Friday, January 24, 2014

1/24/14: Chinese Program Welcome Back Bulletin

Dear Students, Faculty, and Friends of the Chinese Program:

Welcome back!  I hope you had a restful break and are off to a smooth start this semester! Stay connected: Visit the Flagship blog and like us on Facebook.

Included in this edition (Please scroll down.):
Chinese Tea Time
Spring 2014 Events
Scholarship and Award Deadlines
Job/Internship Opportunities

Chinese Tea Time - Now on Tuesdays! (All-levels Conversation Hour)
Refreshments will be served! 
Hillside Residence Hall Main Lounge in the Chinese LLC
3:30-4:30 PM on Tuesdays
  • 1/28/14:  Chinese Tea Time Topic - Study abroad in China! Zhejiang exchange, Nanjing Flagship Center, Winter Program in China 2014, etc.
  • 2/4/14: Chinese Tea Time Topic - Spring Festival
  • 2/11/14: Valentine's Day, both Chinese and American
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    Save the Date for Spring 2014 Chinese Program Events:

    Fri., 2/7/14, 6:30 PM:  URI Chinese New Year Celebration
    Fri., 2/14/14, 3-5 PM: Chinese Painting with Yun Yang
    Fri., 4/11/14, 3-5 PM: 汉字酷 (Chinese Character Competition)

    (More Detailed Info to Follow):
    • URI Summer Session Courses to be Offered: CHN 101, 102, 103, 104, 205
    • Chinese Language & Culture Program in Hangzhou, China: July 2-August 1, 2014. Students who choose this program are strongly encouraged to take a Chinese course in URI Summer Session I.
    • URI Chinese Flagship Immersion Program: May 28-July 18, 2014. For students in the Chinese Flagship Program, who are enrolled in CHN 112H in spring 2014 or who have a Novice High/Intermediate Low proficiency level from other institutions.  
    Upcoming Scholarship & Contest Deadlines:

    • Open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a Flagship Program
    • See link above for guidelines.
    • DVDs must be submitted to Asst. Director Erin Papa by February 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM.
    • Up to $7,000 for current undergraduates who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks in summer or fall 2014.
    • U.S. Citizens who are receiving a Pell Grant are eligible for funding.
    • Information Sessions at URI: 1/27, 2/4, 2/13, 2/19
    • More info:
    • Deadlines: April 11, 2014 (for summer-start programs); June 27, 2014 (for fall-start); mid-November (for spring-start)
    • Website
    • FGS invites applications from any level of student with a 2.5+ GPA who is planning to participate in a program abroad, including for a short-term/summer, semester, or year abroad, or a service-learning, internship, or research experience. In addition to the general Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship, the Foundation awards Financial Need Scholarships (for Pell Grant recipients), STEM Scholarships (for students majoring in the sciences, technology, engineering, or math), and Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarships.
    Job/Internship Opportunities:

    • Are you an academic leader in the Chinese Flagship Program?
    • Would you like to help first year students succeed?
    • Apply to the 2014-14 Flagship RAM for the Chinese LLC in Hillside Hall!
    • Apply at:
    Federal Internship Opportunities Resource:
    3/17: International Education Intern - Brown Choices Program - Application Deadline:
    • For graduating seniors or Bachelor's degree holders with an interest in secondary education and international education
    • 1-year commitment
    • Paid position
    Other Scholarships for Study in China: