Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23/15 Chinese Program Bulletin: Welcome Back!

Dear Students of Chinese:

Welcome back to campus!  For those who are new to the Chinese Program, welcome and congratulations on your decision to study Chinese at URI!  We wish you all a successful Spring 2015 semester and hope you will take advantage of the many upcoming Chinese-related opportunities.  Please see below for information on upcoming events, scholarships, and other opportunities

Upcoming Events & Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Monday, Jan. 26, 11am-12pm, Memorial Union Atrium 2
  • Additional Sessions: Feb. 12, 10-11am, Memorial Union 308 & Feb. 18, 2-3pm, Memorial Union Atrium 2
  • For students planning to study abroad in Summer 2015 or Fall/Academic Year 2015-16 who are receiving a Pell Grant and are U.S. Citizens
  • No recommendation letters required, just 2 essays
  • Applications due March 3, 2015
  • 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students will be selected to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C.during the summer.
  • Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and will receive a stipend of 2,000 dollars. In addition, they will attend weekly leadership seminars on Capitol Hill, learn networking skills and gain valuable, firsthand working knowledge of the American system of government. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing and living expenses.
  • EligibilityUndergraduate students of Asian Pacific American heritage who are United States citizens and possess a GPA of 3.0 and above 
  • Sunday, Feb. 8, 4-6pm, Edwards Auditorium
  • Celebrate the Year of the Ram!
  • Performances by the Foremost Art Troupe from Boston
  • A call for student volunteers will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars for now.
  • For non-Flagship students or Flagship students at the Advanced+ level to study in Taiwan in Summer 2015.
  • Final deadline to apply: March 31
  • Program Dates: July 1 - August 21, 2015
  • Location: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, ) and its Chinese Language Center, located in the historic city of Tainan.
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizen not of Taiwanese/Chinese heritage, full-time undergraduate student with a min. GPA of 3.0
  • Share your ideas and be heard... perhaps even in the General Assembly of the United Nations! 70 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2015 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum where they will create plans of action related to the United Nations Post-2015 Global Development Agenda. The students will present these plans of action at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
  • Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not your first language and was not your principal language of instruction during your primary or secondary education, i.e. Chinese for most of you!