In conjunction with its successful Global Symposia series, Barnard offers students the opportunity to become Global Symposium Fellows. Fellows commit to working with Barnard's administrative and faculty team on the upcoming Symposium, held in March. For more information about the 2013 Symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, please read the FAQ below. You can also watch the videos below to hear from the 2011 and 2012 Fellows about their experience in Johannesburg with Women Changing Africa and in Mumbai with Women Changing India.
Who can apply?
Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors may apply. Fellows must be on campus for the the full 2012-2013 academic year.
What are you looking for in an applicant?
The committee will look for experience in public speaking, event planning, and leadership positions, as well as demonstrated interest in the region, leadership development, women’s issues, or other relevant areas. Students should be in good academic standing with strong time management skills.
What is the time commitment?
Fellows are expected to commit an average of 5-10 hours/week to work related to the Symposium, from November 2012 to April 2013, and will spend the majority of their spring break in Sao Paulo.
What responsibilities do Fellows have before and after the Symposium?
What responsibilities do Fellows have in Sao Paulo?
What does the fellowship include in terms of compensation and/or experiential rewards?
Fellows will receive round-trip airfare NYC-Sao Paulo and four nights in a double room with another Barnard student at a hotel in Sao Paulo, as well as most meals and assistance toward other on-the-ground transportation costs. Personally and professionally, students will develop skills in collaboration, presentation, event-planning, cross-cultural communication, and much more. Students will not recieve any credit or comepnsation for their work.
How do I apply?
Submit the following by October 15 to the Office of International Programs (either by dropping off/mailing to 10 Milbank or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do I have to have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member? My TA/supervisor/Dean knows me so much better!
Yes, you must have a faculty recommendation, but you may request one additional recommendation letter if you wish. However, this letter may NOT come from a class dean. Again, enter all recommender information in the application form so that we may send them an email requesting them to submit an online recommendation.
How will I know that you’ve received my complete application?
You will receive an email when all of your application materials have been received.
When will I find out if I’ve been selected?
Applicants may be selected for interviews. All students will be notified of final decisions by November 7.
I have more questions; what should I do?
Attend an information session:
You can also email email@example.com with specific questions.