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Announcements & News

» Study Abroad Application Cutoff

Summer and Fall semester: March 10

Winter and Spring Session: October 10

Start now! Many programs have earlier due dates


» Study Abroad Information Fair

Wednesday, September 17, 11:00-2:30   Library Grand Reading Room

This is the day each semester when representatives are on campus to answer questions about a variety of study abroad programs.  Faculty members will talk with students about their upcoming classes abroad.  A Financial Aid staffmember will be there as well as study abroad advisors from the International Programs Office.  Freshmen and sophomores especially encouraged to come and get preliminary information.

»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 boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.

 »Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting applicants for the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Applications are due July 1, 2014 and can be downloaded at: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships.

We are asking that you post this fellowship opportunity to your organization's website, listserv(s), newsletters, and social media as a way to unearth potential candidates around the world. Please let me know if you can help! Below is a short description of the fellowship:

Over the past twelve years, The Rotary Foundation has provided close to 800 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Our alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience.

»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.


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