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The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is sending out the call for our FLAS Fellowships for Summer 2020 and AY 2020-2021. The FLAS fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua. The Summer Fellowship also includes the study of Quichua. Don't miss your Summer Study Abroad program or AY tuition paid. The deadline for both cycles is January 1, 2020. Please see flyer for more information.

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The Haitian Student Organization is hosting a Toy Drive for needy children in Haiti. If you would like to donate a toy, please drop your donation at DM 488C.Donations will be accepted until the end of November.

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While Dorian spared South Florida, its impact is being felt by many in our own community, including some of our students. We have received requests for help from a number of our Bahamian students, as well as a few members of the faculty and staff. The immediate requests for assistance amount is approximately $120,000 with additional requests expected for the spring semester. If you wish to make a donation, please reach out to the FIU Strong fund, Next Horizon campaign, or FIU food pantries.

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We are happy to announce the fourth annual AFTJ Bento Contest. The traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese (what we call Washoku in Japanese) was inscribed in 2013 on the UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The purpose of this bento contest is to celebrate Japan’s cool food culture. The deadline for submission is 5pm (EST) on Monday, Nov. 11th. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Le Cercle Français, Pi Delta Phi, and the Department of Modern Languages are hosting a Pet Supplies Drive for Miami Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center. Please drop off all donations at DM 495D from October 1 - 5, 2019. Donations will be accepted in the form of blankets, towels, plastic pet carriers, flea medication for dogs and cats, toys suitable for sanitizing, unopened cat and dog food, and much more.

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Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas, who serves as a Spanish-language federal interpreter, was recently asked to speak about his experience in revealing a immigration workplace raid that took place at a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. For this, Dr. Camayd-Freixas interviewed and translated for 400 undocumented workers who were seized by federal agents. See the interview here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX2ZLbw_Z24. Thank you so much Dr. Camayd for all that you do to promote justice!

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BATE-PAPO, Portuguese conversation hour, will take place every Monday at 11am in the back corner of DM 480. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The application for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 by 8PM EST

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The JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at FIU. Registration for the test begins on Monday, August 26, 2019. Please see the JLPT website for more information.

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, several paid internships and fellowships specially designed for undergraduates in the humanities. Applications for these positions will be open through August 5 and successful applicants will begin working at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. Please see the link for more details.

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