» Pre-Departure Career Discussion
Wednesday, December 4 from 2:00-3:00, CCB 115
This discussion is designed for the student who will be studying abroad in the winter and/or spring term and will focus on how students can advance their career goals while abroad.
» Study Abroad Application Cutoff
Summer and Fall semester: March 10
Winter and Spring Session: October 10
Start now! Many programs have earlier due dates
» New England Study Abroad Returnee Conference
Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm at Babson College
The annual conference provides opportunities for returned study abroad participants to articulate, integrate, and reflect on their international experiences through interactive sessions on readjustment to home culture, advocating for study abroad, marketing the experience to potential employers, and exploring careers in international fields.
Students can look forward to:
- Learning about international opportunities throughout New England
- Internationalizing resumes and interviewing skills
- Networking with fellow education abroad alum
» Study Abroad Orientation
Monday, November 25, 2013, 3:30-6:00 or 6:30-9:00, Woodland Commons
All students planning on studying abroad during the winter intersession or spring semester are required to attend one of the two sessions. Students eligible to study abroad will be contacted by email and asked to RSVP.
» Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:00-2:30, Library Grand Reading Room
Learn about all the opportunities available through UMD to study abroad! Faculty leading programs as well as third-party providers will be available to answer questions. The Financial Aid Office will be available to answer questions as will the Career Services Office to answer questions on how study abroad can help you in your job search.
»Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Applications Now Available
Application Deadlines: January 31 (Boren Fellowship) and February 9 (Boren Scholarship)
Several UMass students are selected for these competitive scholarships each year. However, success is based on serious preparation. Suggested lead time for these competitive applications is 6 months. Applicants must carefully select an appropriate program and write about how participation in that program will support their career career goals. A series of drafts developed with input from an academic advisor is strongly recommended for the best chance of success. Contact IPO as early as possible for guidance in the application process.
Information and applications for the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholarships provide undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. Please contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.
»International Activity in the UMass System
Passport UMass Newsletter
Passport UMass is an electronic newsletter issued in collaboration with the International Relations Advisory Council. Its purpose is to highlight and publicize the great international accomplishments and initiatives of faculty, staff and students on all five campuses.