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Summer study 2014 in Japan
at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto
Asian Studies Grants, Fellowships and Prizes
Chinese Film Seminar
Presents Two Lectures by Professor Haili Kong
1. "How to "Read" Chinese Films?--An Analysis of Farewell My Concubine" (In Chinese)
3:30-5:30pm Wednesday, November 6
Herter 301, UMass
2. "Time, Space, and Being--Wong Kar-wai and His Cinematic Illustration of Hong Kong Identity"
4:30-6pm Thursday, November 7
Kendade 305, Mount Holyoke College
UN essay competition Many Languages, One World
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and as part of the UN Academic Impact’s commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) are launching a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding, one of the 10 principles of UNAI.
The contest, Many Languages, One World, supports international education and multilingualism through the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The official launch of the competition took place on Monday 14 October with a signing ceremony at UN Headquarters between the UN Department of Public Information and the ELS Educational Services where remarks were made by guests in all six official languages.
To qualify, students must write their essays in one of the six languages, which must not be their mother-tongue. The language must be the entrant’s second or third language, and not the principal medium of instruction in her or his education.
The essay competition will culminate in an international conference of selected winners, who will be awarded a full expense paid 5 day trip to New York where they will convene in a United Nations Youth Forum and Conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The Forum participants will discuss chosen principles of the United Nations Academic Impact, share ideas and formulate plans that they can take back to their home institutions in order to generate discussion and local action to support the Academic Impact principles. They will also have the opportunity to interact with other international scholars and tour New York City.
The essay, should not exceed 2,000 words, should explore how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. The essay should reflect the entrant’s academic, cultural and national context, and should outline a programme of action to support the principles of the United Nations Academic Impact.
Each submission must include a certification from institutional representative attesting that the entrant is a student of the institution, in good standing, and that the essay is written in a language that is not the institution’s primary language of instruction.
Entries should be uploaded to the contest website by the closing date of 21 February 2014.
Opportunities in Hong Kong for ASIANetwork Members
The Hang Seng Management College (www.hsmc.edu.hk) is a private, English-medium business-oriented tertiary college in Hong Kong expanding from 3,000 to 5,000 students. It now offers five free-standing undergraduate honors degrees. In collaboration with the Hong Kong America Center (HKAC), the HSMC is initiating two new exchange programs for which ASIANetwork member colleges are welcome to participate.
1. The English Teaching Fellows program is for recent BA graduates from American liberal arts colleges to spend two years as a junior faculty member teaching English under supervision of senior instructors in the English Department. They will be given a monthly stipend, furnished housing on/near campus, health insurance, work visa, and access to high-quality Putonghua instruction.
Please send initial inquiries of interest in any of the above programs to Ms. Pauline Lau at the HKAC at:email@example.com. Tel: 852 3943 8748.
November 14-18, 2013
Invitation to Apply for Student Participation at the
Global Research Exchange Symposium at Ochanomizu University, Japan
Ochamonizu University is launching a new project, named the Global Research Exchange at Ochanomizu University (aka Great-Ocha) to give undergraduate students an opportunity to present their ideas in a symposium-like setting held at Ochamonizu University in November 2013.We strongly believe that this will give our participants a fruitful moment to expand their academic perspective and deepen the ideas of their field of study.
This year’s topic is “What happens when different cultures meet?”In the symposium, participants will make a presentation in English that may be the basis of a senior thesis or research paper related to that topic.A brief question and answer session will follow.
Smith juniors or seniors with a major or minor in either EAS or EALS are invited to apply.Students who are currently studying abroad are also eligible.There are no language pre-requisites for this opportunity.All expenses related to international travel, room & board, and conference fees are fully covered by Ochamonizu University.
If you are eligible and would like to apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would like to participate, along with 1) a brief (150 word) explanation of your presentation topic, 2) your resume and 3) a copy of your transcript to the Lewis Global Studies Center. The deadline is September 23, 2013.
Please contact Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
November 7, 2013
ACC study Abroad Information Session
October 30, 2013
Presentation of the EALL Major
October 25, 2013
Chinese Learning Workshop
Friday, Oct. 25th
October 24, 2013
AKP study Abroad Information Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 24
(Japanese refreshments will be served.)
*PLEASE NOTE: EAL 242 Modern Japanese Literature has been canceled for Fall 2013 but will be offered again in Spring 2015.