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.

American University in Cairo, Egypt Study Abroad Award

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.

Award Amounts

  • 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.

Required

  • 3.0 GPA
  • In Good Disciplinary Standing
  • Some Arabic language experience or plans to start/continue Arabic language courses while at AUC

Go to the website lcwa.cofc.edu/student-resources/student-scholarships/ to fill out your application!

All materials must be submitted by the deadline of April 5, 2020.

 

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

Ambassador’s Corner – Episode 2 – Madame Secretary James

Click the link below to listen to the 2nd episode of Ambassador’s Corner!
Episode  2: Madame Secretary Debra James

Latest Issue of HispaNews

Thanks to Daniel Delgado Díaz, Editor, and Associate Editors Mark Del Mastro, Claudia Moran, Laura Moses, Ricard Viñas de Puig, and Carl Wise, we are pleased to offer you the latest issue of HispaNews, the annual newsletter of the Department of  Hispanic Studies..

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