Announcements

Student Presentations in the Object Lab

Several students in Scarlett Jang’s Asian Art Survey, ARTH 103, will be giving public talks in Object Lab this month. Each student will focus on 1-3 of the works that Scarlett selected for Object Lab.

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Spanish Open House, Monday, April 17

Monday, April 17, Griffin 5, 6 PM
Come eat some pizza, meet our professors and students, and hear about our exciting new courses for 2017 -2018. All are welcome!

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Asian Studies Open House, Tuesday, April 18

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French Open House, Tuesday, April 25

Hollander 241, 6 PM Come eat some pizza, meet our professors and students, and hear about our exciting new courses for 2017 -2018. All are welcome!

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2017 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia (Deadline: March 1, 2017)

Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purposes of these grants, “Asia” refers to South, Southeast, and East Asia, defined as those parts of the continent east of the Khyber Pass and south and east of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert. The Linen Grant Selection Committee will give highest priority to funding proposals that contribute to developing a student’s scholarship in a serious and well-focused way. Proposals might include conducting research for an honor’s thesis; pursuing other kinds of independent research projects under the supervision of a member of the Asian Studies faculty; or participating in an intensive language training program (at the third-year level or higher, except in very unusual circumstances).

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2017 Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (HES) (Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018)

Through the generosity of the Taiwan Ministry of Education and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston (TECO), the Department of Asian Studies at Williams College has been awarded a scholarship for one Williams student to study Mandarin language in Taiwan during 2017-18. As explained in a letter received from TECO, “this scholarship is being awarded to your esteemed college in the hopes of fostering a strong friendship between Williams College and Taiwan and furthering our mutual academic goals of cross-cultural understanding and exchange.”

The scholarship allows Williams students to study Mandarin language in Taiwan at a university-affiliated language training center of the student’s choice for a period of three, six, nine months or one full year beginning from September 1, 2017, ending by August 31, 2018. The scholarship consists of NT 25,000 per month (approximately US $781 at the current exchange rate), out of which the student will pay tuition and living expenses. With careful budgeting, the scholarship amount should be sufficient to cover about ten hours a week of tuition as well as moderate housing and meal costs, but applicants should note that airfare and miscellaneous expenses are not included.

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Celebrating Japanese Culture at The Clark

Celebrating Japanese Culture at The Clark

The Clark will be hosting several events celebrating Japanese Culture in honor of our latest exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection that I thought your students or staff might be interested in attending some of these events.

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Teaching Assistant Program in France (Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017)

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

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Chinese Government Scholarships Announcement (deadline: Jan. 9, 2017)

The Chinese program in the Asian Studies Department is now accepting applications for the Chinese Government Scholarships. Deadline is Mon, Jan 9, 2017. Please follow link for more information and application instructions.

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Russian Information Session on Study Abroad (Nov. 17)

Russian on November 17 in Spice Root on restaurant, Spring Street, 12:30-1:45.

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