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Mar 23, 2015
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Goucher’s MA in Cultural Sustainability

Did you know that Goucher offers a Master’s in Cultural Sustainability, and that Goucher students can potentially complete it by spending only one extra year at Goucher?  For more information, see the MA in Cultural sustainability’s website. 

Feb 5, 2013
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Summer Field Schools in Historical Archaeology

The University of Virginia is proud to sponsor summer archaeological field schools at three of Virginia’s premier historic sites: the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Thomas Jefferson’s primary home at Monticello, and Jefferson’s personal retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest. These field schools offer a unique opportunity for students to make a contribution to the research and interpretation of early American history. Students receive 6 graduate credits (Anthropology 5589) from the University of Virginia.

Each field school provides a foundation in current methods and theories of historical archaeology, and offers both the untrained and experienced student the opportunity to learn the practical skills of site survey, excavation, recording, and laboratory procedures. A good part of each day is spent doing excavation which requires physical endurance and excellent health. On-site instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, and field trips to other archaeological sites complement the field work.

For more information or to apply for these internships, visit the individual sites below:

Monticello Archaeological Field School
Six week session: June 3 through July 12, 2013
Application Deadline: April 14th, 2013

Jamestown Recovery Field School 
Six-week session: May 28th – July 4th, 2013
Application deadline: April 19th, 2013

The field school is designed to teach the methods and theories of fieldwork in American Historical Archaeology and offers both the untrained and experienced student the opportunity to learn the practical skills of excavation and recording. It also provides an excellent educational opportunity for teachers seeking recertification in the social studies content area.

Poplar Forest Field School
Field School Dates: June 2 – July 12, 2013
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013

Sep 4, 2012
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Upcoming opportunities to study/research in Germany

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service sponsors numerous opportunities for U.S.  undergraduates and graduates to pursue study, independent research or internships in Germany.  Here are some opportunities and their upcoming deadlines:

EMGIP – Bundestag Internship
Deadline: September 15, 2012
A two-month internship in the German parliament, the Bundestag. Positions will match student interests and academic/professional experience. Applicants must have junior or senior standing in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. They must also be fluent in German and possess excellent writing skills.

German Studies Research Grant
Deadlines: November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013

These grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduates nominated by their department chairs. The grants may be used for short-tern research (1-2 months) in North America or Germany. They are meant to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of contemporary German affairs from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs.

Study Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
Deadline: November 15, 2012

These provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to conduct independent study or complete a full Master’s degree in Germany.

University Summer Course Grant
Deadline: December 15th, 2012
Scholarships for three to four week summer courses taught in German at German Universities, with a focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.  Applicants must have sophomore standing and a minimum of four semesters of college German.

Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2013

Sophomores and Juniors can apply for these scholarships funding study, thesis research or internships in Germany. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in Germany and explain how their time there will impact their future or academic goals.

internXchange Summer Journalism Internship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2013

This unique program provides outstanding young journalists and communications students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values and political attitudes in Germany.  Participants spend six weeks at the Freie Universität Berlin for a series of full-day seminars on German politics, culture and media.  They subsequently embark on an intensive five-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR agency.

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