April 2018, APSIA Newsletter                                                                View this email in your browser

Noura Al-Jizawi was in the thick of the Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad when it began six years ago. She was one of the young leaders who kickstarted the movement, which has gone from being a peaceful revolt to a full-scale civil war with more than 465,000 Syrians killed and over 12 million displaced in a conflict that now includes Islamic State and Russia in the mix. Al-Jizawi came to the University of Toronto through a Scholars-at-Risk scholarship. During the early years of the revolt, Al-Jizawi organized pro-democracy protests, ran a blog, posted photos of victims – many of whom were close friends killed by the regime – and traveled around Syria, mobilizing others.

Read the more of Noura's amazing story and her involvement with the University of Toronto's Scholars-at-Risk program 

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The Critical Language Scholarship Program 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. The 2019 applications will open soon, so check 
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Member School Highlight

The University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world. Their aspiration is to create a unique, world-leading research, teaching and public engagement site that builds the new field of global affairs from CanadaThey are the home of world-renowned researchers and more than 35 academic centres, labs and programs, including the Asian Institute, the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Citizen Lab and the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice.

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APSIA On the Road!
While attending the Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, APSIA's Executive Director Carmen Mezzera moderated a panel on International Affairs Careers with the Berkeley Career Center. Panelists include alumnae from USCD GPS, Fletcher, and GW ESIA.
APSIA had the pleasure of attending the 6th Annual Diversity Aboard Conference in Miami last week! Diversity Abroad's national forum focused on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education. While attending the conference APSIA's Enrique Sondakh (center) was able to connect with current students, high school counselors, international students and scholarship services, and others.
To learn more about the conference and Diversity Abroad's
work please visit
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