Summer Opportunities (organized by deadline) U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) This program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel […]

We were just notified that the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship is indeed happening this year. Deadline is January 23, 2015–so you need to hustle! The Pickering provides two years of funding for students planning to pursue careers in the foreign service. There is an undergraduate fellowship that provides funding for senior year in college and the […]

For students thinking about studying in the UK: King’s is pleased to announce three new scholarships for international students pursuing graduate study in 2015. King’s President’s International Scholarships Twenty international students will be selected to receive this scholarship. The maximum award is £10,000. Applications must be received by 17:00 GMT, 31st March 2015. See the […]

Applications for Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)  are due by 8pm EST! www.clscholarship.org/ Nomination applications are due by 5pm for the following: Beinecke  (juniors only, graduate school funding in arts, humanities and social sciences) go/beinecke Goldwater (sophomores and juniors; science and math, undergraduate award) go/goldwater St Andrews (seniors; graduate study in Scotland) go/standrews Truman (juniors, graduate school […]

There are some great programs that provide undergraduate and graduate funding for students interested in the foreign service. Check out the fellowships below. These programs are especially interested in supporting groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service and economic need. All have a service requirement, minimum GPA and require US citizenship. You apply directly for […]

Program Update from Fulbright: The Turkish Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce two awards in honor of the Commission’s 65th anniversary. These two Fulbright awards – one at the Master’s level, one at the Ph.D. – are open to students who wish to pursue a degree program at a Turkish university. More information on the […]

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 […]

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