PORT 250g Maymester Opportunity in Brazil

Interested in going to Brazil? The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announces its Summer course, Cultures of Brazil and Lusophone Africa, PORT 250g, to be taught at USC and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2014. Students take one course, while in Rio students will live with a Brazilian family, attend lectures, take a four-day study trip to Salvador, and make daytrips to Petropolis, Brazil’s Imperial City, Corcovado and Santa Teresa, Casa Rui Barbosa, Fundação Casa Jorge Amado, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Rio’s Municipal Theater and Santa Marta.

Please see the attached Brazil Summer 2014 Flyer for more details!

Research Assistant Position

We are looking for new undergraduate research assistants to aid in research tasks focusing on social and health consequences of drug use.  This is a paid part-time position through the USC School of Social Work and would include assisting with research tasks, such as data entry, literature reviews, and basic data analysis. Those with statistical or qualitative analysis experience are encouraged to apply. Spanish speakers are not required, but preferred.  If interested, please send a completed application and resume to erikague@usc.edu.

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

Global East Asia

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014

Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more!

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/gea/

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Academic year award for $10,000 tuition and $5000 stipend. Summer award for up to $5000 tuition and $2500 stipend.

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/flas/

Summer 2014 in Rio De Janeiro Brazil

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announces its Summer course, Cultures of Brazil and Lusophone Africa, PORT 250g, to be taught at USC and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Summer 2014. Students take one course, while in Rio students will live with a Brazilian family, attend lectures, take a four-day study trip to Salvador, and make daytrips to Petropolis, Brazil’s Imperial City, Corcovado and Santa Teresa, Casa Rui Barbosa, Fundação Casa Jorge Amado, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Rio’s Municipal Theater and Santa Marta.

PORT 250g satisfies GE category II, and there is no language requirement. Please see attached flyer for more information.

If you’re interested in this program, then visit the Spanish & Portuguese Department in THH 156 to put your name down on the interest list.

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Summer Course- SPAN 469: Immigration in Spain

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Madrid 2014 First Informational Meeting

Interested in visiting Spain this summer?

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host its first informational meeting for the Madrid 2014 summer program.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at 4:00 p.m. in THH 170.

Please see the attached Madrid 2014 Flyer for details.

 

USC Madrid Information Session 11/20 – Meet our Resident Director!

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New Spanish & Political Science program in Lima, Peru next summer

The six week study abroad session is suitable for students planning to enter the political science professions and who anticipate using Spanish in their careers, such as working in populations with a high percentage of Spanish-speaking residents.

Participants will study two semesters worth of Spanish plus participate in a government/legal exposure seminar in Lima, followed by hands-on volunteer work in community building.  A large portion of the Peruvian population lives in poverty, much of them concentrated in Lima’s metropolitan area.  Students will be able to use their Spanish and participate firsthand in a local NGO.

Sign up for program updates here.

Proficiency in Spanish is not required, however we encourage students below intermediate level to come a few weeks early.

2014  Program Information

Spanish & Political Science
Lima, Peru, Exact Dates TBD
(six weeks)  Max 30 students.

At this point we do not have the exact prices set, however we expect program cost (Spanish course, political science exposure seminar, volunteer placement, and administration fees) to be about $2,300 for the summer session.
We will be accepting applications in a few weeks.

Register for updates

Please direct any questions to law@ecelaspanish.com and we will respond promptly.  You may also phone us at 1 (347) 329 5506.

Fall 2013 Career Fair

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The Fall 2013 Career Fair is here!  Each year, more than 400 organizations seeking to employ USC students from diverse disciplines attend our career fairs. All students are encouraged to attend and explore the wide variety of internship and full-time employment opportunities that are represented:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trousdale Parkway

Part-time, Full-Time, and Internship positions available from over 150 companies.  Log-in to connect SC for more information.

Dress to impress!  Bring your resume.

careers.usc.edu

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Welcome Reception on September 25

Wednesday, September 25, 2013. 1:00- 3:00 pm @ THH 170 conference room

Hello Students,

Are you currently taking a Spanish language course and you’re interested in continuing to advance in the language and learn more about Spain and Latin American literature and culture? On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Spanish & Portuguese Department will have a welcome reception for all potential Spanish majors and minors.  The reception, which includes lunch, will be held in THH 170 (conference room) from 1:00-3:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese

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Explore@4

Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

All Explore@4 panels take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (w/exception)

Fall 2013  Career Panels:

9.9 Careers in technology for Non-Techies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.10 Language Careers @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.11 TIS Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Panel – @ Davidson Conference Center (7:00 – 9:00pm)

9.12 Economics and Math Careers @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

9.24 Health Careers without an MD @ Tutor Campus Center 227

9.25 Careers for Foodies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.26 Consulting @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

For more information: careers.usc.edu

National and International Fellowships for Undergraduate Students – Info Sessions

The USC Office of National and International Fellowships will be hosting two general information sessions for national and international fellowship/scholarship opportunities for freshman, sophomores, and juniors only.

The fellowships support graduate school, study abroad, language study, and research opportunities.*

Session dates:

  • Wednesday, September 4th from 3:30pm-4:30pm @ Leavey Library Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 18th from 10am-11am @ Leavey Library Auditorium

 *The fellowships require U.S. citizenship.

If students are unable to attend the sessions, please contact aifstaff@usc.edu or (213) 740-9116 to make an appointment with an advisor.

Office of Academic and International Fellowships:

Noosha Malek, Director Martha Enciso, Associate Director Katie Calvert, Assistant Director http://www.usc.edu/aif GFS 227