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Day 5, traveled to Wales to visit Cardiff University. Like Ireland, the country is bilingual, and signs everywhere are written in both Welsh and English. I have always considered myself  pretty good with languages. However, we did have a Welsh lesson, and I can say with certainty, this is one language that I would have […]

Continuing the theme of historic things, among the delightful historical objects at the University of Bristol was the first-known portrait with a cricket paddle (18c) and the DNA model used by Watson and Crick (on view in an undergraduate lab room).  Bristol is a comprehensive university in a medium-sized city. With aerospace technology nearby, there’s […]

Ah, Oxford

July 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Day 3. I always find it fascinating to walk around old cities. Living in the US, anything of the eighteenth-century vintage is noteworthy, but looking at a twelfth-century building? That is really something. And that history is part of the delight of Oxford. and then there are all those famous Oxonians: Erasmus, John Donne, Sir […]

Day 2–a short drive out of London to Royal Holloway, also part of the University of London system, although not located in London. The most immediately arresting feature of the campus is  this building: In a word, Hogwarts. But really, the Founder’s Building above was inspired by the Vassar campus–and Royal Holloway was initially established […]

At long last have a few minutes to post notes about specific UK institutions I visited in June, as part of the NAFA UK study tour. (NAFA is the US professional organization for fellowship advisors, in case you were really wondering.) I will break posts up to focus on different institutions–otherwise, this will be absurdly […]

The UK higher education system offers degrees that sound similar to those in the US, but there are some important differences. The undergraduate BA in the UK is typically a three-year degree, focused on a particular subject area and lacking the general education component of our degree requirements. Scottish universities do have a four-year undergraduate […]

Joint Summer Research Programs sponsored by University of California, Berkeley & Columbia University for students at the Creating Connections Consortium (C3)* Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Students from the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) – which includes Middlebury College – are encouraged to apply for faculty/graduate student-mentored research opportunities in the Arts, Humanities, and […]

The application deadlines for the Rangel and Payne Fellowship Programs are approaching.  Below are the deadlines, followed by short descriptions of each program.  Please note that there is a page on the websites under each opportunity entitled “Tips for Preparing a Competitive Application” that may assist you. Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program:  […]

Truman Scholarship Program             Open to Juniors                Middlebury Deadline: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The Truman Scholarship Program provides funding for graduate or professional study for students with interests in careers in public affairs and public service. The Truman Scholarship recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the […]

Beinecke Scholarship Program                  Open to Juniors               Middlebury Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2013 The Beinecke Scholarship provides substantial scholarships for graduate study for students of exceptional promise.  The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of […]

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