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APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 17, 2020 The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House) are currently seeking three Summer Interns for short-term (not to exceed two weeks) internships during late July-August 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The interns will support the ongoing activities of the 2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program (NichiBei Creative Artists).

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Dr. Melissa Baralt and her colleagues Dr. Phillip Carter (Director of CHUE, FIU) and Dr. Andrew Lynch (University of Miami) have been awarded a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation. The title of their project is: “Use and maintenance of languages other than English among Coral Gables school children.” Drs. Baralt, Carter and Lynch will research the process of language maintenance and assimilation amongst K-12 children in Coral Gables and make policy recommendations. Congratulations!

Students of all backgrounds gathered at the Graham Center Ballrooms for the second annual Korean Culture Festival and Contest, united by their passion for the culture and history of the small but impressionable peninsula.The festival was hosted by FIU’s Korean Culture Club and the Department of Modern Languages with help from Korean professor Sungmin Cho.

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LACC 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 chance to get your Summer Study Abroad program or AY tuition paid! Deadline for BOTH cycles is January 1, 2020!

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Hundreds of Foreign Service Officers and civil servants from the State Department and other federal agencies prepared for their careers with intensive language study and research abroad funded by Boren Scholarships or Fellowships. The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad and up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-research, and internships abroad. Please see link for more information.

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This two week course immerses students in the culture and language of Korea. We will balance classroom instruction, practical application of language learning, and travel as students learn and use Korean language daily. We will apply our Korean knowledge as we shop, use public transportation, navigate the city streets and interact with local people. Please contact Prof. Sungmin Cho at sucho@fiu.edu for more information or visit https://abroad.fiu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngu

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This program provides a wonderful opportunity for immersion not only in Japanese culture but also other Asian cultures. This study aborad takes place between July 7 - July 23, 2020. To find out more information about this study abroad program, please see our flyer and reach out to Dr. Asuka Mashav at mashava@fiu.edu or 305-48-6516.

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The III International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Peru took place on November 14-15, 2019 successfully. A special thank you to those who participated and to Dr. Maida Watson, Génesis Portillo, and Marisol Echarren who organized the event.

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Please come join us for a unique lecture and jam session with the poet, traveler, and songwriter Gio Evan. Don't miss out on seeing a young, emerging artist in the contemporary Italian music scene. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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