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Summer programs that focus on international relations?

jerevedeparisjerevedeparis 399 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
edited December 2013 in Summer Programs
Does anyone know of any? :) or anything similar? Thanks!
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  • Nin10dude317Nin10dude317 314 replies25 threadsRegistered User Member
    Not a summer program, but nothings gonna be closer than Model UN conferences. Of course, there are other programs like TASP, but I live far from them, so no idea.
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  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar 350 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    If you're interested in adventure, I'd definitely urge you to apply to NSLIY. It's a full scholarship from the State Dept. to study language abroad for the summer or a semester/year. They offer Turkish, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Farsi, and Hindu. I went to Turkey summer before last and had the time of my life. Pretty much everything: (airfare, orientations, host family/hotel stays, school tuition, transportation, and lunch) is paid for.
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  • jerevedeparisjerevedeparis 399 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
    Wow that sounds awesome :3 can you do something like that without having studied the language before?
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  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar 350 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    For sure! I spoke not a word of Turkish before I went. These languages definitely aren't common, so they're not expecting prior knowledge. The want people who are passionate toward learning a new language and living in a new culture.

    Here's the website: Home Page

    The app is out now.
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  • keabie18keabie18 400 replies14 threadsRegistered User Member
    bump, I'm also interested in such programs. especially those that include recent high school grads (i'm in the class of 2012)
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  • keabie18keabie18 400 replies14 threadsRegistered User Member
    @watchmesoar, how hard is it to get into that program?
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  • felipesosafelipesosa 7 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Stanford Summer Educational Programs for Gifted Youth - International Relations
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  • kenzie1992kenzie1992 957 replies46 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you're an IB student, look into the IB World Student Conferences, there's two this year, one in Vancouver, BC and one in Spain.
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  • IRgovmntIRgovmnt 28 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    quick question, did your host family speak any English? That is what kind of worries me that I won't be able to communicate with them if i'm accepted.
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  • emorylegacyemorylegacy 811 replies14 threadsRegistered User Member
    I just went for NSLI-Y in the summer and it was aweeeesome and free and the best summer of my life. I didn't know a word of the language I went for, but now I'm... at beginner's haha. My host family spoke English quite well.
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  • ichabod94ichabod94 34 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    The South Korea Scholarship Program through CIEE is amazing!! I did it in 2010 and it was a fabulous experience and it only costs $150. Lodging, classes, food and homestay is all included. We learned a lot about Korean culture, toured the country and got to visit the DMZ.
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  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance 376 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    Hey I've done two NSLI-Y summers in Russia so if you have any questions about the program, the application process, or Russia feel free to PM me.
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  • charlieschmcharlieschm 4096 replies186 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you are currently a college student, I'd check out American University in DC. They have various programs for a couple weeks, a month, a summer or a semester, and they provide on-campus housing near a Metro stop.

    Also, the "Washington Center" organizes internships for students from other colleges who stay in DC for a semester or another period of time. It is affiliated with many colleges. They also connect you with housing. I would imagine some of their programs would stress international relations.
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  • jerevedeparisjerevedeparis 399 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
    @charlieshn thanks for the suggestion but I'm a sophomore in high school, and I live right outside of dc :) thanks so much though.
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  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar 350 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    As to how hard NSLI-Y is to get into, here's a post from a couple of years ago with some stats:

    Cultures Shocked forum - View Single Post - NSLI for youth?

    600 finalists / 1977 apps = 30% acceptance rate. Keep in mind the number of apps has been increasing year over year for the same number (or fewer) spots.

    That said, don't let those numbers scare you. Apply!

    My three of the four members of most host family spoke great English. This doesn't hold true for all of the host fams, though.

    I would also endorse the CIEE South Korea Scholarship, which I did this past summer. I saw the entire country and had some unforgettable experiences (going to the DMZ and being stared down by a North Korean solider, for one.)
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  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance 376 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    The NSLI-Y program is becoming more and more selective as it gains prominence. There is no set formula for getting in, I've heard stories of 4.0/33 ACT kids getting rejected but then a kid in my group said he has 2.9 GPA so NSLI-Y does accept candidates from all walks of life (academically, socio-economically, etc.)
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  • viramayviramay 20 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Just curious, is there a program like NSLI-Y in Canada/for Canadians? It's seems really amazing and I'd love to do it!
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  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar 350 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    I'm not aware of one, but I can't say I've ever looked into that topic. I would do some sleuthing around the internet...that's how I found NSLI-Y in the first place.
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  • jerevedeparisjerevedeparis 399 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
    Are there any similar programs that anyone is aware of? With convincing my parents there's no way I'd be able to meet the November deadline unfortunately.
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