.
FUBiS is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions.

FUBiS sessions run for 4 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter:
Term II: early June - mid July (6 weeks)
registration deadline: mid May
Term III: late July - late August (4 weeks)
registration deadline: early July 9
Students applying before
early May (term II) / late June (term III) will save 50 Euro off the Program Fee.

FUBiS participants can choose from language and/or subject classes.
The students are offered intensive and semi-intensive German language classes at five different proficiency levels as well as Business German.
Additionally FUBiS offers a broad spectrum of fascinating subject classes on various topics.
These classes are held mostly in English by distinguished German and international faculty.
Upon successful completion, every student will be awarded an official transcript containing contact hours, ECTS credits and grades.
Courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Accommodation is provided optionally in student dorms, single apartments or German host families.

More information at
or contact

• German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.

During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the fellow's respective field of interest. The fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance fellows' careers and professional development. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.


German InterXchange for Journalism

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new fully-funded summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.

Scholarships will be awarded to 20 students enrolled in a school of journalism or majoring in a journalism-related field and have at least "advanced intermediate" German language skills to take part in this structured 11-week study/internship program in Germany. For the first six weeks, participants will expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. Participants will then do a week of project work with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and subsequently embark on an intensive four-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine or radio station. A complete program schedule is available on the program website given below.

The 20 applicants who are selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide participants a partial travel subsidy of approximately 350 Euros towards the cost of international transportation to Germany; travel costs not covered by the partial subsidy must be paid by the individual program participants themselves. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance.

To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange

Germany Internship

The Bundestag Internship Program is really a fantastic deal for students with a B.A.

The Internationale Parlements-Praktika Internship Programme (IPP) is a fully funded fellowship for college graduates and young professionals from the United States, France, and Eastern Europe during which participants intern in the office of a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and may take classes at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The duration of the program is five months. The IPP program provides a stipend, housing, health insurance, student fees, and provision of a residency visa. Applicants must be: US citizens, possess very good German language skills, have an interest in politics and German affairs, have a BA or BS degree, and not be older than 30 years by the start of the program. The program is managed and funded by the German Parliament and administered by the Office of Foreign Exchange Programs (Akademisches Auslandsamt) of the Humboldt University.

For more information on the program, or to download an application, http://www.bundestag.de/ (see: Internationales) and see Attachment.



This program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply.

Contact Information for Applicants
email: gilman@iie.org
Tel: 713.621.6300, ext 25
Fax: 713.621.0876

Gingling Teaching Fellowship


Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a specialized year-long fellowship in Nanjing, China, teaching English to Chinese college students at Ginling College and Nanjing Normal University for the academic year. This is a paid fellowship providing a monthly salary, housing and a supportive environment. Fellowship teachers are required to teach four classes three times a week in converstion and grammar, meet with students, and develop lesson plans and teaching units. Class size ranges from 20-40 students. Previous experience tutoring or teaching and knowledge of Chinese and Chinese culture is helpful.

CSO, Smith College and Ginling College share a rich history and relationship dating back to 1926. Ginling College is one of the few women's colleges in China.

Applications will be available during interterm. Contact Tiertza-leah Schwartz, Director of Voluntary Services, via email tschwart@email.smith.edu if you are interested in receiving additional information in January. The application deadline is February 9th.

• Guide to Studying in Germany

Resource for students considering studying abroad in Germany, including information about finding scholarships.


Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international organization that educates, inspires and connects a network of university students and young professionals committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as examples of contemporary human rights issues affecting minority groups. The programs are intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize the need to protect minorities and promote human rights in their own communities and around the world.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship includes:
• A two-day orientation in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations
• A four week fellowship program in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw
• Daily lectures and discussions with leading academics, journalists, politicians and activists
• Site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials
• Participation in the annual Humanity in Action International Conference
• A final project in which participants research and publish in-depth articles that draw attention to issues that were explored during the Fellowship

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors or recent graduates (undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.

In the coming year, Humanity in Action will award fellowships to approximately 40 outstanding scholars from the United States. Selections are made on the basis of demonstrated commitment to social justice, evidence of leadership potential, significant academic achievement, entrepreneurship and social maturity. In 2013, Humanity in Action received more than 550 applications and awarded 42 fellowships to students representing 37 academic institutions.

Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship and provides financial aid to cover travel costs for those with demonstrated need.

To learn more, please visit www.humanityinaction.org.

IMUSE Summer Fellowship


Project IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange) is a nonprofit organization begun by students at Harvard University, Tsinghua Univeristy, and Peking University with the goal of creating opportunities for American and Chinese college students to interact and share opinions regarding US-China relations.

Application to become an American delegate is open to students at any American college, including both undergraduates and graduate students.

Each fellow will spend two weeks with other fellows from around the US and China, exploring US-China relations by attending events, learning from each other, and exploring their role in the future of their countries.

Applications are available on our website at www.projectimuse.org/programs/apply.php
and we highly encourage students to apply.

All events will be conducted in English and no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

More information can also be found on the "IMUSE" group page on Facebook or on the "Project IMUSE" product page.

Insight Collaborative


The Insight Fellowship Program fosters a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities. One-year Insight Fellowships are awarded to exceptional individuals to study and promote conflict management theory and skills, make humanitarian contributions locally and internationally, and engage in self-development.

The Fellowship includes a $25,000 expense allowance to support multiple international placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. The first three months take place at the Boston offices of the Insight Collaborative and its affiliate, Insight Partners. During their tenure in Boston, Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation, meet pivotal figures in the field, attend workshops, receive personalized coaching, and see first-hand how international conflict management professionals operate in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. The remaining nine months of the Fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the Fellow. Placements are approved by the Insight Collaborative on the basis of safety, and the extent to which they meet the Fellowship Guidelines.

For more information, contact Randi White at rwhite@insightpartnersonline.com

Inter-American Foundation Fellowship
IREE Engineering Program Grants







Some awards are funded by the Bi-national Commission, and others are funded by the Japanese alumni Fulbright Foundation through which significant donations from the private sector are received. The A50 Project of Japan, which is funding several grants, are interested in students who wish to pursue careers in journalism as well as other fields. The A50 Project has been initiated by a group of private individuals who wish to express the Japanese people’s appreciation to the U.S. in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. One of the major activities of the A50 project is raising funds to provide awards for Americans to come to Japan as A50-Fulbright students. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan also sponsors one grant which will include an internship. Preference will be given to a candidate with an interest in business.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
Masonic 39 Mori Bldg. 10F
2-4-5 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 103-0041
Tel: +81-03-3433-8541
Fax: +81-03-3433-8454

JET Programme

Teaching in Japan. Details at: http://www.jetprogramme.org/.


You are encouraged to apply for a Fulbright to South Korea. They are very easy to win, have few requirements, are plentiful, require no foreign language, and entail teaching conversational English in a school a few hours a week. Check it out on the Fulbright Student Program website.

Leo Baeck Summer University

The LBSU is an English speaking six week summer school in Jewish studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply to this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

As there was some confusion about the deadline (we moved it this year from end of February to the beginning of Feb.), we decided to extend the deadline again until the end of February.

London Internship

MEC is a London-based business development company with a primary focus on the Middle East. It comprises people with backgrounds in diplomacy, finance and commerce who have spent many years in the region. Projects range from holding annual meetings at Windsor Castle to allow senior figures from the public and private sector to review the geopolitics of energy to a programme seeking to build bridges between the Arab and international media.

More details can be found on www.meconsult.co.uk. Throughout the year MEC offers a number of unpaid internships to suitable students with an interest in international business, politics and marketing. If this is of interest then please send mail expressing your interest and a cv to Ian Walker, Managing Director, MEC, 132-135 Sloane street, London at queries@meconsult.co.uk.

Lucy Greenburg
Director, Praxis Funding
Career Development Office
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Tel. (413) 585-2575
Fax (413) 585-2596
Praxis guidelines & application:


See here: Luce

MEXT Research Scholarship in Japan

The Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Award allows those who have completed a Bachelor's degree to study as graduate students or undertake research at Japanese universities for a period of one and a half to two years.

Applicants should have knowledge of the Japanese language and must be U.S. citizens to apply in the U.S. The Boston Consulate accepts applications only from students who are residents of or studying in New England states.

Applications are due in June of the year preceeding the term of study. Applications and more information are available at


Information and Culture Section
Consulate General of Japan
600 Atlantic Avenue, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 973-9772

National Flagship Language Program

The National Flagship Language Program (NFLP) offers advanced training in target languages to reach professional working proficiency. Applicants must have a minimum proficiency in the language they are applying for, and must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the program. Boren Scholars are eligible and encouraged to apply.

The target languages are Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian.

The program covers all academic expenses, including travel costs and a stipend for living expenses (varies by program). The program is structured in two one-year components. The first is intensive language study at a domestic flagship institution. The second year is spent in an immersion program overseas. In rare cases of exceptional language ability, the first year can be bypassed. Participants in this program may not pursue a graduate degree concurrently.

The NFLP has a service agreement of two years (or duration of support) in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or Intelligence, preferably using their language skills.

More information about this program can be found at

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

This is a government run teaching assistantship program with placements throughout Spain. See: http://bit.ly/NdmLxL.

Deadline: Application period will be open until April 1 (earlier application is recommended).

NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship

This is a teaching fellowship located in Shanghai for upcoming graduates and recent alums. Smithies are encouraged to apply.
NYU gives the following description of the position:

"The primary assignment (about 30 hours/week) is providing academic support for students. Fellows conduct one-on-one writing consultations and deliver workshops that help students improve academic skills in close reading, public speaking, time management and more.
Additionally, Fellows take on an “Institutional Enrichment Project” (about 10 hours/week) that matches their interests and skills and meets a need of the university. These projects allow Fellows to get to know students in diverse contexts and work as a part of a team in other departments in the university.
Finally, Fellows are expected to serve as staff facilitators during student orientations and other key university events throughout the year."
See: https://shanghai.nyu.edu/Writing-Speaking-Fellows.

Deadline: Application period will be open until January 9 (earlier application is recommended).

Pardada Pardadi Educational Society in India

Details can be found at:

Deadline: Rolling

Politecnico di Milano Scholarships for Master's

Politecnico di Milano offers over 30+ master's programs and 18 doctoral programs taught completely in English in disciplines related to engineering, design, urban planning, computer science, and architecture (as well as our additional programs taught in Italian). Qualified international candidates can also complete their doctoral degree with no knowledge of Italian.

***Merit-based scholarships for US students***

You can read more about their full scholarships for master's applicants and scholarships for doctoral and undergraduate students. They offer merit-based scholarships for excellent candidates who come from outside of Italy.

All three scholarship types include a full tuition waiver. “Platinum” scholarships include an additional 10,000 euro award (current value of $13,500 USD) and “Gold” scholarships include a 5,000 euro award ($6,800 USD), to go toward accommodations in the student residence and other expenses. The application and scholarship deadline is March 13. Learn more here.


RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering and has become a very successful scholarship program for North American and British students. The DAAD - the German Academic Exchange Service is the national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

Since 2005 RISE provides summer research internships in Germany in the fields of Natural Siences and Engineering. The interns are matched with PhD students whom they assist and who serve as their mentor. Working language is English. RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with PhD students in Germany on serious research projects.

For more information see: www.daad.de/rise-programs

SACI Art in Italy

The SACI (Studio Art Centers International) is recognized as one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art, design, architecture, art history, art conservation studies, and Italian cultural studies. It offers fully accredited programs in Florence for for students seeking excellence in studio art and liberal arts instruction at the United States university level. SACI programs include: Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, MFA and Post-Baccalaureate. Courses are offered at all skill levels in 40 different studio and academic areas.

SACI annually offers one full scholarship and a large number of partial scholarships. All SACI scholarships are based on both demonstrated financial need and outstanding artistic and academic ability. Scholarships are available for the Fall and Spring terms only. See www.saci-florence.org for further details.


The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The ASF's award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation's most long-standing commitment. During the past 92 years, over 3,700 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans and Scandinavians engaged in educational exchange projects. In 2004, 77 students, professionals and artists were provided almost $700,000 in total funding.

Scholarships, grants and fellowships to Iceland.

The Norway-American Association
Fellowships for undergraduate study in Norway.

Schonfeld Fellowship

The Schonfeld Fellowship was established in 2008 by the AJC Berlin Office Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations in order to offer young American leaders an opportunity to gain political advocacy skills in the areas of German-Jewish relations and foreign policy, from a Jewish perspective. The nature of the fellowship depends on the interests of the fellow and the current needs of the Berlin office. Past fellows at AJC Berlin have organized events dealing with intergroup relations, such as transatlantic relations including ongoing sessions of AJC Berlin Transatlantic Roundtable, and Mideast affairs. Fellows are involved in initiating, organizing and implementing such events and working closely with the programming staff.

The ten-month position is research and writing intensive and involves considerable program work. Candidates must possess a Bachelors, a demonstrated interest in German politics and foreign policy, superior writing skills in English, and advanced competency in spoken German.

Applicants interested in the position should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, together with a resume and a 3-5 page double-spaced writing sample in English (preferably on a political theme).

All application documents should be e-mailed tobrooksj@ajc.org by March 15, 2011.


Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques)

This is not a fellowship but a graduate school for which the French Department assists student applicants. "The Sciences Po fellowship is in political science in France. There is a one-year diploma program for which I applied that is composed of graduate work (Cycle International d'Etudes Politiques, CIEP). Should you do well the first year, you have the possibility of continuing on to a second year of study, for which you receive your graduate degree. Do applications through the French Department. The deadline is around mid-April. Announcements are in July."

Study and Internship Program (SIP) in Germany
Teaching in China

The China Project


Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a specialized year-long fellowship in Nanjing, China, teaching English to Chinese college students at Ginling College and Nanjing Normal University for the academic year. This is a paid fellowship providing a monthly salary, housing and a supportive environment. Fellowship teachers are required to teach four classes three times a week in converstion and grammar, meet with students, and develop lesson plans and teaching units. Class size ranges from 20-40 students. Previous experience tutoring or teaching and knowledge of Chinese and Chinese culture is helpful.

CSO, Smith College and Ginling College share a rich history and relationship dating back to 1926. Ginling College is one of the few women's colleges in China.

Applications will be available during interterm. Contact Tiertza-leah Schwartz, Director of Voluntary Services, via email tschwart@smith.edu if you are interested in receiving additional information in January. The application deadline is February 9th.

UCETAM Native Auxiliary Program in Spain

The UCETAM native auxiliary program is a Teaching Assistantship program in Madrid, Spain. Details can be found at: http://www.ucetam.org/.

Deadline: February

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2014 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social programme, subsistence e.g. food and drink.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to:

- Experience an exciting academic programme at a top ranked UK University
- Explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK
- Develop their learning skills, improving presentation, research and communication skills
- Become an ambassador for studying in the United Kingdom, and for the prestigious internationally renowned UK universities.
- Develop their knowledge in the academic programme of their choice, be taught by world leaders in their field and receive credit they can transfer to their US University.

Click here to find out more.

World Teach

Teaching placements are available in 20 countries. See: http://www.worldteach.org.

Deadline: Rolling