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Critical Language Scholarship Deadline Approaches

October 14, 2019 6:49 pm Published by

The United States Department of State offers the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program annually. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST. What is the Critical Language Scholarship? The CLP Program is a fully funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of the following 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Is previous... View Article

Is a Gap Year Experience in your Future?

December 16, 2015 5:20 am Published by

If you graduated recently from a HBCU and have not landed your ideal job, think about doing something meaningful and exploring “gap year” activities. According to Wikipedia, the term, “gap year” refers to a “prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between two life stages. This “gap year” is also known as a “year out”, “year off”, “deferred year”, “bridging year”, “overseas experience”, “time off” and “time out”. Taking this time off is actually very popular in Europe and Australia where young adults are encouraged to take a break... View Article

8 Things To Do NOW Before You Study Abroad (Part 2)

September 19, 2014 7:40 am Published by

As you read this you may be back on campus ankle deep in the semester, or enrolled in a class or two considering your next step.  Whatever your status, now is the time to prepare for your study abroad experience.  Last month we explored 4 steps to get you started in the process and here, we’ll explore the next 4 steps. Attend a Study Abroad Fair Most campuses will be sprinkled with activity and organizational fairs of all kinds during the first weeks of the semester.  Attending the study abroad... View Article

New Scholarships for HBCU Students to Study in China

August 9, 2014 3:38 am Published by

1,000 Students To Receive A Free Ride to China: Will You Be One? A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Chinese Government and the HBCU Pilot Network Leadership Team solidifying the creation of 1,000 opportunities for HBCU students to receive full scholarships to study in China. That’s right – FULL SCHOLARSHIPS – including room and board.  The number of scholarships for HBCU students to study in China will increase over the next 3 years. Who is offering the scholarships? The scholarships offered through the HBCU-Chinese University Collaboration Network will... View Article

8 Things To Do NOW Before Studying Abroad (Part 1)

July 15, 2014 1:29 am Published by

Preparation is key for success.   Whether you have only thought about studying abroad or made up your mind that you’ll certainly do it – it won’t happen over night. Without ample time, preparing for studying abroad can be overwhelming, but if you start the process this summer it will be much easier.  Note, unforeseen challenges may arise – to that I say be flexible and have a sense of humor! Generally speaking, the average preparation time from idea to departure can be anywhere from 6 months to a year.  I’ve curated... View Article

Michelle Obama Touts Study Abroad During China Visit

March 25, 2014 12:44 am Published by

In a speech to a group of students at Peking University on the second day of her trip to that country, Michelle Obama notes that China is the 5th most visited destination for American students who travel for study abroad.  Mrs. Obama also shared that the Chinese represent the highest number of exchange students in the United States. Mrs. Obama quoted Philmon Haile, a student from University of Washington who had studied in China. “He said, ‘Study abroad is a powerful vehicle for people-to-people exchange as we move into a new... View Article

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