January 24, 2014 —
Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
The Rangel Program covers the cost of tuition, room, board, and air or train travel from home/school. It also provides a stipend of $3,200 (budget permitting). Participants should expect to pay for books, ground transportation from the airport or train station to Howard University, public transportation to get around Washington during their time in Washington, dinners or meals outside of Howard University if desired, and entertainment not related to the program.
The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides three courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school and professional options in international affairs.
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