Attention all current or want-to-be language students: we regret to inform you so late in the game about the amazing opportunity to apply for the Davis Fellows for Peace program, which offers tuition and room and board to the Middlebury Summer Language programs, some of the very best immersion learning programs in the entire USA. (Not covered would be air fare and other travel expenses, books and incidentals.)
Think about it: summer in Vermont instead of Houston, studying Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. As you can see, the offerings include Western European languages often excluded in the federal critical language programs. This is an outstanding opportunity, but you must apply by December 15, 2016!!!! This is an annual program, so if it’s too late for you this year, just remember to apply next year—and we’ll try to remind you in a more timely fashion next October.
If you really care about global development, why not take a trip with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times? The annual “Win a Trip with Nick” contest is now open until January 8, 2017. The link above will take you to the official rules, but essentially you need to write a 700-word essay on why Nick should take you on a trip to study and report on global development. This is a fantastic opportunity for the budding journalist or humanitarian, particularly if you have some additional blogging, photography or videography skills. You can read a lot more about it on Kristof’s blog here.