The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program consists of three phases: Two months of intensive German language training One semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical [...]
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ETHIOPIA Ethiopia, also known as the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement, yep that’s right, you probably didn't know. The country is 1,104,300 sq. km found on the African Continent in a central and eastern position on the Horn of Africa. Addis Ababa, the capital city of the nation, meaning ‘New Flower’ in Amharic is known as the 3rd highest capital city in the world with an altitude of 2,355m (7,726 ft), and home to the African Union. Abyssinia now Ethiopia is said to be one of the oldest Christain Nations in the [...]
Bahrain A chain of 40 natural islands plus 50 artificial ones make up the Kingdom of Bahrain. A chain of islands like this is known as an Archipelago. The archipelago known as Bahrain is off the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf and is connected to Saudi Arabia by a 16-mile causeway. Bahrain is an Arabic word meaning "Two Seas.” In this case, it refers to the freshwater springs and the islands’ seas. While Arabic is Bahrain's official language, much of the population speaks English as a second language. Bahrain is home [...]
Next Level Next Level is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meridian International Center. Its mission is to use hip hop music, dance, and art to foster cross-cultural creative exchange in diverse communities. We work to promote understanding and conflict transformation in these audiences and support the professional development of artists in those communities. Next Level brings people together and encourages greater understanding through the universality of music as a form of creative self-expression. It also builds on the historic legacy of [...]
Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship The U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top tech talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding program. Foreign Affairs IT Fellows will receive: Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree [...]
BOREN AWARDS Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students) and Fellowships (for graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS Boren Scholarships provide up to $25,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, [...]
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department [...]
3 Ways to Get a Global Education This Fall As Covid-19 continues to impact travel, study abroad programs are adapting. […]
A resourceful solution to a canceled field trip, registration is open now. Baltimore, Maryland — Expanding Boundaries International scheduled their first virtual Around The World Tour for 1:00 p.m. EST on May 9. The tour will include the following: the Republic of Bahrain, China, Ghana, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Pakistan. It will be a remarkable opportunity to take a peek at these countries and learn more about diversity. “I am so excited to be able to keep some form of the event going and connect with everyone online! We originally planned to [...]