Bon Voyage to the 2013 Fellows!
Enjoy your amazing educational opportunities in China, Indonesia, and Botswana.
We can’t wait to hear all about it in the Fall.
Congratulations to the 2013 Fellows!
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2013 Fellowships Announced:
Read the here to read the 2013 Fellowship Announcement. Click each trip name for more trip specific information.
You can view the presentations about their educational experiences from the 2012 Fellows here.
Key Dates to Remember:
2013-2014 Dates TBA
In 2010, Dr. Carole Ames, Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University proposed to expand international study abroad experiences for the college’s doctoral students. Building on the successful international scholar exchange and study program established in 2008 with Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing, China, Dean Ames invited College of Education faculty to propose potential international study abroad experiences and appointed Dr. Reitumetse Mabokela to serve as the program’s coordinator. Established as the Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding Program, these opportunities were and are designed to help future researchers develop a global perspective on educational policies and practices. The program is also designed to provide graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the College of Education an opportunity to learn about the educational systems and cultures of other countries. In 2011 MSU formally expanded the Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding Program to include faculty-led Fellowships to China, Botswana, and Vietnam.
Three different Fellowships will be available for Summer 2013. The Fellowships will be: Botswana, China, and Indonesia. Please see each Fellowship’s details for more information about dates, itinerary, focus and topics, travel, and accommodations.
Participants are required to attend pre-trip monthly orientation sessions organized by the College of Education and do a modest amount of reading in preparation for these sessions. Each fellow is also responsible for securing his/her passport, visa, and immunizations. The College will provide letters of support as necessary.
Doctoral students in good academic standing in EAD, TE, CEPSE, or KIN in the College of Education, who are in the first three years of their program and can demonstrate satisfactory progress toward their degree, are eligible to apply. Additionally, doctoral students in the College-wide Educational Policy Studies and the jointly- administered Mathematics Education programs are eligible. Please note that you can only be awarded a Fellowship once during your studies at MSU. Additionally, students CAN receive summer research funding and a Fellowship in the same year.
The College will offer a fellowship of $3400 to cover travel expenses, housing, and some cultural experiences. All travel arrangements will be made by the college as group discounts will make the costs more affordable. All participants will be required to stay as a group for the duration of the trip. This is a sponsored study trip and thus, no spouses or other friends or family members may accompany participants even if the cost is covered by the participant or other individual. Please note that not all costs can be anticipated, and we offer the best estimate based on current costs. If, at the conclusion of this trip, you wish to stay longer or travel elsewhere, any additional costs must be absorbed by you and will not be part of the overall College allocation. MSU will not be responsible for these post-study tour arrangements.