October 2018 APSIA Newsletter                                                               View this email in your browser
Check Out Our Upcoming Events! 
Best Practices for Applying to Graduate School
Join us for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying to graduate school.

In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:
Selecting a graduate program
Preparing an application
Paying for school
Career opportunities
and more!

November 1 
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Register here

December 6
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Register here
November Graduate School Fairs 

Join APSIA on the road at one of our graduate school fairs in Europe or Online this November. 

November 6 - Madrid
November 7 - Paris
November 8 - London
November 15 - Online

Meet admissions officers from APSIA member schools and discuss topics such as admissions requirements, curricula, financial aid packages, joint degree programs, career opportunities, and application information. 

APSIA fairs can help you take the next step!

Click here to find more information and register for a fair in a city near you!

Fellowship Spotlight

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship


The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship is a new U.S. Department of State fellowship for US-citizen and undergraduate/graduate students studying a field related to Information Technology and have an interest in diplomacy and the Foreign Service. Administered by The Washington Center, this program seeks to diversify Information Management Specialists (IMS) with traditionally underrepresented minority groups. Fellows who complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements receive an appointment as a Foreign Service IMS upon graduation.
Fellows receive financial assistance for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for either your junior and senior year of undergraduate study OR a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field (up to $37,500 annually). They also receive stipends, housing, and travel allowances for two summer internship experiences (one domestically in Washington, DC and the other at an embassy overseas). The application for the third cohort is now open and will be due on February 15, 2019.

For more information on the fellowship, please click here.
Alumni Experience Spotlight

Name: Sulaiman Toghral
Program: Ethics Peace & Global Affairs with a concentration in Diplomacy
School: American University, School of International Service


Originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, Sulaiman Toghral graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Government and International Politics in 2014. As an undergraduate, he interned multiple times with various different offices at the State Department and at the U.S. Consulate General in Durban, South Africa. He is currently a Rangel Fellow and second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in Philosophy and Diplomacy. He intends to develop the skills needed to serve the public good. He desires to set a positive example for those in his own community as well as those around the world. Sulaiman speaks Dari and basic Arabic. After graduating, Sulaiman is looking forward to joining the State Department's Foreign Service.

Member School Highlight

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-10 school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 1957, SIS has answered President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s call to prepare students of international affairs to “wage peace.” It does so because they believe the world needs leaders ready to serve.

The world-renowned faculty impart their experience, knowledge, and skills to more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students annually and prepare students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business around the world.

SIS students come with wide-ranging backgrounds and experience. They take advantage of Washington, DC’s wealth of resources and professional opportunities and gain access to the active international network of more than 20,000 alumni. As emerging leaders, SIS students graduate prepared to combine knowledge and practice and to serve the global community, wage, peace, and build understanding in our world.

SIS features a comprehensive liberal arts program for undergraduates, professional education in international affairs for master’s students, and a multidisciplinary program for doctoral students. They offer a range of academic options to meet students’ needs and interests: dual degrees, graduate certificates, online programs, executive degrees, and extensive study-abroad opportunities.

Want to learn more? Talk with SIS admissions representatives at
APSIA's Online Fair on November 15th. Register 

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