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Fulbright US Student Program 2019-2020

The Fulbright 2019-20 US student program is open! Please see https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/getting-started

Through this program, recent graduates can researchstudy or teach abroad.  There are over 2,200 awards available for 2019-20, an increased number of English Teaching Assistant (ETA) placements and an increase in Master’s degree program placements.

If you have graduated (undergraduate or graduate study), or will graduate by spring 2019, you can apply. To help you get started, please review the archived information sessions available at  https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/information-sessions

Chatham’s on campus Fulbright application deadline is September 10, 2018.  Please see the below timeline and checklist for further information.

April 2018:

Online application opens.  View awards by clicking on specific countries at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions

April-May 2018:

  • Thoroughly read Fulbright website
  • 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 abroad.  If you are unsure about how to approach universities, request assistance from your academic advisor, department and/or Fulbright Program Advisors (FPAs)
  • Work on your language proficiency (register for summer classes and/or self-study)
  • Look for opportunities to strengthen your candidacy. Become a language partner for the English Language Program.
  • Be in touch with FPAs to schedule advising appointments.

Summer 2018

  • Update your CV/resume
  • Start drafting statements for application
  • Fill out your personal details on the application
  • 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 FPAs by July 16 (or earlier)

 August 15, 2018, Deadline to share revised draft statements with FPAs /Fellowship committee for feedback before campus deadline

September 10, 2018, Campus Deadline.  You must submit final drafts of your statements at this time and list your recommenders, language, etc.

September 17-21, 2018 On campus interviews with Fellowship committee. (exact days/times TBD). Campus committee evaluation completed.  (FPAs upload form to Embark system).

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

October 9, 2018, 5 pm EST.  Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST.

Late January 2019. Finalists announced.

March-May 2019. Fulbright winners announced by country.

If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright grant, and for support in the application process, please get in touch with Karin Chipman, kchipman@chatham.edu or Chris Musick, cmusick@chatham.edu.

Summer 2018 Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer is often the perfect time to study abroad – you don’t have to worry about missing required courses at Chatham and you can study a topic that interests you and/ or in a unique location.  There are also many fully or partially-funded study abroad opportunities. We will update this list as more opportunities and applications become available.

2018 Indonesia Summer Studies Program, May 24-August 2, 2018.  This ten week program is held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Accepted students will pay $2,000 each for this program, partially funded by the US Indonesia Society (USINDO).  See program details and the application at http://www.usindo.org/grants-fellowships/summer-language-study/ The application deadline is February 8, 2018.

Global Health – International summer program, July 3-July 31, 2018.   This program, taught in English, is based at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel. The program consists of two courses, Health in the Age of Globalization (4 credits) and Israeli Public Health Innovation for the world (2 credits) as well as one week on-site practicum, professional field trips, exercises and small groups mentoring, and excursions. Students must have completed their junior year to be eligible.  Applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee. Scholarships are available for outstanding students. The application deadline is February 25, 2018.  Learn more.

University of Roehampton International Summer school, June 7-June 30 and June 28-July 21, 2018.  Just outside central London, England, modules offered at University of Roehampton summer school include Londonopolis, Introduction to the London Stage and Media City and Cultural Capital, Please visit their website to find out more and to apply.  Each session is about $2990 or attend both sessions for about $5735.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about these and other study abroad options, the $1200 study abroad voucher, and study abroad scholarships, stop by the Office of International Affairs, Falk lower level or email internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Study abroad scholarships and opportunities roundup!

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

October 3, Gilman Scholarship for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 (Early Application)

October 11, Bridging Scholarships for Spring 2018 Study in Japan

October 13, Go Overseas – Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand

October 17, IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

October 18, Freeman Asia for study in East or Southeast Asia

November 15, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for summer 2018

January 15, 2018, Fund for Education Abroad scholarship

February 8, 2018, Boren Scholarship for summer STEM students and semester study abroad (must include language study) 

March 1, 2018, TEAN Full Ride Scholarship (for any summer 2018 or fall 2018 TEAN program)

March 6, 2018, Gilman Scholarship for Summer 2018

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

Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

While applications for 2018-19 Fulbright grants are due October 6, 2017, it’s not too early to start thinking about applying for 2019-20 grants.

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.  For details see https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.  Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Who can apply?  

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

  • Recent graduates: Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.
  • Master’s and doctoral candidates: Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

For more information,  please contact Chatham University Fulbright Program Advisers:  Karin Chipman kchipman@chatham.edu  or Chris Musick cmusick@chatham.edu.

Study abroad during Maymester 2018

Chatham undergraduates –  Chatham field experiences for Maymester 2018 have been approved and are open for applications. The four options are:

Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium: Identity and Social Policy in the European Union with Dr. Rossbach and Dr. Rubin

Costa Rica:  Special Topics in Sustainability with Dr. Saez

Greece: Discovery Course with Dr. Carrillo and Dr. Lettan

Indonesia: Indonesian Field Experience with Professor Biss and Professor Galford

Full program details, applications, fees and prerequisite requirements are available by clicking the links to the programs above.  The application deadline for MM 2018 programs is 10/16/17.   Please contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with questions.

 

Open Competition for New Fulbright ETA Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!

Just announced:

Open Competition for New Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!
Special application open May 2, 2017- July 14, 2017

With funding from the Brazilian government, the Fulbright Brazil ETA Program is expanded for the Program Year 2017-18 with 76 additional grants to be offered.   A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14, 2017.  The deadline is Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by July 14, 2017.  Additional requirements/preferences for this program include:

  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November, 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. Exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred..

Persons who applied for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the fall 2017 but did not receive a grant offer for 2017-18 are also eligible to apply for this opportunity.  In this case, candidates will create a new application account in Embark with a different email address and complete the full application—respond to all questions, revise and upload new essays, request new Reference Forms (2 are required for this competition), request a Foreign Language Evaluation in one of the required languages, and upload the most recent transcript(s) of all degree level course work.  However, the Campus Committee Interview/Evaluation will not apply.

For further information after May 1, please refer to the Brazil Country Description.  (link to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/brazil)  If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Jody Dudderar (jdudderar@iie.org, 845-212-5565) at IIE. Please note there is a separate application for this award that will be found in the country description. Applicants must apply through the appropriate portal to be considered. 

Chatham University encourages students and alumni from all disciplines to apply for a Fulbright grant and hope that you will consider submitting an application. Chatham students and alumni, for support, please contact the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Scholarships for Study Abroad: Gilman Scholarship

Veritas University, Costa Rica

There are many scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students and recent graduates to study, intern and/or do research overseas, including the Gilman scholarship.

The Gilman scholarship is a program of the US Department of State. Named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York,  this scholarship program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a  college or university to use toward study and intern abroad programs worldwide.  Applications for spring 2018 and summer 2018 (early application) study abroad will open in mid-August and will be due in early October.

The program encourages students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions and to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security and diplomacy).

Applications are reviewed holistically, with consideration of the academic preparedness and impact on the student’s academic and career trajectory; diversity of the student’s background and experience; the student’s choice of program and destination; and the impact to the student’s community.

Sivan Nizan, a junior at Chatham studying Policy Studies  and Sustainability  has been awarded a Gilman scholarship for summer 2017.  She will study Spanish, sustainability and political science at Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica this summer.  Congratulations Sivan!

Costa Rica – pura vida

If you are interested in applying for the Gilman scholarship or other study abroad scholarships or overseas fellowships, please contact the Office of International Affairs so that we may be of assistance.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.

Summer 2017 study abroad – scholarships and opportunities in Ethiopia, Indonesia, the UK and Korea!

photo courtesy of Jacksonville University

In addition to the $1200 study abroad voucher (for all undergraduates) and the additional $1800 International Certificate funding (for students completing an International Certificate), there are several other generous study abroad scholarships and interesting funded opportunities available.  These include:

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, Ethiopia: Indigenous Wisdom & Culture. This is a funded program – for teachers, education students, and students studying Africa area studies. Application deadline for priority consideration is February 15.  http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa/content/ethiopia-indigenous-wisdom-culture
  • The Bahrom International Program (BIP) at Seoul Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Program dates are June 26-July 21, 2017. This is a 3 credit program focusing on Korean language and culture. Chatham students pay an application fee of $300, airfare, and incidental costs. Applications are available through internationalaffairs@chatham.edu and are due April 15.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, study abroad vouchers, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.

Fall 2016 Office of International Affairs Events, Opportunities and Deadlines

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9/6/2016, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Study Abroad information session, A general information session for students interested in study abroad. Returnees will be available to talk about their experiences. Coolidge 044

9/8/2016, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Global Mixer, Social event to welcome new students, welcome back study abroad students and make some new connections.  Mellon Board Room

9/12/2016, Monday, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Vira I Heinz Leadership Program Information session, Sophomore and juniors – come learn about this leadership program and summer study abroad scholarship opportunity.  Coolidge 044

9/13/2016, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Study Abroad Fair, It’s a big world. Learn more through study abroad. Come find out about study abroad opportunities including exchange, summer programs and field experiences. Mellon Board Room

9/14/2016, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Maymester Field Experience Information Session, Hear from the Maymester faculty leaders about field experiences offered for May 2016. Sanger Hall (Coolidge)

10/5/2016, Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Study Abroad information session, A general information session for students interested in study abroad. Returnees will be available to talk about their experiences.  Coolidge 044

11/1/2016, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. Deadline to submit Vira I Heinz Scholarship applications. Falk 003

11/14 -11/18/2016, Monday-Friday, International Education Week, Chatham joins the US Department of State/US Department of Education’s celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide

11/14/2016, Monday, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. International karaoke, Join students learning foreign languages and international students for a night of karaoke!  Café Rachel

11/15/2016, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. International Affairs Open House, Come learn about the Office of International Affairs and the services and program available. Falk Basement

11/17/2016, Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. International Education Symposium, At the International Education Symposium, held in honor of International Education week, we plan to invite a speaker, student papers and a reception. Welker Room

12/8/2016, Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. End of term party.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.