September 2018 APSIA Newsletter                                                               View this email in your browser
Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow!
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Upcoming Events
Best Practices in Applying For Graduate School Webinars
November Graduate
School Fairs 

October 17
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
November 1
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for 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, and career opportunities.

Click here to register
Join APSIA on the road at one of our graduate school fairs in Europe 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 Critical Language Scholarship Program 
The 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.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. 

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 at the beginning of October. Check here for updates and deadlines!
Student Experience Spotlight: Ayesha Hamza

MA Candidate Ayesha Hamza wins Critical Language Scholarship

Ayesha Hamza is a second-year International Studies MA candidate at the University of Denver Josef Korber School of International Studies. She was awarded the nationally competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). During the summer of 2016 she studied the Russian language in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

According to CLS, Russian continues to be one of the most in-demand languages among employers in both the public and private sectors due to its international relevance and unique versatility. Russian is spoken by over one-hundred million Russians, and is also the lingua franca of the entire former Soviet Union. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the CLS program, with over 5,000 students being sent to countries around the world to learn critical languages.

Ayesha enjoyed the immersive process of the CLS, particularly to be able to stay with a host family and better understand the cultural components of Russian language. She was excited to travel to Russia for the first time since she began her language studies in 2011 at Ohio State University, where she received her B.A. in Russian and International Relations.

Learn more about Ayesha's experience here!

Member School Highlight

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies is a leader among institutions of higher learning that prepare students for transnational careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Josef Korbel School offers a customizable curriculum integrating practical and theoretical approaches to the study of our globalizing world. Degree programs available include Masters of Arts in: Conflict Resolution; Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration; Human Rights; International Security; and many more. Certificates in various areas are also offered such as Global Health Affairs, Homeland Security, and Humanitarian Assistance.

Learn more about the Korbel School of International Studies here!

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