Category Archives: International Affairs

Research Internships in Germany

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.

DAAD’s RISE programs place undergraduate and graduate students in sciences and engineering in research and work internships with companies, universities and research institutes. For More Info:

International Arts Exchange Program

I am happy to announce that Cultural Vistas is now accepting applications for our Celebrate the Connections international arts exchange program:<>.

Funded by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Celebrate the Connections is a creative arts exchange that will send six U.S. artists to India in January 2016 (Jan 23 – Feb 9) for a teaching, learning, and performance tour across four cities. The program aims to foster cross-cultural dialogue and inspire creative collaboration between artist communities using the growing global influence of the urban arts.

I ask that you please forward this announcement to any students, colleagues, and friends who may be interested in applying. We encourage candidates apply by Monday, November 9, 2015.

Please send any questions to Helen Bryant (<>) or myself.

Thanks so much,


Katja Kurz, Ph.D.
University Relations Officer, Program Development

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Cultural Vistas 440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor • New York, NY 10016

The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program Fellowship

About the Fellowship

For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2016 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our four participating universities:

Carnegie Mellon University

University of California, Berkeley

Princeton University

University of Michigan

The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2015.

CURRENT APPLICANTS: If you have already submitted your initial application form you may return here to view the status of your application.

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