The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is an extraordinary opportunity for young college graduates to live and work in Japan. Sponsored by the Japanese Government, the program’s goals are to improve English language education and promote grass-roots level international exchange in Japan. Candidates interested in joining the next session of JET which will begin in the summer of 2015 should apply this fall. The application will be online shortly; the deadline has not yet been announced, but will likely be in early November. JET Program Positions ALT - Assistant Language Teacher: ALTs assist Japanese teachers in public school English classes and local boards of education. They participate in school and community activities. There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs. More than 90% of all JETs work... More
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, More
As the concept of the "global village" evolved, Asia has become a focal point in the 21st century. The ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) would like to encourage international students and scholars to undertake 2 to 6 months short term research activities in Taiwan. It also seeks to promote mutual understanding and academic cooperation between Taiwan and the international community. "The Ministry of Education Short Term Research Award" was established to provide financial assistance to those who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree or Post-Doctoral fellows, whose fields of studies are related to Taiwanese culture, social science, art or its related comparative research areas to conduct their research in Taiwan. The award includes: 1. A monthly research subsidy: NT$25,000 (equivalent of US$830)... More
OPPORTUNITIES: Visiting Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers on India’s Political Economy
Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships from advanced PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working on themes related to the political economy of contemporary India. The fellowships are to be held at one of the following institutions: Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley; King’s India Institute, King’s College London or Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai). The visiting fellowships will be of up to one month in duration and worth up to £4000 each. The fellowships are offered under the auspices of a trilateral partnership between the three institutions funded by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI). Applicants must be based at a university in India, United Kingdom or the United States, and should propose... More
Again this year we are inviting applications from students from other colleges and universities for the University of Missouri Japan Summer Program. Students train in traditional Japanese puppetry, Taiko Drumming, Kyudo Archery, and other Japanese performing and martial arts, while learning Japanese and living with Japanese host families. University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014 Like and Share on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mizzoujapansummer2014 http://international.missouri.edu/study-outside-the-us/programs/detail.php?program=10015 Applications are now being accepted for the University of Missouri 2014 Summer Japan Program. College and university students or graduates from any institution are welcome to apply for the program. Students begin in the Kansai region of Japan in pre-program activities in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. The Program then moves to a seaside youth hostel in Tokushima on the... More
MEXT: JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2014 JAPANESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP The Japanese Government’s MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue Japanese language and culture studies in Japan. This program provides students with an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to various aspects of Japanese studies. MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship applicants must be US citizens who were born between April 2, 1984 and April 1, 1996 and must be undergraduate students majoring in fields related to Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan. Applicants should have good Japanese language ability and be in good health. The award includes round trip airfare, exemption from all school fees, and a monthly stipend. The 2014... More
Language Link is an hour long conversation group that takes place once a week. The classes are held at 100 Baystate road on the 5th floor. (The specific classroom number depends on the sessions you choose). These sessions revolve around your interests to have casual conversations. Each student is required to sign up 24 hours prior to each session. This process is throughly explained onhttp://www.bu.edu/erc/link/schedule-ll-group/. Novice (1st semester / half a year of experience) - 5-6PM Tuesdays Intermediate (3rd semester / 1.5-3 years of experience) - 4-5PM Thursdays Advanced (5th semester / 3+ years of experience) - 4-5PM Tuesdays Please e-mail Sayaka Kawano, the Language Link leader email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Columbia University's Master of Arts Program in South Asia Studies, now in its second year, offers a great opportunity to study with Columbia University’s distinguished South Asia faculty. The South Asia Institute (SAI) offers a three semester MA program that includes courses in a variety of disciplines across the university in a curriculum tailored to the individual student’s goals. Students also participate in SAI events that bring an array of South Asia experts to Columbia throughout the year. Ideal for students seeking regional knowledge and those planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the future, the program prepares graduates for careers in government, public policy, academia, journalism, business, and other professions. For more information please visit our website at http://sai.columbia.edu, or contact Professor... More
Applications are now open for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, a two week programme run by LSE in partnership with the University of Peking. Join fellow students and graduate professionals from around the world in learning from leading academics on social sciences issues relevant to China and Asia today. Eighteen diverse courses are available, for more information please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEPKUSummerSchool. If you have any questions, would like further material or have any suggestions for the programme, please do contact us at LSE-PKU.programme@LSE.ac.uk.
A New Study Abroad Opportunity in Pakistan Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, 2014-15 Overview: We are extremely proud to announce that after a 5 year hiatus the Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan's (BULPIP-AIPS) is back. Jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) at the University of California at Berkeley, the program will be based in Lahore with language instruction offered at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) campus. This will be an intensive language program that will provide daily classroom instruction, five days a week. Classes will be small and individual tutorials will be provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech... More
2014 SUMITRO FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLICATION GUIDELINES Deadline: Applications must be received by February 28, 2014. USINDO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program. The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is awarded to a United States citizen/permanent resident for an outstanding research project relating to improving understanding of the political economy of Indonesia. A second Fellowship is awarded to an Indonesian citizen for an outstanding research project contributing to understanding or advancing the Indonesian-United States relationship. The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, the architect of Indonesia's modern economy and co-founder of USINDO, who passed away in 2001. Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University... More
NORTHEAST CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY 2014 MEETING CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (NECSEM) invites ethnomusicology students and faculty as well as scholars in related disciplines to submit abstracts for the NECSEM annual meeting to be held at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts just 45 minutes from Boston, on Saturday April 5th, 2014. Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions and lecture/performance demonstrations are welcome. We also invite proposals for short presentations by musical ensembles (please include an audio attachment or CD of one or two pieces). The President of NECSEM invites proposals as well for a roundtable discussion on the following topic: “Professional Trajectories in Ethnomusicology: Preparing for Today’s Job Market.” Students and scholars in all branches of... More
The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek on the Bloomington campus. * All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits. * Competitive FLAS and ROTC Project GO scholarships available for qualified students. * Classes will be held June 9 - August 1, 2014; all levels of Arabic and first year Russian will begin June 2, 2014. * 4 and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3). Priority application deadline: February 1, 2014. See http://www.indiana.edu/~swseelfor more information and to apply. Questions? Please firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-2889.
The Fourth Annual Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest Guidelines 1. The Japanese Language Contest is comprised of two areas: • a speech contest • an essay contest Participants may enter only one area of the contest. 2. The speech component of the Japanese Language Contest will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. 3. The contest is open to students who are currently enrolled in a Japanese language course at a university/college within the six New England states (CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) and : (1) have not lived in Japan three or more years in total since 2003 (2) do not come from homes where Japanese has been spoken regularly (3) have not won the first prize in the same category of this contest in the past 4. The... More
We are very pleased to announce that beginning in the summer of 2014, we will offer intermediate (second-year) as well as advanced (4th year and above) Japanese language courses, both of which will be eight-weeks in length, in addition to our six-week course in classical Japanese. The intermediate and advanced courses will begin in early June and run through the end of July, while the Classical program will begin in mid-June and also finish at the end of July. http://www.kcjs.jp/summer_programs/index.html