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Summer Trip: A Journey of Indonesian-American Comparison

Application Deadline is January 31
Dates of the study tour: June 1-July 5, 2014

CSEAS offers a funded summer trip to Indonesia and select cities of the United States in collaboration with Lehigh University and Gadjah Mada University, University of Indonesia, and Airlangga University. Students tour Indonesia and Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. and compare two of the world's largest democracies while learning about religion, diversity, and politics.

For information and to apply go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/cseas/academics/undergraduateprograms/indonesiastudytour_ci.

City Year Detroit Immersion Excursion

Friday, February 7, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Application Deadline is Sunday, January 26

Exploring options for a Gap year?
Interested in working in Detroit?
Considering teaching or education in the future?

On this Immersion, students will spend a half-day in Detroit to learn and experience what a day is like as a City Year Corp Member.

UM students on this Immersion will get the opportunity to visit a member school for City Year, observe a corp member in their classroom, learn about the planning process, and talk with UM alumni and past corp members about working in Detroit, City Year, gap year opportunities, and more.

Apply for this immersion if you want to get a taste of what it would be like to not only work in education, but be a corp member for City Year in the Detroit school system!   Apply on the Career Center Connector. Job Title "City Year Detroit Immersion"

Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

Application Deadline is February 1

The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. There are two major tracks within the VSSA; the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Participation in any one of the Summer Science Academy programs is a valuable learning experience that enhances a student's skills and makes him or her more competitive for acceptance to frontline graduate programs.

Each student has an opportunity to present their research at the Summer Symposium held on the last day of the nine-week program.  The Summer Symposium is the culmination of their summer experience, the primary feature of which is an independent research project in a laboratory at Vanderbilt University.  This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to experience research at a major academic research center and to understand what graduate life would be like were they to decide on a research career.  It is also an excellent opportunity for students to network with a very diverse group of students from other institutions from across the country.

Please go to https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/ for additional information.


UROP 2014 at RWTH Aachen University

Application Deadline is January 31, 2014

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at RWTH Aachen University. The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide.

Available projects are mostly in the fields of mathematics, science s (biology, chemistry, medicine, & physics) and engineering (biomedical, chemical, civil, computational engineering and computer science, electrical, materials & materials science, mechanical, production, and textile & clothing technology).

Additional projects  include architecture & landscape architecture, business, economics, international studies (about international students), linguistics/communications, political science, psychology and sociology.

For more information and to apply go to UROP International website.

Civic Education Project Hiring Staff

Application Deadline is February 1
To apply go to http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/cep/jobs/.

The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, is NOW HIRING exceptional staff for our 2014 Spring & Summer Service-Learning Programs.

Join CEP for a weekend, week or month in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore or Washington DC this spring or summer!

Apply Now to work with outstanding middle and high school students from across the country. Instructional, residential and administrative positions are available! Staff receive a stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education. Travel reimbursement is available for many programs.

CEP's online School Year Staff Application and Summer Staff Application are now available. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until all positions are filled - apply early to receive full consideration!

Students Supporting Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, January 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Michigan League, Room D

Please join us for our first workshop of winter semester.  UM Credit Union's Wealth Management Team will be presenting "Investing 101."  Come learn more about important financial topics.

Refreshments will be served.

Volunteer for Science and Math After School Event

Thursday, January 30, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Estabrook Elementary School in Ypsilanti, MI (rides will be provided, if needed)

We need a lot of volunteers to help make this Science Night at Estabrook Elementary a success! Your role will be to help guide the girls through one of three hands-on activities during the 2 hours. We are planning on some really cool activities (squishy circuits, borax and oobleck slime and liquid nitrogen ice cream!) that you don't want to miss out on!

If you would like to volunteer, there will be a mandatory one hour training session (those of you that have already volunteered for FEMMES in the past are still required to come) during which we will go over the specifics of the event and explain the science activities in more detail.

Here's the link to the sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/196_5Vn8-PA836iapCy7qdyDT7ZwORPiRNUTFDgiatwA/viewform

Study Business in India this August

Application Deadline is January 31

Study in India this coming August on an exciting, new international business course. Gain a deeper understanding of Indian cultural attitudes, economics, political history, social issues, and the subsequent implications for business strategy. Explore three different cities in India. See the Taj Mahal, Bollywood, Heritage Village, and more. Engage in discussions with Indian entrepreneurs, U-M Alumni working in India, students from Indian universities, and successful business scholars. Expand your international business knowledge while having an experience that will positively impact you personally and professionally.

Find more information and start your application today on M-Compass: August International Course in India

Funding Available for All Undergraduates
Funding from Ross Global Initiatives is now available to undergraduates of all majors who participate in the India course. Submit a Global Initiatives Participant Award Application along with the program application.

UM Cardiovascular full-time 10 week Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline is January 31

The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce that their 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is NOW accepting applications.  This fellowship program will provide up to sixteen full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research. In particular, this program seeks applications from students who are interested in research, especially those who might be interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long term career plans. Fellowship dates: May 27th-August 1st.

This a highly competitive program, drawing students from across the country. The fellowship website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/cvcsummerfellowship/  has more information on the fellowship program and the application process.

 Questions can be sent to cvcsummerfellowship@gmail.com.

Intern in Australia or Hong Kong This Summer

Application Deadline is January 31

Do something different this upcoming summer and gain valuable work experience internationally. An internship in Hong Kong or Sydney can give you the professional edge you need in the globalizing career market!

The Ross Study and Intern programs involve a two-week long course, in which participants learn about the business culture and economic climate of Hong Kong or Australia, followed by a six-week internship at a company or organization.

Internship coordinators in Australia and Hong Kong strive to secure internships for students that not only maximize learning and professional development, but also suit various interests and aspirations. Therefore, undergraduates of all majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the Ross Study and Intern Programs and start your application on M-Compass:
Australia Study and Intern Program

Funding Available for All Undergraduates
Funding from Ross Global Initiatives is now available to undergraduates of all majors who participate in the Study and Intern programs. Submit a Global Initiatives Participant Award Application along with the program.

German Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Application deadline January 31, 2014

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive a pro-rated monthly scholarship of approximately €650 for any period of eight weeks to three months between June and August. DAAD also provides health and accident insurance. Partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. In 2009 the program has been extended to the UK. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily up to 300 and more.  In 2014 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available.

The database for students opens from December 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
You will find the database here: https://www.daad.de/rise/en/11639/index.html

Undergradate FLAS Fellowships

Application Deadline is February 1
Drop-in Advising available January 21-23, 2:00-4:00 p.m., International Institute Gallery

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions.

Academic Year Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships
Recipients of an academic-year FLAS fellowship will receive support for tuition and fees during the academic year fall and winter terms. FLAS awards cannot be deferred.

Summer Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships
These awards are given only for intensive language classes that teach the equivalent of a University of Michigan academic year language class. Authorization must be obtained from US/ED in order to take a course not offered in approved U.S.-based programs (see below). The Summer FLAS covers tuition up to $5,000 for a summer language program and a $2,500 stipend. Pending availability of funding, awards for international travel up to $1,000 may also be made. FLAS awards cannot be deferred. Center staff may have information about summer language programs, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and choose a program that meets FLAS requirements.

For more information go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/lacs/academics/fellowshipsgrants/foreignlanguageareastudies/undergradateflasfellowships_ci

Cultural Vistas 2014 Summer Internships in Spain, Argentina, and Chile

Application Deadline, Friday, January 31, 2014

Cultural Vistas offers an array of personalized and enriching professional internship and training programs in Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland.

Cultural Vistas' internships abroad programs provide customized summer and year-long internship placements tailored to students' specific skill sets, ambitions, and career aspirations.

Our programs allow students to see the world, experience new cultures firsthand, and gain the transferable skills that will set them apart in today's global marketplace.

For applicants who have already secured an internship, work authorization services are also available. Our internships abroad programs are administered in cooperation with our partner organization COINED in Argentina and Chile, and Cultural Vistas representatives in Berlin and Madrid.

In addition to individualized internship placements, participants receive assistance with language training, foreign language resume writing, pre-departure cultural and logistical information, as well as in-country and re-entry support.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) R.O.S.E. Program

Application deadline February 3rd, 2014

 The R.O.S.E. program is part research internship, part early acceptance to medical school, and part mentorship.

This program is designed for sophomore and junior level students who are Ohio residents or who live in certain Indiana or Kentucky counties that receive Ohio reciprocity.  Only students who have successfully completed one year of college coursework as full-time, matriculated undergraduate students in a four year degree granting program will be considered. Students must be able to commit at least two consecutive summers to a research internship in Cincinnati.

For more information about the R.O.S.E program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit their website at www.med.uc.edu/ROSE. Please keep in mind these important dates and eligibility requirements:  Must be a resident of Ohio, or select Indiana or Kentucky counties (these can be found on our website).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of the R.O.S.E. Program, Dr. Abbigail Tissot, at tissotam@ucmail.uc.edu.

Columbia University Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program

Application Deadline is Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hosts the eight- to ten-week Summer Research Program (SRP) for undergraduates from groups that have been historically underrepresented in academia. Participants conduct graduate-level research under the supervision of a Columbia faculty mentor, approximating the graduate experience through exposure to the mentor/advisee relationship, scholarly research opportunities, and independent living.

The aim of the program is to foster a deeper knowledge of the field in question, to hone skills that are necessary for success in doctoral study, and to encourage students to pursue academic careers.  The SRP does not offer preparation for the professional schools (e.g. business, education, engineering, journalism, medical, law, and social work).

For more information and to apply go to http://gsas.columbia.edu/summer-research-program#overview.

UROP International at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Application Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014

UROP International is designed for students from North American Universities who wish to gain research experience by conducting research projects at RWTH Aachen University. It takes place during the summer months each year, between May and the end of July.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at the RWTH Aachen University.

The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide.

The program‘s duration is ten weeks. The first two weeks are dedicated to an intensive German language course and an introduction to research and culture. Weeks 3 to 10 are settled around the research internship in one of the departments of RWTH Aachen University.

For more information go to  http://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Forschung/Forschen_an_der_RWTH/Angebote_fuer_Studierende/UROP/~wmy/UROP_INternational/lidx/1/.

Melissa Harris-Perry Presents, Inheriting the Movements: New Tools For Race Talk and Leadership on Campus

Thursday, January 30
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation and Q&A from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium

Join us for the Black History Month Keynote Lecture, Inheriting The Movements: New Tools for Race Talk and Leadership on Campus, by Dr Melissa Harris-Perry.

Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry show which airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to Noon ET. Dr. Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the author of the well received
book titled, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale 2011)

Event is free and open to the public.  Please complete the RSVP Form

Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy

Application Deadline is February 1

The Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy is a six-week residential program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI) for rising juniors, rising seniors and recent graduates attending any accredited college or university. The program is open to students who Self-identify as educationally, socially, or economically disadvantaged OR demonstrated commitment to serve underserved populations within the U.S. (see detailed criteria on application).

The academy will focus on preparing participants for the extensive process of applying and gaining admission into medical school. The participants will attend workshops on:

  • American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Preparation
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Preparation
  • Professional Development
  • Health Disparities
  • Biomedical careers

Additionally, each participant will have a medical student mentor and be provided formal and informal opportunities to network with faculty and staff. Approximately 15 -20 participants will be a part of the Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy.

For more information and to apply go to http://med.umich.edu/medschool/diversity/cda.htm.


Intercultural Leadership Seminar

Application Deadline is January 31

The Intercultural Leadership Seminar is designed for students who want to learn how to be more effective in a global environment.

 To be eligible, you must be a continuing student and available for both Friday, February 14 evening and Saturday, February 15. ILS will be held in Kuenzel, Michigan Union.

For more information go to http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/ils.html.

UC 286: Engaged Learning Abroad

A 1-credit reflective learning seminar that supports integrative intercultural learning for UM students currently studying abroad.

Class sessions are held using Google Hangout and scheduled based on student availability.
Request to register by February 3rd.

Course begins the week of February 10th, and will conclude by April 20th.

This course offered by the UM Center for Global and Intercultural Study explores the processes of transitioning to a new cultural context, adapting and engaging abroad.  Through guided reflections and a brief group project you will explore strategies to engage locally—socially and academically—while learning how to articulate what you are learning along the way. This course allows students to reflect on their intercultural experiences while they are engaging in their global program, while co-learning with students studying in other parts of the world.  Students will process lessons learned and analyze their personal development from before, during and after their programs.  Developing and articulating skills learned abroad will allow students to utilize individual transformation for their personal, career and academic interests. Coursework is conducted with online sharing platforms.

For more information or to request permission to enroll, email the instructor:

Timothy Corvidae corvidae@umich.edu.