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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!
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is happy to announce that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during the summer and fall 2013 terms. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Summer and fall 2013 online applications are due March 5, 2013.
Students must be:
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
* United States citizen * Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
* Receiving academic credit
* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
For more information or to apply go to: gilmanapplication.iie.org/
The International Programs Office wishes "bon voyage" to the faculty and students in our two winter study abroad courses, The City and the Stage: Theatre History and Criticism in London and Intersections of Agricultural and Social Welfare Systems in Cuba. We wish you safe travels and look forward to hearing about your adventures upon your return!
The International Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of this year's International Photo Contest. Thanks to all of the students, faculty and staff who submitted images!
Senior Annie Pryor won Best Cross-Cultural Photo for her photograph taken in Aceh, Indonesia, showing Annie "learning bahasa (Indonesian) from the little perempuan (women) of Aceh." Annie traveled to Indonesia last summer with WWC professor Siti Kusujiarti as part of a research trip.
Natasha Shipman, assistant manager of the departments of biology and environmental studies, won Best Landscape Photo for a photo titled "Dawn Patrol," depicting hyenas walking along a safari jeep road in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Natasha was one of the co-instructors for the spring/summer 2012 WWC study abroad course ENS 377 Natural History, Conservation and Culture of East Africa.
Senior Ayla Macko won the People's Choice Award for her image of a child and rainbow in rural village of Lama Bonita, Panama. Ayla studied in Panama for a semester through the School for International Training, with support from Warren Wilson College.
You can see these and other entries by visiting the Warren Wilson College International Programs Facebook page!
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 are placed at a University of Ulster campus 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 2013, spring 2014 and the 2013-2014 academic year are due in the International Programs Office by December 14. 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 applications for the 2013-2014 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.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Boren Scholarship are due in early February 2013. Please contact Naomi Otterness, Director of International Programs, if you are planning to apply for a Boren Scholarship.
The Warren Wilson College Library, the International Programs Office, the International Student Advisor’s Office and the Department of Modern Languages are pleased to announce that Mango Languages, an on-line language learning system, is now available to all WWC students, faculty and staff. Users may learn or enhance their skills in 34 languages, including Arabic, Thai, Hebrew, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Korean and more. Mango is accessible both on- and off-campus. Each session covers four key-language components, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture, focusing on words and phrases that are valuable in common, real-life situations for each specific language and culture.
To get started with Mango, visit the Library home page, click on Articles & Databases, then click on Language Learning, which will take users to a link for Mango. All first-time users will need to create a profile, which allows the program to track an individual’s lessons and progress. Have fun!
The International Programs Office has created a Facebook page to keep current and prospective students informed about our office. Click the link to see the 2010 Photo Contest and other great stuff!