Adelante! is a one-year scholarship/momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of Adelante! are the inclusion, retention and well-being of all students. The program features academic advising, professional mentoring, scholarship support, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities as ways to support students as they navigate the academic experience. Adelante! offers $500 of scholarship support for successful completion. We want to help you CROSS THE CISTERN!
AALANA students are especially encouraged to apply.
Up to 8 students will be selected for the duration of the program, which will run for two semesters (typically fall and spring). Students may apply after their first two semesters on campus, but some preference will be given to students who will be a Global Ambassador in their third or fourth year at the College. Participants will not be restricted by major.
For consideration for the program, students should submit: a resume; a personal statement describing their achievements to date at the College, as well as interest in the program and goals for participation (1-2 pages); 2-3 references from faculty. Students must have at minimum an overall GPA of 3.25.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Regular meetings during the first semester of the program, including advising, mentoring, and discussion sessions with the Director and guest speakers. Students will enroll for an independent study or experiential learning (1 credit hour) within their major or within International Studies.
The second semester of the program will consist of consultations with the Director and an independent project on a global issue (e.g., written research; service learning; internship; performance). Students will enroll with the approval of the Director and the Chair/Director of their major department for an independent study or experiential learning (2 credit hours) within their major or within International Studies.
During Spring Break students will travel with the Director for a week in DC where they will participate in special programming, such as visits to think-tanks, NGOs, and service organizations. The cohorts will also take in the sites in DC. This trip will be paid for by the program, provided a student’s performance in the program is judged satisfactory by the Director.
Guest presentations by and strategic interactions with experienced leaders in international service. Participants will attend lectures associated with the LCWA World Affairs Colloquium and the Ambassador’s Corner.
Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English language, American-accredited institution of higher education and a center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its University community represents over 60 countries. The University offers 37 undergraduate, 44 master’s and 2 PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourage students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing the region and the world. It also offers a globally-recognized, professional, community-based education in English and arguably the best Arabic language/culture program available.
Open to all majors but must be pursuing at least a minor in an LCWA program.
A select number of competitive awards will be available for the exchange program with the American University in Cairo.
Semester (either fall or spring) up to $7,000
Full Year (both fall and spring) up to $14,000
Awards may be used for expenses incurred because of participation in the program, such as: airfare, room and board, food, insurance/fees, books, travel and transportation while in Egypt.
Awards are contingent upon acceptance to study at AUC
Awards are subject to taxes.
In Good Disciplinary Standing
Some Arabic language experience or plans to start/continue Arabic language courses while at AUC
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