2009 SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR OUTSTANDING EUROPEAN STUDENTS
The Summer Institutes for Outstanding European Students are two five-week programs for undergraduate students held in the United States that focus on study of the United States and promote civic engagement through academic coursework and practical activities. The 2009 Institute program will offer three students from Portugal the opportunity to learn about the United States, develop presentation skills, join in community service activities, refine English language skills, and interact with American students and fellow participants from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (...) All activities will be conducted in English.
- be able to participate in the program in its entirety;·
- have completed no more than two years of university study;·
- be between 18 and 22 years old by the beginning of July;·
- have an adequate working knowledge of English;·
- be committed to returning to their home university in the fall of 2009 or to beginning higher or further education;·
- have a high level of academic achievement, as indicated by academic grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;·
- have had little or no study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of Portugal;· be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
- and be willing and able to participate fully in the Institute academic program, including attending all sessions, completing all assignments, and contributing to classroom discussions.
All participants will be required to obtain a J-1 visa prior to traveling to the United States. The U.S. Department of State will issue the relevant paperwork, and the Fulbright Commission will arrange the visa interview.
Those selected as participants in the 2009 Summer Institutes will be provided with the following:·
- round-trip airfare from home city to the host university in the United States, including a stop in Washington, D.C., at the conclusion of the program to participate in a debriefing session;·
- visa sponsorship;·
- tuition and fees at the host university;·
- lodging and meals on the host university campus;·
- a small daily allowance for incidental expenses;·
- health and accident coverage in accord with United States Government guidelines;
- and· a book and educational materials allowance.
Obrigada Daniel Paiva!
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