Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MOCA Asian American Film Festival July 24-August 2 in NYC


Museum of Chinese in America
is proud to host the
Asian American International Film Festival 2014


Asian American Women Directors Taking on the Wider World
FREE Friday, July 25 | 4 PM - 5.30 PM
Join us in welcoming a panel of international Asian and Asian American filmmakers who will speak about working within multi-ethnically produced films. 
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Screenplay Reading 
FREE Saturday, July 26 | 2 PM - 3 PM
The 37th Asian American International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Eugene Park's screenplayMICHAEL'S STORY has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Asian American International Screenplay Competition. NYC actors will stage a reading at MOCA.
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Film Still of LITTLE GREEN by Yu-hsuan Tseng
For Youth By Youth 
Saturday, July 26 | 4 PM - 5 PM
This screening features original animations, short films, and documentaries written and directed by talented youths under the age of 21. FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH is a window to the incisive perspectives and imaginative expressions of the youth from India, Afghanistan, Taiwan, and the USA.
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Film Still. Credit:Uncool Films LLC
Preview Screening of  
Fred Ho's Last Year Documentary
Thursday, July 31  | 7 PM - 9 PM

The preview screening will be followed by a discussion with director Steven de Castro, playwright Ruth Margraff, and Fred's long-time friend Anne T. Greene.


AAIFF'14 Awesome Asian Bad Guys(2014)
Five Films to Look Out for at AAIFF 2014 

Running until August 2nd, AAIFF '14 will be showcasing a range of awesome films, spanning four different film categories. Learn more about the film festival on MOCA's Tumblr site!  Follow us here> 
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job Opportunity: Bryant University - Program Assistant, Confucius Institute

This full-time position is accountable for the daily operational support for the currently 9 Confucius Classrooms that are affiliated with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University. In communication with partners of Confucius Classrooms, the Program Assistant is responsible for coordinating Confucius Classrooms programs and activities, assisting the Director and Assistant Director, and creating and implementing other K-12 other K-12 outreach educational programs in the community.

Learn more and apply at:

https://employment.bryant.edu/postings/688

NSLI-Y Job Opportunity: Resident Director in Shanghai


SUMMARY:
American Councils is currently seeking a qualified Resident Director to work in Shanghai, China on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.  NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency federal initiative to increase U.S. citizens’ capacity to engage with people from around the world who speak selected critical languages. NSLI-Y is administered through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education. NSLI-Y provides language scholarships to American high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish overseas for a summer or an academic year. More information can be found at www.nsliforyouth.org

The Resident Director will work on the NSLI-Y academic year program implemented by American Councils in Shanghai, China. The Resident Director will transfer to another city in China to work on the NSLI-Y summer program.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Mid-August 2014 – mid-August 2015 (exact appointment dates to be determined at a later date). Resident Director training dates will be announced separately.

Resident Directors represent American Councils on programs overseas. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants as required and resolving issues as necessary.

Resident Directors must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program.

Prior to departure, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for staff. Resident Directors will be asked to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Resident Directors report to the DC-based Program Manager. Completion of a successful background check is required. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a Chinese visa.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Being responsible for and available to a group of American high-school students at all times during the program;
·         Advising program participants as needed on a variety of language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues;
·         Responding to participant medical emergencies, including assisting participants in securing medical care;
·         Completing all reporting requirements, as outlined in the Resident Director Manual, including site visit reports, narrative reports, e-mail and phone communication, and financial reports;
·         Communicate regularly with American Councils, reporting any problems regarding participants’ health, academic performance, or behavior, and providing general group/program updates;
·         Serving as a liaison between American Councils and the host institution to ensure that the implementation of the NSLI-Y program proceeds as agreed, and working with the Program Manager to develop effective program implementation processes at the host institution;
·         Working closely with teachers on student academic progress, observing classes, coordinating performance evaluation, and providing coordination on program language testing;
·         Providing opportunities for students to maximize their language gain and immersion process;
·         Arranging group travel and cultural programs, as well as volunteer opportunities and other program events;
·         Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants;
·         Managing a small budget of program funds and providing proper documentation of program expenditures and completing a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program;
·         Organizing and implementing program events, including arrival and re-entry workshops for participants, weekly group meetings, and other events, as necessary;
·         Coordinating student housing, including recruiting and selecting host families, host family monitoring, building and maintaining a network of host families, and resolving conflict; and
·         Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chinese, area studies or a related field;
·         Advanced written and oral language skills (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) in Chinese;
·         Study, work, or travel experience in China;
·         Experience working in a position of authority with high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;
·         Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
·         Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

Review of applications will begin immediately.
  
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils for International Educations does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

URI Peer Ambassador Program Currently Accepting Applications!

Are you interested in meeting and making friends with students from around the world? The URI Office of International Education & National Student Exchange is currently accepting applications for its Peer Ambassador Program – a one-of-a-kind cross-cultural experience!

Every semester, URI welcomes students to its campus from around the world. Our Peer Ambassadors have the unique opportunity of greeting these students during their first few days of arrival, helping them get acclimated to the campus, serving as a friendly contact to help smooth the transition into their new university environment, and attending specialized events and activities with them throughout the semester.

What is expected of a Peer Ambassador?

- Introduce yourself to students via e-mail (before they leave their home country) and answer questions they may have about the URI, Rhode Island and the U.S.
-When students arrive on campus, engage with them! Give them a personal tour of campus, help them move in, answer questions they may have about classes and life on campus.
-Attend events throughout the semester. Examples include bowling nights, Thanksgiving celebrations, pumpkin carving, and many more!

This is a volunteer position and an excellent opportunity to get to know the global community at your own university. If you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities of a Peer Ambassador, please view the following link: http://www.uri.edu/international/returning1.html

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Ambassador, please fill out the application below by 11:59 PM on July 20th.


Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing a new group of Peer Ambassadors in the upcoming academic year!

Kind regards,

--
Corey Smith
International Education Advisor
Affiliated Programs Coordinator
Office of International Education
University of Rhode Island
37 Lower College Rd.
Kingston, RI  02881

www.uri.edu/international
tel.  1-401-874-2294
fax.  1-401-874-4573

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Job Opportunity: International Program Consultant - Program Management


International Program Consultant - Program Management

We are seeking an International Program Consultant who displays a high level of professionalism, ability to multi-task and attention to detail that will communicate with our partner schools and with our oversea offices to support the coordination and administration of academic and residential student programs at schools around the US.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage comprehensive administrative tasks as assigned
  • Provide international student program consulting
  • Oversee the development of international student programs
  • Provide cultural competency support to school administration and students
  • Facilitate international student matriculation and ensure program targets are met
REQUIREMENTS
  • BA or MA graduate required/MA/PhD preferred
  • Interest or experience in global business or education
  • Committed to diversity in education
  • Strong drive/high energy with a willingness to travel globally
  • Previous consulting experience
  • Strong communication skills, including telephone and email skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work and communicate outside normal business hours
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work closely with managers and colleagues around the globe
  • Professionalism and punctuality, with the ability to work independently
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Residential life or remote management experience
  • ESL experience
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese, or another foreign language(s)
  • International travel experience
  • Sales and recruitment experience
  • Background in social work, mentoring, personal counseling and/or consulting
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred

Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBT STEM Students

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals established the Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBT STEM Students, following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate™ Career Summit for LGBT People in STEM. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.
Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year: one to an undergraduate student, and one to a graduate student. The deadline for applications to be received by NOGLSTP is June 7, 2014Follow this link to learn more, and to download the application package.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4/11: Movie Night in Chinese LLC (Rescheduled from 4/9)

The Movie Night in the Chinese Flagship LLC, originally scheduled for Wed., 4/9, has been rescheduled to Friday, 4/11 at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome!