News and Events: Spring 2014

Webinar - How to get a job in China?

On May 13th, 8.00pm CEST, Hutong School will organize an online seminar on "How to get a job in China?".

"China is on its way to becoming the world's biggest economy by 2020. This growing economic clout also attracts many young people from all over the world who wish to gain valuable professional experience in China and prepare themselves for the Chinese century. Yet, getting a job in China is no easy feat and requires adequate preparation and a good understanding of the right channels to use. During this Webinar, Laura Corazzi, International Relations Manager of Hutong School, will provide more insight and share tips for finding that valuable first job in China". 

Content:

  • Tools and Channels to search for a job in China
  • Salary Expectations
  • Legal & Tax Implications
  • China's Job Market for Foreigners
  • Accommodation

Time: Tuesday May 13th, 8.00pm CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Duration:1 hour: online presentation + Q&A

Software: There is no special software required for the webinar, only a web browser and headset.

Registration: Please register before May 11th to reserve your spot. Limit of 100 participants.

Participation in this webinar is free.



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Need a grant? Check out these great opportunities!

Program: JUSFC Grant Programs

Agency: Japan-United States Friendship Commission

Next Deadline: July 01, 2014
Supports reciprocal research programs between the U.S. and Japan in support of the continuation of close friendship and cooperation. Awards will be made on the basis of academic or professional excellence evaluated in relation to national and cultural needs for certain professional fields; existing gaps in understanding; and availability or lack of other sources of support. Annual deadline: 7/1. See http://www.jusfc.gov/grant_program/how-to-apply-for-a-grant/ for details. Email: jusfc@jusfc.gov
CFDA Number:

Contact: Margaret Mihori
1201 15th Street, NW
Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005
202/653-9800

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Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Agency: National Science Foundation

Next Deadline: June 17, 2014
Supports research projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts. Topics of interest include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations that stress social responsibility, institutions that serve under-represented groups. Limited Submission: one proposal per institution. Email: llayne@nsf.gov See https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505027 for details.
CFDA Number:

Contact: Linda  Layne
Social and Economic Sciences Division
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
703/292-5026

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Program: Fulbright-Hays: Group Projects Abroad

Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Next Deadline: May 23, 2014 (Tentative)
Supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include annual competition of short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or every four years competition of advanced intensive language projects. FY 14 competition expected to open in April. See http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html for updates. Email: tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov
CFDA Number: 84.021

Contact: Tanyelle Richardson
1990 K Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8544
202/502-7626

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Program: Grant Programs

Agency: United States-Japan Foundation

Next Deadline: July 15, 2014
Supports cooperation between the U.S. and Japan through three programs: Communication/Public Opinion funds projects that raise awareness and address issues that affect bilateral relations and stimulate quality media coverage; Pre-college Education supports improved instruction about Japan in U.S. schools and the U.S. in Japanese schools through creative curriculum development and teacher training; and U.S. Japan Policy funds projects in security, trade relations, environmental protection, energy, science and technology. Annual deadlines: 7/15, 12/15 for required LOIs. See http://www.us-jf.org for updates. Email:djanes@us-jf.org
CFDA Number: N/A

Contact: David Janes
145 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
212/481-8757

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Are you intersted in an internship in the Spring?

Intern Position
Timing: January/February to April/May 2014
Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Monday to Friday with flexible hours for the right applicant
Location: British Consulate-General, World Trade Centre Building, Corner of Court and 16th Street Mall in Denver
Security: Must be a US or UK citizen with no criminal convictions and no history of arrests
Job:
1. Analyse and report on media and policy stories of interest to the Consulate and stakeholders. 
2. Research, plan and organise official programmes to New Mexico and to Colorado for senior visitors from the British             Embassy in Washington.
3. Undertake analysis of the advanced engineering and bioscience sectors across Colorado to determine the opportunities for British business as well as the potential for investment. 
4. Other duties will be determined based upon the interests of the applicant and their available hours.

Qualifications and Experience:
· A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
· Proficiency in using internet applications and Microsoft Office;
· Good communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to communicate at all levels;
· A motivated self-starter who requires little supervision and seeks out challenging work;
· Good problem solving skills and sound judgement;
· Strong team player who works well with others;

To Apply:
Send a resume/CV, any references, and a cover letter with reasons why you would be suitable for the internship to Beverley.Simpson@fco.gov.uk by 5 January 2013. If further information is required before applying please send questions to the same email address by 6 December.

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Are you ready for the winter weather?

  A message from: Tim Stoecklein:
  Are you prepared for a significant Colorado snow storm?  What items do you keep
  in your vehicle in case interstate is shut down during a storm, and you are forced
  to remain there for several hours until it reopens? Do you know the difference
  between a Winter Storm Warning and an Advisory? It is Winter Weather
  Preparedness Week in Colorado, a time to highlight information, suggestions, and
  tips for preparing ourselves for the potentially life-threatening impacts we may
  face during our winter season.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  http://www.cotrip.org , or http://m.cotrip.org on your mobile device, will help keep you informed on current road conditions across the state.  You can also utilize their traffic camera network to SEE real-time conditions to help you decide if it's safe to travel.  There is also an app for that! Search for "CDOT Mobile" in your app store.  Don't have internet access or a smart phone?  No worries, they have you covered as well. Call 1.877.315.7623 from any phone, or dial 511 on your mobile phone for the latest conditions.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER, NOT YOUR DESTINATION! Whether it is a quick trip to the store or office, or extended travel, keep winter clothing in your vehicle in case you have car troubles or are stranded along the way.  Have an old pair of gloves you don't wear, or a pair of winter boots that only get used for those weekend hikes or trips to the mountains? Perfect! Leave them in your vehicle just in case.

PREPAREDNESS AT HOME Prepare a kit to include such things as: Extra food, water, flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-powered radio, a first aid kit, and any prescription medications.

All in all, be prepared to shelter in place for at least three days in case services and utilities are interrupted.

 STAY WARM!

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Tailgate

Join us for the First Annual OIA Tailgate Party!

(12 September 2013This Friday (13 September) please join us from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for the UCCS Office of International Affairs' first annual tailgate party.  The event will be held at the 4 Diamonds Parking Lot.  That evening, the UCCS men’s soccer team will square off against Eastern New Mexico at Mountain Lion Stadium at Four Diamonds. Join us before the game for a tailgate party with food, games, and prizes, and then cheer on our team together during the game! If you can attend, please send a message to Mary Hanson at mhanson3@uccs.edu.

      

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UCCS Education Abroad Fair

Brazil OIA(10 September 2013)  Interested in studying abroad? Come to the Education Abroad Fair and learn about study abroad opportunities for UCCS students! The fair puts education abroad program providers, faculty, advisors, and other campus resources together to answer your questions and help you explore a world of options. Are you looking to study abroad in 2014? 2015? Whether you're ready to apply or just exploring, it's never too early to start planning. The Education Abroad Fair is the perfect place to start!

When?   Wednesday, 11 September, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Where?   Berger Hall

Can't make it? Please visit the UCCS Education Abroad website for more information and news on upcoming events!

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UCCS iBuddy program helps students weave new friendships

(9 September 2013)  The iBuddy program, a new initiative of the UCCS Office of International Affairs, is off to a roaring start. The program is designed to help foster friendships between international and domestic students, all of whom have much to learn from one another!  To learn more, please check out this article in The Scribe, or contact the OIA (ext. 3618, or international@uccs.edu).  Have a great semester, everyone!

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship Application

(27 August 2013)  The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship program has an open call for applications this fall for European and North American participants. To learn more and apply, visit www.unaoc.org/fellowship/apply. This competitive Fellowship program is designed to foster mutual understanding, trust, cooperation and dialogue between emerging leaders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Europe, Canada and the United States. The program is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany in partnership with the League of Arab States, Guerrand-Hermes, ISESCO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, the Qatar foundation, OIC and the Institute of International Education. Candidates should be between the ages of 28-38, from the United States, Canada and Europe, and work in politics or government, media, grassroots NGOs, religious or community groups, the private sector or a related field. All should demonstrate leadership and a commitment to fostering dialogue, peace and understanding. MENA Fellows travel to three countries in Europe and three States in the United States. European, Canadian and American Fellows travel to three countries in the MENA region. Fellows meet with host country officials, government leaders, representatives of the media, NGOs, academics and religious groups to gain a multidimensional perspective of the political, economic and social background of each country. This year the Fellowship program will be in November 2013 (dates TBC). Fellows will travel to three countries (TBD) in the MENA region. Airfare and transportation, lodging and food expenses are covered by the program. For full details, visit www.unaoc.org/actions/trainings-and-exchanges/fellowship/.

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Seminar on inclusion and equality in Ecuador

Ecuador seminar(27 August 2013)  Ecuador is experiencing a social change process under a new constitution that is built on inclusion.  Jody Alyn Consulting is inviting participants to a one-of-a-kind seminar in the Andes near Otavalo to learn how the change process came about and about some of the history that shaped has been shaping it.  Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss what is happening in the U.S. regarding diversity and inclusion, and to discover ideas from the Ecuador experience that might apply to their own organization or community.  The seminar will include a combination of lecture, discussion, activities and first-hand experience in the region, plus meetings with Ecuadorian officials/local leaders and informal time to contemplate and integrate new information. WHEN:  11-18 October 2013. WHERE:  Casa Mojanda, a mountainside inn and organic farm near Otavalo, Ecuador.  WHO SHOULD COME:  Executives and decision-makers who seek new thinking about inclusive policy and practice; educators interested in customized learning experiences; professionals who want to expand their understanding of culture, inclusion and equity.  For more information, please click on the image at left to view the flyer or visit the webpage.

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Teaching opportunity in Daegu, South Korea

DGEV David(26 August 2013)  Interested in spending a year teaching English at a state-of-the-art facility outside of Daegu, South Korea?  UCCS-OIA is looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, which our office helps to manage with its Korean partner, Yeungjin College (the legal employer of all teachers).   This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to have an experience working with students of different ages and abilities in a creative, dynamic environment.  Our diverse faculty of 45-50 teachers provides a supportive community in which to work and live, with more support coming from an on-site management team and UCCS-OIA. 

Please see our website for more information, or contact Ms. Sarah Vinz (svinz@uccs.edu, tel. 1-719/255-4218).  We are now looking for candidates to begin contracts in October and November 2013 (with arrival in Korea a week earlier), but start dates in 2014 will also be available.  Please note that the Korean government requires all incoming teachers to submit a federal-level FBI check, which can take up to three months to obtain.  Please also note that teachers must have at least an undergraduate diploma in hand prior to departure (although it is not required for the application process).  A generous remuneration package including housing, meals, airtickets, and the possibility for bonuses is on offer.  Candidates are now being reviewed -- so please contact us soon!  As with the opportunity below, this not limited only to the UCCS community.  We would love to hear from any interested candidates!