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Fulbright US Student Program 2022-23 Grant Competition Timeline

Are you interested in applying for a Fulbright US Student Program grant for the 2022-2023 competition?

The below checklist/timeline lists the national application deadline, October 12, 2021, 5 pm ET. Submission by the campus deadline, September 14, 2021, allows Chatham’s fellowship committee to provide applicants with feedback and applicants time to make final edits prior to the national deadline. There are suggested optional tasks to complete and check-ins throughout the summer to help applicants develop and organize required components of the application.

IIE has scheduled many webinars, panels and office hour sessions in the coming weeks and months on a variety of topics related to the Fulbright grants and the application process. Applicants can register for upcoming sessions and view past events here.  Please be sure to also review the resources at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/  and particularly the Getting Started tab which can answer many applicant questions.

Suggested tasks / deadlines:

March 31, 2021:

Online application opens.  View awards by clicking on specific countries at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries or use “Award Search” at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/

April-May 2021:

      • Thoroughly read Fulbright website and view tutorials at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/videos-tutorials . Participate in live webinars and/or view recorded sessions at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/information-sessions
      • Review differences between ETA (English Teaching Assistant) grants and Research/Study grants
      • Research your country and Fulbright commission (either grant). Carefully consider the profile of countries. Keep up with current events in the country.
      • Research your topic if you are applying for a Research grant; discuss your research topic with your academic advisor and department for ideas and input.
      • Begin networking and start looking for affiliations (names and universities) if you are applying for a Research grant. Make initial outreach to university/organization abroad. If you are unsure about how to approach universities, request assistance from your academic advisor, department and/or Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA)
      • Work on your language proficiency (register for summer classes and/or self-study)
      • Look for opportunities to strengthen your candidacy. Examples: volunteer, academic tutor, language partner for the English Language Program, participate in related research.
      • Be in touch with FPA to schedule advising appointments.

Summer 2021

      • Update your CV/resume
      • Start drafting statements for application
      • Fill out your personal details on the application
      • If needed, start looking for language reference writers; continue language study
      • Think about your recommenders and reach out to them.
      • Follow up contact with the university abroad as necessary, secure affiliation letter
      • Request university/college transcripts (unofficial is okay) from all schools attended in US and abroad
      • Share first drafts of your essays with FPA by July 16 (or earlier)

August 16, 2021, Deadline to share revised draft statements with FPA /Fellowship committee for feedback before campus deadline

September 14, 2021, Campus Deadline.  You must submit final drafts of your statements at this time and list your recommenders, language, etc.

September 20-24, 2021 Virtual and or on-campus interviews with Fellowship committee. (exact days/times TBD). Campus committee evaluation completed.  (FPA uploads form to Slate platform).

Applicants will be able to make additional revisions to application post-interview.

October 12, 2021, 5 pm EST.  Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST.

Late January 2022. Semi-finalists announced.

March-June 2022. Fulbright finalists announced by country.

For more information:

Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Karin Chipman, kchipman@chatham.edu

 

Summer 2021 – Virtual Study and Intern Abroad Options

This summer, participate in international programs without leaving home! There are many affordable and interesting virtual program options for studying or interning abroad during summer 2021.

University of Nicosia, Cyprus  

UNIC offers three virtual options: courses, Global Health Virtual Experience and virtual internships.

Courses June 14 – July 23, 2021 (apply by May 31)

$1,170 per each 3-US Credit Course (you may select 1-2 courses)

Courses available include: International Accounting; Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies; Comparative Management of Care; Nationalism and Ethnic Politics; other courses  include options in Art, Biology, Business, History, Psychology, etc.

2. Global Health Virtual Experience (Course + Internship) 

July 5- July 30, 2021 (apply by May 15)

This program includes: a course on Medical Terminology (2 credits) and an Internship in clinical healthcare (3 credits)

5 credits – $2,650

3. Virtual Internships

June 14 – July 23, 2021 (apply by May 31)

$1,170 per each 3-US Credit Course

Internships are available in the following department/research centers:

Universidad Nebrija, Spain  

Nebrija offers a variety of language learning courses for levels A1 (beginner) through B2.1 (high intermediate – advanced)

Cost: 647 Euro per 6 ECTS (3 US credit) course

Additional 4-week courses in English (647 Euro per 6 ECTS/ 3 US credit course) with June and July starts:

      • International Management (June)
      • Intercultural Communication (June & July)
      • International Marketing (July)
      • International Business (July)
      • European Studies: Culture, History and Integration (June)
      • Art in Spain (June & July)
      • Present-Day Spain (July)

Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica

Veritas has two 5-week summer terms beginning 5/24 and 7/5/21.  Courses are $700 per each 3-credit English taught course; $715 per 3-credit Spanish language course, $195 reg fee.

Virtual English taught courses in the following areas:

      • Communications
      • Environmental Science
      • Health
      • History
      • Business
      • Photography
      • Psychology

Spanish Language Learning

      • Basic to Advanced Language courses

CIS Abroad

Virtual Study, Summer in South Korea, Sogang University

This is a 6 credit program  all students will take Korean Language (beginner level only) and one of the following courses: K-pop and Culture or Korean Society.

Dates: 6/28-7/16/21, apply by 5/1

Cost $1,990

Virtual Internship, choose from the following options:

      • Argentina, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • Barcelona, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 start
      • Ecuador, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • New Zealand, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • South Africa, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start

SIT Study Abroad

    • Virtual Language Study, apply by 4/1/21

Hindi, 3 credits, 6/1-7/12/21, $960

Arabic, 3 credits, 6/1-7/12/21, $960

    • SIT Virtual Internships, choose from the following 5-credit options. 6/14-7/23/21 – apply by 4/1/21

-Women’s Rights & Resilience in Conflict Situations in Cameroon $1,950

-Education & Social Change Organizations in Chile $1,950

-Environment, Conservation & Ecosystems in Ecuador $1,500

-Environment, Development & Sustainability in India $2,000

-Public Health in the Tropics in Kenya $2,000

-Finance or Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia $2,000

-Sexuality, Gender & Non-Government Organizations in the Netherlands $2,250

-Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution & International Relations in South Africa $2,000

-Development & Gender in Vietnam, $2,400

USAC

Online courses, $985 per 3 credit course – you can enroll in 3-9 credits, 6/14/21-8/6/21, apply by 5/1/21. Options include:

Virtual Internship, 3 credit internships for $1,390.  Internships are a minimum of 120 hours plus internship seminar. Internships take place June- early August. Schedules determined in consultation with internship supervisor Apply by 4/14/21. Fields: Digital marketing and social media management, Business, Translation, Social Welfare, Journalism, Grant writing, Research, Health/wellness, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Human Resources.

Virtual Short-Term French Study with Université Grenoble Alpes, 4 US credits (Beginner A1 to Advanced C1 French language), $1850, May 31- June 25, 2021, apply by May 17th.

Virtual Global Internship, 3-6 credit internships, $1,650, Summer 1 – 5/31-7/23; Summer 2 – 6/28-8/20, Customized placements, can be full or part time in the following fields: STEM, NGO, Sports, Art and Design, Accounting and Finance, Business, Advertising, Communication & Journalism, Education

CET Study Abroad

Intensive Language and Culture programs, 6/15-8/6/21. These programs are 8 weeks and 9 credits, combining a group class with one-on-one instruction.

      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (China), $4,990
      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (Japan), $5,390
      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (Jordan) $4,790

CET Global Virtual Internship, 10 week, 3 credit internships for $1,995. There are multiple placement options in Jordan, Colombia, Czech Republic, and China and an optional one-on-one language training add on.

CEA study abroad offers 8-week virtual global internship (3 credits) for $1995.

Program includes career Coaching and individual placement process and Multicultural Workplace Internship Course and minimum of 120 hours in internship placement.  Career Fields: Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Arts, Broadcasting, Business Management, Communication, Computer Science, Data Management, Design, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Exercise, Finance, Food Science, Health, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Journalism, Law, Life Sciences & Resource Management, Marketing, Media Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Non Profit Administration, Political Science, Psychology , Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, Sustainability, Teaching, Theatre, Urban Planning, Veterinary Medicine, Visual & Digital Arts, Visual Arts & Design

CIEE Virtual Global internship, 8-week virtual global internship (3 credits) for $1,450.  Jun 14 – Aug 6, 2021  Apply by 5/1/21

This program contains 200-240 internship hours in total. That breaks down to 25-30 hours/week. Career Fields: Arts, Business Development & Sales, Business finance and accounting, communications, data science and data analytics, design, digital health, engineering, entrepreneurship, IT and computer science, Marketing, Media/film/photography, NGO, social media, sustainability and the environment

  • IFSA Remote International Internship, 8-week virtual global internships (3 credits) for $1,450 per session.
    • Session 1, Application Deadline: March 15, 2021, Program Dates: May 24 — July 16, 2021
    • Session 2, Application Deadline: March 15, 2021, Program Dates: June 21 — August 13, 2021
      This program contains at least 120 internship hours
    • One-on-one placements –in one of 13 countries and in a wide range of fields

IES Virtual internship, 8-week virtual internship offered May 31 – July 23; apply by March 15, 2021.  Cost and credit options: $1695 (0 credit) $1,995 (3 credit) $2295 (6 credits), 10 to 32 work hours per week.

Variety fields and locations available– Archeology, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Education, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Health, Film, International Studies, Exercise Science in one of 13 program locations.

Students must submit Chatham’s study abroad application for consideration of any credit-bearing international experience. Students completing an internship must complete an Internship Learning Agreement through the Office of Career Development, contact internships@chatham.edu.  Questions about international opportunities or funding your experience abroad? We are happy to help! Please reach out to the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Fellowship Opportunity: China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP)

The China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) is an exchange fellowship program for Chinese and American scholars and students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to teach, study or conduct research abroad in China, Hong Kong SAR or the US. in 2021-2022. The program will award 48 grants to selected faculty and students. The distribution of grants is anticipated to be roughly equal among Chinese students and scholars traveling to the US, and US students and scholars traveling to China.  The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Henry Luce Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The application for the China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) will open on March 1, 2021 and close on April 15, 2021. Programs can range from five to ten months and must take place between August 2021 and May 2022.

Please email CUSP@iie.org to receive a notification once the application is open.

https://www.iie.org/Programs/China-US-Scholars-Program

Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

All students and alums are invited to attend an Information Session on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5 PM EST.

This information session is open to any Chatham student or alum with an interest in the Fulbright program, and will be particularly helpful for those looking to apply for the 2022-23 cycle. Speakers will include ambassadors from the Fulbright US Student Program. To attend, please register at the link below and email Fulbright Program Adviser Karin Chipman, kchipman@chatham.edu, with any questions. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides opportunities abroad for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.

Register at https://apply.iie.org/register/3.30General.

For more information see Fulbright_Event_Flyer_Chatham_33021 and https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ 

Apply for Scholarships for International Experiences!

Jay Jayathilak studied in Cyprus spring 2020.

Are you a Chatham student looking to fund your future study or internship abroad in-person or virtual experiences?  We can help! See scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines below.

Gilman International Scholarship – Pell grant recipients can apply for funding toward in-person or virtual study abroad and receive up to $5,000 (or $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad. The March 9, 2021 deadline application is open for applicants whose in-person or virtual programs start between May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022 (Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 programs).

Freeman-Asia Awards provide need-based funding to assist students studying in East or Southeast Asia with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  Check your eligibility and application instructions. Applications due March 30, 2021.

Bridging ScholarshipThe Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students who will participate in study-abroad programs in Japan beginning Fall 2021. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 16, 2021. Funding from private foundations, corporations, and individuals has made it possible to award scholarships for travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan beginning in August-October of 2021. Bridging Scholarship recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on single-semester programs), or either $4,000 or $4,500 (for students on full-year programs).

Inclusive Ireland Scholarships 2021 – Sponsored by Education in Ireland,  these scholarships will offer €3000 scholarships to study for a semester at one of 14 Irish institutions. In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the United States; identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color); intend to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland during the Fall 2021 term; and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. The application will close on April 1st, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST. The application requires contact information and two essay questions.

Fund for Education Abroad supports  US citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students who are underrepresented in study abroad. The application will open July 1, 2021 at 12pm EST for Spring 2022 study abroad programs.

There are several experiential learning scholarships offered by Chatham for summer study abroad.  These include the Glenda Rich DeBroff Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Sally Mercke Heym Award for Cross Cultural Understanding, the Lorin Maazel- Rachel Carson Award for Environmental Field Studies and the Theo Colburn-Rachel Carson Endowed Scholarship for Environmental Field Studies. The application deadline for summer experiential learning scholarships is February 28, 2021.

Two Chatham scholarships are offered to Chatham undergraduates for participation in semester study abroad programs:

IFSA Scholarship— Scholarships of up to $4250 to study abroad for semester in Cyprus (Nicosia), Thailand (Mahidol) or Costa Rica (Veritas).  The deadline to apply for a IFSA Scholarship for Fall 2021 study abroad is March 15, 2021.

Benter Scholarship – Scholarships of up to $5000 to study abroad for semester at any Chatham exchange or partner institution. The deadline to apply for a Benter Scholarship for Fall 2021 study abroad is March 15, 2021.

Additionally, study abroad vouchers ($1200) and  International Studies Certificate vouchers ($1800) can be applied toward in-person or virtual credit bearing experiences abroad.

For information on approval of in-person mobility during COVID-19, please see the blog post on Study Abroad for Summer 2021 and Future Terms.

Are you looking for information on program options (in person or virtual)?  If you have any questions, or for more information on study abroad vouchers, program options and scholarships contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu or make an appointment: https://calendly.com/kchipman.

 

Study abroad for summer 2021 and future terms

On January 22, Chatham posted the following update to its COVID-19 Academics and Calendar page.

Consistent with current Chatham study abroad approval policies, Chatham will approve individual students to participate in mobility-based study abroad for summer and upcoming terms in locations that have a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory of Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or Level 2 (Exercise Increased Precautions) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19 Travel Health Notice of Level 1 (Low) or Level 2 (Moderate). Virtual study and internship opportunities are available for many locations that do not meet these health and safety levels. Students must submit Chatham’s study abroad application for consideration of any credit-bearing international experience and should contact the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu, with any questions.

What does this mean for students planning to study abroad in summer 2021 and upcoming terms?

Many students have indicated a plan to study/intern abroad in countries that do not currently meet Chatham’s approval criteria. To review the safety levels for your program location, please click on the above links and search for your program location.  Locations with US Department of State (USDOS) Level 3 or 4 and/or Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19 Level 3 or 4, do not currently meet Chatham’s approval criteria, though conditions may change prior to a program’s start date.

Students may still choose to apply for these programs, but Chatham will not fully approve students for mobility-based study or internship abroad unless the program location’s USDOS and CDC levels are reduced. As you may be aware, there is no guarantee that a location’s USDOS and CDC levels would improve to an acceptable level prior to a program start date. If a student’s program location’s USDOS and CDC levels does not improve to USDOS Level 1 or 2 and CDC COVID19 Level 1 or 2 by 60 days before the program start date, Chatham will not approve study or internship abroad to that location. In these situations, students should make alternate arrangements; some options are listed below.

In any case, it is not recommended that students make nonrefundable deposits or definite plans for travel until students receive full approval to participate in a mobility-based study or internship abroad program. It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand their study abroad location’s entry requirements, health and safety policies and protocols of their study abroad destination, any program-specific codes of conduct or other local requirements, as well as the financial and withdrawal policies of their selected study abroad program.

 Other options students may consider include:

  • choose to study abroad in another location that meets approval criteria
  • opt for a virtual study/intern abroad program (for which Chatham study abroad voucher and International Studies certificate funding will be honored)
  • if possible, defer their study abroad to a future term

Please reach out to internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions.

Summer 2021 Internships Abroad: In-Person and Virtual Opportunities

Elena Woodworth interned in Panama during summer 2019.

All Chatham undergraduate students are required to complete an internship to graduate. Completing an internship abroad is a fantastic way for students to get practical experience in a field of interest as well as exposure to the international working world.

Internships abroad can be in person or virtual opportunities. In person opportunities are often completed in combination with study abroad coursework. Due to uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and travel safety, Chatham will announce in January 2021 if it will allow students to study abroad on traditional mobility programs for summer 2021.   Virtual opportunities are an alternative offering the opportunity to collaborate and work globally without travel.

Chatham undergraduate students may use their $1200 study abroad voucher toward any credit bearing international experience, including an in person or virtual international internship.  Students completing an International Studies Certificate may be eligible for an additional $1800 toward study or internship abroad.

To receive academic credit for your internship, you must complete two documents – 1) a Learning Agreement through the Office of Career Development (please contact careers@chatham.edu) and 2) Chatham’s study abroad application (contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions).

Check out this PULSE story detailing recent internship abroad experiences of three Chatham students.

The below list includes a sample of in-person internship opportunities (Chatham does not recommend students make nonrefundable deposits for summer 2021 in-person programs at this time):

AIFS International Internships

CEA Internships

CET Summer Internships -Middle East, Europe, Asia

CIEE Summer Global Internships – Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America

CIS Abroad Internships – Florence, Italy

Listed below are some virtual internship options

AIFS Virtual Internships

CEA Virtual Internships

CIEE Virtual Global Internship

CIS Abroad Virtual Internship

CET Virtual Global Internship

IES Virtual Internships

University of Nicosia, Cyprus – Summer VIP Internships

Questions about international opportunities or funding your experience abroad? We are happy to help! Please reach out to the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Summer 2021 study abroad options

Monica Snyder, Brazil, spring 2019.

Due to uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and travel safety, Chatham will announce in January 2021 if it will allow students to study abroad on traditional mobility programs for summer 2021.   Virtual opportunities are an alternative offering the opportunity to collaborate and work globally without travel.

Chatham undergraduate students may use their $1200 study abroad voucher toward any credit bearing international experience, including an in person or virtual international internship.  Students completing an International Studies Certificate may be eligible for an additional $1800 toward study or internship abroad.

To receive academic credit you must complete  Chatham’s study abroad application (contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions).

Listed below are some in-person mobility options. Note: This list and provider options may change as travel restrictions and conditions change and providers update their program availability. Chatham does not recommend students make nonrefundable deposits for summer 2021 in-person programs at this time.

Costa RicaUniversidad Veritas summer build your own program. Choose from a variety of courses in English and Spanish.

CyprusUniversity of Nicosia Global Semesters summer programs. Choose from several program options including Communications, Nursing, Music and Pre-Med.

Japan – Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts – Japanese Language Immersion Course – female students only. CANCELLED

Korea – Seoul Women’s University – Bahrom International Programapplication for 2021 not yet available.

CIS Abroad summer study abroad programs (various countries)

CIEE summer programs (various countries)

ISA summer programs (various countries)

Questions about international opportunities or funding your experience abroad? We are happy to help! Please reach out to the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Study Abroad Reflection: Jishnu Jayathilak, Spring 2020, Cyprus

Chatham student Jishnu Jayathilak (Communications, ’20) reflects on his spring 2020 study and internship abroad experience and its impact on his future plans.

For more information on study abroad opportunities available to Chatham students, see Education Abroad and reach out to internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions.

Fund for Education Abroad 2021-2022 Scholarships

The Summer, Fall, and Academic Year 2021-2022 Application is open! Deadline is January 20, 2021 at 12pm (noon) EST

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. More than 100 volunteer reviewers read applications each cycle. In partnership with them, FEA considers financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide scholarship recipients.

Financial Need is determined by the FEA Financial Aid Form we provide when you begin an application.

Demographic Factors that are considered include minority background, first-generation college student status, and community college experience.

Academic Plan and Preparedness is determined by your essays, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation.

Create an account and begin your application: APPLY NOW
For detailed instructions: APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

What you’ll need

  1. Complete the application form online
  2. Print the Financial Aid Form and bring it to your university’s financial aid office. Someone from that office should complete the form and give it back to you for your to upload to your online application.
  3. Upload your unofficial transcript to your online application.
  4. Submit the name and email of your recommender. After your recommender submits your letter of recommendation, you must go back into the application to click submit.
  5. Make sure ALL application materials are uploaded and submitted before the deadline to be considered for an FEA scholarship.

If you have questions or need further support with this scholarship or have other study abroad related questions, please reach out to the Office of International Affairs at internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.