Apply for the Spring 2018 semester exchanges at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea

The Office of International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences is inviting College undergraduate students to apply for the Spring 2018 semester exchanges at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea.

 

SKKU offers a large selection of courses taught in English and provides excellent support for visiting exchange students. Since this an IU exchange, students nominated by the College pay their regular IU tuition. In addition, nominated students may apply for funds from the College to support their travel.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible students must:

  • Be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Have completed a minimum of one year at IU prior to enrolling at the host university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Complete an essay and provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Have a passport by the time applications are due.

 

DEADLINE:

Student applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st, 2017

 

Applications will be reviewed by the College and students will be nominated to the host university after an in-person interview and selection process. Accepted students will be notified to complete an online application through their host universities.

 

PROCEDURES:

Students interested in the program should do the following:

  1. Carefully read the referenced websites/attachments before submitting an application.  Students should NOT contact the host university directly until after they are nominated by the College.
  2. Arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation from professors or others who can speak to the student’s academic qualifications, as well as any other qualities or information regarding the student’s maturity, preparedness, and interest in the exchange program. Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommender to the College Office of International Affairs, collOIA@indiana.edu by the application deadline.
  3. Complete the College’s Application for the exchange. The application form is attached, or students may obtain one by contacting our office at collOIA@indiana.edu.
  4. Write an essay that is no longer than two pages explaining why they would like to take part in the exchange. The essay should include information about academic studies thus far at IU and what they plan to study while abroad. The essay should also address why they would like to study in South Korea, such as any interest in the language, culture, or other opportunities there.  Students should be sure their names are at the top of their essays.
  5. Send the completed application and essay (in PDF or Word format) by email attachment to the College Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu by 11:59 p.m. on the due date, with the words “Secure Message” or “Confidential” in the subject line.
  6. Students will be contacted for an in-person interview. OIA will be in touch after the interview process to notify students whether they have been selected.

SKKU Exchange Application Spring 2018

If you have any questions, please contact the College’s Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu.

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Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session – Sept. 7 at 5pm

Are you interested in spending 12 days in beautiful Costa Rica for upper-level credit? Consider applying for the BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology Overseas Study program.

 

Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Jordan Hall 248

 

Biology professor Bill Ruf will hold a short information meeting for students interested in participating in this year’s intersession Costa Rica program, a two-week overseas study program in tropical biology that takes place over winter break. If you are unable to attend the information meeting, you may e‐mail Prof. Ruf directly with questions (rufwm@indiana.edu).

 

Here’s how this 3-credit course counts for you:

 

  • Standard Biology B.S. majors, Biology B.A. majors, and Animal Behavior majors earn upper‐level lab credit
  • Biology B.S. majors with an Area of Concentration earn upper-level elective credit
  • Microbiology B.A. and B.S. majors earn upper-level elective credit

 

Students rave about this program as one of their favorite experiences at IU. Apply now! The deadline for submitting your application to the IU Office of Overseas Study is Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. For application instructions, see the Overseas Study web site: https://overseas.iu.edu/programs/how-to-apply.html.

Spring 2018 semester exchange at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

REMINDER: The Office of International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences is inviting College undergraduate students to apply for the Spring 2018 semester exchange at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). Please forward this email and the attachment directly to your students, and feel free to post it on your department websites and blogs. The application deadline is September 1st.

 

We have exchange agreements with the HKUST School of Science and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, so there are many courses available that may count towards a major or other requirements in the College.

This is a program administered by the College’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), and I serve as the study abroad advisor for the exchange students (out-bound and incoming). Exchange applications are reviewed by OIA staff.

HKUST offers a large selection of courses taught in English and provides excellent support for visiting exchange students. Since these are IU exchanges, students nominated by the College pay their regular IU tuition and fees. In addition, nominated students may apply for funds from the College to support their travel.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible students must:

  • Be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Have completed a minimum of one year at IU prior to enrolling at the host university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Complete an essay and provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Have a passport by the time applications are due.

 

DEADLINE:

Student applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 1st, 2017

 

Applications will be reviewed by the College and students will be nominated to the host university after an in-person interview and selection process. Accepted students will be notified to complete an online application through their host universities.

 

PROCEDURES:

Students interested in the program should do the following:

  1. Carefully read the referenced websites/attachments before submitting an application.  Students should NOT contact the host university directly until after they are nominated by the College.
  2. Arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation from professors or others who can speak to the student’s academic qualifications, as well as any other qualities or information regarding the student’s maturity, preparedness, and interest in the exchange program. Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommender to the College Office of International Affairs, collOIA@indiana.edu by the application closing dates.
  3. Complete the College’s Applications for the exchange. The application forms are attached, or students may obtain one by contacting our office at collOIA@indiana.edu.
  4. Write an essay that is no longer than two pages explaining why they would like to take part in the exchange. The essay should include information about academic studies thus far at IU and what they plan to study while abroad. The essay should also address why they would like to study in Hong Kong, such as any interest in the language, culture, or other opportunities there.  Students should be sure their names are at the top of their essays.
  5. Send the completed application and essay (in PDF or Word format) by email attachment to the College Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 1st, 2017 with the words “Secure Message” or “Confidential” in the subject line.
  6. Students will be contacted for an in-person interview. OIA will be in touch after the interview process to notify students whether they have been selected.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the College’s Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu.

HKUST Exchange Application Spring 2018

 

Volunteer at BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

WORKING  HOURS:  Minimum  of  two  consistent  two-hour  shifts  per  week  for  a  commitment  of 4/week.  Shifts available Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m.

VACATION/SICK DAYS:  2 per semester

HOLIDAYS:  Holidays and Break Days off

BREAKS:  15-minute break for every 4 hours worked

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:

Volunteers  will  be  providing  our  members  with  a  positive  role  model  and  assisting  to  serving our  mission  “to  enable  all  young  people,  especially  those  who  need  us  most,  to  reach  their  full potential  as  productive  caring  and  responsible  citizens.”  Volunteers  will  be  mentoring  youth ages  6-12  years  old,  help  run  the  programs,  projects,  games  and  activities.  Their  focus  will  be  on providing  fun,  educational,  and  safe  environment  for  club  youth.  Volunteers  are  expected  to treat  the  position  as  they  would  a  job.

If  any  volunteer  has  experience  or  training  to  lead  special  programs,  the  Club  is  always interested  in  bringing  new  and  interesting  programming  to  our  students.  Examples  of  past volunteer-ran  programming:  Martial  Arts,  Knitting,  Juggling,  Drama  and  Jump  Rope  Club.  The sky’s the limit!

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Exhibits professionalism.
  2. Patience/understanding nature.
  3. Ability to be flexible in fast changing environment.
  4. Demonstrates strong communication skills.
  5. Must  be  able  to  demonstrate  ability  to  work  with  people  from  diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds.

Please  contact  Tabitha Cassani,  Lincoln  Street  Program  Director,  at tcassani@bgcbloomington.org  or  call (812)287-7428  for  more  information.

Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) at IUB!

We are a group of students with a mission to educate, fundraise, and volunteer with the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN). ICAN focuses not only on the service dogs in the program but on the individuals involved in this process. We’re looking for people who would be interested in joining! If you are interested, please send your name and IU email address to ICANatIU@gmail.com

  • About ICAN: ICAN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organizations founded in 2001 that utilizes multiple prisons in the state of Indiana to train service dogs. These service dogs are then carefully placed with a disabled individual, ensuring their personality types and needs match up.
  • General Member : We are looking for students or members of the Bloomington community interested in attending monthly meetings and fund-raising events. The goal of these members is to spread awareness on campus about service dogs and plan events that could help raise money for ICAN.
  • Furlough : We are looking for students or members of the Bloomington community to commit to hosting a service-dog-in-training for a three week period three times over the course of the school year. Each dog will have two human companions who will split up the responsibility according to their own schedules. Please note this is still a large time commitment, and it will be necessary for you to attend additional meetings and complete extensive training before handling these animals.
  • Executive Board: Ashton Asbury and Julie Mathias will be serving as ICAN at IU’s Presidents for the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for students to hold the role of Secretary, Treasurer, or a general executive member. If this interests you, please contact us: ICANatIU@gmail.com.
  • Questions? : Please do not hesitate to reach out to Ashton or Julie via ICAN’s email address to ask any questions you may have!

-Julie Mathias and Ashton Asbury

Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) at Indiana University Co-Presidents

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Facebook: facebook.com/ICANatIU

BeInvolved: TBA

Email: ICANatIU@gmail.com

UTA needed for BIOL-L 111

The Course: BIOL L111, Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

Description:   

This course meets MWF at 9:05-9:55 am and explores (1) the diversity of species and genomes on our planet, (2) the 4 evolutionary processes that generate this diversity and shape variation within populations; (3) the fit of organisms to their environment (i.e., adaptation); (4) the ecological interactions between species: competition, predation, symbiosis and mutualism; and (5) the ecological processes that govern the growth of populations and communities. The goal of the course is for students to learn fundamental concepts in evolution, ecology and biodiversity via examples of species adaptations and interactions. An additional goal is to develop critical thinking and analytical skills via exposure to empirical studies in the scientific literature.

UTA for L111: There are four UTAs serving this course. The requirements for the UTA position are: (1) good grade(s) in L111 or Biology courses; (2) availability to attend classes MWF mornings from 9:05-9:55am and to run two Discussion sections (with some choice of times); (3) weekly meeting of AIs, UTAs and instructor about the Discussion for the coming week; and, (4) an interest in teaching. The instructor provides all Discussion section materials, readings, questions and answer keys to the UTAs.  The Instructor discusses general teaching methods, discussion methods and gives feedback at UTAs on how their section is doing.  The compensation for the position is either in course credit or payroll.

To apply, please contact Dr. Wade at mjwade@indiana.edu