International Education in the USG
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Frederick Douglass Global Fellows Application Opens
CIEE and the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase study abroad opportunities for students from the nation’s 600+ Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs. Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2020 for a credit-earning study abroad program on intercultural communication and leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 MSI students. Applications Due: February 14, 2020. Please share with interested students and encourage them to apply. For questions, please contact Paola “Lola” Esmieu at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Education & African American Male Initiative Joint Conference
Registration is now open for the USG International Education & African American Male Initiative Joint Conference. To be held at Middle Georgia State on Friday October 4, 2019, the joint conference will be an interactive day intended to: Provide Study Abroad colleagues with AAMI information and vice versa; Introduce attendees to their respective campus counterparts; Equip all attendees with information to help guide African American male students toward a global education. There is no cost to attend. We ask that no more than 2 study abroad/international education representatives from each institution register. Please complete the AAMI & International Education Joint Conference RSVP by August 30th
UGA named recipient for Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad
Congratulations to the University of Georgia for being named a recipient of the 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad small grants competition! The program, designed to expand and diversify American student mobility in support of U.S. foreign policy goals, expands the institutional capacity of U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) to increase and/or diversify U.S. student mobility abroad. The University of Georgia was one of 22 named institutions awarded funds in 2019 to create, expand, and/or diversify study abroad on their campuses. UGA’s program: “Georgia Global Pathway Program” addresses the following foreign policy goals: Entrepreneurship and innovation; Energy and natural resources; Food security/sustainable agriculture/natural resource management. Go to the Department of State USA Study Abroad to learn more. Congratulations to UGA!
Congratulate USG students for receiving 2019-2020 Gilman Scholarships!
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program recently released the names of the Fall 2019/Academic Year 2019-2020 Awards and several of our USG students were on the list.
Congratulations to the following USG students!
- Asbeury, Michael; University of Georgia; Italy
- Bryant, Ashlee; Georgia Institute of Technology; Singapore
- Cannon, Samuel; University of Georgia; Germany
- Chung, Sean; University of Georgia; Germany
- Correa, Alexandra; University of North Georgia; China
- Englund, Hayley; Kennesaw State University; United Kingdom
- Foston, Shayla; Columbus State University; Japan
- Grant, Sydney; Georgia Institute of Technology; China
- Lo, Khady; University of West Georgia; France
- Nguyen, Martin; University of Georgia; Japan
CRCC Asia is launching 5 fully-funded scholarships!
In the name of inclusivity, CRCC Asia announced five fully funded scholarships for participants to take part in a CRCC Asia Internship Program in Summer 2020. CRCC Asia’s 2020 Inclusion Initiative Scholarships are:
- Students with Disabilities Scholarship
- Scholarship for Jewish Students
- Scholarship for Black Communities
- Women in STEM Scholarship
- Scholarship for Students from Foster/Care Leaver Communities
The winner of each scholarship category will receive a fully-funded one month internship program in Beijing or Ho Chi Minh City, including accommodation, internship placement, on-site support, cultural activities, visa, etc. Winners will also receive round trip airfare from their home airport to either Beijing Capital Airport or Tan Son Nhat International Airport, depending on the program they choose. Applications will be open from November 1st to November 30th 2019. For more information, contact email@example.com
Save the Date: AAMI and International Education Collaborative Meeting
The USG International Education office has partnered with the USG African American Male Initiative (AAMI) to join Diversity Abroad. We hope and anticipate that our new membership will benefit the entire system. Further, as part of this new collaboration, AAMI and International Education are planning a meeting to be held at Middle Georgia State University on October 4, 2019 where both study abroad colleagues and AAMI colleagues will come together.
This interactive day is intended to:
- provide Study Abroad colleagues with AAMI information and vice versa,
- introduce attendees to their respective campus counterparts,
- equip all attendees with information to help guide African American male students toward a global education
We are looking forward to this new and exciting collaboration! Please save the date for October 4th in Macon and stay tuned for more details!
CASSIE Mini-grant Opportunity
Our partner CASSIE is pleased to announce funding available for up to four partner institutions to pursue campus-specific studies of the impact of international education on student success. Details about the application process and selection criteriA, along with examples of relevant research topics, appear in the CASSIE Mini-grant invitation. The mini-grants will provide up to $2,000 to each recipient institution. We request an informal note indicating your likely interest by August 15. Your proposal—which at a maximum of three pages should not be too onerous to assemble—is due by September 15. For further information, and to obtain the CASSIE Mini-grant invitation, email Don Rubin, CASSIE Co-principal Investigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus State receives AASCU International Education award
Congratulations to Columbus State who was selected to receive the 2019 AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) Excellence and Innovation Award for International Education for their “Developing Global Citizens: Engagement, Inclusion, and International Opportunity” program!
Opportunity to Host a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for a Summer Lecture
Did you know that institutions can host Fulbright scholars throughout the year? The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for U.S. institutions to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements. The OLF travel award is designed to enrich both institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that will promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding.
Additionally, the OLF especially seeks to build relationships and partnerships with institutions that are currently underrepresented within the Fulbright Program as a means to promote future opportunities. These institutions include: Minority Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, Small Liberal Arts Colleges, Women’s Colleges and Art Colleges, and rural institutions.
For more information on how to apply or to see the list of over 170 Fulbright Visiting Scholars who will be in the United States throughout the summer go the Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) website.
Coastal Georgia’s Lynch Wins National Phi Beta Delta Award for Leadership
Congratulations to Dr. James Lynch from College of Coastal Georgia for receiving the National Phi Beta Delta Award for Leadership! More information can be found on the College of Coastal Georgia News website.