Thursday, January 3, 2008

International Opportunities for All!

The International Honors Program and the Capstone International Center will sponsor an information session on UA's interim and summer overseas programs for 2008. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 4:00-5:00 in 205 Gorgas Library. Ms. Channell and participating UA faculty will be there to describe our programs and answer questions you may have. Our programs this year are in: Austria, Brazil, China, Ireland, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Italy, Korea, London, Oxford, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. You may read the description of the programs by clicking on each link at . This meeting will be open to all UA students, but Honors College students are particularly welcome.

Another piece of exciting news: The Critical Languages Center is happy to announce that Farsi (Persian, also spoken in Afghanistan) is officially being offered at UA! You may reigster for FRS 101 on Banner. An alternative for those of you who are strategically-minded is the study of Urdu (spoken in Pakistan). More students are needed to register for this critical language as well. Contact the CLC director, Mr. Arizumi, for complete information at .

Attached is a lengthy compiliation of international opportunities for students in all disciplines and/or language interests. I recommend that you read all the announcements. Information about a particular program may spark your interest in finding a similar program in your own area of interest. Remember that the announcements listed here are just the starting point: contact the study abroad advisors in the Capstone International Center before registering for any overseas program or internship.

The programs listed in the attachment include:
  • Critical Need Foreign Languages Scholarships: Friday, January 25, 2008
  • Undergraduate Research Internship Program in Germany
    “For the first year, there will be no program fee for students. 25 scholarships of € 1850 each are available to cover living expenses.” Deadline January 31, 2008.
  • Business Courses in Czech Republic--UA Faculty-Led Program
  • Internship Program In Warsaw, Poland
  • CIEE’s New Study Center Programs (Spain, Argentina, Morocco, Czech)
  • Scholarships
  • Summer Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • AsiaLearn in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore
  • Tropical Marine Ecosystems at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji
  • Creating New Music: Composition and Performance in Italy
  • Germany: Research Internships in Science and Engineering
  • AHA Programs in Italy, England, Greece, Germany and Argentina
  • Program in Berlin for American Journalism Students
  • 2008 Teach in Spain program
  • Emerging India and China, and Nations and Identities
  • Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in Amsterdam
Finally, send me word about your overseas plans for this spring, interim, and summer. I like to keep up with where all Honors students are going and what scholarship funding you may have won.
Dr. Fran Oneal
Director, International Honors Program
University of Alabama
Box 870169
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

275 Nott Hall

(205) 348-5554
(205) 348-5501 (FAX)

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