UCSB EAP office at 2431 South Hall / (805) 893-3763 / eapucsb@eap.ucsb.edu                                                                                January 2014

EAP Applications to study abroad this summer, fall or year are due now!

Application due dates to study abroad this summer, fall or year are happening now. For steps about how to apply, go here. To check about application deadlines, students should go here.

EAP Scholarship Funding

There are many generous scholarships available for UC EAP students. Students should read about them on our web site or come to one of our scholarship meetings. Our staff offers help to students in brainstorming essay ideas and reviewing essays. Students should go here for more information.

Egypt Program Suspended

Due to the continued unrest in Egypt, UCEAP has suspended indefinitely the UCEAP program in Cairo, Egypt. Alternative programs students may be interested in include Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Turkey.

Global Interns

We don’t just send students abroad. We also welcome them back and provide ways for them to process and utilize their study abroad experience once they return to campus. UCSB’s EAP office runs a very popular and successful Global Intern program for these returned EAP students. They volunteer in our office for an hour a week and help us with our many outreach activities. Right now we have over 70 Global Interns enrolled in our program. If you would like one of these interns to come talk to your students about their experience abroad, please contact us!

International Career Conference

Another program we offer to returned students is an international career conference featuring many professionals with international work and study experience. We are currently looking for panelists for this conference, scheduled for the afternoon of February 11th. We are looking for people who, since graduating from college, have:

  • taught English abroad
  • attended graduate school abroad
  • worked, interned, or had a fellowship abroad (Fulbright, Peace Corps, etc.)
  • worked in the U.S. in an international-related field (work with international clients, travel abroad regularly, international NGO, international education, etc.)
  • work in human resources or are in a hiring position and could give students advice about how to highlight their study abroad experience

If you or someone you know is available and interested in sharing your international experience with our students, please contact Kate Kerish.

Fall Immersion Programs in English Still Open

Immersion programs allow most students to go abroad and take courses in their major, especially when the coursework is in English. Here is a list of Fall programs at host universities with coursework in English that are still accepting applications:

  • Barbados
  • Botswana
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • UK – England
  • UK - Scotland

Go here for more information.

Language Studies Abroad Lead to Great Careers at Home

Ramon Rodriguez was well-known in the UCSB EAP office. After returning from studying abroad in Italy, he worked in our office as a Peer Advisor. We were thrilled when he recently wrote us to update us on his current position:

“Denise and I are both Spanish language interpreters for the Santa Cruz Superior Court. We both attribute our language skill to having participated in EAP. I studied in Rome for a semester and Denise studied in Madrid for a year. She states that EAP ‘made her career’ because living in Spain led her to achieve full language dominance. After EAP, Denise attended the Monterey Institute for International Studies and received her Master's degree in translation and interpretation. I grew up bilingual and studying in Italy allowed me to learn a third language. I continue my Italian studies and participate in Italian conversation groups, read Italian newspapers daily, and communicate regularly with my Italian host mother. We both agree that EAP was one of the best life experiences thus far.”

Ramon and Denise, formerly EAP participants,
currently work as Superior Court language interpreters.

Jasad and the Queen of Contradictions

Wednesday, February 12, 6pm

Film Screening/MCC Theater/free

Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad has stirred controversy in the Middle East for having founded Jasad (the Body), an erotic quarterly Arabic-language magazine. Dedicated to the body’s art, science and literature, Jasad is one of the first of its kind in the Arab world and has caused a big debate not only for its explicit images, erotic articles and essays on sex in Arabic, but also for the fact that an Arab woman is behind it all. Amanda Homsi-Ottosson, 40 min., Arabic with English Subtitles, 2011, UK/Lebanon. Co-sponsored by UCSB EAP and the EOP-Middle Eastern Resource Center.

Classic Arpana - Ramya Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company

Friday, February 28, 8pm

Performance/MCC Theater/Tickets $5 UCSB Students and Children under 12/$15 general.

Classic Arpana will feature a repertory selection of works that represent the true classical tradition Bharata Natyam including a live musical ensemble. The ensemble will include a violinist, vocalist, and Mridangam player. Torch bearers of the century’s old South Indian dance tradition, Bharata Natyam, Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company have performed worldwide over the last two decades and presented over 15 productions and participated in several major festivals and events. Ramya Harishankar is a recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy award from Arts OC and the Choreographers Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at www.mcc.ucsb.edu (extra fees apply). Limited Seating. Co-sponsored by UCSB EAP.

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