In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.
By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist. You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.
Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.
Not convinced yet??
Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st
Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Expertise: I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes. All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.
Join Jennifer Core, SIT Graduate Institute alumna and admissions officer, for a conversation about post undergraduate opportunities with SIT Graduate Institute!Learn about SIT’s transformative, internationally focused Master’s Degree programs. SIT Graduate Institute equips students with theoretical knowledge, field experience, and professional skills. Programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT offers Master of Arts degree programs in Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on its campuses in Brattleboro, Vermont and Washington, DC. More info at www.sit.edu/graduate.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th
WHERE: BiHall Room 104
TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Students – Is law school in your future? Then check out:
Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
Eat pizza and learn about opportunities for Midd students at VLS. Tim Clark from VLS Admissions will provide info about their law and graduate programs, including the accelerated two-year JD and the one-year Master programs in either Environmental Law & Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law.
Hear more about the Middlebury and Vermont Law School articulation agreements and the Middlebury-VLS Environmental Scholarship for JD or Masters.
There are currently two Middlebury alums attending VLS on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP, so if you have been involved in environmental endeavors and are considering law school, you may be interested in hearing this information.
Information session : Monday December 3 , 6:00-7:00 pm, Hillcrest 103
Join Kerry Swarr, Director of Human Capital for Urban Teacher Center, for a webinar to learn about Urban Teacher Center’s Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in Washington, DC Baltimore, MD.
Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program. Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. In addition to the clinical experience, UTC residents also enroll in a FREE dual Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher.
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Where :Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
The Center for Education offers cutting-edge, one-year graduate programs to produce a new kind of health care leader, grounded in the skills to measure, organize and improve health and health care. Placing MPH, MS and PhD graduates in positions, including clinical practice, health administration, business, health policy, scientific and health services research, where they bring a fresh understanding of the complexities of American health care and the innovation and dedication to achieve real reform.
MPH: Dartmouth offers a 1 year full-time non-traditional Master of Public Health program that provides a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the U.S. health care systems and its impact on population health. This 56 credit program offers a generalist curriculum using an evidence-based approach focused on health outcomes and methods of analysis common to public health, MPH students gain an understanding of the medical care and public health systems.
MS: The Master of Science program trains its students to be leaders and researchers in health services delivery and quality improvement. This distinctive degree program graduates students with the capacity to research and implement initiatives that will advance a patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective health care system with access and excellence for all. The 56-credit MS degree can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years.
13th Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 6 !
Only first years and sophomores (U.S. citizen and permanent residents) are eligible to apply.
The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS. For more information visit :-
In addition, interviews with previous participants of the PPLC program can be found here:
Join them for a joint open house hosted by, Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. This is your opportunity to learn about graduate opportunities in the environmental field from the Nation’s top environmental schools. Each school will make a brief presentation and will be available to answer all of your questions throughout the gathering. You will receive information on degree programs, prerequisites, the application and admissions processes as well as financial aid and career services.
New York, NY : October 17,2012
Washington, DC : October 16,2012
Heather Beard, Admissions Counselor at School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, will host a Recruiter-in-Residence today in EIA’s Adirondack House Library from 3-4pm and an information session in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 from 6- 7pm. SIT offers interculturally-focused master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and TESOL at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.
Several Middlebury College alumni have attended or currently attend SIT.
Visit www.sit.edu/graduate for more information and to apply.
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Do not miss out on these opportunities!
Come join Dennis D. Parker ’77, P’13 for a unique Career Conversation today, Monday, March 19 at 5:00 PM in Carr Hall lounge to discuss public interest law, ACLU, racial justice work and applying to law school.
Mr. Parker is the Director of the ACLU National Office’s Racial Justice Program (RJP). Concentrating on issues of the school-to-prison pipeline which funnels children of color from the educational system into the criminal justice system, racial profiling, affirmative action, indigent representation and felon enfranchisement and predatory lending, the RJP seeks to remove barriers to equal opportunity for communities of color through litigation, public education, community organizing and legislation.
Prior to joining the ACLU, he was the Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney. Mr. Parker also worked for fourteen years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund litigating and supervising the litigation of scores of cases involving elementary and secondary education, affirmative action in higher education and equal educational opportunity. Other positions included work at the employment firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias and Engelhardt and the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Brooklyn, New York. He has published a book and numerous chapters and articles on a range of civil rights issues including housing discrimination, educational equity, affirmative action and testing.
Mr. Parker lectures extensively on civil rights issues and is an adjunct professor at New York Law School. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Law School.
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011
TIME: 6:00–7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Axinn Center 229
The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.
As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers two Master of Science degrees, one in Environmental Policy and a second in Climate Science and Policy. The application deadline for both programs is May 1. We also offer conditional admission, giving qualified students the chance to complete pre-requisites or submit their GRE’s over the summer.
At Bard CEP, we are guided by the belief that today’s young people are coming of age at an extraordinary moment in human history. Their generation must shepherd humanity through a critical bottleneck: in which rapidly rising populations, all seeking a better way of life, are running up against critical resource limitations and profound environmental challenges– chief among these, the ever-thickening blanket of carbon dioxide that is quickly heating up the planet.
Our focus is on leadership education, giving students the skills and ambition to transform businesses, NGO’s and governments, to rewire the world with clean energy, and to build a just and sustainable economy. Our first year curriculum is a unique, an interdisciplinary mix of science, economics, policy and law. In the second year, our students participate in a 4-6 month internship, and return to Bard in the spring to complete their master’s thesis. Our exceptional faculty-student ratio and small class size ensure close attention to the individual student’s career preparation and placement.
Bard CEP is looking for motivated students who are ready to embark on an exciting educational journey through their pioneering master’s degree programs in environmental policy and climate policy. The deadline for admission is March 15, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers two master of science degrees in environmental policy and climate science and policy . We are guided by the belief that today’s young people are coming of age at an extraordinary moment in human history. By virtue of being born around 1990, their generation must shepherd humanity through this critical bottleneck: in which rapidly rising populations, all seeking a better way of life, are running up against critical resource limitations and profound environmental challenges—chief among these, the ever-thickening blanket of carbon dioxide that is quickly heating up the planet. Read the rest of this entry »