Global and International Studies

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Gilman scholarships for study/intern abroad
The Gilman Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015, fall 2015, and the 2015-2016 academic year. The program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Students interested in applying should contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, WMU's Gilman program campus representative, via email as soon as possible to set up an advising appointment. Global and international studies students have the added bonus of also setting up a meeting with their program director, Professor Laura Hastings to discuss the scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2015. More info...
 
Apply to become an international orientation leader
The Haenicke Institute for Global Education seeks applications for international student orientation leaders to welcome the fall 2015 incoming class. These positions offer students the opportunity to gain intercultural teamwork experience and leadership skills and to earn at least $500. Orientation leaders will be trained the week of Aug. 17 and will work full time during international student orientation the week of Aug. 24. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 26; applications may be picked up from the International Student Activities offices in Room 3516, 3521 or 3530 of Ellsworth Hall. For more information, contact Wayne Bond.
 
Spring break service opportunity for students
Students seeking a low-cost, meaningful spring break experience are encouraged to participate in Spring Staycation, an introduction to service learning in the community, to be held during the week of spring recess, March 9-13, in Kalamazoo. Now in its second year, Spring Staycation is a weeklong program that provides opportunities for a small group of students to learn about social justice issues, such as mental illness and teen violence, and to do related service projects. Each day participants will consider a thematic topic or social issue. There is no cost to participate and a free breakfast and lunch is provided daily. To register for the event, contact Shawn Tenney at (269) 387-4455. More info...
 
"Sex Worker, Drug Addiction and AIDS Prevention: Anthropological Study in a City of Southwest China"
This lecture is presented by Dr. Linyou Lan, Harvard Univesity and Minzu University of China. It will be held Thursday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall.
 
"Cold War Discourse and the Creation of the Global Child: U.S. Taiwan Cross-cultural Perspectives"
This lecture is presented by Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. It will be held Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall.
 
International Festival
WMU will hold it's 26th Annual International Festival on Sunday, March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center.
 
WMU makes effort to internationalize the curriculum
The International Education Council of the Faculty Senate has put together a set of resources, which will be continually expanded, to help guide internationalization of the curriculum. More info... 
 
Summer in Istanbul
During the second summer session of 2015, students will have the opportunity to enroll in Turkey's finest university where all classes are taught in English. The university offers over 200 courses in several disciplines many of which can count toward your global and international studies program. More info...
 
Watch out for study abroad and scholarship deadlines
With deadlines for several study abroad programs approaching, so are the deadlines for study abroad scholarships. Stay up to date with what programs and scholarships are available and how soon their deadlines are approaching.

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