Thursday, February 6, 2014

2/5: URI Chinese Program Bulletin: Snow Edition

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

I hope that you are enjoying the snow day today!  Please find information on upcoming events and opportunities below.  Stay connected: Visit the Flagship blog and like us on Facebook.

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

Next Week's Topic (2/11/14): Valentine's Day, both Chinese and American
    URI Chinese New Year Festival:
    Please join us this Friday as we celebrate the year of the horse!

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    • 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 in order to complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese this summer. Students currently enrolled in CHN 101, can opt to participate only in the Hangzhou program to complete CHN 112 and be on track for CHN 103 in the fall.
    • URI Chinese Flagship Immersion Program: May 26-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 URI or another institution.  (More details and application info to be released soon.)
    • Flagship Overseas Summer Programs for students in Flagship CHN 216H and above.
    Upcoming Scholarship & Contest Deadlines:

    • 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:
    • Scholarship awards will range from $250.00 to $1000.00.
    • Application must be postmarked by March 15, 2014.
    • Click the link above for details and link to application.
    • 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: