City Internships for Summer

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Are you seeking summer travel opportunities? City Internships has the following programs open to new enrollees for Summer 2017 only: London, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles.

The application deadline for each of these locations is midnight on Sunday, May 14th.

Apply today!

If you are selected, email Professor Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) and he will register you for academic credit.

New Course: Research Grants and Scholarships

An Open Invitation to All DePaul Students

From the DePaul University Honors Program

Spring 2017

Do you want to live and study abroad and serve as a cultural ambassador? Do you want to learn more about applying for prestigious national scholarships? Would you like to get dedicated assistance in crafting an eye-catching personal statement and research proposal? DePaul has a course for you!

This spring quarter DePaul is offering a section of HON 300 Honors Research Seminar: Research Grants and Scholarships devoted to helping students apply for prestigious national scholarships such as the Boren, Fulbright, Marshall and Truman awards. These fully-funded scholarships provide students with living and travel allowances so they can reside abroad while learning languages, teaching English, or carrying out an independent research project.

HON 300 is a two-credit course.  Enrollment is open to all students.  If you are enrolled in 12-16 credits, adding this section of HON 300 does not add to your tuition expenses.

The course will meet on alternating Fridays, 10:00-1:00, on the following dates:

April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
June 2

HON300 will be taught by Professor Phillip Stalley, a member of the Political Science Department and DePaul’s Fulbright Program Advisor.

Receiving one of these awards means instant recognition as a future leader in your field, and can help launch your career. Whether you receive the scholarship or not, the mere act of applying offers a number of benefits.  The skills you learn in HON300 will help you to:

  • reflect and articulate your core values and interests
  • learn to present yourself in a concise, professional manner and
  • gain a better sense of what you can do with the knowledge you have gained at DePaul

Registration for this course must be done through the Honors Program. If you have any questions about this course or would like to enroll, please contact Phillip Stalley at pstalley@depaul.edu or email the Honors Program Associate Director, Nancy Grossman ngrossma@depaul.edu.

DePaul Student Wins Fullbright Scholarship

DePaul Student Wins Fullbright Scholarship

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Amanda Samawi, recent Fullbright winner, to ask about her experience applying to the scholarship program and to get some information about what she hopes to study.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Fullbright Scholar Program, it is a government-sponsored exchange program that gives students an opportunity to study and work in another country. According to CIES.org, this is an exchange designed to promote more understanding between countries.

Read what Amanda had to say below and get an inside look into applying for a Fullbright.  Who knows?  You might be the next Fullbright scholar!

Underground – 1.      What are you studying at DePaul, and when are you graduating?

I am an English Literature and Arabic Studies double major at DePaul, and I am graduating June 2014.

U – 2.      What do you plan on studying with your Fullbright scholarship?  

With my Fulbright scholarship I will be teaching English at Arabian Gulf University, and as my project I will be meeting with Bahraini writers to translate their works into English.

U – 3.      Where will you be studying?

I will be studying in Bahrain. It’s a small island country in the eastern part of the Arab world.

U – 4.      When did you apply for it?

I began the application process approximately a year ago, in May 2013, and submitted the application in October.

U – 5.      Do you have any recommendations for students thinking about applying?

My advice for anyone thinking of applying for the Fulbright is not to talk yourself out of it. For me personally, it felt incredibly out of reach until I realized how much I wanted it. It was really easy for me to convince myself that I was not up to par with what it meant to be a Fulbright scholar. Had I given in to my doubts, I would not have this amazing opportunity to go abroad next year and do what I love.