Cultural Vistas Fellowship for US Citizens, 2015

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Applications are invited for Cultural Vistas Fellowship available for US citizens who are enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited US college or university. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany and India. Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. The application deadline is February 7, 2014.

Study Subject(s): The program provides academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability.
Course Level: This is the fellowship program including eight week internship.
Scholarship Provider: Cultural Vistas
Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Pre-departure orientation in New York City) and Argentina, Germany and India (internship destinations)

Eligibility: Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
-U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
-Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
-Ages 18-30
-No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
-Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering and related sciences
-Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of USA can apply for this Cultural Vistas Fellowship.

Scholarship Description: Cultural VistasThe Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany and Singapore. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

Number of award(s): Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany and Singapore.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Program Benefits include:
Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
-Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore
-Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars
-Virtual learning seminar
-Pre-departure support services
-Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
-Visa application support (where applicable)
-Emergency medical insurance during internship phase

Selection Criteria: Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

Notification: Interviews will take place in Mid/Late February 2015.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2015.

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