Category Archives: Education Abroad

Summer study abroad opportunities

Interested in study abroad?  Check out low cost or partially funded summer opportunities with upcoming deadlines:

 

Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan Program. Taipei, Taiwan, 4 weeks. Apply by February 15, 2019.

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan, Japanese Language Intensive Course, two 3 week sessions, 4 credits each, open to female students only.

Bahrom International Program (BIP) at Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea, 3 credits, June 25-July 18, 2019, open to both men and women. 

Scholarships –

For Pell grant recipients, apply for the Gilman Scholarship for a study abroad scholarship of up to $5000 for summer 2019, fall 2019, or academic year 2019-2020. Student application deadline is March 5, 2019.

Chatham Experiential Learning scholarships – for summer and field experiences, apply by February 28.

FreemanAsia scholarship – for study/intern in Asia during summer 2019, fall 2019, or academic year 2019-2020.  Apply by April 5.

Not seeing a program that meets your needs? We’d love to help you find the right program for you. Contact us at internationalaffairs@chatham.edu to learn more.

International Education Week: November 12-16th, 2018

International Education week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

Students, international and domestic, are encouraged to participate in the events scheduled during this week. At the events, international and domestic students can communicate with one another and learn facets of one another’s’ culture and make new friends.

On Monday November 12th, the Office of International Affairs partnered with the Chatham University Modern Language Department for “International Karaoke.” Offered each semester, this popular events brings together students to sing in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, as well as other languages.

Students in the Modern Language classes are able to practice by singing in their target languages. With well over 100 in attendance, International Education Week started on a high note.

On November 13th, students were invited to the international conversation hour, in the Mellon solarium. The international conversation hour provides topics for students to discuss in order to develop understanding of each other’s cultures.

Later that evening, the Chatham University Vira Heinz Scholars presented on “American Abroad: Social Identity and Positionality in a Global and Domestic Environment.” Students, Miranda Boyden (studied in Italy), Janelle Moore (Costa Rica), Erion Morton (Japan) and Kaylee Spitak (Japan) studied in the summer of 2018 with support from the Vira I Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. The VIH program “prepares women for tomorrow’s global challenges by offering a unique opportunity for international experiences, leadership development and community service.” Students receive $5000+ scholarship for an international educational experience.

The Chatham 2018 CEE, American Abroad: Social Identity and Positionality in a Global and Domestic Environment involved roundtable discussions around social identity and its impact on students’ experiences at home and abroad.

Thursday November 14th was a cold and rainy day for trivia! OIA hosted the International Jeopardy contest in the Carriage House, and tested students’ knowledge of world history, geography, and global facts.

With quite of few interested in playing, students played in teams of three to pool their knowledge.  With challenging questions, such as “Which country lists internet access as a human right?”, students played through five categories. Though last coming into final Jeopardy, Team Brazil, won with a high bet, and the correct answer. Students Dylan Jacquard, Vinni Muniz, and Mana Soda claimed the title of International Jeopardy Champs!

The final event for International Education week was a welcome respite from biting cold. On the day of the first snow of Fall 2018, the staff of the Office of International Affairs met students both local and international to celebrate diversity with a hot cup of tea. The International tea party included flavors from the strong and bitter Irish breakfast to the mellow sweetness of tropical mango and chocolate. This helped warming the attendees and made the conversation flow, everything from food, to internships, to study abroad, to difference between the United States and other countries was discussed.

Many students coming and going from class also stopped by to join conversation and enjoy a hot beverage.

Over the course of IEW, Chatham students across campus were able to engage in international and intercultural learning.

Study in Japan, Summer 2019: Japanese Language Immersion Course (JLIC) at Doshisha Women’s College

The summer program at Doshisha Women’s College (DWCLA) in Japan offers female undergraduate students who have at least half a year Japanese study experience:

  • Japanese language courses in two levels
  • Japanese cultural experiences, field trips, club visits, and other interactive programs with DWCLA students

Course Dates:

  • Term A: May 20th to June 14th, 2019
  • Term B: June 24 to July 19th, 2019

Features of the JLIC include:

  • small class sizes
  • entry level students are welcome
  • field trips in Kyoto
  • intercultural communication sessions with DWCLA students
  • two accommodation options – off-campus dorms or homestay

How to apply and Application forms:

http://www.dwc.doshisha.ac.jp/english/international_exchange/

Applications due by February 28, 2019.  For more information, contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

 

Apply for a Fulbright Summer Institute in the UK

London, England

Are you a first year or sophomore student looking for a funded summer study abroad experience in the UK?  Consider applying for this Fulbright opportunity.  Application deadline is 2/6/2019.

There are several UK Summer Institutes available every year. Each Institute is hosted by a different university, and each focus on a specific historical or cultural context, or a subject or topic. You do not need to be familiar with these to apply and are encouraged to explore your interests.

The best applications are from well-rounded students who can demonstrate:

  • Strong academic ability
  • Ambassadorial skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Genuine desire to learn more about the UK and to share aspects of American culture
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership potential
  • Plans to further the Fulbright mission and give back to the US upon returning
Giant’s Causeway, outside Belfast

Applying

Applications for 2019 Institutes are open now through 6 February at 5pm EST.

  1. Read the FAQs and terms and conditions
  2. Read our Privacy Policy for applicants
  3. Apply online and upload a transcript to the application form as a PDF (official transcripts are preferred)
  4. Select two (2) references and place their e-mail addresses into the application. They should receive a notification message that will lead them to their own online portal to submit a reference letter.

The application form must be completed, with transcript attached, and submitted before the deadline. Your references should also submit your letters before the deadline or your application will be incomplete.  An application will not be considered completed if any of these items are missing or submitted late.

Bristol, England

Interviews

Finalists will be invited to interview in late March. Summer Institute interviews are by video conference call and can only be rescheduled under extreme circumstances.

 For more information or other study abroad opportunities, contact the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu or visit us, Falk Hall, lower level.

Scholarships for study abroad!

There are many scholarships and opportunities for study abroad with deadlines approaching…don’t wait, check your eligibility and apply now!

February 2019 Watanabe Scholarship for study in Japan

February 6, 2019, Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates (for 1st and 2nd year students)

February 7, 2019, Boren Scholarship for summer STEM students and semester study abroad (must include language study) 

February 8, 2019, USINDO Summer studies program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

February 28, 2019 Chatham experiential learning scholarships for summer and field experiences

March 1, 2019 Pennsylvania Council for International Education/Asia Institute Joint Scholarship  for study in Asia

March 5, 2019, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for summer 2019, fall 2019 and academic year 2019-2020) for Pell grant recipients

April 5, 2019, FreemanAsia Awards for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Academic Year 2019-20 for study in Asia 

 

Have questions? Need help with your application? Contact us!

When will you study abroad?  Contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu for more information on study abroad options, opportunities and scholarships.

Apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, sponsored by the US Department of State,  is a funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. Many of the language programs require no previous language study. Applicants must be US citizens and enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of application.  The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The summer 2019 program cycle is now open for applicants https://clscholarship.org/apply

For complete program details including languages, eligibility, prerequisites and benefits, please see https://clscholarship.org/about and for application tips, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZxBia0AE58

Applications are due November 27, 2018 at 8:00pm Eastern.

Please reach out to internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions or for assistance with the application process.

 

Questions about study abroad or scholarship opportunities? Book a meeting at calendly.com/kchipman

 

Summer 2019 undergraduate field experiences

Chatham field experiences offer undergraduate students the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in academic courses focused on interdisciplinary topics, taught by Chatham faculty during the first three weeks of the summer 2019 term.

The following summer 2019 Chatham field experiences are now open for application:

Greece – Discovery Course (Dr. Carrillo, Dr. Edsall and Dr. Lettan)

Ireland – Ireland’s Advanced Economy and Sustainability for 2020 and Beyond (Dr. Pierson and Dr. Macagno)

Spain – Global Health Experience (Dr. Appasamy and Dr. Williams-Hatala)

Please click on the above links for complete field experience information, including field experience program fee, tuition, eligibility, prerequisite requirements and the online application.  The deadline to apply is November 5, 2018.

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

Questions about study abroad or scholarship opportunities? Book a meeting at calendly.com/kchipman

 

Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan: World-Class Education & Vibrant Adventure

Are you interested in being placed in a personalized study abroad program that fits your academic needs and interests for a semester or summer term? Consider studying abroad in Taiwan! Through the Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan (CSAT), you can have a great experience abroad for a very reasonable cost.

When you apply to study abroad through CSAT, an adviser provides you with options for a customized program in a Taiwanese university.  CSAT will give students several different choices to meet their academic requirements.  Practically all major disciplines can be accommodated through CSAT member institutions in Taiwan.

Housing and language instruction are also included in the program fee so students won’t have to worry about arranging where they will live. The total fee for semester programs is $7,950, and short term programs during the summer range in cost. Additional scholarships are available to help study abroad costs through CSAT and through Chatham. All Chatham undergraduate students also receive a one-time $1,200 voucher to support their study abroad experience. Students completing an international certificate may be eligible for an additional $1800 toward study abroad.

For program information, visit:

http://csat.fulbright.org.tw/

Please contact Karin Chipman at kchipman@chatham.edu or internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions or for application information.

Inspired by Global Focus Year of Ireland to Study Abroad?

2018-2019 is Chatham’s Global Focus Year of Ireland.  Ireland is a great study abroad location with academics to suit many academic areas.  Here are some study abroad in Ireland options to consider.

Dunlace Castle

Semester (Spring 2019 or Fall 2019)

University of Limerick (CIS Abroad),  https://www.cisabroad.com/study-abroad/ireland/semeter-in-limerick-university-of-limerick/ 

  •  $14,990/semester
  •  Course offerings include: Languages, History, Economics, Chemical Sciences, Computer Engineering, Biology, Education, Architecture, Math

IES Abroad Dublin Center (IES Abroad), https://www.iesabroad.org/programs/dublin-irish-studies

  • $16,500/ semester
  • Course offerings include Irish Studies, including literature, creative writing, cultural studies. Internship/ service learning opportunities available.

University College Cork (USAC), https://usac.edu/study-abroad-programs/ireland/cork/-fees-and-deadlines/2019/spring

  • $14,493/semester
  • Course offerings include: Medicine and Health, Business and Law, Engineering, Food Sciences, Arts, Celtic Studies, Social Science

Griffith College, Dublin (Athena Abroad and CAPA), http://www.athenaabroad.com/programs/study-abroad/ireland-dublin/#dates-prices and (CAPA) https://www.capa.org/dublin-ireland/dublin-fall/global-cities-fall

  • $13,390/ semester (Athena); $16,495 (CAPA)
  • Courses offerings include Business, Humanities, STEM, Arts and Social Science. Internships available with CAPA program.

National University of Ireland, Galway (CEA), https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/program/program-details/NUI-Galway-Full-Curriculum-99/Spring-2019-Spring-Semester-827

  • $16,495/ semester
  • Course offerings include: Humanities, Commerce, Irish Studies and Sciences

Dublin City University, Dublin (ISA), https://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/ireland/city/dublin/duration/255

  • $16,995/ semester
  • Course offerings include: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, STEM

Maynooth University, Dublin (API),  https://apiabroad.com/program-finder/detail-program/?72

  • $16,480/ semester
  • Course offerings include: Arts, Music, Social & Natural Science

Ulster University, Ulster (IFSA-Butler), https://www.ifsa-butler.org/programs/?fwp_program_country=ireland

  • $18,775/ semester
  • Course offerings include: Irish Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Art, Social Work, Environmentalism, Music and Political Science
Cityscape, Dublin

Summer 2019

National University of Ireland, Galway, www.nuigalway.ie/international-summer-school/courses/

  • Irish Language
    • 4 weeks, € 2,490-2,910
  • Ecology: Living Landscapes in the West of Ireland
    • 2-4 weeks, € 1,950-2,175/ module
  • Irish Studies
    • 4 weeks, €3,000-3,450

Global Cities Summer, Dublin (CAPA), https://www.capa.org/dublin-ireland/dublin-summer/global-cities-summer

  • 8 weeks, $7,995

University of Limerick Summer Schools, Limerick, https://www.ul.ie/international/summer-schools

  • 3 weeks, €2,950
  • Course offerings include Irish Studies, Education, Health, Business

Nursing and Pre-Health Summer, Ulster (IFSA-Butler), https://www.ifsa-butler.org/program/summer-nursing-and-pre-health-university-of-ulster-coleraine/

  • 6 weeks, $5,975

Dublin Internship Program (Arcadia), https://studyabroad.arcadia.edu/find-a-program/programs-by-country/ireland/dublin-internship-program-summer/

  • 8 weeks, $5,950

University College Cork, Cork, https://www.ucc.ie/en/iss/

  • 4 weeks, €2,300
Blarney Castle

Check website links for up to date information.  All program costs are are subject to change.  Visit xe.com for up to date currency conversions.

For more study abroad options, use the search engines at iiepassport.org, studyabroad.com, gooverseas.com or goabroad.com.

One time $1200 study abroad voucher can be used toward any credit bearing program by Chatham undergraduate students.

Contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions.

 

 

What is Study Abroad?

Do you have questions about study abroad or scholarship opportunities?  Set up a meeting!  Meetings can be held in person or remotely through Zoom (video meeting service through your Chatham email).

Book a meeting at calendly.com/kchipman

When will you study abroad? Visit the Office of International Affairs Falk Hall, ground floor, or contact us at internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

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