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Newsletter 2014

Stories and reflections from the APSIA Community

In this issue:

Get to Know APSIA's Summer Fellowship Programs

In Their Own Words: Students Reflect on Their Summer Placements

APSIA on the Road: Check Out Our 2014 Admissions Event Schedule

Get to Know APSIA's Summer Fellowship Programs

Did you know there are two summer fellowships specifically for APSIA students?


The Rosenthal Fellowship

This year, thirty students from 16 APSIA schools participated as Rosenthal Fellows. The Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations exposes first year students to the inner workings of the U.S. Federal Government and Capitol Hill. â€œThe biggest takeaway was that I enjoyed that lifestyle and career,” says Wes Kovarik of the Jackson School. “It solidified in me that I would like to go back[to DC].”

The Japan Travel Fellowship

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership collaborates with APSIA to foster a new generation of leaders in the United States who have first-hand knowledge of Japan. This year, fifteen students from 13 APSIA schools engaged in a ten-day study tour, which offered the chance to dialogue with academic experts, national- and local-level policymakers, leaders from non-governmental organizations, and students.

In Their Own Words: Students Reflect on Their Summer Placements

"Being immersed in a diverse group of intelligent, curious, and passionate graduate students was a challenging and exhilarating experience. With such a broad range of topics, the series of seminars challenged each of us to open our minds and gain knowledge. Yet, we, too, challenged the speakers to think about their work in a new light and from other perspectives." - Giselle Lopez

Giselle was one of two School of International Service students selected as inaugural Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows. Read more.


“While in the field, I met with village chiefs and elders to stress the objective of our presence and seek their permission to conduct our experiment. It was a good way to practice my French while building relationships with my teammates.” - Kwamae Twumasi-Ankrah  

Kwame's research team, based in Dakar, Senegal, sought to understand how local leaders can wield their influence to guide voters’ decisions, even when it goes against the voters’ best interests. He is a student at the Bush School of Government & Public Service. Read more.


"The UN Refugee Agency assists some of the world's most vulnerable people. I can't imagine doing something more worthwhile with my summer than working for this organization in any capacity—particularly now when worldwide displacement is at a post-WWII era high." - Michelle Majors

Michelle is a student at the Ford School of Public Policy. This summer she was an intern at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva. Read more.

APSIA on the Road: Check Out our 2014 Admissions Event Schedule

Learn more about what you can do with an APSIA degree during one of our remaining 2014 recruitment events.

October 21 – APSIA Virtual Admissions Fair - TODAY
Eventbrite - APSIA Virtual Admissions Fair

November 8 – Istanbul 
BoÄŸaziçi University, 34342 Bebek/Istanbul
Eventbrite - APSIA Admissions Fair: Istanbul

November 12 – Berlin 
Hertie School of Governance, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin
Eventbrite - APSIA Admissions Fair: Berlin

November 13 – Paris 
Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris
Eventbrite - APSIA Admissions Fair: Paris

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