The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. See  for the application and more info.

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The Program includes two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics, and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.  

Program Benefits:  

  • The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.
  • The Program provides a stipend for $3,300. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline. 
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. 
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. 

Summer Enrichment Program Timeline

  • SEP Application Opens: October 29, 2021 
  • SEP Application Closes: February 15, 2022 
  • Application Notifications: Mid to late March 2022 
  • Program Start to End: Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, July 22, 2022