In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship Program, we are proud to announce the expansion of our summer awards to include all academic majors. We anticipate this will be our most competitive cycle ever so please encourage your students to seek your guidance and utilize all available Gilman resources. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.
Summer 2011 online applications will open in early January and are due March 1, 2011.
For students applying for any academic term (Academic Year, Fall, Spring or Summer) please find the eligibility requirements below:
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
* United States citizen
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year
* Receiving academic credit
* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
For more information, please click here to visit the official website
Congratulations to the following winners of this fall’s Chinese Studies and Service-Learning Photo Contest! Have a great rest of the year and get ready to read the upcoming entries from our Spring 2011 bloggers!
Written by Kala Carruthers Azar, Syria Program Manager
Dr. Imad Moustapha, the current Syrian Ambassador to the United States, and his wife, Dr. Rafif Al-Sayed Moustapha, hosted a group of nearly 30 local Arabic students at their official residence in honor of the recently launched Intensive Arabic Language and Culture Studies Program by CET Academic Programs and American University in Aleppo, Syria. Arabic students from American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University with a shared interested in studying abroad in Syria were invited to this exclusive and intimate event. Students dialogued with the Ambassador and his wife in both Arabic and English about Syria, American perceptions of Syria, and the value of cultural exchange.
Ambassador Moustapha and his wife expressed their support and enthusiasm for the first privately managed study abroad program for American undergraduate students at the University of Aleppo. They both elaborated on Syria as an ideal location for students serious about improving their Arabic skills and determined to authentically delve into Arab culture. Ambassador Moustapha also congratulated AU Abroad on its recently received grant from the US Department of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau for capacity building at the University of Aleppo. Dr. Sara Dumont, Director of AU Abroad spoke about the importance of the program and the development of an inter-institutional relationship between American University and the University of Aleppo. Thanks to AU Abroad and the grant from the US Department of State, the first delegation of Arabic language instructors from the University of Aleppo already visited Washington, DC for a week of training and meetings.