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  1. Center Highlights
  2. A Warm Welcome
  3. HU Bison Abroad
  4. Bunche Center Crew: Gyselle Garcia
  5. From the Bunche Blog 
  6. Opportunities for Students 
  7. Upcoming Events
Juhanna Rogers, a doctoral candidate at the University of Indiana, gave a special lecture at the Bunche Center relating to her research agenda which includes critical race theory, Black feminist thought, and the experiences of Black students during study abroad. Ms. Rogers'  discussed her research dissertation which is a case study that explores the experience of African American students studying abroad in the Dominican Republic. 
The Bunche Center welcomed a delegation of Afro-Argentinians from the social justice organization Agrupación Xangô. The group consisted of several young Argentinians and their mentors who discussed their experience as Black  Argentinians in a country thought to not have a Black population. The discussion was almost entirely in Spanish and touched on  a variety of topics including education, culture, and civil rights in the country. 
The Bunche Center, the  Department of Political Science,  and the Truman Center for National Policy organized two forums discussing progressive approaches to current national security issues and potential career opportunities with an emphasis on increasing diversity in the national security space.
The Bunche Center in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and the School of Business had the honor of hosting "An Evening with Dilma," where we welcomed former President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, for a special presentation.  Prior to the main event President Rousseff  had the opportunity to meet with some faculty and students to learn more about Howard Uniersity and its place in US higher education.
The Bison Abroad Office in collaboration with We Go Too hosted the Spring 2017 Passport Drive sponsored by CET Academic Programs. The Diplomat in Residence at HU and Passport Agents from the Department of State were also in attendance to provide information on international careers and process applications. The Drive was attended by over 60 HU students, faculty and staff and 19 of whom were first-time passport applicants. The Bunche Center would like to thank We Go Too, CET, and everyone who participated.
The Bunche Center was pleased to participate in Accepted Students Day last month. As hundreds of future Bison entered the Blackburn Ballroom, the Bunche Center student employees and staff engaged students and parents alike to discuss international opportunities at Howard from fellowships to study abroad and networking opportunities with important dignitaries that are provided by our Center. We can't wait to meet them again this Fall!
A Warm Bunche Center Welcome
The Bunche Center is excited to welcome the Rector of the Ibero-American University of Ecuador, MGS. Diego Castro Mbwini and their Director of Research, Mr. Felix Ramero Sanchez. They will be on campus next week April 24th-28th to learn more about Howard University's research initiatives and projects. If you happen to see them around campus, please be sure to give them a warm welcome. 
The HU Bison Abroad Program is determined to send 10% or more of the undergraduate student body abroad by 2020!  

Why is this our goal, you may ask? Because it is understood that studying abroad is one of the most meaningful opportunities afforded to Howard students of all majors and impacts their personal, academic, and professional growth- forever.

To reflect these values, we have created two hashtags to proclaim that study abroad is definitely for Howard students, despite the national data that reflects African-American students' lack of participation. These hashtags are #HUbisonabroad and #studyabroadsoblack and I invite you, to be a part of this movement! -- MaRaina Montgomery, Study Abroad Manager, HU '06
Mark Your Calendar
Don't Cancel Your Class, Contact the Study Abroad Office to Subsitute for You!

Classroom informational sessions around the topic of international education are available to professors as an alternative to cancelling class. Faculty are encouraged to RSVP using the link below. Upon availability, Ms. Montgomery or another Bunche Center staff member, will arrange to engage any given class around how the course’s subject matter can be thought about from a global perspective.  To RSVP for a classroom visit please use this link bit.ly/dontcancelclass.

Interested in leading a study abroad program or need pre-departure orientation services?
Contact the Bunche Center
The Bunche Center provides information to faculty seeking guidance on leading study abroad programs. Find out how to plan a study tour for your students at Howard. 

We also provide pre-departure orientation services for faculty prior to their trip. Schedule your "Before You Go" session using the link below or contact maraina.montgomery@howard.edu. 

Schedule Your Meeting Today.
Gyselle Garcia 
Gyselle Garcia is a freshman Sociology and Spanish double major from Hyattsville, MD. She is involved in the Bunche Brigade, Changó, the Kwame Ture Society, and volunteers at the Howard Middle School(MS2). 
She loves working at the Bunche Center because of the work she gets to do and the people she has the privilege of working with.

  "Everyone is truly dedicated to what they do and it shows in the way they help our students go abroad and in the ideas they come up with. As someone who has a passion for people and culture, I am also very appreciative of the constant action that takes place and the variety of people that come to visit. There is always an opportunity to learn something and never a dull moment."
Bison Abroad in Ghana
Student Story
Kayla D. Gardner 
 Alternative Spring Break in Ghana was a life-changing experience.   This was my first visit to the African continent.  I was beyond blessed to take this Sankofa pilgrimage with my Howard family.  The trip was...
Faculty Feature
Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah
 “Akwaaba Brother!!  Akwaaba Sister”, sentiments that the ASB Howard Ghana group heard immediately exiting the plane in Accra, Ghana for the first Alternative Spring Break Howard journey in Ghana and throughout their stay...
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Fall Internships
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The Peace Corps have several internship opportunities available for Fall 2017. Check out their webpage for details on how to apply. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017. 

To find out more about Peace Corps Response, please see our page on the Peace Corps website.
Wilson Center interns have the opportunity to develop both research and professional skills, and to participate in the numerous activities and events held at the Center. Apply by June 16, 2017 for a position this Fall. 
Click on the photo above to be redirected to their webpage.
Interested in launching a career in education abroad? Did you love your own study abroad experience and want to learn about the behind-the-scenes? Consider interning for CET. Paid Internships offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer. If you’re interested, first decide which type of internship is best for you: a  Student Services & Programming internship or a  Marketing internship. Submit a résumé, formal cover letter, and list of references  via email. Be sure to include the type of internship for which you’re applying in the email subject line.  Click on the photo above to be redirected to their webpage.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators offers competitive, paid, part-time internships for undergraduate and graduate students in its Washington, D.C. office. Internships are offered during the spring, summer and fall semesters and are ideal for students who want to explore careers in international education, association management, or non-profit sector. Click on the photo above to be redirected to their webpage. 

Experience the thrill and rewards of working in a student program at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you’re a high school student looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there’s no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At the U.S. Department of State, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world.

Our two programs, (1) U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid), and (2) Pathways Program (paid), enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment. Click on the photo above to be redirected to their webpage.

Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development.

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring, and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy.

Many of our internships are unpaid; however, we do have some stipends that we award each semester based on an applicant’s demonstrated financial need. After you have been awarded an internship you must complete the financial aid questions listed on the application in order to be considered for a stipend. Click on the photo above to be redirected to their webpage.

Find a more comprehensive list of internship and fellowship opportunities  here.
Exclusive Events
Interested in applying for the Fulbright grant? Attend an info session for more information
Nominate Yourself as an HBCU All-Star!
  The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement.
Apply Here
Volunteer with the British Embassy in D.C.
British Embassy Open House Day: Saturday May 13 2017 10 am- 4 pm
On May 13, the British Embassy, for the 10th year in a row, will open our doors to the public on European Open House Day.  The embassy usually attract some 10,000 visitors to this event – making us by far the most popular embassy on the day. We want to maintain, and if possible improve on, that record this year.
Promoting a global Britain, this year, the Embassy will showcase the Residence and its Gardens; have a bazaar highlighting British heritage, business and trade; and include activities linked to British innovation, culture, sport, food and drink. For photos and information from past Embassy Open House days, visit here: http://bit.ly/1AcVw7n
With the amount of interest and activities planned, the British Embassy is seeking volunteers to assist us with the day-long event. Volunteers would help us to: staff the Residence; help line the route and answer questions; work in the bazaar; and provide crowd control and garden tours. The Open House Day provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage and work alongside British diplomats and senior embassy officials and be a part of core public diplomacy that is essential to the embassy’s work. Those who volunteer will also have the opportunity to join a group discussion with Deputy Ambassador Patrick Davies that will take place at a future date following the conference.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email the embassy’s Head of Youth Engagement, Josh Stanton at  Joshua.stanton@fco.gov.uk  with information on your shift preference and contact details so we can add you to the volunteer roster and contact you with further information

Thursday, April 25th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM - 150 Years of Howard University in the World Series: HU and Global Leadership for the 21st Century with President Frederick  (Browsing Room, Founders Library)

Friday, April 28th - HU Bison Pre-Departure Orientation

Friday, April 28th (2 days) - Global Access Pipeline Conference

Fridays 12-2pm - Study Abroad Information Table in Blackburn