News and Announcments
Tuesday, November 14, 7 – 8 pm, Hollander 040. Study Abroad in Chinese-speaking areas: which programs to go to? What types of funding are available? These questions answered, and more!
Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purposes of these grants, “Asia” refers to South, Southeast, and East Asia, defined as those parts of the continent east of the Khyber Pass and south and east of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert. The Linen Grant Selection Committee will give highest priority to funding proposals that contribute to developing a student’s scholarship in a serious and well-focused way. Proposals might include conducting research for an honor’s thesis; pursuing other kinds of independent research projects under the supervision of a member of the Asian Studies faculty; or participating in an intensive language training program (at the third-year level or higher, except in very unusual circumstances).
Through the generosity of the Taiwan Ministry of Education and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston (TECO), the Department of Asian Studies at Williams College has been awarded a scholarship for one Williams student to study Mandarin language in Taiwan during 2017-18. As explained in a letter received from TECO, “this scholarship is being awarded to your esteemed college in the hopes of fostering a strong friendship between Williams College and Taiwan and furthering our mutual academic goals of cross-cultural understanding and exchange.”
The scholarship allows Williams students to study Mandarin language in Taiwan at a university-affiliated language training center of the student’s choice for a period of three, six, nine months or one full year beginning from September 1, 2017, ending by August 31, 2018. The scholarship consists of NT 25,000 per month (approximately US $781 at the current exchange rate), out of which the student will pay tuition and living expenses. With careful budgeting, the scholarship amount should be sufficient to cover about ten hours a week of tuition as well as moderate housing and meal costs, but applicants should note that airfare and miscellaneous expenses are not included.
The Chinese program in the Asian Studies Department is now accepting applications for the Chinese Government Scholarships. Deadline is Mon, Jan 9, 2017. Please follow link for more information and application instructions.
Come and meet with Chinese faculty and students returning from study abroad. They will be happy to answer all your questions about study abroad opportunities, and the types of funding that are available.
✽ Tuesday, November 15, 7-8 PM | Hollander 040