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Dear Part 2’s and 3’s | URGENT ATTENTION:2017 GLOBAL UGRAD PROGRAM

You are all invited to Apply for a semester long study abroad scholarship, the 2017 Global UGRAD Program in the United States of America. Students from ALL faculties are eligible. Try Your Luck Click the link below to apply. If u need help email help@campusmoments.org | whatsapp +1.402.304.6540

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2017 Global UGRAD Program

tDear Part 2’s and 3’s | URGENT ATTENTION:

You are all invited to Apply for a semester long study abroad scholarship, the 2017 Global UGRAD Program in the United States of America. Students from ALL faculties are eligible. Once accepted you will be enrolled in undergraduate course work at a host institution to allow ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture. Accommodation will be provided on-campus with U.S. peers.

Application Procedure:  Online [see link below]A complete application package includes: the application, copy of passport bio page, academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations), two letters of reference (with English translations), and grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. grading system.

The Global UGRAD Program is a U.S. Department of State sponsored initiative that grants scholarships to undergraduate level students from over 55 countries. Students are placed at colleges and universities across the United States where they participate in one semester of undergraduate, non-degree study.

Successful candidates will be notified of their award status by April 1, 2017 and World Learning, the cooperating agency will begin to provide placement and tentative arrival information in June 2017. Deadline 30 December 2017 Follow the link below to apply. Email help@campusmoments.org if you need help with your application or whatsapp +1.402.304.6540 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Civic Engagement for Student Leaders(2017)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Civic Engagement for Student Leaders(2017) Deadline, Friday 7 October 2016

The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.  Their fields of study can vary, and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields

Application instructions and more on this link >> https://campusmoments.org/2016/10/01/call-for-applicationsstudy-of-the-u-s-institute-susi-on-civic-engagement-for-student-leaders2017/

2017 MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP

Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship: Deadline 26 October 2016
Imagine six weeks at a U.S. university where you can sharpen your skills in public management, civic leadership or business; get advice from experts in the U.S. public, private and nonprofit sectors; and build a network of Africans and Americans to support your professional development.

That is what the Mandela Washington Fellowship is all about. And between September 21 and October 26, the program will accept applications to fill up to 1,000 slots for 2017 fellows at www.yali.state.gov/apply

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement for Student Leaders(2017)

The 2017 SUSI will be hosted at the Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FIUTS) in Seattle, Washington from January 7 to February 11, 2017.  The application deadline for candidates is October 7, 2016

Zimbabwean students leaders have been participating in the SUSI together with student leaders from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa since 2014 and have consistently set the bar high – congratulations to you all! This is a testament of the caliber students at your institutions!

SUSI BACKGROUND

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  Institutes include a four week academic residency and a one-week study tour to a different part of the United States.  Leadership sessions and community service activities, as well as getting to know Americans, are also integral components of the Institutes.

Candidate Description and Qualifications

The participants are expected to be highly motivated first through third year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.  Their fields of study can vary, and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields

-be proficient in English;

-be interested in the topic of Civic Engagement;

-be between 18 and 25 years of age;

-have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore be committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;

-demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;

-indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;

-have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;

-demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;

-have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;

-be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;

• If interested, please e-mail an application with the format outlined below and up-to-date CV to HararePAS@state.gov with subject line Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement.

Application format:

 Full Name (as it appears in passport):

 

Date of Birth:

 

Place/City of Birth:

 

Country of Birth:

 

Country of Residence:

 

Country of Citizenship:

 

Home address, telephone & e-mail:

 

Gender:

 

Medical, Physical, Dietary or other personal considerations:

 

Position and Title in Student Body:

 

University, Complete Address:

 

Degree Enrolled & Year of Study:

 

Previous travel to the U.S.

 

Personal Statement (One page personal statement indicating why you are interested in participating in the program and what you expect to get out of the exchange program).

 

Applications with the format outlined above and up to date CVs should be e-mailed to HararePAS@state.gov with subject line Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 2015.

Inbox help@campusmoments.org  or whatsapp +14023046540 if you have any questions about this program and how to apply.

Diary of a Zimbo studying Abroad: “Hong Kong culture more classist than racist”

by Getrude Gwenzi | @JusG_G  (tw)| Lingnan University-Hong Kong

I have been living in Hong Kong for a month now. I have been observing this society with interest and making my own observations so that I do not succumb to generalizations and assumptions of how Chinese people are or ought to be.

I want to tackle the subject  of racism which was really sparked by the following video:

To summarise; this black woman got onto the MTR (train service) and the moment she sat down the Chinese woman sitting next to her took out a tissue and covered her mouth. I MEAN!!!I would be outraged. I have been on the MTR myself in the past month and I must say I have observed some weird behaviors by some Chinese people(not all); such as:

  • choosing to leave their seat and stand up when you sit next to them
  • being stared at like you have done something wrong just by entering the train
  • refusing to even touch you or your elbow even when the train is clearly full and it cannot be avoided

But someone covering their mouth after you sit next to them???I don’t think I would have this woman’s courage to stand up and speak against such behavior. So this post also applauds her confidence and pride in herself as a black person in Hong Kong. It sparked a lot of debate around racism and basic ignorance of some Chinese people which explains their behavior towards minorities.

“…if this is such a modern society why are we still having labels at all?…”

I decided to read further about how black people are generally perceived in Hong Kong. The truth is we (black people) are a minority and although Hong Kong is described as a diverse, first world city; there are not many black people relocating to this city in their numbers. Mainland China seems to have the greater numbers of black people living there. So I came across an article stating that Hong Kong is in essence a classist society not a racist society. This means no matter what race you are, if you look like you are upper class you will be treated with respect.

If you dress like the Hong Kong people; that is wearing flashy designer clothes and watches then they will not feel threatened by you being black. The general assumption is that black people relocating to Hong Kong are usually academics with high academic qualifications or they own businesses and come to Hong Kong on business  and return to their countries. So these groups are not discriminated against and they are not that many to even worry about.

The Filipinos, Indonesians and other East Asian minorities are the ones with the “poor illegal immigrant” label in Hong Kong,not black people. This is only because of our small numbers so this is a mild comfort. Does it make it OK though?

My question is if this is such a modern society why are we still having labels at all? Why do we only respect blacks when they are educated and belonging to the upper class? So you are going to cover your nose when the “ordinary looking” black person sits next to you and you call yourself evolved? I know that any capitalist country will have classism as an issue and that is a whole other battle to fight. Our humanity is such that we fear anything that is different from us and we would rather not associate with it. And by “we” I mean all of us. Even black people say racist things about Chinese people and that is not OK either. It is our lack of understanding and it is sad that it has been discussed over and over and yet there is still no one with a solution to the problem.

My social investigations continue…but the experiences of that young woman and her mother on the MTR show that racism is alive and will not be going anywhere anytime soon…

Article first published on Getty’s personal blog: https://moretogetty.wordpress.com .Getty @jusgee_gee (IG), has bagged 2 degrees already and has just started work on her 3rd, a PHD. She’s in Hong Kong and is happy to share her experiences with all of us. Read On!!