Announcements!

10/17/2014: International Programs Office closed for fall break!

The IPO will be closed for fall break , October 20-24. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, October 27. Have a great fall break!

10/13/2014: Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Applications due January 23!

Applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available online. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. To learn more click here. If you're interested in applying. please stop by the International Programs Office or email us at studyabroad@warren-wilson.edu

10/10/2014: International Photo Contest on display in the library!

The Annual International Photo Contest is currently on display in the library!  Stop by to view these amazing photographs taken by our students, staff, and faculty. Be sure to vote for your favorite! Many thanks to everyone who submitted entries!

10/9/2014: 10 Stories That Prove Study Abroad Changes You In The Best Possible Way

Huffington Post's "10 Stories That Prove Study Abroad Changes You In The Best Possible Way"

9/24/2014: Last week to apply for Spring Study Abroad Courses!

One week left to apply for Spring Study Abroad Courses to Mexico, Ireland, Armenia, and China! Stop by the International Programs Office in lower Laursen to learn more!

9/17/2014: Summer 2015 Critical Language Scholarship Application now available!

The Summer 2015 CLS application is now available. Applications are due Tuesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM. A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. For more information on the CLS scholarship, click here.

9/15/2014: Applications for spring Study Abroad Courses, winter term, and spring semester study abroad programs now available!

Applications for all short term WWC study abroad courses, spring semester 2015 and winter term 2014/15 study abroad programs including non-WWC programs (such as SIT and CIEE) and WWC semester abroad programs in Finland, Germany, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Korea, Japan, France, and China are due October 1!


There are still a few spaces left in the spring 2015 WWC short term Study Abroad Courses:
HIS 377 Change and Continuity in China
LAN 377/378 Spanish Language and Contemporary Mexican Culture: Word, Image, and Immersion
ART 377 Hand Held: Photography and the Visual Book – Ireland
ODL 378 Environment, Culture and Adventure Tourism in Armenia

To be eligible for these short term study abroad courses you must be in good standing with the College and have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. This course is open to anyone who will be sophomores through first semester seniors in the spring. See attached for more information on course descriptions and fees. The application deadline is October 1.
 
*All students planning to study abroad this winter or spring will be requested to meet with International Programs staff to discuss plans in advance of the October 1 deadline. Please email Felicia Hall to set up an appointment if you have not already done so.

There are a number of excellent scholarships available for students planning to study abroad in spring 2015. You can read about these opportunities here.

 

9/9/2014:  Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Applications due January 23!

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available online. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu.  Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. To learn more click here. If you're interested in applying. please stop by the International Programs Office or email us at studyabroad@warren-wilson.edu.

9/7/2014: Gilman Summer 2015 & Fall/Academic Year 2015-2016 Application due in one month!

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the Summer 2015 & Fall/AY 2015-2016 application is now available online for students to access. Applications are due October 7, 2014 by 11:59pm (Central Time). The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by providing up to $5,000 in program funding. To learn more, click here.

8/27/2014 Study Abroad Open House

Interested in learning more about study abroad possibilities? Join us for the International Programs Office Open House Wednesday and Thursday, September 3 & 4 from 12:00 - 2:30 in the International Programs Office in lower Laursen. There will be refreshments, information, and the chance to meet with International Programs staff about your plans and interests. All students are welcome at this event. We hope to see you there!

8/25/2013 - Welcome back!

Hope you had a wonderful summer! Feel free to drop in the International Programs Office at any time if you're curious to know more about studying abroad. You can also follow us on facebook  or twitter to learn more about upcoming events and study abroad opportunities.

5/30/2014:Congratulations National Award Winners!

Taylore Huntley - Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient!

Marshall McCollum & Owen Harris - Critical Language Scholarship Recipients!

Please join WWC’s International Programs Office in congratulating junior Taylore Huntley on winning a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and senior Marshall McCollum and junior Owen Harris on winning Critical Language Scholarships!

This summer, Taylore will be studying in the Czech Republic, Marshall McCollum will head to Bangladesh, to study Bengali language intensively, and Owen Harris will head to Turkey, to study Turkish language.

5/21/2014: Bon voyage, Study Abroad Courses!

The International Programs Office wishes "bon boyage" to the faculty and students in our five spring/summer 2014 Study Abroad Courses - Brazil: Ports of Entry: Narratives of the Brazilian Amazon;   Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology and Conservation; Indonesia: Monkey Chants & Ancient Dance: Art and Social Change in Bali and Java; Art in Italy; Turkey: Pax Romana: The Archeology of the Eastern Roman Empire. We wish you safe travels and look forward to hearing about your adventures upon your return!

 

5/18/2014: Congratulations Intercultural Award Winners!

Nora Frank & Eliot Gold won this year's Intercultrual Award from the International Programs Office!

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3/6     3/15/14: 2014-2015 Study Abroad Plans Survey

Did you get an email about your study abroad plans for next year? Well, the survey is open and the courses are filling - so make sure you compelete it to reserve an application!

2/28/13: Reminder - Gilman Scholarship due Tuesday, March 4

Don't forget to meet with International Programs Staff before applying. See announcement below to learn more about it.

2/28/14: March 3-7 is International Programs Week!

Throughout the week  International Programs Staff will be in Gladfelter during lunch to tell you more about study abroad options at WWC and there will be presentations about proposed Study Abroad Courses for 2014-15.

Faculty and staff have proposed the following study abroad courses for the 2014-15 academic year:
Armenia: ODL 37X Environment, Culture and Adventure Tourism in Armenia
China: HIS 377 Change and Continuity in China
England: THR 377 Contemporary Theater Culture in London
Ireland: ART 377 Hand Held: Photography and the Visual Book
Mexico: LAN 377/378 Spanish Language and Contemporary Mexican Culture: Word, Image, and Immersion 
United States: ENS 377 Natural and Cultural Histories of Alaska

If you think you may be interested in participating in one of these Study Abroad Courses, the schedule of  course information sessions will be posted on the inside page.

Enjoy International Programs Week! 

2/7/2014: Gilman Summer 2014 & Fall/Academic Year 2014-2015 Application Open!

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the Summer 2014 & Fall/AY 2014-2015 application is now available online for students to access. Applications are due March 4, 2014 by 11:59pm (Central Time). The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by providing up to $5,000 in program funding. To learn more, click here.

 

12/27/14: Cuba Course Presentation on Sustainable Agriculture & Social Welfare

On Thursday, January 30, the Sustainable Agriculture & Social Welfare study abroad course to Cuba will present about their two weeks in Cuba over winter break. This event will take place at 6:30pm in Sage Cafe.

 

11/18/13: Fund for Education Abroad 2014-2015 Scholarship Application period is now open!

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship 2014-15 application period is now open! There are scholarships of up to $10,000 for students planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks. Check it out here!
 

11/11/13: International Photo Contest Winners!

In celebration of International Education Week (November 11-15), the International Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of this year's International Photo Contest. Thanks to all the students, staff, and faculty who submitted images!


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Senior Caroline Duble, sociology/anthropology major, won Best Intercultural Photo for her photograph taken in Bali, Indonesia. The photo shows bathers at the fountains of the Holy Water Spring (Tampak Siring). Caroline studied abroad focusing on Thai language and cultural studies at Warren Wilson’s partner institution, Payap University in Thailand last semester. In addition to exploring Thailand, Caroline had the opportunity to travel to neighboring nations including Indonesia.



Senior Danielle Landy, sociology/anthropology major, won Best Landscape Photo of the petrified waterfalls "Hierve el Agua" in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Danielle participated in an International Honors Program through the School for International Training last year. She studied anthropology, globalization, and political science while traveling in Mexico, India, Tanzania, Turkey, and New Zealand.

PhotoContest13 Prague, CR

Senior Grace Hatton, creative writing and art majors, won the People's Choice Award for her photograph of the a newlywed couple  in front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Grace studied abroad in the Czech Republic last summer through the USAC Prague program focusing on alternative culture and travel photography.  

The winning photos will be on display in the lobby of lower Laursen throughout International Education Week. To learn more about international opportunities at Warren Wilson visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~studyabroad/.

To learn more about International Education Week, visit http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week.

 

10/31/13: Irish-American Scholars applications are due December 13, 2013!

Through Warren Wilson's affiliation with the Irish-American Scholars Program, qualified WWC students have the opportunity to spend a semester or year studying in Northern Ireland. Generally, students may be selected to attend the University of Ulster (several campuses) or the Queen's University Belfast. Both universities are excellent institutions that offer many academic programs in a traditional British educational environment.

Irish-American Scholars Program completed applications for fall 2014, spring 2015 and the 2014-2015 academic year are due in the International Programs Office by December 13. Sophomores or juniors with a minimum 3.2 GPA and an interest in studying in Northern Ireland are encouraged to apply.

Please contact the International Programs Office by November 26 for more information.

10/10/14 IPO Closed during fall break

The International Programs Office will be closed during fall break Oct 21-25. Have a great break!

 

10/3/13 International Photo Contest in Library!

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Come check out the 2013-14 annual International Photo Contest on display in the library during the month of October! Make sure to vote for your favorite!

9/16/2013 Spaces available in Spring 2014 WWC Study Abroad Courses!

There are a few openings still available in the following spring 2014 WWC study abroad courses! Each course is 4 credits. They will meet on campus throughout the spring semester, followed by travel during the beginning of summer break.


Applications are available in the International Programs Office located in Lower Laursen.  

*Brazil (GBL) Ports of Entry: Narratives of the Brazilian Amazon

Lorrie Jayne and Lyn 0’Hare

Program fee $2,000

Prerequisites: None. Spanish or Portuguese are helpful.

*Costa Rica (BIO) Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Amy Boyd & Natasha Shipman

Program fee $800

Prerequisites: Bio 202 Ecology or ENS 201 Applied Ecology, or equivalent with instructor permission. Students must be physically able to hike at least 3 miles with a full pack, and must not have rigid dietary requirements.

*Indonesia (GBL) Monkey Chants & Ancient Dance: Art and Social Change in Bali and Java

Siti Kusujiarti and Kevin Kehrberg

Program fee $2,200

Prerequisites: MUS 176; or SOC 271; or GBL 116; or SOC 100; or MUS 112; or with instructor permission.

*Italy (ART) Art in Italy

Leah Leitson and Lara Nguyen

Program fee $1,700

Prerequisites: A Warren Wilson College ceramics or drawing course or permission of the instructor.

*Turkey (ANT) Pax Romana: The Archeology of the Eastern Roman Empire

David Moore & Paul Magnarella

Program fee $1,700

Prerequisites: None.

 

8/28/2013 Study Abroad Open House

Interested in learning more about study abroad possibilities? Join us for the International Programs Office Open House Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 & 5 from 12:00 - 2:00 in the International Programs Office in lower Laursen. There will be refreshments, information, and the chance to meet with International Programs staff about your plans and interests. All students are welcome at this event. We hope to see you there!

8/27/2013 Spring Semester and Summer Study Abroad Applications due October 1!

 If you are a sophomore or junior, the International Programs Office would like to draw your attention to upcoming semester abroad deadlines and scholarship opportunities.

Applications for spring 2014 WWC semester abroad programs in Thailand, Spain, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, England, and China are due October 1. Approval forms for external (non-WWC) spring semester programs, such as SIT, Living Routes and CIEE, are also due October 1. All students planning to study abroad this spring need to discuss their plans with Naomi Otterness or Felicia Hall in the International Programs Office well in advance of the October 1 deadline.

There are a number of excellent scholarships available for students planning to study abroad in spring 2014. You can read about these opportunities at www.warren-wilson.edu/~studyabroad/financial_studyabroad.php.

8/21/2013 - Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Applications now open!

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available online. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu.  Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. To learn more click here. If you're interested in applying. please stop by the International Programs Office or email us at studyabroad@warren-wilson.edu

 

8/8/2013 - Spring 2014 Gilman Scholarship now open!

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study  abroad programs and internships during the spring 2014 term.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by providing up to $5,000 in program funding. To learn more, click here

Spring 2014 online applications are due October 1, 2013 by 11:59pm (central).

 

8/7/2013 - Welcome back!

Hope you had a wonderful summer! Feel free to drop in the International Programs Office at any time if you're curious to know more about studying abroad. You can also follow us on facebook to learn more about upcoming events and study abroad opportunities.

4/23/2013 - 2013-2014 Study Abroad Course Polls are in!

Thanks to all who participated in the study abroad course selection sheet process.  We will (tentatively) be offering the following study abroad courses for the 2013-2014 school year:

Intersections of Agriculture and Social Welfare Systems in Cuba: Paradigms and Paradoxes

Ports of Entry: Narratives of the Brazillian Amazon

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Monkey Chants and Ancient Dance: Art and Social Change in Bali and Java

Art in Italy

Nicaragua, Viva la Revolucion?

Pax Romana: The Archeology of the Eastern Roman Empire

1/28/2013 - Study Abroad Opportunities & Deadlines 2013-2014!

 Have you ever thought about studying abroad for a semester or summer?

Applications for the Fall 2013 Warren Wilson College semester abroad programs in Thailand, Spain, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, England, and China are due in the International Programs Office by March 1.

Approval forms for external (non-WWC) fall or summer 2013 programs, such as SIT, Living Routes, and CIEE, are also due March 1. All external programs must be US-accredited.

*All study abroad plans, whether summer or fall, WWC or non-WWC programs, must be reviewed by the International Programs Office. Students should stop by or call to set up an appointment with either Felicia Hall or Naomi Otterness well in advance of the March 1 deadline.*

Worried about costs? There are study abroad options for different budgets, and funding is available to make studying abroad affordable. There are a number of excellent scholarships available for students planning on studying abroad posted on our website under financial resources. The International Programs Office staff can help you consider various opportunities.
 
Hope you consider the amazing opportunity!