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Join one of the ISSS Cross Cultural Discussion Groups!

The International Student and Scholars Service is looking for cross cultural discussion group participants!
INTERNATIONAL and U.S. STUDENTS are invited to join our new cross-cultural
discussion groups. Group members will meet two hours per week to share
cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts on various topics in a relaxed
small group atmosphere. Groups will meet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
afternoons beginning mid-October through early December
. Groups will have
a consistent meeting time and will be led by two leaders with group facilitation experience.
For more information or if you would like to apply, please visit our website.

Learning Abroad Center Resource Center and Advising Hours

There are various places on our website you can check for current Resource Center and advising hours. Any holiday or office closures will be updated in these locations, as well!
For Advising Hours and First Step Meetings as well as Hours and Locations, please visit our website.
Be sure to also check out the Learning Abroad Fair!
The Learning Abroad Center is pleased to announce the details for the 2013 Learning Abroad Fair. It will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the West Bank Plaza.
Learning Abroad Center Winter Break or Spring Break Volunteer Programs: Info Sessions
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting an information session on Thursday, September 19 from 3:00-4:30pm in 214 Heller Hall. Students can learn about volunteer opportunities in Senegal, Ecuador, and Guatemala. LAC staff and partner organizations will share information about programs during winter break in Senegal and spring break in Ecuador or Guatemala. Pizza and refreshments provided!

Senegal

Spend part of your winter break in sunny, culturally rich Senegal. Explore the capital of Dakar and immerse yourself in the rural culture of Western Africa. Stay in a village while working on volunteer projects that will help to sustain those communities and learning.
Ecuador
Spend spring break 2014 in Ecuador volunteering and engaging with the local community. Explore the colonial capital of Quito, a cloud forest reserve, and the beautiful Andes mountains. Volunteer at a childcare center in a rural area where you will stay with a host family.
Guatemala
Explore the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala during spring break 2014. This historic city will be the backdrop to your experience as you engage with local community members through volunteer activities, homestays, and Spanish tutoring. Volunteer projects include education, social work, and construction.

Learning Abroad Center Freshman Seminars

Are you a Freshman who is interested in opportunities to study abroad?
The Learning Abroad Center is happy to announce that we are holding two upcoming information sessions for the Spring Freshman Seminars Abroad:
Thursday, September 19 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm in 214 Heller Hall
Friday, September 20 from 3pm – 4pm in 214 Heller Hall

Freshman Seminars Abroad are a great opportunity for students to gain an international experience abroad their first year, develop a cohort of peers, get to know a faculty member, and start forming their academic and professional careers with an international lens early on. Students take a Freshman Seminar on-campus and go abroad over winter break (fall seminar) or spring break (spring seminars) with their professor and classmates!
For more information, visit the website or contact Lindsey Lahr at lahr0039@umn.edu or Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu.
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Idealist Grad Fair

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This fall, Idealist.org is bringing hundreds of grad schools to cities across the country. This Grad Fair will take place on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This event is FREE to attend and is for anyone thinking about grad school. Attendees will have a chance to meet in person with admissions staff from programs in public policy, nonprofit management, education, international affairs, social work, and more!
Visit our website to find out more about participating schools and to RSVP for this event.
Also, to get a feel for what to expect, you can check out this short video from an Idealist Fair in 2012!

You CAN afford to Study Abroad!

Do you want to study abroad, but aren’t sure how to afford it? Come learn how!
You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
Information Sessions:
Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
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Friday, Sept 20 Thursday, Sept 26
Part 1: 1-2 pm Part 1: 3-4 pm
Part 2: 2-3 pm* Part 2: 4-5 pm*
214 Heller Hall 214 Heller Hall
Part 1: You CAN Afford to Study Abroad- Here’s How (1st hour)
Get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid- all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality.
Part 2: Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Info Session
Do you currently receive a Pell Grant? Attend to learn about this study abroad scholarship (up to $8000!) open to Pell Grant recipients. The session will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips.
*Gilman scholarship only open to Pell Grant recipients.
If you have any questions, contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.

Disability Services Workforce Recruitment Program

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Disability Services is excited to announce our partnership with the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) this fall semester! The WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government.
Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to: Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies, explore careers in the federal service and gain interviewing experience.
To find out about eligibility or for more information, visit our website or the Department of Labor for more information.
Registration begins August 19, 2013 and ends October 16, 2013. Phone interviews take place between October 22, 2013 and November 8, 2013.

After-School Fun with 6-8th Graders in Minneapolis!

Make a Big Impact with as little as 15 hours of your time!
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Volunteers co-lead fun and engaging activities that help students build positive social and emotional skills, support school success, and develop skills for community involvement. Past topics have included cooking, blogging, pottery, scrap-booking, film making, and girls’ empowerment. Classes run Monday through Thursday (one day per week commitment) for 1.5 hours in the morning or afternoon.
Qualifications: NO teaching skills needed! We want enthusiastic and patient volunteers with a strong desire to help all youth connect with their passion and achieve their potential. Special skills or experience with the class topic is helpful but not required. If you want to plan some projects or activities, you can have the opportunity to do so.
Benefits: This volunteer opportunity offers a short-term commitment, free parking, the chance to spend time with youth, and share your skills and knowledge. You may be able to practice your Spanish language skills! You will work with seasoned, professional staff and receive training on working with youth. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with youth and to utilize your skills.
Contact Jed Lundeen, Youth Development Supervisor, for more information. jlundeen@thefamilypartnership.org or 612-728-2045
The Family Partnership is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, volunteer opportunities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

School Care Position in Golden Valley

Looking for between 5-10 individuals that are excited to work with young people in a school setting. This would be a great way to get required experience hours for students looking to enter into the elementary education program at the U of M or those already in the program looking to build their resume while gaining great experiences.
School Care Position in Golden Valley
Hours: M-F 2:00 – 6:00 but we are very flexible with the number of days and number of hours. You must be able to work at least 2 days per week minimum. There is also the opportunity for full time work during holiday breaks and during the summer if interested!
Age of children: K – 6th grade
Requirements: You need to enjoy working with children in creative ways. You will be supervising up to 25 students in different areas like; computer room, outside time, games, crafts, and movies. You will also be chaperoning field trips periodically. We work with a small team and it is a wonderful way to build references in a school setting.
Pay: starting at $8.00 per hour
Contact: Kim Whitehouse at 763-545-4285 ext 815 or Kimwhitehouse@gsgvschool.org

Health Careers Week 2013

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Health Careers Week 2013!
Monday, September 30 through Saturday, October 5
Special health career exploration events every day of the week! Health Careers Week will start out with a Kickoff Party on Monday, September 30th in the Health Careers Center, 2-565 Moos Tower. Join us for games, prizes, treats, giveaways, and more! Students can learn more about all the events going on throughout the week, while challenging HCC staff to a game of Gopheropoly. Full details listed on HCC website.
Many of the Academic Health Center health degree options will also be hosting special information sessions throughout the week. Some sessions may include a panel of current students, alumni, or faculty. These sessions can be found on the Health Careers Center info sessions and events pageor on the Google calendar link.
More events to come! A Google calendar of all the Health Careers Week events can be found here! You will need to go to the week that begins in Sept 30 to see the events.