For students completing a study abroad program in Europe, traveling to new and exciting destinations is all part of the experience. However, figuring out how to get to smaller towns and cities with no major airport connections can be a complicated process. Which is why we are determined to help students find the best ways to get around!
GoEuro would like students to experience the best that Europe has to offer their own way, no matter what mode of transport they prefer. To allow students the chance to explore and travel the continent, GoEuro is offering this great European scholarship to financially assist international students (U.S. students are international to them) with their studies.
Entries for applications will be accepted until Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Applications received outside this time period will not be considered. Scholarship winners will be announced on Monday, 6 February 2017.
Learn more on their web site.
A Workshop on How to Write for the Popular Press
Friday, 30 September, 1:00–4:00 p.m., UVU
Friday, 28 October, 1:00–4:00 p.m., BYU
BYU, UVU, and the WomanStats Project have teamed up to present a two-part empowering writing event. Participants will gather first at UVU for instruction on how to write op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, and to learn why girls and women should publicly express their opinions (e.g., to influence policy; most writers on online popular journals are male).
Participants then have one month to draft a piece and will return in October at BYU to receive feedback from professional writers waiting to meet them!
Women and girls across Utah, regardless of age, educational status, or political views are welcome to attend this free event. A few pieces will be selected for publication on local blogs, and the remaining participants are free to submit their pieces to any news outlet they choose.
Identify your voice, hear dynamic speakers, work with writing coaches, craft a piece of writing that you may later publish, and eat refreshments.
Address questions to email@example.com.
RSVP links: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/ (first listed event) or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-have-a-voice-a-workshop-on-how-to-write-for-the-popular-press-tickets-26874549501
Application deadline: Friday, 23 September
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has posted vacancies for several summer internship programs for seniors graduating in 2017. These internships offer competitive pay and have an extremely high chance of turning into a permanent position after completing the internship.
The most relevant vacancy for most area studies/international relations students is 2017 Summer Internship Program—Intelligence Careers (Recent Graduates and Rising Seniors Only), vacancy number 108388-03. It is for careers in analysis, human intelligence, counterintelligence, and mission management.
For those students with additional skills, there are also internships in the following fields: science and technology; security; finance and acquisition; human services, office management and infrastructure; and information technology.
Many graduating seniors would be wary about something labeled as an internship rather than a permanent position. However, internships are one of the easiest ways into the intelligence community. On top of that, these are paid internships.
Do you or your students have innovative ideas that could benefit from seed money to test the ideas? If so, consider applying for an I-Corps Grant.
BYU is an I-Corps Site, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to promote technology commercialization using the I-Corps Curriculum, which is based on “customer development” and “lean launch” principles. NSF I-Corps Sites across the country give $1,000–3,000 grants to teams who validate business models and determine whether a given technology is worth commercializing.
For more information on qualifications and expectations, download the PDF. Please share this opportunity widely across campus. Steve Liddle, information systems, and Tom Sederberg, computer science, are primary contacts for this opportunity.
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are fully funded, academic-year advanced language study abroad programs for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and selected Southeast Asian languages. An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant. BYU students should be competitive.
For more information, go to www.blakemorefoundation.org.