Study Abroad in Germany – Application Deadline December 1

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals fellowship
(CBYX) offers 75 students and recent graduates the chance to immerse
themselves in the German language and German culture for one year.  CBYX is
open to applicants in all career fields, though those in business,
engineering, technical, vocational, scientific, and agricultural fields are
preferred.  Previous German language knowledge is not required, but is
strongly preferred.

The CBYX program year consists of:
– 2 months of intensive German language instruction
– 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or vocational
– a 5-month internship with a German company or organization in the
participant’s career field
– housing in homestays, shared-apartments, or student dorms for full
immersion, plus a range of financial benefits

For more information on CBYX, and to apply online, visit


The Baden-W├╝rttemberg Stipendium “Work Immersion Study Program” (WISP) is
currently accepting applications from students at community colleges in the
US, who would like to complete an internship in Germany during the upcoming
summer.  WISP is offered exclusively to students pursuing an associates
degree at the time of application.

The WISP fellowship includes:
– one month of intensive German language training at the Carl Duisberg
Centrum in Radolfzell
– a two-month (July-August) internship placement in a German company in the
participant’s career field
– accommodations in an apartment or with a German host, plus a range of
financial benefits

WISP is funded by the Baden-W├╝rttemberg Stiftung. For more information on
WISP, and to apply online, visit



The Women’s Club of IUP will be awarding four (4) $100.00 Book Awards to deserving female students prior to the beginning of the second semester.  The form required to apply for this award is attached. This Book Award is based on the financial need of the student, as well as the information contained on the required application and 200 word essay.


The Awards are in the form of house credit designated for “Textbooks Only” established at the IUP Co-op Bookstore in the name of the recipient.  The credit may be used anytime during the semester for the purchase of textbooks. 


Questions may be addressed to Shirley Bush, 1632 Old Route 119 N., Indiana, PA 15701, by e-mail to, or by phone (724-349-2647) prior to the application deadline of November 29, 2010. 





Shirley Bush

Ways and Means Chairperson

Book Awards Chairperson

Women’s Club of IUP

Coexistence in the Middle East (CME), from June 26th-July 26th, 2011

Following the success of our last program, we would like to invite the students at your institution to Experience the challenges of human diversity by participating in the academic field program in Israel, Coexistence in the Middle East (CME), from June 26th-July 26th, 2011. View other dates


CME is sponsored by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, and participants are eligible to 3-6 academic credits through the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, rated among the world’s top 120 universities.




Video: Program 2011


 Video: Program Alumni




CME seeks to promote mutual understanding through contact and interaction with different cultures through study visits and meetings with representatives of diverse perspectives. The program introduces students to the challenge of human diversity in Israel, where different civilizations, religions, national identities, and ideologies from around the world converge.


In addition, participants have the opportunity to visit two of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Pyramids of Egypt or the Lost City of Petra in Jordan.


To date, undergraduate and graduate students from 32 universities and 11 different countries have participated in our programs. For information about our previous programs, please refer to the following links: Program 2010.pdf | Lecturers 2010.pdf | Alumni Video | Alumni.pdf.


To participate or to learn more about scholarships and contacts at your campus, students can register to our website without obligation via the following link:


For general info about our next programs, please refer to the following links at

|Dates and Costs | Itinerary | Lecturers |  Alumni | Registration | Scholarships | Egypt, Jordan & PA


We also invite students to get in touch with some of the program’s alumni in our Facebook group, and to follow us on Twitter.


We would be grateful if you could help us by forwarding this invitation to faculty members and/or students who may be interested in promoting or participating in the program. We would also be thankful if you would be willing to publish it through your institution’s website.  


Additionally, we would appreciate it if your institution would consider the possibility of granting academic credits to this course, which has already been recognized by several universities.


Thank you for helping us to promote coexistence.


Best regards from Israel,



Javier Gelbwaser



Coexistence un the Middle East

Academic Tour in Israel

Experience the challenge of human diversity…


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Scholarships for Study Abroad in Asia

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that funding for the Freeman-ASIA Program has been approved for two years, beginning with the Summer 2011 term.  The application system will open in January 2011, and grants will be offered for Summer, Semester, and Academic Year terms.


Detailed information will be available on December 1, 2010 on the program website at:


The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need.  Award amounts vary from up to $3,000 for a summer program, up to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program, and up to $7,000 for an academic year program.  From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA provided scholarships for more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia. 



Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580

CHC Alumna Brewer to Discuss Biomass Conversion to Fuel

Catherine (Gumm) Brewer, who earned a B.S. in Chemistry degree in 2007, will vist the Department of Chemistry on Friday, November 19, 2010, to meet with faculty and students before presenting “Thermochemical Processing of Biomass for Biochar, Liquid Transportation Fuels, and Chemicals.”

Brewer is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources and Technology with a minor in Soil Science at Iowa State University during her tenure as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellow. She does her research on engineering biochar at ISU’s Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies (CSET) in collaboration with several research groups from the Agronomy, Chemistry, and Horticulture departments. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the characterization of chars from the thermochemical processing of biomass to relate chars’ production conditions to their suitability for soil amendment and carbon sequestration applications.

Brewer’s seminar is open to the public and will be held in Weyandt Hall, Room 240, from 3:35-4:25 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Boren Presentation at IUP: Thursday, November 18th at 12:30 PM

Robyn Van Wingerden, Program Manager for the Boren Awards at the Institute of International Education will be on campus in the Cook Honors College on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 12:30 PM in the Whitmyre Great Hall. She will present information about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships to all interested undergraduate and graduate students in the Whitmyre Great Hall.

The Institute for International Education offers Boren Awards for the study of languages critical to US national security interests abroad. If you want to learn a less commonly taught language, do research in a country commonly underrepresented in study abroad and pursue a career in government service, then a Boren Award is for you.

Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.

Boren Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education, and can include language study, research, and academic internships. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Go to to learn more.

Please contact me at 357-7573 or for more information.