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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 […]

For those thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant in the fall, here are some notes and suggestions to get you started: If you haven’t yet sent me a preliminary application, we should talk! I am around for much of the summer, but will be traveling too—so my ability to respond to you may be […]

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 […]

Middlebury students are invited to take part in the student competition Challenge your Perspectives. It is an opportunity to compete for a full tuition waiver for a Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university, worth 98,000US. The competition Challenge Your Perspectives is your chance to show your skills within a number of areas that distinguish Sweden. Apply today […]

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress invites one Middlebury College to serve as a member of the 2012-13 class of Presidential Fellows.  The Center’s Presidential Fellows come to Washington DC to learn about leadership and governance, share research and scholarship, and develop as future leaders in public service.  Up to 75 […]

Rising seniors interested in conducting research or teaching English abroad post-graduation? The US Student Fulbright competition for 2012-13 is now open and the application now available on line.  Instructions and more can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html. Research applications require a proposal and personal statement, in addition to a letter of affiliation from a university or […]

Attention:  Students planning to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship grant next fall!  Check out this MiddBlog post by Olivia Noble.  She interviewed three recently-notified Middlebury Fulbright winners, who share what they learned about  pulling together a successful proposal.   http://midd-blog.com/2011/05/02/the-fulbright-grant-program/ Note the early deadlines for 2011-12, so heed their advice to START EARLY.  Come see […]

For juniors and aspiring sophomores, the Fulbright Grants Information Session will be on Tuesday, May 3 at 4:30pm in Library 201. The US Fulbright Scholars Program is open to seniors and alumni and supports one academic year of study, research, or teaching in any of over 155 countries, with the goal of promoting cross-cultural interaction […]

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