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August 30, 2010

Opportunities provided by Volunteers in Asia

VIA is a US-based nonprofit organization offering practical, on-the-ground experience in Asia for Americans. For college graduates and others who seek practical work experience in Asia, VIA places volunteers with partner NGOs, schools and universities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam.

VIA places volunteers in often-neglected locations where few Americans go.

VIA partners work in education, women’s rights and anti-trafficking, the environment, community development, and other areas meeting local needs. There, VIA volunteers help build local capacity in English or offer resource training to local NGO organizations, while learning about local culture, building new friendships, gaining field-based experience in areas of interest.
Since 1963, VIA has provided innovative experiential-learning programs in Asia that promote cross-cultural understanding, build partnerships, and offer transformative experiences for participants and the communities they serve.

VIA seeks recent college graduates and adults of all ages living in the United States, who are interested in exploring new opportunities in Asia. Fluency in English is a prerequisite for program participation, and a college degree is required for one- and two-year positions.

If you are interested in working with Asian partners, experiencing cross-cultural exchange, and furthering communication and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Asia, chances are high there is a VIA program for you. Check out the VIA website at www.viaprograms.org or for further questions, contact David Manning at david (at) viaprograms.org

Posted by zzhu at 04:41 PM

August 20, 2010

Chinese print media coverage of official U-M visit to China in summer 2010 - SELECT ARTICLES

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Southern People Weekly 南方人物周刊

China Education News 中国教育报

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CBN Weekly 第一财经周刊

International Finance News 国际金融报

Jiefang Daily 解放日报

Shanghai Evening Post 新闻晚报

Beijing Youth Daily 北京青年报

Shanghai Times 申江服务导报

Shanghai Securities News 上海证券报

Posted by zzhu at 07:46 PM

August 18, 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research - Accepting Applications for 2011-12 Fellowships

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce the Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship for 2011-12. This year-long program, based in Seattle, focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. Fellows support NBR research projects and collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and share research findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Individuals who have received their master's degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program. Applicants must have completed a master's or equivalent professional degree (MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) by the time the fellowship begins. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.

The Next Generation Leadership program, now entering its fifth year, is training young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the needs of U.S. policy toward a rapidly changing Asia.

The application deadline is January 15, 2011. Fellowships begin June 1, 2011, and conclude May 31, 2012. For further information and application materials please visit Next Generation Fellowship: http://nbr.org/about/nextgenfellowship.aspx.

Posted by zzhu at 06:46 PM