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Summer programs that focus on international relations?

jerevedeparisjerevedeparis Registered User Posts: 419 Member
edited December 2013 in Summer Programs
Does anyone know of any? :) or anything similar? Thanks!
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Replies to: Summer programs that focus on international relations?

  • Nin10dude317Nin10dude317 Registered User Posts: 339 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.
  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar Registered User Posts: 352 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.
  • jerevedeparisjerevedeparis Registered User Posts: 419 Member
    Wow that sounds awesome :3 can you do something like that without having studied the language before?
  • watchmesoarwatchmesoar Registered User Posts: 352 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.
  • keabie18keabie18 Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    bump, I'm also interested in such programs. especially those that include recent high school grads (i'm in the class of 2012)
  • keabie18keabie18 Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    @watchmesoar, how hard is it to get into that program?
  • felipesosafelipesosa Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Stanford Summer Educational Programs for Gifted Youth - International Relations
  • kenzie1992kenzie1992 Registered User Posts: 1,003 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.
  • IRgovmntIRgovmnt Registered User Posts: 30 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.
  • emorylegacyemorylegacy Registered User Posts: 825 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.
  • ichabod94ichabod94 Registered User Posts: 42 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.
  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance Registered User Posts: 398 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.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 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.
  • jerevedeparisjerevedeparis Registered User Posts: 419 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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