Adelante! (Crossing the Cistern), LCWA

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.

Click here for the application! 

International Studies Major receives Fulbright Award!

International studies major Aaron Aldstadt ’20 received the highly competitive award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this spring, allowing him to study, research and teach overseas.

“My career goals include engaging as a responsible global citizen, as well as to become a U.S. foreign service officer or to serve in a cultural diplomatic role,” says Aldstadt, adding that he first became interested in international studies in an introductory course with faculty member Sarah Wuigk. “It really sparked my interest in the major and fostered an appreciation for a global perspective.”

Aldstadt will be broadening that perspective through his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South Korea, where he’ll be teaching secondary school students.

“My focus as a Fulbright ETA will be to strengthen English language abilities and knowledge of American culture,” he says. “By focusing on the importance of communication, I hope to make a positive impression with the Korean people and to serve as a positive bridge builder between our cultures.”

Check out the full article in The College TODAY.

Spring 2020 Hispanews

Have you checked out the latest edition of the official magazine of Hispanic Studies, Hispanews.

As you will see, the department packed a lot into this past academic year of 2019-2020.

Student Morgan Eppley makes an appearance on CNN Town Hall!

Following in the footsteps of her mentor Ambassador Jim, German, History, and PoliSci triple major and Global Ambassador Morgan Eppley made an appearance on a CNN town hall last week and asked Mayor Bloomberg a great question! In case you hadn’t seen it. See below:

Bloomberg: “Staple A Green Card On Every Degree” To Prevent Immigrants From Going Back To China, India

Trujillo is a booming study abroad program.

Trujillo was the main feature during the recent Foundation board meeting. Kendra Stewart organized the presentation which featured several faculty members, as well as multiple students and alums.

 They made it clear that the facility is vital to the College’s international presence and is important to Trujillo as well.

Globally Connected: Professor Della Lana’s German Business Translation Course links up with Editing Class in Amsterdam

Globally Connected: Professor Della Lana’s German Business Translation Course links up with Editing Class in Amsterdam

French 201 La Couscousmania

Professor Lauren Ravalico’s French 201: Intermediate French class had a delicious and fun La Couscousmania event! Check out these photos of them cooking North African couscous in the McAlister Kitchen!

Public Service Internship Award!

LCWA has a new Award to give to students!

The Public Service Internship Award is to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. These experiences give students a coveted and highly valuable inside look at service and diplomacy in action and reveal the wide range of careers associated with public service. These experiences are often unpaid and living and travel is costly.

The awards will be given to students who secure experiential learning opportunities during summer or semester abroad programs. Recipients will be able to apply their work experience to myriad endeavors and will gain a distinguished advantage compared to their peers because of their direct experience working with global issues.

Students will be given a $3,000 – $5,000 internship award for programs that directly relate to public, foreign or civil service. Students will submit the application and be selected by a committee comprised of School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs faculty. The selection committee will recommend award winners to the Dean of LCWA, who will make the final selections. The number of awards given will vary.

All materials must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Go to the website to fill out your application!
https://lcwa.cofc.edu/studen…/student-scholarships/index.php

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Spring 2020

We’re happy to announce this Spring’s LCWA World Affairs Colloquium’s

Special lecturer Andrei S. Markovits is an Arthur Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan.

On March 2nd he will be presenting his talk, “Vile Nature of Fandom.” This will be at 6:30pm in Addlestone Library, room 227.
Virtually no weekend passes in which we do not read of yet another blatantly racist incident on one of Europe’s football grounds be they in England, Italy or pretty much anywhere in Europe. Why is this the case? This lecture will highlight how virtually all fandom encapsulates the potential for such counter-cosmopolitan behavior, but why its most ugly manifestation has become so ensconced in the world of Association Football, aka soccer.

On March 3rd he will presenting his talk, “Women’s Soccer: International-Cultural Phenomenon.” This will be at 6:00pm at the Charleston Library Society.
Women in North American soccer entered a field that was more open for them, since men were busy covering multiple playing fields and cultural spaces: baseball, football (American and Canadian), basketball, and ice hockey. Their European counterparts were forced to contest what has arguably been the most male-dominated field/space in European public life. Both of these roads harbored immense obstacles. Both entailed challenges of their own that these pioneering women had to overcome. Come, learn more about their struggle and victory, and how it has changed the international scene.