September 19, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Career Workshop
October 12, 4-6pm, TVUC Student Organization Center
Which classes should you take? How do you find and secure a summer internship and first job? How do you select a career path? Should you attend graduate school? Come hear International Studies alumni’s advice at this workshop. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

Summer Experience Survey
Consider completing the university’s Summer Experience Survey, which was emailed at the beginning of the month to all sophomores and upperclass students. Check your inbox. Any questions can be directed to Robin Hedges,

The Role of International Law and Justice
September 20, 8:30am-5pm, Moot Courtroom
Contact organizer for permission to attend.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program
This is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Applications for cycle 1 are due on October 1, 2019.

Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute
The curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics. Applications are due November 1, 2019.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Summer internship placements in Argentina, Germany, or Hong Kong. Applications are due November 15, 2019.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
CLS is an intensive language and cultural immersion program. Summer 2020 applications are due November 19, 2019.

Boren Awards for International Study
Undergraduates can receive funding to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The application deadline in November 15, 2019.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
Interns will learn about the developoment and implementation of U.S. policies, including foreign policy. Spring 2020 applications are due November 15, 2019.

Harry S.  Truman Scholarship
Juniors planning to attend graduate school for careers in public service are eligible to apply for this merit-based scholarship. The application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference
February 6-9, 2020, Harvard Kennedy School
First- and second-year undergraduate students interested in careers in public policy and a desire to lead international institutions, among other organizations, are eligible to apply to attend.


Princeton in Africa
PiAf introduces fellows to the field of development on the African continent. 2020-2021 applications are due on October 30, 2019.


Princeton in Asia
PiA expects to offer fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. 2020-2021 applications are due on October 31, 2019.

The Partition of India in 1947
September 21, 11am-12pm, Cleveland Public Library
Historian David Mould examines the events leading to the partition of India in 1947.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test
December 1, Columbus, OH
The registration period is open until September 30, 2019.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship program that allows graduate students to study at the University of Cambridge. Applications are due October 9, 2019.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants
Seniors are eligible to apply for educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Applications are due November 1, 2019.

U.S.-Russia Relations Essay Contest

Submit an essay about U.S.-relations to compete for a 1000 USD prize and publication in the magazine Foreign Policy. Deadline is November 1, 2019.

Book Discussion: Maggie Vinter’s Last Acts
September 20, 3:15-4:15pm, Guilford House parlor
Join in on a discussion about Maggie Vinter’s Last Acts, which analyzes representations of dying in plays by Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson.

Cleveland Armenian Festival
September 20-22, St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church
Enjoy Armenian food, music, games, cultural exhibits, and more. Entrance and parking are free.

The Quiet One
September 20, 9:20pm, Cinematheque
September 21, 8:50pm, Cinematheque
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman recounts the time he spent as part of the famous rock ‘n’ roll band. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Latin America

Princeton in Latin America
PiLA is often the start of a career in development in Latin America. 2020-2021 applications are due on November 8, 2019.

Flamenco Dance Exhibit
September 19, 4pm, Kelvin Smith Library
Exhibit by artist Alice Bumenfeld. Event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tigers Are Not Afraid
September 19, 8:40pm, Cinematheque
September 22, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
An orphaned child suffering during the Mexican drug wars is followed around by the ghost of her late mother. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Alternative Economics
September 20, 6-8:30pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
View The Take,a documentary about workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina who take over their auto-parts factory. A discussion will follow. RSVP to

Writing between Russia and Cuba
September 24, 4pm, Clark 206
Event is led by Cuban writer Anna Lidia Vega Serova.

Middle East

A Wedding Suit
September 21, 7pm, Cinematheque
September 22, 8:15pm, Cinematheque
A group of boys “borrow” a young boy’s suit for his aunt’s wedding right before the ceremony. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Israel’s Elections
September 25, 7:30-9am, City Club of Cleveland
What do the results of Israel’s September 17th election mean for Israel’s political future, the Middle East Peace Process, and the challenges posed by Iran? Tickets are $25. Event livestream is available.