Wednesday Workshop for 9/21 – Achievement Fund

This week’s Wednesday’s Workshop for First Year Students will focus on the CHC Achievement Fund.

Every year the CHC funds student travel abroad, internships, undergraduate research, conference travel, and many other educational enhancements.  It is the single most important source of financial support available to students in the CHC.  But you need to how it works, who can apply, and how to apply. We will also discuss the relative value of different kinds of educational enhancements, so you can begin thinking of an experience that can help your reach your career and educational goals.

Upper class students are welcome to attend as a refresher.

Conversation Partners Needed!

Conversation Partners

  • Conversation Partners LogoConversation Partners, sponsored by the Office of International Education, matches international students with domestic students in an effort to promote global awareness, diversity in understanding, and cultural exchange.

    Engage in Cross-Cultural Opportunities

    As international students leave behind their family, friends, and culture, adjusting to a new environment is often difficult. As they adjust to their new surroundings, communication may also be a major concern. Conversation Partners helps international students transition into the United States and become immersed in American culture by becoming involved with American students on and off campus.

    Conversation Partners groupGetting to know people from another culture can be an eye-opening experience. By learning about individuals from diverse backgrounds, international and domestic students can expand their worldview and develop respect for those who are different from themselves. Teaching and learning from each other is mutually rewarding.

    Benefits for international students:

    • Experience American culture
    • Learn about IUP and the surrounding community
    • Practice your English (if you do not speak English already)

    Benefits for domestic students:

    • Experience a unique culture
    • Learn a new language
    • Add international experience to your resume without leaving Indiana

    Conversation Partners Group Partners are required to meet once per month, and have the opportunity to attend optional group events.  During previous semesters, matches have had coffee, went shopping, visited Pittsburgh, went boating at Yellow Creek State Park, attended sporting events, etc.

    American participants who have not participated in the past are required to complete a brief training session designed to strengthen your multicultural understanding and help you succeed in the program. No foreign language experience is required to participate.

    Share the best of your culture—yourself!

    International and domestic students can apply by filling out an application. If you have any questions, please contact This program is not available during the summer.

    Note for International Students: Conversation Partners runs on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to international students in their first academic year at IUP.

Korean 1 (CRLG 109, 3 cr) in Spring 2016

Dear all,

The Critical Language Program offers Korean 1 (CRLG 109, 3 cr) in
Spring 2016, which I hope will be offered as KORE 101 (4 cr) from Spring 2017.
It counts as Liberal Studies elective as well as foreign language requirement.

If you are interested in K-POP/DRAMA/FOOD, please come and enjoy Korean 1.
Korean Flyer
Here’s our facebook group pages:


Yongtaek KIM
Assistant Professor of Japanese/Korean
Indiana University of PA
Department of Foreign Languages
Sutton Hall 408

Indiana, PA 15705


American Culture and English (ACE) Tutors Needed

Please share with all students in your department.  Thank you!


Looking for students to volunteer or as work study for our American Culture and English (ACE) tutoring program for the spring, summer, and fall 2015  semesters at the American Language Institute (ALI)

Please have a strong background in English language skills: reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking. Teaching/tutoring experience is preferred.  Aside from practicing and learning English, many of our students request information and experiences revolving around the American culture and university professional setting.

Attached is an application for ACE tutoring.  All applicants are instructed to drop off their application to the 2nd floor front desk for the American Language Institute in Eicher hall.  Please supply a resume/CV to indicate your experiences related to this position.

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Berlin Language and Politics Program and the Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program

Vistas (formerly CDS Intl. and AIPT) is currently accepting applications for
the Berlin Language and Politics Program and
the Radolfzell Language and
Renewable Energy Program
, o
ffered in partnership with the Carl
Duisberg Centrum (CDC) language schools.  These four- and five-week summer
programs offer students the opportunity to improve their German language skills
while gaining valuable contact to German companies, organizations, and
institutions in their fields.

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Boren Awards: African Languages Initiative

Dear Boren Campus
Representatives and Contacts,
As the Boren Fellowship
and Boren Scholarship deadlines quickly approach (February 1 and 10,
respectively), I wanted to let you know that there is more information available
about the African Languages Initiative overseas programs on the American
Councils for International Education’s website. Please see
for this program information, which includes each program’s potential
curriculum, as well as credit transfer information. Please keep in mind that
while the minimum level of proficiency required for the overseas programs is
novice-high, there will be options for those starting the overseas program at
higher levels too.

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Freeman – Asia Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to
announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant
from the Freeman Foundation.   

Freeman-ASIA  provides financial support to American
undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic
credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15
countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.  Award amounts vary from $3,000 –
$7,000 depending on the length of study.

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National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative

We are pleased to announce that the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative is now open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  This initiative will offer Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants the opportunity to apply for additional language training in Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu. Preference will be given to applicants with prior exposure to the respective languages, but prior training is not required.

 Specifically, this pilot initiative will provide the opportunity for Scholars and Fellows to enhance their Boren Awards with additional language study in the United States and overseas.  Beginning summer 2011, Boren awardees will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer intensive courses in the targeted languages.  The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific language centers in Mali (Bambara), Tanzania (Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba), and South Africa (Zulu). The program administrator for this initiative is the American Councils for International Education.

 Please visit for more information about the options available to graduate and undergraduate students.   If you are interested in receiving additional program information, please contact, and we will send details as they become available in the coming weeks. 


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-Württemberg 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-Württemberg Stiftung. For more information on
WISP, and to apply online, visit

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.

Summer Internship Program in Germany

CDS International, Inc. (CDS) is currently accepting
applications for the Summer Internship Program in


This program provides an opportunity for students at U.S. and
Canadian colleges and universities to gain international work experience,
improve German language skills, and experience German culture firsthand from
late-May through August 2011. Internship placements are available in a variety
of fields, including, but not limited to business, economics, engineering,
finance, German studies, international relations, IT, media/communications,
non-profit sector and tourism.


For detailed information and application materials, please
visit our website at:



December 15, 2010




-U.S. citizenship; non-U.S. citizens must be enrolled
students at a U.S. college or university before, during and after the program;
Canadian citizen enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or
university; German citizens cannot participate; U.S. citizens graduating in May
2011 are also eligible

-Maximum age is 30

-The equivalent of 2 years of post-secondary instruction of

-Participants must have completed at least 2 years of study
at a university/ college


CDS is also accepting applications for the Émigré Memorial German Internship Program – German State
Parliaments (EMGIP)


EMGIP provides American and
Canadian students the opportunity to intern at the Landtage – German State
Parliaments. This is a great opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue
careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who are
interested in specific policy issues such as the environment, education and/or
healthcare. Participants on the program gain practical work experience with a
state parliament, utilize their German skills and experience German culture


For detailed information and application materials, please
visit our website at:



December 1, 2010 for Early Summer

March 31, 2011 for Fall




-U.S. or Canadian citizenship

-Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at U.S.
or Canadian colleges and universities may apply

-Maximum age is 30

-High-intermediate German skills (oral and written) are

-At least 2 years of study in a field related to
International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Law,
Economics, European Studies with an emphasis on Germany; German or German
Studies, if applicants have a minor in one of the above fields


We appreciate your support and thank you for passing this on
to prospective students!


Best regards,



Program Director | Internships Abroad


CDS International, Inc.

440 Park Avenue South,
2nd Floor | New York, NY 10016

Tel +1 212.497.3515 | Fax +1
212.497.3584 |