- Students and recent graduates of all nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or recently graduated from a university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States.
- Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
- Our one-year Fellowship program welcomes college and university students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Ukraine. Fellows participate in intensive four-week educational programs located in cities across Europe and the United States, with approximately 20 local and international students in each program. Each program provides a site-specific curriculum for understanding the historical and cultural context in which challenges to pluralism and liberal democracy occur. The programs are interdisciplinary, collaborative, and engaged learning experiences; they feature lectures and discussions with researchers, journalists, politicians, activists, and artists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and cultural and memorial sites. The goal of these programs is to foster cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation of different perspectives and approaches for assessing past and contemporary social justice issues.
After the four-week on-site educational programs, Fellows return to their countries to develop and implement Action Projects to address social justice issues in their own communities. Past Action Projects have ranged from the production of documentaries and theatrical plays to community organizing projects, campaigns and social enterprises. The Action Project implementation stage is not a full-time commitment and is individually completed as the Fellow continues their education or career.
- Graduates of the one-year Fellowship program then are invited to join a transatlantic network of over 2,000 alumni as Senior Fellows. Senior Fellows have developed careers as entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, journalists, researchers, performers, writers and professionals from all disciplines, united by a shared commitment to advancing human rights through civic engagement. Humanity in Action provides Senior Fellows with opportunities for continued learning and engagement through annual international conferences on both sides of the Atlantic, professional Fellowship programs, study tours, grant competitions and more.
- Program Dates
- June 7 – July 3, 2019 (European Fellowship programs)
- July 1 – 31, 2019 (John Lewis Fellowship program)
- Fellowship Dates
- June/July 2019 – June 2020 (split into a four-week, on-site program and an eleven-month, individual Action Project implementation)
- Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw
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- The SITE (Study Intercultural Training Experience) Program is an internship opportunity for English-speaking teaching assistant in schools of Lombardy, Italy. It is an opportunity for students or recent graduates from US Universities who wish to get a better understanding of the Italian language and culture, while assisting local teachers and getting professional training on teaching methods.
- The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our fully-funded program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. Our programs are open to students of any year and any major – we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply.
- Horizons is a modern technology school. We help students launch careers in technology by providing a practical and industry focused software engineering curriculum. We are located in the heart of San Francisco. We do partner with local housing providers to make accommodations easy and affordable for our students.
- Florentine Company is looking for a fashion blogger to join their team. Ideal candidates are enthusiastic about fashion, determined, and hard working. Responsibilities include writing original content for luxury products, strong communication and writing skills in English, attention to detail for fashion products, excellent research skills, and works efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience Italy with the award winning Global Experiences internships in Florence. Interns in Florence can take advantage of all the beautiful history around them, as well as enhance their resume to reflect newly acquired skills in an international workplace. In Florence, Global Experiences interns will develop their language skills in Italian and gain a global perspective while enjoying all that Tuscany has to offer.
- Earn up to 16 credits interning with a Rome-based company and studying the Italian language. Richmond has specifically designed the International Internship Program to combine an academic program and individual attention with a unique opportunity to work in Rome-based organizations. Begin your semester with a 2-week Italian language course in Florence, along with preparation designed to help students as they begin their internship in Italy.Internships are available in a wide range of companies and institutions in art, design, communications, education, history, international business, international relations, political science, social sciences and more.
Stand out in auditions and build your music, dance, or theater resume by participating in an internship with a community arts group in Florence, Italy. You’ll contribute to the creative process of the organization while enjoying the magnificence of this beautiful Italian city.
Undertake an internship in Italy while studying conversational Italian with Istituto Europeo. Interns work at companies based on their interest. Typically, interns do a combination of Italian lessons in the morning and interning in the afternoon, but they can opt to do a full-time internship. Students can work at art galleries, wine production facilities, social media, sustainable architecture, fashion design.
Combined with other professional skills, your knowledge of a second language gives you an edge in a challenging job market, and yes, it makes you smarter!
The Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to the development of students’ linguistic and intercultural competence through a curriculum that fosters the multiple connections between language, culture and their applications to other disciplines. While promoting an international perspective, coursework and other activities enable students to become linguistically and culturally competent language users who can employ their knowledge and skills for academic and professional purposes as well as for personal enrichment. Advanced knowledge of a world language may be applied to a variety of careers in Communications, Business, Health, Government and Social services, Education, Science, Informatics, and Travel, among others.
Studying another language also:
- improves your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary;
- increases your cognitive and verbal skills;
- prepares you to interact successfully with people of different cultures in an increasingly globalized environment.
Check out our present and future course offerings HERE!
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The Siena Art Institute’s Undergraduate Program is designed for students who are focusing on their artistic development, and are looking for a new setting to pursue their art in a study-abroad experience. The program welcomes artists from all disciplines (painting, photography, video, installation, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, creative writing and more) who are interested in the intersection of art and civic life, and who wish to explore how our artistic projects can lead to a deeper understanding of the cultures in which we find ourselves. Our undergraduate students are able to spend one or two semesters at the Siena Art Institute honing their skills, exploring their artistic interests, and developing their artistic portfolios.
Our program is intentionally small, allowing students to receive a great deal of individual attention from our faculty to assist in your ongoing portfolio development. Our small classes allow close collaboration between students and faculty. The Siena Art Institute works in close contact with our partner programs such as the Siena School for Liberal Arts, Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, and diverse summer symposia, granting our students unparalleled access to a variety of cultural resources and activities. We encourage our program participants to grow and learn during their time here through a wide range of exciting and innovative courses, as well as community-based art projects, internship opportunities, and cultural experiences.
I corsi estivi sono un progetto del Prof. Gianfranco Serioli, che ne è il responsabile, e sono ospitati presso la scuola di Fuscaldo (corsi di lingua) e presso la scuola superiore di Iseo (corso sulla Divina Commedia)
- Get to know Italian Culture by taking one of our English language culture courses!
- Choose the course that best suits you!
- Art History
- Management Made in Italy
- Creative Writing
- Grapevine Experience (cooking classes; wine appreciation and more)
Applications for 2019 Program. Your Opportunity to Volunteer in Italy!
Summer Camps organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Oratories of Lombardy
Two Programs offered: 3 weeks and 6 weeks
3 weeks – Plan to arrive in Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to June 30, 2019
Plan your return to USA from July 1, 2019
6 weeks – Plan to arrive in Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to July 21, 2019
Plan your return to USA from July 22, 2019
Do you speak some Italian? Want to live in Italy with a family next summer? Here’s a great opportunity – volunteering at a summer camp in Italy! After the great success over the last three years the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Lombardy Dioceses, is again offering an opportunity to live in Italy while volunteering as a counselor at a church-run summer camp.
Get free accommodation, perfect your Italian, and add invaluable experience to your résumé.
Who’s eligible? You must be between 18 and 25, born in the US or US resident for at least 10 years, and you must posses a good working knowledge of Italian. Those accepted will work at summer day camps in Lombardy (Northern Italy – look it up!). You’ll have the choice of participating for 3 weeks, or for 6 weeks. The camps are all run by the Oratories of Lombardy.
Your task will be to help with the educational and recreational activities organized by the Parish Oratories for kids aged 6-14. During your tasks it is possible that you will be asked to organize activities in English (it’s summer camp, not school!). You’ll work with the other counselors organizing games, sports, art activities, and trips that the camp offers. Importantly, you’ll have a chance to improve your Italian. At these camps, Italian is the primary language of communication, so you must have the basics down.
The project is open to all volunteers without distinction of sex, race, religion, political opinion, or social conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who passed the Italian AP exam, and/or have taken intermediate to advanced Italian college-level courses. Also, candidates who participated in earlier programs are eligible, and strongly encouraged to re-apply.
If you are a candidate that was accepted in earlier program, you do not need to send a new application. Please send your request of participation at the 2019 program by e-mail at: email@example.com
The program will offer:
~~ Free accommodation (room and board) with an Italian family. For the entire three or six-week program you’ll be living with Italian families who belong to the camp’s parish.
~~ Health care and accident insurance for the period of stay in Italy under the tutelage of the host organization.
~~ A great cultural and linguistic experience. You’ll experience a vibrant part of Italy few tourists get to see — the real family-centered Italy far away from the long museum lines in Florence and Venice.
Unfortunately, the program doesn’t offer airfare. You’ll need to buy your own plane ticket. You will need to organize your transportation to and from the airport with your host family.
You’ll be expected to do the following:
~~ work together with young Italian volunteers to create and lead – in Italian – activities and games and other types of activities as programmed by the host organization (a commitment of 5-8 hours a day from Monday to Friday, with some Sunday mornings).
~~ fit in as a full member of the hosting family. This isn’t a hotel. You need to respect their rules, meal times, and work to keep your room and belongings in order. Our students have had great experiences living with the hosting families. You just need to realize that the lifestyle of an Italian family can be very different from a family in America.
~~ behave in a way that is respectful of the professional and ethical standards of these Catholic organizations.
~~complete a survey on your experiences after the program is finished
~~post some of your activities to our Facebook group – Dante VoluntarItaly
Notes on the application process:
First, complete the entire application (you won’t believe how many fail this part!), and don’t forget that it must be in Italian.
Second, send contact info (email and name) for two recommenders not related to you. VoluntarItaly will contact them for a recommendation. One letter should be from an Italian teacher who can speak to your language proficiency. You must be able to speak Italian at Intermediate/Advanced level.
First cut-off date: Every application received by December 31, 2018 will be reviewed by January 31, 2019 – Recommendation letters must arrive no later than January 15, 2019.
Second cut-off date: Every application received by March 15, 2019 will be reviewed by March 15, 2019 – Recommendation letters must arrive no later than March 1, 2019.
The final due date is 3/15/19
Please complete the form at bottom of this page. Before starting make sure that you have scanned your School ID and ID or Passport on a single sheet. It is required to upload it. Make sure, as well, that you have the emails and names of the two reviewers.
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