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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The International Programs Office will be closed during fall break Oct 21-25. Have a great break!
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!
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
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!
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.
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 email@example.com
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).
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.
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
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!