Foreign Language Study Abroad Funding (Critical Language Scholarships/Boren Scholarships) – INFORMATION SESSION
Want to learn a foreign language? Want to do it in a fully immersive environment? Wondering how to pay for it?
At this information session, we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. Scholarships that will be highlighted include the David L. Boren Awards for International Study and theU.S. Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarships. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
When: Thursday, October 20th from 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Where: Room 3-125 of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Deputy Director, National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising, Fellowships@baruch.cuny.edu
Gallery Talk：Yokai in New York
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016
Exhibition of YOKAI IN NEW YORK by Kyoichi Yamada
The Nippon Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of YOKAI IN NEW YORK by Kyoichi Yamada from October 27 to November 2, 2016. He searched for yokai (ghosts or monsters) hiding in New York, like Pokemon GO hunting, and created his own original paintings from them. We think this kind of exhibition is the first attempt in the USA. We hope a lot of people will enjoy this exhibition.
Yamada is a modern artist from Nagoya City located in the center of Japan. He got interested in yokai at one time, but he didn’t study or research old traditional yokai. He took everything about strange phenomena, eccentric people and unusual buildings as yokai and through his own interpretation he created new yokai. He organized them and published a book. At the same time, because he is an artist, he illustrated pictures of yokai in his book. It was about several months ago when that popular TV program ‘yokai watch’ started on TV.
He stayed in New York for his exhibition in 2014 and got interested in finding yokai also in New York. He visited here again, found out a lot of yokai and published a book titled ‘Yokai in New York’. Of course, he painted pictures for the book as well. In this exhibition 30 paintings out of them are displayed.
In 1964 Yamada was selected for the exhibition, ‘14 Japanese Artists’ held in New York, which was the first exhibition of Japanese artists after the World WarⅡin the USA. He was the youngest of the 14 artists. After that he has won many grand prix at the contest inside and outside Japan. At Wakayama International Printing Biennale, a judge, Sam Francis, a famous American artist, gave Yamada’s work the highest praise and decided that his work was awarded the grand prize.
◎ Gallery Talk：Yokai in New York
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016
What is yokai? Ghost? Alive or dead? If everything can be yokai, what is it like? What kind of yokai did Yamada find out? He is going to have an interesting and funny talk comparing with Japanese yokai. (The Talk will be conducted in Japanese)
||October 27(Thursday)－November 2(Wednesday), 2016
||10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday)
||The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
||Tel:（212）581-2223 Fax: (212) 581-3332
E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.nipponclub.org
So the flyer announcing the 14 $3000 fellowships for unpaid volunteer or internship work toward the common good, has been slightly modified, see the attached. Fast summary: Students must find their own internship that contributes to the common good and the 230 hours they would need to complete, would be done subsequent to being accepted for the fellowship. The student could be majoring in any of our undergraduate programs and/or may not have decided on a major.
This is a terrific opportunity for someone who wants to explore nonprofit or making a contribution toward the common good, etc. Sites could be in the arts, in hospitals, in political and/or government settings, in nonprofits, in school/college settings etc. In the past, Katzen fellows have worked at a variety of sites including the ASPCA, God’s Love–We deliver, Social Assurity, March of Dimes, King’s County District Attorney’s Office, Global Potential, United Nations—various permanent missions, New York City Council, Aisecs and Girls Write Now—to name a few.
Students could conceivably work 35 hours a week in January and then back down to 14 hours a week when the new semester begins to bring the total number of hours to 230. Or they could commit to 14 to 35 hours a week to bring the total to 230. Applications are on our website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/careers or can be picked up at Starr Career Development Center, room 2-150. Deadline is November 7th.
Any questions please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org And make the subject heading:
Wendy Heyman, PhD
Arts and Sciences Coordinator
Starr Career Development Center
1 Bernard Baruch Way
(24th Street, between Lexington & third)
New York City, New York 10010
There will be a JET program information session on Thursday, October 27th during the club hours (12:45 to 2:15 pm). The information session will be conducted by Ms. Noriko Furuhata, a program coodinator. A Baruch alumna, a former JET teacher, will share her experience of being a JET member and living experience in Tokyo.Please drop by this week’s Baruch Japan Club event.
My name is Angelina Kurganska and I am currently working for J+B Design and Travel in Brooklyn. We are currently offering an internship program for motivated people who are interested in Japanese culture. Students who have interest please see the detail below and feel free to contact with any questions.
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.
Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, includingCambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.
The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad
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