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Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens โ€“ Full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of application โ€“ GPA of 3.2 or higher required โ€“ All Majors

Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.

Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in two for-credit courses: Political Economy and History of U.S. Foreign Relations. In addition, students participate in a not-for-credit seminar in professional writing.

Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, members of congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials, and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center.

Program Preferences: Applicants should be able to express a strong interest in international affairs and how this program will assist him/her in pursuing this interest.

Duration: Six weeks. TBA

Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,300 stipend for the program.

National Deadlines: February 7, 2023. Applicants are notified in late March to early April 

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