May 2018 APSIA Newsletter                                                                View this email in your browser
Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow! 
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Upcoming Events
Please find a complete list of upcoming APSIA events here.

SAIS Virtual Master Of Arts Question & Answer Session
May 31, 2018

Time 12:30-1:30pm EST

Need resume help?

Want to enhance your personal statement?

Admissions staff from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies invites you to attend its Virtual Master Of Arts (MA) Question & Answer Session on May 31.


Register Here

Best Practices in Applying for Graduate School (Webinar)
June 20, 2018

Time 12:00-1:00pm EST

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school.

Register Here

APSIA Recap: Ohio And Michigan Travel
APSIA looks to inspire future generations by engaging the leaders of tomorrow. In April while visiting Ohio and Michigan, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager Enrique Sondakh connected with current high school students, advisors, organizations, and universities. While visiting the Greater Cleveland area, Enrique’s first information session was with current high school students at St. Ignatius High School. There, students gained insights on possible international career paths, how to fund study abroad opportunities, and had their questions answered about concerns they had when entering college.
To learn more click here!  
Diversity Forum Workshop Heads To Texas 
On April 27th of 2018, APSIA held its second annual Diversity Forum workshop for advisors at Texas A&M University Bush of Government & Public Service in College Station, TX. The goal was to find new ways to inspire students and young professionals to seek out the field of international affairs and provide tools to help them do so. Various organizations gathered at Texas A&M University for the same purpose of seeking a better future for students in the International Affairs field.
Fellowship Spotlight

To study at Rotary Peace Centers, such as APSIA member the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.


Applications for the 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is may 31 to study at Rotary Peace Centers, such as APSIA member the Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy.

Learn more about eligibility requirements here.

Student Experience Spotlight: Yale Scholars

Graduate students Manus McCaffery and Erik Woodward from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale partnered with a Chilean NGO, Futaleufu Riverkeeper (FRK) to study how to best protect trans-boundary ecosystems such as the Valdivian Temperate Forest, a worldwide priority eco-region for biodiversity conservation and the home of a number of endemic and endangered species that straddles the border of Argentina and Chile. As a part of this project, Jackson students Manus McCaffery and Erik Woodward advised FRK on how the small organization could build domestic political support for the nomination of a World Heritage Site in Chile.

Learn more about this inspiring project and the Yale graduate students 

Meet Our New Team Members!

Briana Suarez is the Summer Diversity and Inclusion Fellow for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Originally from New York City, she completed her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and French at the State University of New York, New Paltz. She graduated with a Master's of Arts in Security Policy Studies from The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington Univervisty in 2018. She specialized in Conflict/Conflict Resolution and Intelligence during her time there.  

Briana has previously worked at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières as the Marketing Intern and has several years of professional experience of administrative work. She speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and French.  


Andrea Torres-Hurtado is currently a student at the University of Oregon. At the UO she is completing her undergraduate work concentrating in Journalism and International Studies.

Andrea is originally from Mexico City, Mexico but has lived in Oregon for the past 8 years. From a young age, Andrea has had an interest in traveling and making an impact in the world. After graduating from the UO, she aspires to work abroad and continue her higher education pursuing a graduate degree.

Andrea is currently APSIA's summer intern for the position of International Communication and Marketing.


Member School Highlight

The Jackson Institute’s program occupies a unique place among international affairs M.A. programs. Each Master’s candidate pursues an individualized course of study taking advantage of resources from across the University. For students, this is a remarkable opportunity to study with renowned Yale faculty from all disciplines. 

The M.A. program is small by design, with 25-30 students in each entering class. Coming with diverse backgrounds and career interests, Jackson’s graduate students form an intimate and loyal community. Students become a resource to each other and a window to the diversity and complexity of the global affairs field and leave the Jackson Institute with lifelong connections to colleagues working around the world in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in diverse fields that include policy analysis, security analysis, trade and economic development, foreign affairs, human rights, international finance, and environmental policy.

Find out more here!

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