Northwestern University

Jan
4
Fri

Cultural Vistas Fellowship External Deadline

When: Friday, January 4, 2013
All day  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Angela R Johnson   (847) 491-2617

Group: Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Category: Training

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Description:

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.

In the summer of 2013, the inaugural class of Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore.

Program Benefits
**Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country;  travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
** Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore
** Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars
** Virtual learning seminar
** Pre-departure support services
** Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
** Visa application support (where applicable)
** Emergency medical insurance during internship phase

Eligibility
Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
** U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
** Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
** Ages 18-30
** No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
** Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences
** Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.