This year, the Global Symposium will be held in New York, on Barnard’s campus, on Friday, March 13, 2015 (right before spring break). To allow Global Symposium Faculty Fellows and Student Fellows the opportunity to build on their experience of the Global Symposium with their own experience of global engagement, the College will sponsor over spring break three separate and concurrent trips to three major cities around the world: one group will travel to Mumbai, one group will travel to Paris, and one group will travel to Rio. Each group will be comprised of 2 faculty members, 4 students, and 1 staff member.
In the videos below, past Student Fellows share their experiences of the Global Symposium trips in Johannesburg, Mumbai and São Paolo:
Current Barnard sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Fellows must be on campus for the full 2014-2015 academic year.
The committee will look for demonstrated interest in the region, leadership development, women’s issues, or other relevant areas. It may also be helpful to have experience in public speaking, event planning, or leadership positions. Students must be in good academic standing, and should have strong time management skills.
Fellows are expected to meet weekly during the spring semester, to commit an average of 5-10 hours per week to work related to the Symposium, and to spend the majority of their spring break in one of the selected cities (Mumbai, Paris, Rio).
Student Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with women leaders from around the world at the Global Symposium; will develop skills in collaboration, presentation, event-planning, and cross-cultural communication; and will have a profound learning experience abroad with Barnard faculty and staff. Student Fellows will be awarded the cost of the faculty-student trip during spring break, including round-trip airfare to the selected city, four nights in a double hotel room with another Student Fellow, and related meals, ground transportation and planned activities. Any visa or vaccination costs will also be covered. Please note that students will not receive any academic credit or monetary compensation for their work.
Submit the following by Tuesday, November 18 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and by hard copy to 110 Milbank.
Yes, you must have a faculty recommendation, but you may request one additional recommendation letter if you wish. Please note that recommendations may NOT come from a class dean.
All student applications will be considered by a selection committee, and a smaller number of students will be invited for interviews during the week of December 1. Selected Student Fellows will be notified of the decision by the end of the fall semester, no later than December 18. Application deadline: Tuesday, November 18.
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