Study Abroad - College of Arts & Humanities

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ARHU:

LIFE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Life outside the classroom…

Study Abroad:

ARHU supports and encourages students in all majors to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. You can go in the fall, spring, winter, summer, or academic year.

Studying abroad can often count as part of your Global

Engagement Requirement!

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available, so don’t let worries about the cost deter you. Sometimes a semester abroad is even cheaper than a semester in College Park!

Options include: MD-in programs, USAC residency programs,

Flagship programs in Arabic and Persian, exchange programs

(which can be tuition-free), and outside programs

There is a HUGE Study Abroad Fair every fall! Check it out!

So, just go away…and study abroad!

Life outside the classroom…

Internships:

ARHU supports its majors in getting internships as soon as your second semester of college!

You can earn up to 12 internship credits toward your graduation requirements.

Credit is offered through your departmental major course, and ARHU

286/386/486.

In Spring, 2011, 25% of graduating seniors were offered full time jobs with their spring internship site (this does not include students with other job offers).

Places ARHU students have interned over the past year:

-Discovery Network

-Senate Banking Committee

-Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase

-Practical Horseman Magazine

-Sports Junkies radio show

-Sirius XM Radio

-Smithsonian Folk Life Festival

-Senator John Kerry’s Office

-National Geographic

-Travel Channel

-NBC, FOX, and BET television stations

-American History Museum

Life outside the classroom…

Scholarships/Honor Societies:

ARHU provides a number of scholarships to our students based on both merit (classroom performance) and financial need; They are awarded every spring for the following academic year.

UMD has a National Scholarship Office that provides a number of national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

These are only a few valuable academic Honor Societies to start thinking about* -PLAN AHEAD!!:

-Phi Beta Kappa

-Primannum Honor Society

-Phi Eta Sigma (freshmen)

-Black Honors Caucus

-Lambda Pi Eta (COMM majors)

-Sigma Tau Delta (ENGL majors)

-Phi Sigma Iota (FREN/ITAL majors)

-Golden Key Honor Society

-Alpha Lambda Delta (freshmen)

-Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

-Mortar Board

-Phi Alpha Theta (HIST majors)

-Sigma Delta Pi (SPAN majors)

-Eta Beta Rho (HEBR students)

*A full list of opportunities is available online in the Undergraduate Catalog

.

Tips:

Get to know your faculty early so they can support you with strong letters of recommendation. Full time faculty members are usually your best source for letters of recommendation!

Plan to put some quality time and attention into preparing scholarship and honor society applications-they are competitive!

Life outside the classroom…

Career Center:

Careers4Terps- a comprehensive listing of internships and part- and fulltime job opportunities are listed and regularly updated—sign up throughout the Career Center website.

There is a HUGE internship and job fair every fall! There is also a job fair every spring, and several part-time job fairs throughout the academic year.

FOCUS offers students a free online web-based career planning assessment

Career Planning and Job Assistance courses:

EDCP 108I: Assists freshmen and sophomores in preparing for internships

EDCP 108J: Assists juniors and seniors in preparing for their job search

EDCP 108C: Assists all students with identifying a major

EDCP 499A: Assists juniors and seniors with the transition into the global workforce

Life outside the classroom…

Research opportunities:

ARHU encourages its students to get involved with undergraduate research opportunities. This is especially valuable for students planning to attend graduate school.

Here are some of the opportunities available*:

Ronald McNair Baccalaureate Program: Intended for Ph.D.-bound high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds (2 year program; includes summer stipend and room and board).

Maryland Summer Scholars Program: Provides funding support for qualified juniors and seniors doing research or artistic projects.

Undergraduate Research Day: Held every April, UG Research Day allows students to present their work to a University- and community-wide audience.

Numerous ARHU departments offer research/presentation opportunities to students.

Students work with faculty and/or graduate student mentors and then can present their research to a departmental- and college-wide audience.

*Additional opportunities can be found on the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research website.

Life outside the classroom…

Service Learning opportunities:

Alternative Spring and Winter Break opportunities

GREAT listserv announcements with various events—both long and short term opportunities

This is a partial list of service sites/volunteer opportunities*:

-A Wider Circle -American Red Cross

-Best Buddies

-Community Bridges

-Equality Maryland

-Habitat for Humanity

-MADD

-Martha’s Table

-CARing for Kids

-Compassion Center

-For Love of Children

-Junior Achievement

-SHARE

-Unite for Sight

-Words, Beats, and Life -Youth Challenge International

*An updated, more comprehensive list of opportunities is available on the Community Service Learning Office website.

Life outside the classroom…

ARHU Ambassadors:

Work with ARHU to get directly involved with:

Mentoring

Dean’s Advisory Board

Recruitment Events

Maryland Day

New Student Programs and Events

UNIV 101 class presentations

~To be paired with an Ambassador during your first semester, fill out the application form in your

Orientation folder.

~Information about becoming an Ambassador is available from Mr. Greene, Associate Director of

ARHU.

Life outside the classroom…

Any questions?

Study Abroad: http://www.international.umd.edu/studyabroad/

Flagship Programs:

Arabic: http://www.languages.umd.edu/arabic/flagship/index.html

Persian: http://www.languages.umd.edu/persian/flagship/index.html

Internships: http://www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/getinvolved/internships

Scholarships: http://www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/financial/scholarships

Honor Societies: http://www.umd.edu/catalog/index.cfm/show/content.section/c/47/ss/622/s/631

Career Center: http://careercenter.umd.edu/

Undergraduate Research: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

Service Learning: http://www.csl.umd.edu/

ARHU Ambassadors: http://www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/getinvolved/ambassadors

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