- Section 1: Essential Design (Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon): Ventures include Low-cost Greenhouses, Solar Food Dryers, Drip Irrigation Systems and Food Carts - All related to strengthening Food Value Chains (All Majors Welcome)
- Section 2: Mashavu Telemedicine System (Kenya): Work continues on various aspects of scaling up the Mashavu pre-primary healthcare system, in collaboration with the CYEC, Kenyan Ministry of Health and telecom giant Safaricom. (All Majors Welcome)
- Section 3: Mashavu Biomedical Devices (Kenya): Design and prototyping of low-cost biomedical devices like inkjet-printed test strips for detecting UTIs, Methanol sensors for the local moonshine, food nutrient quantification devices, etc. (Engineering, Agriculture, Sciences, Life Sciences preferred)
Each mentorship is unique. Good mentees invest time and energy into getting to know their mentors and fostering a strong relationship. The role of the mentee is to learn and explore new options for personal development. The Mentor Program is a commitment that requires dedication and effort. After being matched with a mentor, the alumni relations office arranges the initial mentor/mentee meeting. Your mentee Handbook will guide you through the next steps to draft and action plan and schedule the next steps together.
The online application for Spring 2014 is now available. Apply by December 1st to receive priority consideration. To learn more about the program and to complete the application, please visit the Career Enrichment Network website. Please contact Heather Baruch-Bueter at email@example.com with any questions
If you are interested in archaeology and archaeological digs, this month long program to Israel is a perfect fit. This 6-credit archaeological field school at Tel Akko, with an optional 3-credit independent study option, integrates the multifaceted aspects of twenty-first-century archaeology that combines excavation, survey, geographic information systems (GIS), conservation, heritage studies, public archaeology, and archaeological sciences.
There will be an information session for interested students Tuesday, November 5 at 5:45pm in 205 Ferguson.
Liberal Arts anthropology major Stephanie Malpica participated in this program last summer; she gained valuable knowledge throughout the dig that she will utilize in her future career as a cultural anthropologist in the Middle East.
"This opportunity was packed to the brim with activities, excellent professors, mentors, and students." - Stephanie Malpica
The application deadline for Summer 2014 is February 1, 2014.
For more information, visit the Tel Akko study abroad webpage.
Fellowships Office is a great resource for students
seeking post-graduate opportunities and funding to support their
undergraduate global experiences.
If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please contact the Fellowships Office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruth Mendum; Dr. Mendum reviews students' application statements and other materials and can answer any questions you may have about these and other opportunities for which you may be eligible.
Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages as part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Languages include:
· Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
· Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
· Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
The University Fellowships Office is offering a CLS workshop on the 29th of October (Tuesday), from 12:00 - 1:00pm in 321 HUB. Attend and find out all you need to know before starting your Critical Languages Scholarship Application. Please RSVP to University Fellowships Office assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is November 15th, 2013.
The Rangel International Affairs Scholarship
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program offers students interested in careers of international service who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State, benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree. Upon completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start the two-year program in fall 2014, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. This program is open to all majors.
The application deadline is January 17, 2014.
Boren Awards for International Study - Undergraduate Scholarship
Boren Scholarships, funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. You could receive $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full academic year. More information regarding eligibility requirements and application instructions should visit their website.
Fellowships Office Application Deadline: January 28, 2014
application deadline for 2014-15 is February
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is looking for highly motivated and academically excellent college juniors, graduating seniors, and college graduates who want to pursue a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The programs provide funding for academic expenses, as well as summer internships, professional development, and ongoing mentoring.
The application deadline is January 24, 2014
Donald M. Payne International Development Program
The Payne International Development Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in fall 2014, have a GPA of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program is open to all majors.
The application deadline is January 27, 2014.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is now the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually to engage in all fields of study, research, or teaching assistantships, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
The application deadline for 2014 has passed, but students interested in applying for Fulbright awards in future years may enjoy reading current Penn State Fulbrighters' blog posts available on the University Fellowships site.