The Arabic and Persian programs at the University of Maryland are among the best in the country. We offer both short- and long-term study options for students interested in reaching the highest levels of proficiency in these critical languages and developing their cultural fluency in an innovative, exciting learning environment.
The Flagship Programs offer long-term immersion programs both at UMD and abroad to give students a professional level of proficiency.
Our intensive Summer Institute covers an entire academic year in just 10 weeks through engaging classes, cultural activities, and individual conversation partners. Open to all students at any language level!
Project GO is open to ROTC students from any institution and provides fully funded scholarships for summer study at UMD and abroad.
The 2018 SMA Conference is looking for student volunteers to assist with various logistical matters throughout the conference April 3rd and 4th. Students would assist in directing people to the graduate poster session room, help out at the registration desk, hand out booklets, etc. Students would be welcome to attend panel discussions or presentations throughout the conference when they're support isn't needed.
This Conference will assess what today we rightly or wrongly perceive as historically
unprecedented changes from the perspectives of politics and history, sociology, biology,
information science, and technological innovation. There is a large body of scientific work that
supports the notion that human societies are complex adaptive systems with emergent
properties that contain core commonalities, but the actions of which cannot be predicted with
certainty. Given the properties of human cognition and social behavior, the question remains:
How might nations and societies best position themselves to prepare for and manage the risks
associated with rapid change under conditions of fundamental uncertainty? Conference speakers
and panelists will address these issues relevant to key domains and dimensions of global security.
Please email Eva Coll (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested!
The Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community is accepting graduate student submissions for the Express Yourself! Student Expression Contest. Please distribute this announcement and attachments within your departments, and encourage students to submit. The deadline is April 6, 2018. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Dr. Kim Nickerson at email@example.com. Thank you!
Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community encourages advancing discussions of identity, difference and commonality. Because meaningful dialogue and critical thinking can change culture, we want to your thoughts on race and racism or sexual misconduct. Express Yourself! allows others to learn from Maryland students’ unique experiences and perspectives.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security reminds interested student candidates that the window for submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) will close at3 p.m. (EST)March 15.
The application submission, review and selection process started February 15. Applicants will be considered in the order in which they submit their form and the reviews will continue until all selections are made or until the closing deadline. Interested students are encouraged to submit their application early to increase their chances of being selected.
“We highly encourage interested students to submit an application as soon as possible to ensure they are considered for a spot in this highly competitive and coveted DHS cybersecurity internship program,” said SHP CSVI Program Manager Joi Brown.
The Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) application deadline has been extended to March 15th. Please disseminate the following message to students and stakeholders via your list-serv, website or other social media channels.
WHAT: George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government -Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), and the DHS Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) Center of Excellence, are joining forces with Blue Compass on a Human Trafficking focused hackathon as a part of the #ExpeditionHacks event series. Join us with your own team or join a team onsite to create a solution using technology to help combat human trafficking or assist its victims, using artificial intelligence/machine learning, augmented reality, or any other idea you might have to contribute to the eradication of this terrible crime and the suffering of its victims. WHY: Human trafficking is a global enterprise that is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable criminal business. It takes many forms, including labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Come to get involved in a meaningful way to have an impact on eradicating human slavery. Also come to show off your skills and get noticed by industry professionals (bring your resume!) and compete for a chance to win some cash! WHEN: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 9:00am thru Sunday, April 15th, 2018 5:00pm WHERE: George Mason University Arlington Campus – Founders Hall 3351 North Fairfax Drive Arlington VA 22201 GRAND PRIZE: $3,000 TO REGISTER GO TO: https://expeditionhacks.com/combating-human-trafficking/ Use Coupon Code GMU5OFF for $5 off Registration Fee *UMD Individuals can attend and may be paired with a participant with more computationally-oriented students*
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is accepting applications NOW for unpaid fall 2018 internships. The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) invites your students to consider a 10-week internship in our bureau in Washington DC. Students who are studying conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and related foreign policy issues could be tomorrow’s diplomats - future diplomats whom the Department wants to hire.
We accept numerous students each semester to work side by side with our staff on projects to address atrocity prevention, countering violent extremism, promoting defections from armed groups, defeating ISIS, preventing election violence, and supporting peace processes. Interning in CSO provides an opportunity for hands on government work experience, enhancing research and analytic skills, and valuable networking. Applications for the fall 2018 semesterclose on March 2, 2018.
To learn more about the State Department and to consider CSO as their first choice for their fall internship, please visit the following website: https://www.state.gov/j/cso/.
prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program is the
University of Maryland’s premiere undergraduate leadership and public
policy training program. It honors the
legacy of Howard Peters “Pete” Rawlings and the work he did as a
Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided
multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as
ethical leaders and become champions for those whose voices may
otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process.
Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in
leadership positions is central to the program.
program works with students, faculty, alumni, and local leaders to
provide undergraduates with a commitment to cultural pluralism,
advocacy, and change with the necessary skills, resources, and support
to prepare them for leadership roles during the school year and after
you have at least two semesters remaining at the university and a
commitment to public leadership, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fellows design and implement their own community action projects, take
courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet elected
officials, community advocates, and non-profit leaders.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is launching the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!
These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).
If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, we encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate ExperienceFunds.
Applications for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 experiences are due on March 28, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria here.
Information session on CIA career opportunities! The premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on political, social, economic, technological and military environment. All years, including first-years, and all majors are welcome!
Date: Wednesday, February, 21st
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (including time for Q&A and one-on-one talking with recruiters!)
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Featuring CIA Recruiters and Senior Manager, CIA Near East Mission Center
Audience: All years, freshman through seniors, of ALL majors, are welcome! If you are a freshman or sophomore, this is a great time to think about the process of applying to the CIA (and possible fellowships along the way)!
The presenters will be sharing tips about characteristics they seek, the application process, and what it is like to work for the Agency. Get an insider view! Bring HARD copies of your resume to share if you like.
The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. They preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert operations, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The agency hires individuals from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to serve in roles both in the US and overseas.
Please note that only US Citizens are eligible to pursue employment in the intelligence community.