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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UMD Education Abroad is Hiring!



Education Abroad is hiring for two student positions in our office. Please spread the word to your students:

EA Peer Mentor - Help other students take advantage of the #TerpsAbroad experience by sharing your study abroad story (and getting paid to do it!). Peer mentors conduct general advising, guide students towards resources for study abroad and participate in EA outreach events such as class visits, panels and presentations. Apply by January 19th. More info here

Online Communications Intern - Get involved with EA's communication strategy team. Our online communications intern will get experience managing professional social media accounts, developing new outreach campaigns and learning how to creatively market and promote student experiences. We are looking for motivated students with an interest in writing and communications. More info here

Global Terrorism Minor Applications Open Now!


Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security?
The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts.
All majors are welcome to apply!
Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact 
education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our new Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden, as well as our Peer Advisor, Emily Quinn. Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102 

Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application: http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

PAID Job Opportunity (Survey Coding; Spring 2017)

Katherine Sawyer, GVPT grad, is looking to hire two students who are fluent in Spanish to code some of her surveys. She can pay $10-12 per hour for the spring semester, and can be reached at ksawyer@umd.edu

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Join the Model G20 Summit on us!


American University’s School of International Service is excited to announce the inaugural Model G20 Summit (MG20). This is a unique opportunity for students to experience a simulation of the G20 Leader’s Summit and Global Communities will cover ALL registration fees for students interested in participating! Click on the caption below for more details or visit aumodelg20.com


Model G20 Invitation

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program


MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - 2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program
Francis DuVinage, Director - Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator - www.ugresearch.umd.edu

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  


For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible. Contact us at ugresearch@umd.edu with any questions.
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: 
www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-summerscholars.html

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 

Gilman International Scholarship - App Deadline: March 7, 2017

Are you thinking about studying abroad in summer 2017, fall 2017, or academic year 2017-18?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants.  In the last year and a half, nearly 50% of University of
Maryland students that applied won Gilman Scholarships!

Get an early start and respond to gilman@umd.edu so you can learn about the Gilman Scholarship program, upcoming information sessions, and a Gilman Panel with returned UMD Gilman Scholars. We highly encourage you to start before the beginning of the semester so you can submit a strong application!

Eligibility Requirements:
- All Majors
- US Citizens  
- Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,Seniors 
- Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks 
Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – 
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Assistant Director – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Are you aiming at a career in International Affairs? 

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or State and USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs. 

Who Can Apply:  U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee may consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program.

Interested in learning about the Rangel Summer Enrichment program? Please write to us at scholarships@umd.edu.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2017