NYU Speaking Freely

speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity – a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit – as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Languages
Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. It’s all free and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.

Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is offered in two of the languages. Level 1 is a basic introduction for those who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced, and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have basic experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly proficient, and have studied the language for a few years or more in high school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and conversation is emphasized.

Speaking Freely classes begin the week on September 18th and conclude December 4th.

Register for NYU Speaking Freely at speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The first cohort of 50 Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be welcomed in September 2018.

Deadline: September 27, 2017
Award: Each Knight-Hennessy Scholar will receive full financial support to pursue a degree in any of the ~125 graduate programs at Stanford – from PhDs in education, engineering, humanities, and sciences to professional degrees like JD, MBA, MD, or MFA

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE), offers diverse opportunities for research and cultural exchange for current U.S. students and recent graduates. Over the course of 8-12 months, Fulbright fellows are immersed in the culture and daily life of the country of their choice. Successful applicants to this program will show an interest in promoting cultural ambassadorship, and will have limited prior experience in their particular country of application (less than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad). Several opportunities exist:

For additional information, please read this summary.

Deadline: The NYU campus deadline is Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Award:
Varies by country

Are you working on a Fulbright Application?

The 2017-2018 application cycle for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is now open!  

To assist you with your Fulbright application, the Office of Global Awards will host an Evening Workshop on Tuesday, August 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  This workshop is designed to give feedback and advice to any student currently working on a Fulbright application.  RSVP Here!

Students must apply by the campus deadline of Friday, September 8th at 4:00 pm.  All application components, including references, must be entered into Embark by Friday, September 8th.

Prospective Fulbright applicants will be contacted in early September to schedule acampus committee interview. This interview will last approximately 30 minutes and will be led by an NYU faculty committee. All Fulbright Campus Committee evaluations will be scheduled during September 14-20, 2017.

Wasserman’s Summer Offerings

Join the Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development team this summer for these informative events:

Grad Level Job Search Planning – Tuesday, June 20, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

What Am I Qualified For?: Self-Assessment and Self-Marketing – Thursday, June 22, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

Grad Level Resumes, CVs, and over Letters – Thursday, July 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

Negotiations with Eric Max – Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

Grad Level Interviewing and Networking – Wednesday, August 2, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

 

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Enter the Office of Global Service’s photo conttenst #YouAreWelcomeHere by June 1st! Be sure to include your name and short blurb describing what is pictured and why this makes you feel welcomed. All submissions should be sent to ogs-communications-group@nyu.edu, and will be used to help newly arriving international students get to know NYU. This contest contributes to the nation-wide #YouAreWelcomeHere message from US higher education to international students around the world.

Submit your entry by June 1 to be entered into a drawing to receive a $20 Amazon gift card! We’ll select 2 winners at random.

Tea @ 3 – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join us for free sweets and tea/coffee at the final Tea @ 3 of the academic year. Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about upcoming programs, events, and other involvement opportunities.

Place: Pless Hall, 1st fl. Student Lounge

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.