Brigham Young University

Asian Studies

Summer Language Workshop

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Summer Language Workshop

Priority application deadline: Monday, 1 February 2016

The 2016 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

The program features twenty contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.

  • All students pay in-state tuition
  • Competitive funding available to qualified students:
    • Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
    • Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
    • FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
  • Classes held 6 June–29 July 2016
    • All levels of Arabic begin 31 May 2016
    • 4-week option available for Russian (ending on July 1)
  • Students earn 4–8 credits

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Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The National Committee on United States–China Relations offers both full- and part-time internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The internship is unpaid, but commuting costs are reimbursed. This is an entry level position which generally includes a variety of administrative and program assignments.

Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Research assistance for programs and briefing kits for delegations to China and visitors from China
  • Administrative assistance for public events, seminars, and programs
  • Archiving historical and current material
  • Translating materials and correspondence (English-Chinese)
  • News Circulation

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News from GMSA

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News from GMSA

GMSA Case Competition Launch

30 Nov | 5:00 pm | Room TBA

Participate in a case competition focused on global business strategy. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, and this will be a great addition to an internationally focused resume. More details coming as the event approaches, but registration is open at
this link: http://goo.gl/forms/qqQ7jd5j2S

International Business Development Internship

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Part-time History Teacher

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Part-time History Teacher

Department: Upper School
Location: Washington, D.C.
Position Start Date: Monday, 4 January 2016
Status: Part-time/Temporary

Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, MD, seeks a part-time, long-term substitute teacher for its East Asian history course (focusing primarily on China). Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in history, Asian studies, or a related field (a master’s is preferred) and teaching experience, preferably at the high school level. A deep understanding of East Asian politics, history and culture is also required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work collaboratively and thrive in an environment committed to academic excellence. An appreciation for adolescents and a sense of humor are also essential.

The position begins Monday, 4 January 2016 and is for the 2016 spring semester only. Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.

http://sidwell.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=293998&

Area Studies Instructor 2: Chinese, Korean, or Japanese

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Area Studies Instructor 2: Chinese, Korean, or Japanese

If you are working or aspiring to work in today’s United States Intelligence Community, NOW is the time to join L-3 National Security Solutions! The Intelligence Solutions Team has an immediate opportunity for an Areas Studies Instructor in Linthicum, Maryland.
  • Develop and deliver foundational-level and intermediate-level Area Studies seminars in English and/or a foreign language using Contractor-provided and/or Government-provided documentation, including assessment plans, instructor guides and student materials;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Area Studies Program Coordinators and Government personnel to ensure successful delivery of training;
  • Conduct research to determine the best vehicle for providing the Area Studies training (academia, Government experts, private contractors, etc.);
  • Research availability of online Area Studies foundational training and recommend to Government the inclusion into training roadmaps;
  • Work as part of a teaching team, as required;
  • Use classroom technology such as SmartBoard/Symposium, audio/video/DVD components, and computer applications, such as Microsoft Office;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure relevance and currency of curriculum;
  • Analyze student feedback for courses in order to identify possible areas requiring change/improvement (content, speakers and/or other instructors, and delivery methodologies);
  • Ensure learning assessments correlate with or directly support unit/topic/course objectives;
  • Analyze feedback from Area Studies speakers and/or other instructors about the students and content in order to identify possible areas requiring change;
  • Work with language and area studies experts across academic, federal and private sectors in order to keep abreast of best practices and make recommendations to Government; incorporate that information in curricula and in teaching practices;
  • Collect, compile, and provide metrics regarding the curriculum to the Government;
  • Tailor approaches in accordance with student learning styles and strategies;
Candidate must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

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