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Humanity in Action Fellowships

Humanity in Action Fellowships


The European Programs

In 2016, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw. 

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism—as they affect different minority groups today.


The American Program

Last year, Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., launched the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia. The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. The program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights in the United States, with a particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights. The Fellowship will also discuss contemporary racial and diversity issues.

Program Details:  Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. However, all Fellows of the European Programs will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare from the United States to their program city.  Also, all fellows of the American Program will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to and from Atlanta, Georgia.  Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.


Eligibility: Applicants to Humanity in Action Fellowships must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) or recent graduates.  Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  Non-U.S. citizens studying at a university in the United States are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the U.S. office.

More information and instructions on how to apply is available at:


Applications will be due January 7, 2016.  Candidates can be considered for BOTH the European and the American Programs.


For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at




Valeria L. Hymas

Deputy Director, National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2126

Office: 1027


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Spring 2016 Japanese Program Courses: Waiting-list

Those who wish to take courses offered in the Japanese Program, but the all the sections in the course you are interested in are closed, please  go to the website below and add your name to the list.

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FELLOWSHIP: Nippon Foundation Fellows Program for Japanese language study

FELLOWSHIP: Nippon Foundation Fellows Program for Japanese language study

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC), administered by Stanford University, is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC for the academic year 2016-17. This program aims to provide the most promising students with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and with their IUC senpai.

Fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship plus a modest living stipend to attend the 10-month immersion program in advanced Japanese at the IUC in Yokohama from September 2016 to June 2017.

Over the last half century the IUC has trained more than 2,000 students. Alumni of the school have gone on to teach about Japan at more than 225 universities around the world, and many IUC graduates have distinguished themselves in non-academic careers in which knowledge about Japan has been vital.

Nippon Foundation Fellows participate fully in the program of instruction at the IUC, and in addition they:

Meet regularly with each other and the IUC Resident Director to discuss their research interests and experiences in Japan
Invite two IUC alumni to offer a lecture in Japanese in Tokyo
Deliver a presentation in Japanese at a Nippon Foundation Fellows conference open to the public
Eligibility: Ph.D. students in all fields of Japanese studies currently enrolled in universities from North America, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand; MA, MS, MBA, & JD students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, translation, and law currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a North American university. Applicants must pass the IUC proficiency exam.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

Complete details and applications are available online.

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Baruch Japan Club: Japanese Conversation Class

Dear Members,
We hope you’ve all had a great weekend! This Thursday, we will be having our second Japanese Conversation Class. JCC is an event dedicated to helping those who are interested in learning Japanese or are interested in improving on their Japanese speaking skills. Join us in our usual room, 10-165 from 12:45-2:05 PM. Feel free to invite your friends as well. Whether you’re a beginner, or you have more experience speaking Japanese, we hope to see you there!

Event: Japanese Conversation Class
Date and Time: Thursday, November 5th, 12:45-2:05 PM
Place: VC 10-165

Best Regards,
Heeyeon Jung
Secretary Trainee | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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