|Outreach||Cultural Events||Student Internships||Internship Recipients|
Thanks to the generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, the East Asian Studies Department has developed three very exciting programs for students and faculty.
Over the past three years, the East Asian Studies has run a series of outreach events in which Colby students & faculty worked with local Waterville community to raise awareness about issues pertaining to East Asian region.
To suggest outreach ideas, please contact student outreach coordinators: Taro Funabashi (email@example.com), Jennifer Tsang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Fiona Masland (email@example.com), James Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spring 2012 Outreach Events and contact fmasland@colby for volunteering:
East Asia Day, March 3, 2012, 10:00am to 3:00 pm
Trips to Waterville Library: Feb. 18; March 31; April 14. Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:30am.
Freeman outreach schedule for the fall 2011 (Please contact kimi Kossler email@example.com for volunteering)
Trips to the library Saturdays 10:30 am to 11: 30 am–Oct 1st, Oct 15th, Nov 12th.
Trips to local after-school programs
11/16 Wed Alfond (4:15-5:00)
|2010 Fall outreach video
| 2011 Spring outreach video
The Freeman Foundation grant supports summer internships in East Asia. Eligible internship providers include businesses, governments, research institutes, non-profit organizations, and other institutions in Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Each grant is intended to defray the cost of travel to Asia and expenses incurred during the internship. The internship must last at least 8 weeks for consideration. The maximum award is $4,000.
These awards are open to first-year students, sophomores, and juniors. Students in any major are eligible to apply and previous exposure to East Asia is not a prerequisite. However, students undertaking internships in contexts in which English is not the working language will be required to demonstrate competency in the appropriate language. Awards will not be made to students pursuing internships in their home countries.
Applicants should have a confirmed internship to apply. However, if you are waiting to hear from the internship provider by the application deadline, you may still apply. If you are awarded funding, it will be provisional on receipt of a letter from the organization.
For those interesting in applying for the 20011-2012 Freeman Internship Award, please contact the Career Center for internship application information. For further information, please contact Professor Kim Besio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative grant provides substantial funds for cultural programming. The steering committee welcomes proposals from the Colby community for campus events featuring performers and artists from East Asia, or for speakers addressing some aspect of East Asian culture. We seek proposals for both major campus-wide events and workshops, class visits, lectures, and other specialized programming. Proposals should contain a statement indicating how the event will broaden the appreciation and understanding of East Asian culture in the campus community, current publicity materials for the artist(s) or CV for the presenter(s), preferred dates for the event, the desired campus venue, all necessary equipment needs, and a detailed budget.
Please send all inquiries and documents to the committee’s Cultural Events Coordinator Ankeney Weitz at email@example.com or care of the Art Department. We accept proposals on a rolling basis, but encourage submission early in the academic year.