Critical Language Scholarship Program — 11/15/2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. … Continued

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program — 11/1/2017

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes UC Berkeley, … Continued

Boren Fellowships — 1/30/2018

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Award Amounts … Continued

AAUW’s International Fellowship Program — 12/1/2017

The American Association of University Women’s International Fellowship program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The … Continued

Fulbright American Scholar Awards to Canada — 8/1/2017

Fulbright Canada, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is proud of its large number of partnerships, with more than 40 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair opportunities in Canada for American scholars in diverse fields. This life-changing experience enables Fulbright scholars to gain international experience, … Continued

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Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

Traveling Abroad? Check out this Guide

If you will spend any part of the summer outside the U.S., please consult this guide to facilitate your safety, health, and well-being.

The Forgotten International Fellowships — 3/15/2016

The Forgotten International (FTI) is enlisting applicants for field volunteer positions abroad to do poverty alleviation work. FTI partners with 10 organizations in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Kenya, Peru and Uganda, and continues to expand their placements around the globe. Placements abroad may involve: … Continued

International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP) in Taiwan — 2/28/2016

The Taiwan International Graduate Program is pleased to invite applications to the International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP). TIGP-IIP is an intensive pre-doctoral research training program that prepares its participating interns with the necessary knowledge and skills for future research or career … Continued

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships — 10/12/2015

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute grants fellowships for international students pursuing doctoral degrees in the sciences in the United States. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, fees, and a $3,000 research allowance annually for up to three years, but not … Continued

Jerusalem Brain Community Postdoctoral Fellowship — 8/2/2015

The Jewish Brain Community (JBC), a world-class organization that promotes brain research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is offering a generous post-doctoral scholarship to outstanding young scholars. Post-doctoral fellows will be granted a $22,000 stipend along with a matching … Continued

The Research Explorer Ruhr Scholarship — 8/28/2015

Ruhr University Bochum in Germany (RUB) is offering a new scholarship program for recently graduated doctorates to pursue a postdoc from September 28 until October 9, 2015. Candidates will meet experts in their fields of specialization, learn about RUB’s research … Continued

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship — 9/1/2015

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship provides financial support to fellows interested in pursuing an independent study abroad project for a minimum of two years. Fellowships are awarded to candidates who demonstrate a desire to expand their knowledge and skills in … Continued

IPD International Summer Academy Programs — 5/15/2015

The Institute for Peace & Development is offering two programs after its successful organization of the International Summer Academy in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation and Intercultural Dialogue in August 2014. This academic summer program had participants from all over the world and … Continued

Humanity in Action: Diplomacy and Diversity Scholarship — 10/30/2014

Humanity in Action has opened applications for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, a graduate-level educational fellowship. This transatlantic program brings together 24 American and European graduate students to study international relations and global diversity in a collaborative setting. The program … Continued

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science — 7/7/2014

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is now accepting applications for 2014-2015 fellowships in Japan. Programs last from 1 month to 2 years and are open to applicants from around the world in all fields of research including … Continued

Seminar on Work Visas and Permanent Resident Options

There will be a visa seminar by nationally renowned immigration attorney Adam Green this Thursday entitled “Work Visas and Permanent Resident Options: Know Your Alternatives.” The information provided in this workshop is very important for postdocs who are looking for a position … Continued

25th Annual I-House Celebration and Awards Gala

You are invited to join the International House community April 18th for its annual gala, this year honoring Ambassador Kenneth D. Taylor (IH
’57-’59) and Dr. Patricia E. Taylor (IH ’58-’60) in recognition of their heroism during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Tickets to the fundraising dinner and exciting raffles can be purchased online.

Fulbright

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

Through its short-term seminars, the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program can help U.S. higher education administrators establish lasting connections within the social, cultural, and education systems of other countries. Selected administrators have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the … Continued

Francoise Tourniaire

A Passport to Opportunity

Françoise Tourniaire Ph.D. ’84 has an adventurous spirit—except when it comes to the cold. That’s how Tourniaire, as a young math student from France, happened to land at UC Berkeley for a yearlong study-abroad program in 1979. Berkeley got the nod over chilly Cornell.

Steps to success, or how the fellowship was won

Sending in all those applications can pay off, and sometimes we hear about it. Case in point: Ph.D. student Vasundhara Sirnate was selected for a $30,000 award. She tells us how that happened.

BIO Workshop

A new workshop series for international students

All members of the Berkeley community are welcome to attend a new series of workshops presented by the Berkeley International Office this spring. It’s called The International Student Experience at Berkeley: Pathways to Personal and Academic Success. Workshop titles include “Popular Culture: Why is Everything Super-sized?”, “History of Berkeley”, “Do You Speak American?”, and more.

Servan-Schreiber

In his own words: Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Ph.D., Computer Science

“After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with my B.S. in mathematics and computer science, I worked in consulting, traveled in Asia, did my military service in France, before wishing to return to academic endeavors. After considering carefully my options, Berkeley stood out for its exceptional “value proposition,” as the business world likes to say — stunning academics and fabulous quality of life.