Study Abroad Fair

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Got the travel bug? Mark your calendars for DePaul’s Study Abroad Fair, where you will learn about short-term faculty-led programs, term-long programs (quarter up to a full year) as well as non-DePaul program options. Bon voyage!

Tuesday, September 26
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 120AB

Winter Break Volunteer Opportunity

Want to Visit Peru? Volunteer with Vive Peru!
Vive Peru is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status dedicated to fostering understanding of Latin American and Peruvian culture and improving the quality of life for Peruvian communities.  Volunteer program fees are tax-deductible.
 
We are in need of volunteer interns experienced in the areas of
  •   Clinical Medicine
  •   Public Health
  •   Teaching English
  •   Social Work
  •   Engineering
to support our partner organizations and adopted communities in Northern Peru!  Work side-by-side with doctors in local clinics and hospitals, volunteer with underprivileged communities, share your love for music or languages with the children of Peru. In your free time, explore one of the most ecologically diverse and historically rich countries in the world.  
Applications are NOW OPEN for our Winter program, December 19 – January 9.
We also have Spring and Summer programs available!
 
To get a feel for what it’s like to volunteer with us, check out our Volunteer Experience video on YouTube!
 
Interested? The preferred application deadline is October 15, but we can accept applications on a rolling basis through November 1. Apply NOW at  www.viveperu.org/apply.php.
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Professional Development Internships in Thailand

Greenheart Travel, a Chicago-based non-profit that provides cultural immersion programs around the world and sends hundreds of volunteers and teachers abroad every year, has a really great internship program available via Xplore Asia. Xplore Asia is a partner cultural exchange organization based in Hua Hin, Thailand. Greenheart Travel works with Xplore Asia to place participants in schools around Thailand for the Teach in Thailand program. Interns will work directly for Xplore Asia in various departments at their office in Hua Hin.

Greenheart Travel has met with Carrie McAteer, Associate Director at the Career Center for the University Internship Program. She is very excited about this opportunity, and has confirmed that this internship meets the requirements for DePaul students to gain 4 credit hours on this program, when paired with the online internship course.


UPCOMING START DATES:

May 25 – deadline to apply is April 10th

July 13—deadline to apply is May 11th

**A list of available intern positions in PDF format is here.


If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, contact Kara Menini, Thailand Internship Manager, at kmenini(at)greenhearttravel.org. You can also email DePaul undergrad and Greenheart Travel intern Shannon Schroeder at sschroeder(at)greenhearttravel.org –she completed this program and has insight for you! Also please do read over the websites of both organizations.

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Fulbright Summer Institute Now Accepting Applications (deadline February 26, 2015)

Attention freshmen and sophomores! The Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for their summer institute programs.

Fulbright Summer Institute programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.

The program provides round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals, and in some cases a small daily allowance.  You apply to one of nine participating UK universities.  The deadline is February 26.  To apply you must have at least two years of college left before graduation. Visit their website for more info. 

Applications available for the Cork Writers’ School Summer Program 2014

Do you love writing? If you’re an avid reader of The Underground, well then of course you do. But wouldn’t that next work of written genius come a whole lot easier if you could immerse yourself in a beautiful and faraway locale steeped in rich literary history?

If so, then the new Cork Writers’ School Summer Program sounds like your cup of Irish Breakfast Tea.

Nestled in lovely Mitchelstown, Ireland in the idyllic County of Cork, the Cork Writers’ School offers budding writers the unique opportunity to dive into the timeless work of Cork’s many great poets, novelists, painters, and musicians while crafting works of their very own. Learn about paragons like Frank O’Connor, Gerald Griffin, Elizabeth Bowen and others from preeminent scholars before immersing yourself in creative writing workshops on the memoir, novels, poetry, and the short story. Write the work you’ve always wanted to under the guidance of distinguished facilitators, such as the award-winning playwright and memoirist John MacKenna; Leanne O’Sullivan, poet and winner of the 2010 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature; Nuala Ní Chonchúir, a writer of four renowned short story collections and the 2010 highly-praised novel, Youand James Joyce Award recipient Mary O’Donnell, an author, translator, and university instructor.

The Cork Writers’ School 2014 Summer Program will be held from July 21 to August 1, 2014. Don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by! For more information, a full program agenda, and an application, visit the Cork Writers’ School website today at CorkWritersSchool.com.

Upcoming February Lit Events and News

Join fellow literary and creative peers at Threshold’s Campus Salon
this Thursday, February 7th, at 7pm in A&L Hall, 101.
Three undergraduate readers will be presenting:
Alec Moran, Richard Rodriguez, and Emma Cushman Wood.
Spread the news and RSVP at Threshold’s Facebook Event page.

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Join the Department of English’s Visiting Writers Program on
Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00pm in Richardson Library, Room 115
A Reading by Jen Percy of her new nonfiction novel, Demon Camp.
Check out the event flyer for more details!
Percy’s short story, “The Eskimo and I” excerpt is available online at Pank Magazine.

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Interested in discovering new literature in a foreign place? Interested in study abroad?
Consider ENGL 273: Introduction to Fiction– American and British Writers in Italy held at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center from May 21 – June 21, 2013
Registration beginning on Monday, February 11th;
for more info, contact Dr. Pamela Caughie at pcaughi@luc.edu