Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

For Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Advanced Freshman

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 three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.

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.

Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,500 stipend for the program.

Who Can Apply:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below)
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher required
  • All Majors
  • Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.

 IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2013

Information Sessions: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall