Welcome (back) to Fall 2023!
Here are our upcoming events for the month of September! For questions, please email email@example.com
Thinking ahead to summer 2023 and beyond, now is the time to make your plan to study abroad; review the below opportunities, check eligibility and deadlines, and apply!
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHATHAM PARTNERS:
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can visit us in Falk Hall, Lower level, across from the Chatham copy center.
Applications are due November 15 for this fully funded summer immersive language learning opportunity!
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
The Application for the 2023 CLS Program is now live! Applications are due November 15, 2022 at 8pm Eastern Time. To start an application, visit https://clscholarship.org/apply
The CLS Program provides opportunities for American college and university students to study languages and cultures essential to America’s engagement with the world.
Each summer, American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities across the country, spend eight to ten weeks learning one of fourteen languages at an intensive study abroad institute. The CLS Program is designed to promote rapid language gains and essential intercultural fluency in regions that are critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity.
CLS Spark, an initiative of the CLS Program, provides opportunities for American undergraduate college and university students to study Arabic, Chinese and Russian virtually at the beginning level.
Designed to leverage best practices in online language learning, CLS Spark provides students with the opportunity to study critical languages virtually when they may not have access to studying these languages on their campuses.
All are invited to stop by Chatham’s Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 21st from 11 am to 2 pm in the Mellon Board Room on the Shadyside campus. It’s a big world. Don’t miss out, study or intern abroad! Drop by Mellon Board Room to learn more about Chatham programs, provider programs, Summer 2023 Chatham Field Experiences, study abroad vouchers, scholarships & fellowships, how to apply for a US passport, financial aid for study abroad, internships abroad, giveaways, and more.
At the fair, students can meet with the below providers who can share information about their program options (all over the world) and answer any questions.
Do you have questions about studying abroad or where you can go? Please come learn more. We’ll share details on Chatham exchange and partner programs as well as information on applying for Summer 2023 Chatham Field Experiences to Costa Rica, Germany, and Greece.
Campus partners will also be on-site to answer your questions about financial aid, scholarships, and career readiness resources specific to the study abroad experience.
We hope to see you at the fair!
For information on studying abroad as a Chatham student, and more information on study abroad vouchers, programs, and scholarships please contact email@example.com.
Welcome to fall 2022 semester at Chatham!
Are you thinking of taking your studies abroad?
Here’s a roundup of scholarship opportunities to consider:
Gilman International Scholarship – Undergraduate students who are US citizens and Pell grant recipients can apply for up to $5,000 toward a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program. The March 2023 deadline application will open in January for applicants whose programs start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2024 programs or internships. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
The VIH Program for Women, Non-Binary, and Transgender Global Leaders – Undergraduate women, non-binary, transgender students of sophomore or junior status with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and no previous international experience can apply to win a $5000+ scholarship toward a summer international experience. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.
Fund for Education Abroad supports US citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students who are underrepresented in study abroad. Applications for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-2024 will open on November 16, 2022.
Through the generosity of donors, two Chatham scholarships are offered to Chatham undergraduates for participation in semester study abroad programs:
IFSA Scholarship— Scholarships of up to $4,250 to study abroad for semester in Cyprus (Nicosia), Thailand (Mahidol) or Costa Rica (Veritas). The deadline to apply for a IFSA Scholarship for Fall 2023 study abroad is March 15, 2022.
Benter Scholarship – Scholarships of up to $5,000 to study abroad for a semester go support students’ study, international travel and interactions with diverse populations outside of North America, with the highest priority given to study in Middle Eastern nations and Muslim cultures, or for any semester study abroad with a Chatham exchange or partner institution. The deadline to apply for a Benter Scholarship for Fall 2023 study abroad is March 15, 2023.
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, 2023.
Additionally, study abroad vouchers ($1200) and International Studies Certificate vouchers ($1800) can be applied toward in-person or virtual credit bearing experiences abroad.
Are you looking for information on study and internship abroad program options? If you have any questions, or for more information on study abroad vouchers, programs, and scholarships contact firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment: https://calendly.com/kchipman.
The Fulbright US Student Program funds one year of English teaching assistantship, research, or graduate study abroad. The application for grants for 2023-24 is open now with a deadline of October 12, 2022.
Applicants will select a grant opportunity in a country in East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, or the Western Hemisphere. Programs may differ in competitiveness based on the number of applicants to a specific grant opportunity. For more information on individual programs visit the “countries” section of the Fulbright site. Grants are available to conduct research, study in a graduate program, or teach English.
Fulbright applicants for research grants design their own projects, usually alongside advisors at universities abroad or other institutes of higher education. The requirements vary by country and more information can be found on the country information pages. There are also field-specific award opportunitities. Creative and performing arts applicants are encouraged, with supplementary portfolios required based on their disciplines.
Applicants may apply to study in a degree program through an Open Study/Research grant. Each country’s information page will indicate if that country accepts applications for graduate enrollment. Several countries offer named Graduate Degree Grants to specific graduate programs or institutions.
The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for ETA Programs can apply to only one country.
Applicants must be United States citizens with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior to the start of their grant, meaning that students who are seniors, graduate students, or alums at the time of application are eligible to apply. For more information see the eligibility section of the Fulbright website.
Questions? Please reach out to the Office of International Affairs, email@example.com.
Learn online – get started with basic and practical greetings and sentences in Chinese with Tunghai University. It’s free and the next two-week session begins on April 11. Another session will be offered in October 2022. Sign up at https://form2.thu.edu.tw/1750571
The office of international affairs is deeply concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. We support our students, their families, and friends who are affected by the invasion, and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
How can you help?
Post your support for Ukraine, condemning the war on your social media, #standwithukraine, #notowar
Wear blue and/or yellow colors to show your support for the people of Ukraine.
Write your congressional members request support for Ukraine and her people, including the more than 1-million refugees.
Avoid mis- and disinformation: check the source of the information you are sharing/reading and use only reputable sources.
Resources for those outside of Ukraine:
NAFSA- a resource for international education, has a page for immigration recourses for Ukraine.
Local organizations in Pittsburgh:
Chatham students, it’s January, it’s cold and grey here in Pittsburgh and you may be starting to plan to get away for summer, next fall, and beyond.
If you are thinking of taking your studies abroad see the below roundup of scholarships and exciting funded opportunities with upcoming deadlines to consider and apply for!
Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a funded summer study abroad program designed for students of color as part of CIEE’s commitment to open doors for all students from all backgrounds. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Fellows will explore the impact that effective leaders have had on social justice movements and critical peace and conflict resolution efforts around the world. Applicants must be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior; have a minimum GPA of 3.00; be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident; identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and submit a complete application no later than February 14, 2022. Qualified applicants who are not selected as Fellows are awarded a $1.500 Frederick Douglass Scholars Grant toward a CIEE program.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four-week programs for US undergraduate students, who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include round-trip airfare; tuition and fees at the host institution; accommodation; and in some cases, a small daily allowance for meals. Check eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions and apply by February 21, 2022.
Gilman International Scholarship – Undergraduate students who are US citizens and Pell grant recipients can apply for up to $5,000 toward a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks. The March 2022 application cycle will open soon for applicants whose programs start between May 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023. This cycle encompasses Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Academic Year 2022-2023 and Spring 2023 programs. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
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 are open for Academic Year 2022-2023, including the following terms: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Academic Year 2022-2023, Spring 2023, and Calendar Year 2023. The Application deadline is March 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM, ET.
Through the generosity of donors, a number of Chatham scholarships are offered to Chatham undergraduates for participation in semester and summer study abroad programs:
For Summer 2022, there are several experiential learning scholarships including 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, 2022.
For Fall 2022: IFSA Scholarship— Scholarships of up to $4,250 to study abroad for semester in Cyprus (Nicosia), Thailand (Mahidol) or Costa Rica (Veritas). The deadline to apply for a IFSA Scholarship for Fall 2022 study abroad is March 15, 2022. Benter Scholarship – Scholarships of up to $5,000 to study abroad for a semester at any Chatham exchange or partner institution. The deadline to apply for a Benter Scholarship for Fall 2022 study abroad is March 15, 2022.
Additionally, eligible undergraduates can have their study abroad vouchers ($1200) and International Studies Certificate vouchers ($1800) 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 study and internship abroad program options? If you have any questions, or for more information on study abroad vouchers, programs and scholarships contact firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment: https://calendly.com/kchipman.
Join Chatham University and the US Department of State/US Department of Education for International Education Week (IEW) 2021 as we celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide! The theme of the week at Chatham University is Engaged Resilient Global.
Events for this week include:
Monday, November 15, 5:00 PM
Join Chatham’s Vira I Heinz (VIH) Scholarship Program 2021 cohort for the Finding Resilience Roundtable. This presentation focuses on a discussion regarding finding resilience and motivation in unprecedented events and lost opportunity. Community resources based around arts, crafts, and mental health will be shared! Join via Zoom at https://chatham.zoom.us/j/98351013633
Tuesday, November 16
Connect with an international student today! Did you know that students from 29 different countries are studying at Chatham this semester? The top five countries are Canada, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and China. All of our international students have so much to share and can broaden your perspectives. Please take the time to say hello and see what you can learn today.
Wednesday, November 17
Explore the international opportunities available to Chatham students. Chatham students can participate in a variety of programs, ranging from Chatham field experiences of just a few weeks to summer internships and study abroad to exchange and partner semesters and even a full academic year abroad! Learn more at https://chatham.edu/academics/international-programs/education-abroad.html . Financial support and scholarship opportunities are also available.
Thursday, November 18, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Support your classmates at Chatham’s IEW Symposium, held in the Carriage House Main Lounge from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Our student presenters will deliver Ted-style talks and make poster presentations on the theme of Engaged Resilient Global and the audience will vote on the best two presentations to be awarded gift card prizes.
Friday, November 19
Pittsburgh has so much to offer! Round out this year’s IEW by learning more about local, global organizations, including Global Links, GlobalPittsburgh, World Affairs Council, and many more. Check out these organizations and more resources to see how you can engage locally at the below links: https://theglobalswitchboard.org/ https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/category/topic/international-organizations
We hope you enjoy IEW 2021.
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