Speaking Freely

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!

Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Czech, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, 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 February 5th and conclude April 23rd.

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

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Let’s Talk International returns January 31, 2018

We hope you’ll join the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, Office of Global Services, and other undergraduate and graduate students for our first Let’s Talk meeting of the semester. Let’s Talk is a program to meet new friends, and explore different topics of international concern.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
Details: Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures. 

While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

NYU Global Leadership Summit Beyond Climate Change: Shaping the Future of Humanity

The Global Leadership Summit is an issue-driven leadership development program for sophomores and juniors across NYU’s degree-granting campuses. The program invites students to think critically about a complex real-world issue facing their global community and develop the leadership skills needed to take action.

The 2018 Summit, Beyond Climate Change: Shaping the Future of Humanity, will bring together 30 students for a weekend at NYU Shanghai to rethink the role they can play in exploring solutions to global challenges affecting the environment. This idea came to us from Michelle Huang, a student at NYU Shanghai and former Leadership Initiative Summit participant. The Summit is hosted by the NYU Leadership Initiative, NYU Shanghai, eARThumanities at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Office of Sustainability, NYU Office of Global Programs, and the NYU Environmental Humanities Event Series

**May 18-20, 2018, NYU Shanghai

Deadline: The application deadline is 11:59PM EST on Sunday February 4th, 2018.

ETS Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Interns in this eight-week program (June 4, 2018–July 27, 2018) participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about the project at the conclusion of the internship. Learn more here.

The internship is carried out in the ETS offices in Princeton, N.J., in one of the following research areas:

Research Area 1: Increase the Diversity and Quality of Admissions to Higher Education
Research Area 2: Increase Sustainable Access to a Diverse and High Quality Teaching Pool
Research Area 3: Modeling and Analyzing Examinee Response Processes
Research Area 4: Statistical and Psychometric Foundations
Research Area 5: Group-Score Assessment
Research Area 6: Applied Psychometrics

Deadline: February 1, 2018
Award: $6,000 salary; Transportation allowance for relocating to and from the Princeton area; Housing will be provided for interns commuting more than 50 miles

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students from all fields to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany (duration: 4-10 months). The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Knowledge of German is not a requirement for this program. For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: www.daad.org/undergrad

Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award: The scholarship payment depends on the applicant’s academic qualifications.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – Japan Study Abroad Program

In partnership with the government of Japan, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will select 18 participants for the 2018 Kakehashi Project, a study abroad program in Japan for emerging leaders.The project will take place in and around Tokyo, Japan from March 22 – 29, 2018. It will include tours of cultural and historical landmarks, lectures on U.S.-Japan relations, and visits to leading technology companies. For additional information, please go online. Apply here.

Deadline: January 28, 2018
Award: Students are only responsible for round trip transportation from their home to Washington, DC and any personal expenses they incur.

Undergraduate Summer Research Program – Call for Applications deadline February 12, 2018

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative & Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Students, Staff, and Faculty Mentors (2017)
The NYU Center for the Humanities announces the call for applicants for the 2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program for NYU students.
During this summer program, students conduct original research within the humanities under the supervision of NYU faculty mentors in their fields of study. The program prepares students to pursue PhDs in the humanities and is primarily focused on developing research experience for those from historically underrepresented groups.
Application Deadline
February 12, 2018

Program Duration
June 3 – August 4, 2018

Learn More
Program Components

Faculty Mentorship. Students are paired with a faculty mentor, with whom they are expected to meet regularly to complete a scholarly research project. Students will work with their faculty mentors to decide on an appropriate project topic and format.

Research Experience. Each student will complete a research paper of approximately 15 pages, not including bibliographic references, and the opportunity to present their work at an academic symposium.

Professional Development. Students attend weekly meetings during which they present their research, exchange ideas, and discuss their topics. There are weekly workshops to improve the presentation, research, and writing skills and to familiarize students with the graduate school application process.

Financial Support. Students receive a summer stipend to support their research, in addition to on-campus housing for the duration of the program. 

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JUST POETRY: Open Mic – January 31st

The JUST POETRY: Let It Flow Open Mic is a mid-year showcase highlighting social justice through art, as a special celebration of the monthly JUST POETRY: Let It Flow Workshop Series. All students, poets, writers, and workshop participants are welcome to attend and witness the words flow! Special guests poets will be in attendance. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. To perform, sign up here by Thursday, January 25th at 11:59 pmSign-ups will also be taken at the event.  Email Imani Wallace (ijw228@nyu.edu) and Amani Walker (asw417@nyu.edu) for questions!