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.

 

IIE and NAFSA events for International Education Week 2020

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE) EVENTS

The Open Doors 2020 Data Release were released on November 16. Watch the VIDEO RELEASE here. Representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education released findings from the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Thursday, Nov 19
Now More than Ever: DEI in Global Programming, 11:00am ET

IIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been central to our mission and we continue to practice and reaffirm that commitment in our programming throughout the world. Join a panel of IIE team members from across our global offices moderated by Mary Karam McKey, Head of IIE’s Corporate & Foundation Programs. Panelists will explore regional considerations around DEI as well as incorporating it into program design and implementation. Panelists and locations include:

  • Ethiopia Abebe, Lead, Ethiopia and Sub Saharan Africa (Addis Ababa)
  • Jonathan Lembright, Head, Southeast Asia (Bangkok)
  • Nichole Johnson, Director, Private Sector Program Development (NYC)
  • Evgenia Valuy, Lead, Evaluation and Learning (NYC)
  • Michelle Pickard, Director, Gilman International Scholarship Program (Houston)
  • Akta Sawhney, Senior Program Specialist (New Delhi)

Friday, Nov 20
Now More than Ever: Cultivating Leaders to Address Global Challenges, 11:00am ET

Exchange alumni contribute to society in positive ways and, shaped by their lived experiences, become leaders who are working to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Michelle Dass Pickard, IIE’s Director of the Gilman International Scholarship Program, will be joined by alumni of various leadership development and exchange programs who will discuss the need for these programs in light of current challenges, the importance of DEI in programs, and considerations to ensure that the benefit of the exchange experience does not end with the individual participant.

NAFSA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK CAMPUS CONNECTION

Cost: $89 for non-members

More information here: https://www.nafsa.org/programs-and-events/nafsa-iew-campus-connection

Monday, November 16

Our Future: The Next Four Years, 1:00pm- 2:30pm ET
Examine the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election and how it will impact international education, diplomacy and engagement with the world.

Tuesday, November 17

Social Justice & International Education: Exploring the Intersections, 10:00am- 1:00pm ET

Wednesday, November 18

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel and Award Recognition, 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Recognize the achievements of the 2020 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization winners and join us for a live Presidential Panel.

Thursday, November 19

Perspectives on Engaging Today’s Students, 1:00pm ET

Friday, November 20

Fall 2020 NAFSA Research Symposium: A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education, 9:30am-1:30pm ET

Inspiration during challenging times

By Sylvia Shipp, ELP Lecturer

I was hoping to hear, as in years past, reflective stories delivered by our Chatham domestic and foreign students. In previous International Educational Symposiums, students would relay their various challenges they’d had to overcome in their chosen country to study, as well as highlights of their stay. Highlights usually included the lifelong friends they’d established, teachers and classes that had helped to improve their skills and broaden their horizons, and places they’d had the chance to visit.

This year, although some reflections presented resembled those in the past, many highlights had a very different color and energy compared to previous ones. On a similar note, the mountains that needed to be summited were steeper and more dimly lit. Yes, perhaps fewer friendships were forged, but  the strength and supportiveness of those friendships seemed to surpass those from previous years. Yes, many of the classes were hybrid or fully virtual, and yet students seemed to invest more time honing academic skills, independent learning, reading, in addition to perfecting creative talents and athletic skills.

All of this and more, despite the uncertainty that this year has wrought on all of us, our families, and friends. I was deeply touched by the talks our students gave, moved by their ability to see the beauty in a time where others might not, moved by their level of reflection and stamina to move forward when others might feel a malaise or paralysis. Actually I assume the students who gave their talk during IEW feel many of the same fears and hesitation the rest of us feel, but they’ve managed to rein in the negativity to keep moving forward. That’s why the IEW talks this past week seemed especially precious and why I’ll always treasure their inspiring messages.

I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of you awesome students, including Hiroki, Miku, Hanna,  Walker, and Lerlina, who openly shared your hearts and minds with us.

Apply for full scholarship to study abroad in summer 2021!

Ready to change the world? Apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a full scholarship to study abroad with a cohort of student leaders from around the country.

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was founded to empower students of color with a transformative experience abroad, much like Frederick Douglass was inspired by his travels. All program fees are covered, as well as airfare.

This year’s cohort is co-sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Douglass’s four-month journey around Ireland. You’ll be based in Dublin and visit other cities where Douglass campaigned, while meeting with government leaders and social justice activists.

The application is open to first-, second- and third-year students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are from ethnic backgrounds typically underrepresented on study abroad programs.

This opportunity is offered by CIEE, a student exchange organization whom Chatham partners with. As a next step, start your application at www.CIEE.ORG/FDGF. (If you enter your name and email, you’ll receive updates before the February 14, 2021 deadline.) All eligible students who submit an application also qualify for a $1,500 scholarship towards any CIEE summer program.

Questions? Email FDGF@ciee.org 

Chatham’s Office of International Affairs (internationalaffairs@chatham.edu) is available to support students and answer questions related to this opportunity as well as other study abroad scholarships and post-graduation fellowships.

 

International Education Week: Popular Music from around the World

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) please check out popular music from all around the world! Song links are included below so you can enjoy these global artists.

Country: England 

Song Name: Giants 

Artist: Dermot Kennedy 

Song Link: https://youtu.be/NlGfhJ71e0E 

 

Country: Turkey 

Song Name: Sende Kaldı Yüreğim (My heart stayed on you) 

Artist: Bilal Sonses 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6h_sNtpR0A 

 

Country: India 

Song Name: Tum hi ho (Ask How I’m doing?) 

Artist: Arijit Singh 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeTge2rd7c0 

 

Region: Middle East 

Song Name: 3am Bet3alla2 Feek (I’m talking about you) 

Artist: Nancy Ajram 

 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIYqaDGCtx8 

 

Country: Russia 

Song Name: Mr. & Mrs. Smith 

Artist: Egor Kreed 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iSIeBWa0Fw 

 

Country: Italy 

Song Name: Cara Italia (Dear Italy) 

Artist: Ghali 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUfs4BJ6RSI 

 

Country: Pakistan 

Song Name: “Dill Diyan Gallan” – (Talks of my Heart) 

Artist: Atif Aslam 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmKuHX8n-rg 

 

Country: Australia 

Song Name: Sunflower 

Artist: Post Malone, Swae Lee 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXWYDeGhe24 

 

Country: United States 

Song Name: The Greatest 

Artist: Sia 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Ipeu6Z26g 

 

Country: France 

Song Name: Unforgettabl 

Artist: French Montana 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTFtOOh47oo 

 

Country: Canada 

Song Name: Laugh Now Cry Later 

Artist: Drake 

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Song link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFm7YDVlqnI 

 

Country: Germany 

Song Name: Ubermorgen 

Artist: Mark Forster 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tD41isys1o (Original) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQhcmUU_Gsw (w/ English subtitles) 

Country: Greece 

Song Name: MProvocas 

Artist: Dynoro & Fumaratto 

Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ojaKTbcImU 

Are there other global artists and songs that we missed? We’d love to hear about them! Share with us at internationalaffairs@chatham.edu!

Restricted and Expanded: Life During COVID-19

Dr. Linh Phung wrote this reflection to inspire her students to write their own reflection on their experience during COVID-19. She shares it here with the hope to hear more stories and reflections from others. 

Life-changing news came in droves in the week of March 9, 2020. Restrictions on gatherings were announced at the university earlier in the week. The IELTS workshop that I had spent so much time arranging was effectively cancelled. The much anticipated TESOL Convention, where thousands of English teachers would meet to share ideas and get inspired, was called off. On Thursday, after I finished teaching, I gathered my books and work computer to bring home, considering the high chance of not being able to return to work the following week. Then it all became clear on Friday, March 13. We were in “lockdown.” Every “non-essential” worker, not only at Chatham, but in many parts of the state, was ordered to stay at home. The daycare was closed, and my 18-month-old baby was also ordered to “shelter in place.” My husband and I congregated at home with laptops, monitors, and phones on the dining table, trying to work while the baby did everything but allow us to work. What just happened?

New COVID-related vocabularies broadcast on the air and though social media became everyday lingo: positive cases, contact tracing, social distancing, self-isolation, lockdown, and so on. Life had no choice but to go on, but in a much smaller and restricted manner in the physical space of home. In my English Language Program (ELP), some international students were recalled home while others were understandably disappointed with the move to virtual learning and physical confinement. “This is not the study-abroad experience that we signed up for” was the sentiment that many stated. The program carried on with 20 hours of English instruction on Zoom, offered conversation hours and games on Zoom, and gathered for the End-of-Term Celebration on Zoom. There were undoubtedly frustrations, challenges, and Zoom fatigue, but there were also highlights of what was inspiring and heart-warming as we came to terms with the new reality. One such highlight was what students wrote in their submissions to the ELP Writing Contest: words of hope, unity, care, and living life in the moment as well as the humor of “staring straight in the eyes” of the virus with a stern warning that “you can’t divide us.” All of these gave me the positive energy, going into another semester of virtual classes with the determination of making instruction better for students. There is no choice but to persist, is there?

End-of-Term Celebration

With students taking classes from four countries in vastly different time zones in the summer, the summer classes were challenging time-wise, yet diverse and exciting. Overall, I had a stellar group of students, and in the end, I think the semester was a success with students appreciating what they learned from the Reading course and the “Science of Wellbeing” course on Coursera that we were all enrolled in. To me, the “Happiness” course as we called it was a highlight of the summer as we learned about what really matters for our subjective happiness, the fallacies of our mind, and simple-to-understand-but-difficult-to-implement strategies to boost our happiness. Connecting with others, being kind to others, expressing gratitude, and focusing on the here-and-now are not only strategies supported by a large body of happiness research, but also, I think, ones that bring us together as social beings and help us look deeper into ourselves as individual beings. I’m still far from turning those strategies into sustainable habits, but I have some hope that by making these small changes,  I can better maintain my mental health and live a more meaningful life.

Being serious with other TESOL leaders

Now being well into the fall semester without any hope of Covid-19 going away anytime soon, I’ve also come to appreciate the silver linings of a world less restricted by physical barriers. Apart from teaching my usual lessons to college students, I have conducted countless virtual conversation hours for students of all ages. I’ve presented on Facebook live to nearly a thousand viewers. I’ve attended far more conference presentations than in any normal year. I talk with colleagues from all over the world on a weekly basis. I’m collaborating on research with friends and colleagues. I’ve found my professional life expanded. If happiness means having a pleasant life, an engaged life, and/or a meaningful life, I’m certainly having a more engaged work life and feeling good about it.

Fall 2020
The world is now hoping for a vaccine that can be efficiently distributed so that we can soon get back to our normal life: A life with concerts, gatherings, hugs, and kisses that no technologies can simulate. A life when we can go out to lunch with colleagues, visit places with students, and exchange small talks in hallways and on campus walks. However, I also wonder about the lasting impacts of the new ways of teaching, working, communicating, and conferencing during Covid on the future of my work and professional life. Some questions come to mind.
  • What elements of virtual teaching, assessment, and student services will likely stick around?
  • To what extent will university staff go back to work in the office and continue to telework?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of both options? What will encourage more productivity and engagement?
  • Will colleagues from near and far still gather to share ideas across borders or will we retreat back to our local networks?

Dare to make predictions? Please leave your comments!

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