Friday, September 23, 2016

Help Rooms Now Open

Introducing Help Rooms to support your academic success 
(and stay tuned for a few more that are coming soon:  Biology, Organic Chemistry, Computer Science):

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beinecke Scholarship

There will be an information session about the Beinecke Scholarship, which generously supports graduate study in the liberal arts, excepting the sciences.  Only Juniors on financial aid are eligible, but First Years and Sophomores who are looking ahead might be interested in attending.  Thursday, Sept. 223:10-4:00 in 420 Pupin.

Princeton in Latin America
Please join OGP in welcoming Angelica Hicks, Program Officer for Princeton in Latin America, to campus. Angelica will present on the opportunity, application process, eligibility requirements, as well as take questions from the audience. All students and alumni are welcome to join!  Thursday, September 22, 4-:10-5:10 in MUD 227
Princeton in Africa 
Program Manager Liz Braden will be on campus to discuss the program, eligibility, opportunities, and application process. Please join OGP in welcoming her and come learn more about this opportunity!  Thursday, September 295:10-6pm, NWC 602  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Pembroke College, Oxford University

For students interested in the Junior Year Abroad at Oxford University 2017-18 please join Nancy Braithwaite, Academic Director - JYA programme at Pembroke College for an information session regarding the departmental and study opportunities at Pembroke. 

Pembroke College is one of the five colleges that Barnard students can apply to at Oxford University for a full academic year of study. 

Date: Friday September 23
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Sulzberger North Tower, 17th floor
Time: 12:15 pm
Light refreshments will be served. 

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Information Session

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Core Conference room, 202 Hamilton

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. 
Eligibility:
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:                                           
Spring 2017: October 5
Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18: March 15

For more information:
http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=KCJSAYOverview
http://www.kcjs.jp/index.html 

Questions?
Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at rl2705@columbia.edu.   

Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya Information Session

In partnership with Princeton, Columbia runs a field semester abroad program in the Spring focusing on ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development. Based at Princeton's Mpala Research Centre, student also travel to places such as the forested slopes of Mt. Kenya, the wildlife-rich savannas of Laikipia, and the coffee and tea plantations of western Kenya. Courses can be counted toward the E3B and Sustainable Development major/concentration. Come learn more at the information session!

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 12pm
Place: 1106 Schermerhorn Extension

For more information: http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=Kenya 

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calendar) or email her at mr2850@columbia.edu   

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Info Session

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 2pm
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)


Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universität Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more information: www.bcgs.columbia.edu

Application deadline for Spring 2017: October 15

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at mr2850@columbia.edu   

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University Information Session

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 3-4pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

Columbia University in Beijing provides a rare opportunity for advanced students to directly enroll in a broad range of courses at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions. 

Eligibility:
Students must have completed at least three years of college-level Chinese, preferably more, or the equivalent, and have a firm grasp of reading and writing in Chinese. Students who have completed at least two years of Chinese in heritage tracks (W track at Columbia) may also apply. 

For more information: http://ogp.columbia.edu/?go=BeijingAY 
Upcoming deadlines:   Spring 2017: October 14
                                    Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18: March 15

Questions?
Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at rl2705@columbia.edu.   

Space still available! Email: Madiram@barnard.edu to RSVP

Study Abroad--Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State, has launched the 2017 program application. The application is now available on this website, with a deadline of November 16th, 8 p.m. EST. The official announcement can be found here.

Please watch this CLS Informational video, with slides and photographs from the 2016 program.   Also see the one-page flyer.

There is also a schedule of webinars:  

Friday, September 23rd, 3pm EST- General CLS Informational Webinar w/alumna Noelle Little

This will be a general ‘launch’ webinar explaining the goals of the program, highlighting resources available to students and study abroad offices and providing some tips for applicants.

Link to join Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/662702403

Wednesday, October 5th, 3pm EST- CLS Webinar for Minority-Serving Institutions and Groups Underrepresented in Study Abroad w/ Qimmah Najeeullah of Morgan State University

This webinar will focus on the CLS Program as an opportunity for students at Minority Servicing Institutions and groups generally underrepresented in study abroad. This webinar also talks about the importance of diversity among program participants, the experiences and challenges of these participants on program, and ways that CLS provides support to these students. The presenters will also go over some tips for applicants.

Link to join Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/470266890

Friday, September 16, 2016

YALE LAW SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION

Come meet Nick Everdell, Director of Recruitment with Yale Law School, and learn more about the program.

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 2pm-3pm
Where: Lerner Hall 403 H&I

Register for the event here

Economics Help Room--NOW OPEN

The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester on Sunday, September 18th, 2016.

The EHR is located in Sulzberger Annex 102 (adjacent to Barnard Hall and Sulzberger Hall, and in the Admissions Office's Welcome Center). The hours (all in the evening) are:

Sundays 7 to 9 pm
Mondays 7 to 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm
Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!

If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:

First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sharriso@barnard.edu) , or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.

Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.

Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.

You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:
http://economics.barnard.edu/economics-help-room or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION (FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018)

Friday, September 16, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m,  227 Milbank

For sophomores interested in studying at one of the colleges at Oxford University for the academic year 2017-2018: Barnard College will nominate students to attend one of the different colleges at Oxford University. 

Applications will be due in the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs in early December.