The Gilman Scholarship Program is happy to announce that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during either the Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 or 2012-2013 Academic Year terms. We anticipate this will be our most competitive cycle ever so we encourage students to utilize all available Gilman resources. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.
Summer & Fall 2012 online applications are due March 1, 2012 by 11:59pm CST
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 (28 days) in one country 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 contact the appropriate person below:
Applicants (last name A-K):
Applicants (last name L-Z):
Every year CET’s staff takes one week away from their offices across the planet to meet, review, plan, and share best practices. Named “RD Gras” in honor of our Resident Directors (RD’s), this week has evolved to become a great annual event for all staff. This year, thanks to our staff who work on Italy programs, we were able to take RD Gras on the road to Florence, Italy. 40+ staff representing every CET program location attended. On our last day, we toured Siena and took this group photo in the beautiful Piazza del Campo. There were lots of great pictures, but this one best captures the spirit of that week. Here’s to the CET staff!
Ingrid Lombardo, CET China Programs Manager, recently wrote an article that was published in The China Business Review describing how technology has dramatically altered the way CET communicates with its program staff in China. CET Executive Director, Mark Lenhart, CET Communications Director, Jocelyn Flint, and CET alumna, Elvira Hammond (Assistant Professor at New Mexico State , are also featured.
As a student in Beijing in 1983, Elvira Hammond’s primary communication with home was by letter. All mail, coming and going, was opened and read by the Chinese post office. Hammond once received a mix tape in the mail with the first hour of music erased and replaced with sounds of the post office. She received one international phone call all semester—the news that she had been admitted to Stanford University. This call cost $30.
This year CET Academic Programs—which sends roughly 650 study abroad students to China every year—will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in China. As we plan our celebration, we are reconnecting with program alumni and staff from decades gone by, which has made us reflect on changes in China over the past 30 years. One of those changes is how technology has dramatically altered how we communicate with program staff and students.