Thursday, October 8, 2015

Clinton Global Initiative University

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

Information Session:

Date: Fri, Oct. 16th
Time: 3-4pm
Location: 407 Kent Hall
Program Highlights:

  • Take advanced coursework in Japanese language at the 3rd, 4th & 5th year levels plus courses in Japanese studies.
  • Participate in a Community Involvement Project – do volunteer work, join a student club, or study a Japanese art with a mentor.
  • Live with a homestay family.
  • KCJS Need-based Scholarships available. Awards vary between $500-$5,000. 
Must have completed at least two years of college-level Japanese for the fall semester, and five semesters for the spring semester, or the equivalent.

Upcoming deadlines:                                           
Fall 2016 & Academic Year 2016-17: March 15
Spring 2017: Late Sept. 2016

For more information:
Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email her at

US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the U.S. Department of State 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

The CLS Program is pleased to announce that, for the first time, Swahili will be offered at the beginning through advanced levels.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:
Applications will be due November 23, 2015 by 7:59 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website:
CLS Facebook page:

For questions, please contact us at: 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Law and Legal Advocacy Seminar in Washington, D.C.

                        REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 12, 2015.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Study in Princeton and Fellowship Opportunity

Tuesday, October 6, 2015: Join the Princeton in Latin America representatives in the EALAC Lounge (Kent 403), from 3:30-5pm as they discuss the fellowship opportunities, application processes, and answer questions from students! All are welcome to attend!

Thursday, October 22, 2015: Join Princeton in Asia representatives and alumni for a discussion of the opportunities, application processes, and Q&A surrounding the fellowship opportunity! All are welcome to attend! (301M Fayerweather, 6:10-7:10pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Athena Scholars Program

For students interested in joining the Athena Scholars Program:

Please attend one of the Information Sessions to find out more about the program and sign up. Current scholars will go over requirements and other information, in addition to answering any questions you may have about the program.

-Oct. 2nd, 1-3pm, 302 Barnard Hall
-Oct. 7th, 5-7pm, location TBD
-Oct. 12th 3-5pm, 324 Milbank
-Oct. 20th, 4-6pm, location TBD
-Oct. 29th, 10-11:30am, 302 Barnard Hall

You MUST attend one of the information sessions in order to join the program.

You may check this link in the coming week for the Information Sessions currently missing locations.

Monday, September 28, 2015

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for Study Abroad

The applications for the 2016-2017 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards has several special initiatives to diversify the types of students study abroad and the languages they are studying.

The Summer STEM Initiative for Undergraduates
The African Flagship Languages Initiative: Undergraduate and Graduate 
The South Asian Flagship Language Initiative: Undergraduate and Graduate
The Boren-ROTC Initiative


National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2016
Boren Scholarship: February 9, 2016
Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit the website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of the upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

Please also note that there will be a full webinar and Skype-chat schedule:

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
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Study Abroad Fair

Speak with returning students and representatives from many of Barnard’s approved programs at this annual event.

Friday, October 9          
12:30-3:30 pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall (Columbia)

Sponsored by Columbia's Office of Global Programs & Fellowships with Barnard's Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs