Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 2-4pm
Room 9604, The Graduate Center
Study abroad is a wonderful opportunity for students to grow both academically and personally while also adding to their resume and appeal to future employers. It can also be a great way to supplement your studies with courses which may not be available within the CUNY system. For example, students of Japanese language and culture may find that Japanese language courses in Japan help them continue their language studies at an advanced level in an immersive environment. Students studying international relations or social justice may choose to take do an international internship with an NGO or non-profit abroad. Science students find lab research placements at foreign institutions while students of ecology and archaeology find field schools where they can hone their research skills.
This workshop will provide students with a framework for thinking about study abroad and the tools to research, plan for and fund study abroad. Our advising staff and CUNY BA student Christopher Coll who recently spent a semester in Osaka, Japan, will be on hand to talk about their own experiences and illustrate both the process and the rewards of international education.
We will discuss two study abroad scholarships with upcoming deadlines: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for Winter/Spring study, deadline October 1st) and the STOCS Award (for select CUNY Winter 2014 programs, deadline October 8th) as well as how and when financial aid can be used to fund study abroad. Other international scholarships such as the Critical Language Scholarship (November 15th deadline for Summer 2014), The Boren Scholarship (deadline February 5th for 2014-15 academic year) and the Fulbright US Student Program will also be covered.
This event is open to current CUNY Baccalaureate students only.