Due to the exemplary generosity of the Hispanic Studies Advisory Board, the inaugural Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship for spring 2020 is now open for applications. See the official website:
This latest initiative in the Department of Hispanic Studies is made possible by the vision and hard work of the very active and dedicated Hispanic Studies Advisory Board members, guidance from the School of Languages, Cultures & World Affairs Dean’s Office, feedback from faculty in Hispanic Studies, and input from the scholarship selection committee members.
The scholarship webpage provides the downloadable application form with a September 15, 2019 submission deadline.
Professor Nadia Avendaño presented her study “Viet Nam and the Chicano/a Casualties of War in Names on a Map” at the XI International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies in Salamanca, Spain, May 28-30, 2018.
The Asian Studies program congratulates Savannah Nugent, International Business major and Asian Studies minor, has been awarded the College of Charleston Study Abroad Scholarship by CofC’s Center of International Education. She will be studying during the Fall 2018 semester in China.
Miss Olivetti Posy was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship Program, 2018. Miss Olivetti is a intelligent and hard working students. She has been taking Chinese language courses for four semesters. She majors in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial studies. She would like to apply her language skill in work with the numbers used to calculate currency exchanges, money transfers between businesses in China and the United States, or analyze the data of the Chinese and United States economies. Posy will enroll in a program in Shanghai this summer.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
Professor Edward Chauca’s article “Mental Illness in Peruvian Narratives of Violence after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” has been published in the latest issue of Latin American Research Review.
Dr. Michael Gómez’s study “Literature under the Microscope: Taking a Closer Look at Ramón y Cajal’s Narrative Fiction” has been accepted for publication in the prestigious Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
April 3, Thursday, 5:30p.m.
TODAY, April 3rd, Juliana Passos, Brazilian Fulbright grantee working at the Department of Hispanic Studies will be sharing her experience in the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, as well as presenting the basic steps to those interested in getting a Fulbright TA Scholarship in Brazil and other countries. Please invite your students.
Information Session on Critical Language Scholarships
Friday, October 4
Honors Center classroom (second floor conference room of 10 Green Way)
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language program for seven to ten weeks each summer. The program sponsors study in critical needs languages, which include Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Punjabi, and many more. Many programs require no previous language experience in the target language. Participants live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages. All CLS Program costs are covered for participants, including: round-trip domestic and international travel; mandatory pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC; applicable visa fees; room and board; seven to ten weeks of group-based intensive language instruction; course materials; all costs associated with the CLS cultural program; and a small living stipend. Information about the application process is available at: http://clscholarship.org/. Application deadline is November 20th. Contact Dr. Vander Zee in the Office for Nationally Competitive Awards (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help with your application.
Dr. Anton Vander Zee
Honors College Faculty Fellow
Asst. Professor of English
Director of Nationally Competitive Awards
College of Charleston
22B Glebe St. Room 202
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2011 for study abroad beginning in Summer 2011. Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad anytime through the 2012-13 academic year, with application deadlines listed on the program website.
Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 – $7,000 depending on the length of study.
The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.
More information is available on the program website at
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: (212) 984-5542
Fax: (212) 984-5325