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Under a new grant from the Ford Foundation, the Hong Kong America Center–a non-profit consortium of Hong Kong universities–is announcing the South China Internship Program (SCI), a national competition for 20 American undergraduates to participate in low-cost, high-quality "tandem internships." The twenty American undergraduates will team-up with twenty same-age Chinese university students to spend eight weeks together in summer 2013 as interns in companies and NGOs in the booming Pearl River Delta of south China.
The intern teams will work together on joint projects for their host companies. Inspired by the 100,000 Strong Initiative, HKAC is looking for young Americans with strong academics who are highly motivated to explore their career potential in China. Some knowledge of the Chinese language is preferred.
The deadline for applications is January 14, 2013. Move information and the application are available at www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkac/scip.html.
Prospective applicants may contact Mr. Ray Tran of the HKAC at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are fantastic opportunities to explore the two countries alongside a diverse range of students from both sides of the Pacific and to discuss and debate timely issues outside the classroom, including the political and security developments frequently in the news.
About JASC: The Japan-America Student Conference is a student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. Today, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan are competitively selected each year to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. JASC alternates its host country every year, emphasizing the personal connections between two distinct cultures gathered together in one place.
This year's conference takes place from August 2-23, 2013 in Japan in Iwate, Nagasaki, Kyoto and Tokyo. JASC typically select 36 students nationwide to represent the U.S. The cost for participation is $3,500 PLUS transport to the West Coast orientation site per student.
The application deadline is February 1, 2013 (early application), and March 1, 2013 (standard).
About KASC: The Korea-America Student Conference is a student-led, academic and cultural exchange program launched in 2008 to build closer ties between young leaders in both countries. Each year, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Korea are competitively selected to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Korea-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. Just like JASC, KASC alternates its host country every year.
This year's conference takes place from July 1-30, 2013 in Korea in Pohang, Seoul, Daejeon, and Jeju Island. various locations in Korea, with exact sites and deadlines to be announced soon. are open.
UM is able to offer modest funding to support Asian Studies faculty (and occasionally, outstanding graduate students) through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund. Please note that according to recently amended guidelines: 1) support from this fund covers all geographic areas in Asia, and 2) there is a bias toward support for young, tenure-track faculty and research projects, though more senior faculty and graduate students can also be considered.
Guidelines for the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund
Adopted with consent of the Provost January 2006
Support from Mr. Akira Yamaguchi allows UM to offer modest annual support for Asian Studies through the Yamaguchi Opportunity fund. Applications may be made to the fund under the following guidelines:
Applications for 2013 are due: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st
Please submit to:
Dept. of Political Science
Or email: email@example.com
Please call Terry Weidner at 243-2281 with questions.
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