Compiled by the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program at UW-Madison
Dear LACIS students, colleagues and friends,
This spring LACIS will continue to flourish thanks to you and the dedication of our incredible team: Alberto Vargas, Sarah Ripp, Darcy Little, Jesus Del Toro and Isabel Suarez.
We will have vibrant activities during this semester and we hope you will join us in fostering an intellectual community that cares about our region and the multiple challenges we face. We hope this spring you have a chance to attend one of our lunchtime lectures or check out the myriad activities LACIS sponsored or co-sponsored throughout the semester. We are very grateful for your support and always welcome suggestions, inquiries, etc.!
If you've ever wondered what our academic programs are like or what one could possibly do with a degree in LACIS, please take a moment to read one of our blog post: http://lacis.wisc.edu/blog/a-history-of-collaboration-latin-american-history-professor-steve-stern-to-retire-after-nearly-40-years-of-working-closely-with-colleagues-in-the-history-department/
. Steve Stern is a former LACIS professor who retired last semester.
I look forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your goals!
The LACIS Staff: Hernando, Alberto, Darcy, Sarah, Isabel, and Jesus
P.S. If you wish to submit an event or announcement for inclusion in the "Noticias de la Semana," please click HERE and complete our online submission form. Thank you!
Explore what it takes to teach English abroad and how you can travel with an income. Understand what international employers are looking for and tips for finding job opportunities. Learn about obtaining a TEFL Certificate to make living abroad a reality! Presented by Hannah LeDuc & Jennifer Phillips, Wisconsin ESL Institute.
Tuesday, March 28th
Wednesday, March 29th
Language for Life: Alumni Career Mentoring
Language alumni are coming to campus, and they want to talk to you about their careers and yours! Come to this event to meet and network with alumni who took their language to work with them in a broad range of career areas, from business to education, healthcare to social change. Learn about the paths former students took to get where they are today and get advice on your own next steps. Refreshments will be provided.
Join Wunk Sheek and the University of Wisconsin Madison for the Annual Spring Powwow, featuring cultural demonstrations, exhibitions, intertribal dances and more.
Saturday April 1 - Doors open 10 am-10 pm - Grand Entries 1pm and 7pm
Sunday April 2 - Doors open 10 am-7pm - Grand Entry at 1pm
Free and open to EVERYONE!!!!
Monday, April 3rd
Humanismo, pastoreo estético y ars combinatoria
Time of Event: 5pm-6:30pm
Location of Event: 104 Van Hise
Speaker(s): Carlos Jáuregui
Esta presentación examina "Huacayñán / El camino del llanto / The Way of Tears," la primera gran exhibición del pintor ecuatoriano Oswaldo Guayasamín, titulada originalmente en quichua, español e inglés. La colección--que incluye 103 pinturas además de un "mural móvil" --fue comisionada por el gobierno de Ecuador para representar la unidad de la nación en un momento en que el Estado ecuatoriano adelantaba un ingente proceso de modernización política, económica y cultural. "Huacayñán" esta integrada por-- y dividida en-- tres temas étnicos: indígena, mestizo y negro. Esta colección de pinturas puede ponerse en relación analógica con otros conjuntos o series como una colección político-jurídica (la constitución política) o una re-colección de información estadística (el censo), o una campaña de alfabetización o de integración cultural. Por otra parte, como veremos, en el proyecto de arte-nacional del "Estado mestizo" que es "Huacayñán" se materializan plásticamente una serie anomalías y resistencias a esa pretensión nacional.
The Spanish and PortugueseDepartment, Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund and Anonymous Fund of the
College of Letters & Science
Tuesday, April 4th
"Taboos and Human Rights in Argentina"
Presented by Nancy Gates Madsen, Associate Professor of Spanish at Luther College
Ingraham 206, 12pm-1pm
About the Speaker: Nancy Gates Madsen is Associate Professor of Spanish at Luther College. She has published articles about the legacies of authoritarianism in Argentina on topics ranging from monuments and memorials to the representation of torture. Her book, "Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling: Listening to Silences in Postdictatorship Argentina" (UW Press, 2016) explores how silences and taboo shape the expressive culture of politics and human rights. She is also the co-translator of "Violet Island and Other Poems", an anthology of the work of Cuban poet Reina María Rodríguez. Her latest project explores the intersections between ecological issues and human rights in Latin American cultural production.
About the presentation: The LACIS series talk will be entitled Taboos and Human Rights in Argentina and it will address the fact that Argentina has been hailed for the pioneering steps it has taken to break the silences left in the wake of the 1976-83 military dictatorship. Truth commissions and trials aimed to voice crimes of the past in a public manner, while the memory "boom" of the mid-1990s brought to light previously suppressed narratives of torture, disappearance, or the appropriation of babies. Yet even stories that seek to expose the horrors of the dictatorship may generate uncomfortable silences. Her talk explores this fallout of the memory "boom," pockets of silence left in the wake of the explosion of memory discourse that signal uncomfortable or unpalatable legacies of the dictatorship, such as a torture victim's capacity for "betrayal" or a recovered grandchild's ambivalence toward identity restitution. Looking at tales of trauma with an eye (or ear) to silence exposes the limits that govern truth-telling about past violence, even among the very groups and individuals who demand accountability.
Copies of Gates-Madsen's UW Press book Trauma, Taboo, and Truthtelling will be available for purchase at the event for a special discounted price of $30.
Wednesday, April 5th
Pensar el cómic: aproximaciones críticas para entender el cómic hispano
5:30pm @260 Bascom Hall
Talk By Professor Ana Merino (University of
Iowa). Ana Merino directs the MFA program in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She has published nine books of poems: Preparativos para un viaje (winner of the Adonais Prize in 1994), Los días gemelos (1997), La voz de los relojes (2000), Juegos de niños (winner of the Fray Luis de León Prize in 2003/translated into English and published by Harbor Mountain Press in 2012), Compañera de celda (2006) (translated into English and published by Harbor Mountain Press in 2007), Hagamos caso al tigre (2010), Curación (Accésit Jaime Gil de Biedma Prize, 2010), El viaje del vikingo soñador (2015) and Los buenos propósitos (2015). She is also the author of a youth novel, El hombre de los dos corazones (2009) and two plays, Amor muy frágil (2013), staged and travelled to several theaters in Switzerland on 2012 and 2013, and Las decepciones (Literal, 2014).
Thursday, April 6th
Lecture by Spanish writer Manuel Vilas: "Maneras de nadar la vida"
5:30pm @260 Bascom Hall
Manuel Vilas is a novelist, essayist and poet. Recent novels: Wild Side
España, Imagine Ediciones, Madrid, 2015. El luminoso regalo, Editorial
Alfaguara, Madrid, 2013 (382 pages)/ Translation to Turkish by Nazh Cigdem
Sagdic Pilcz, Edit. Ayrinti Yayinlari , 2015. Los inmortales, Editorial
Alfaguara, Madrid, 2012. Aire Nuestro, Editorial Alfaguara, Madrid, 2009/ On
Air (French translation by Catherine Vasseur) Recent awards: 2015 Premio de
las Letras Aragonesas (Award for Literary/Scholar Achievements). X Premio
Llanes de Viajes 2015 for the Novel Wild Side España (Spanish International
Prize). 2014 Premio Generación del 27 for the poetry book El hundimiento.
First Place "Antonio Machado" de Poesía 2013 for the poem "Creo".
2012 Premio Ciudad de Melilla for the poetry book Gran Vilas. 2009 Premio
Libreria Cálamo for the novel Aire Nuestro. 2008 Premio Fray Luis de León
de Poesía for the poetry book Calor. 2005 Premio Jaime Gil de Biedma de
poesía for the poetry book Resurección.
Wednesday, April 5th-Thursday, April 6th
Poetry Reading and Workshop on Short Story Writing
11:00-12:30 (5th) and 1:00-3:00 (6th)
8411 Social Sciences and 1066 Van Hise
Ana Merino, from the University of Iowa, and
Manuel Vilas, Spanish writers, will read from their poetry and conduct a
workshop on short story writing.
Ana Merino: author, poet and professor at the University of Iowa- is an award-winning poet and writer whose works include nine books of poems, a youth novel and two plays. She has also written fiction and extensive critiques on comics and graphic novels in Spanish-speaking countries. Merino is Director of the University of Iowa's MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish, the first program of its kind in the U.S.
Manuel Vilas: is a novelist and poet. His six collections of poetry have recently been compiled into a single volume. He has also published collections of essays and memoirs and has received critical acclaim and literary prizes.
Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science and the Jay C. & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund
Friday, April 7th-Sunday, April 9th
SNAPSHOTS OF SPAIN
FRI, APR 7 - SUN, APR 9
$14 - $29
Guest Artists: Acclaimed Flamenco Artist from San Fransisco, Danica Sena; her musicians, and Madison's own Flamenco Artist Tania Tandias.
Spain is not just the country of tourist postcards: Bullfights. Conquistadors and explorers of centuries past. Siestas. Spires of ancient churches. Sun soaked afternoons. It is the poetry of Lorca and Machado, the stunning paintings of Goya, Dali, and Picasso, the driving rhythms and flourishes of Flamenco, and the complex melodies Spanish music.
Celebrate Spain's legacy of language, music, culture, history and art through elegant, contemporary and experimental dance. Enjoy new works and collaborations presented and performed by Guest Artists, Kanopy Artistic Directors, and Kanopy Company dancers. The evening will feature guest artists Danica Sena - an internationally-acclaimed master flamenco and Spanish dance teacher, choreographer, and performer-and Tania Tandias, a teacher and performer who studied flamenco, Spanish classical, and escuela bolera with the top flamenco dancers in the United States today.
UW's African Cultural Studies and the African Studies Program are hosting a conference called PLEASURE AND THE PLEASURABLE in Africa and the African Diaspora on April 13-15. This conference will be a lively interrogation of an uncommon theme in the scholarly study of Africa and the African diaspora: pleasure.
Saturday, April 15th
Join us as we celebrate community service, leadership, culture, and social change all with providing FREE dinner, yes FREE DINNER. There will also be 2 scholarship awards, one to one student org and the other to one individual who has demonstrated commitment to community service. The 9th Annual Emerald Gala will take place on Saturday, April 15 from 4:30pm-7pm. It will take place at the Virginia F. Harrison Parlor located in Lathrop Hall. This year our theme is Environmental Justice, specifically for the South Side of Madison. This event is open to all, invite family/friends and please RSVP, the link is
Literature y Opresión: cultura y resistencia in Guinea Ecuatorial
Presented by: Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo was born in Niefang, continental Equatorial Guinea, in 1950. After having been educated by Catholic missionaries, he left his country for the first time in 1965, when he was only 14 years old, to pursue his studies on mainland Spain. From then on, he became a globetrotter. Today he is regarded as the leading contemporary writer of Equatorial Guinea, and a multifaceted artist: journalist, novelist, literary critic, essayist, researcher, anthologist, publisher, etc. His artistic development, like that of his contemporary Guinean writers, took a turn for the worse during the long years of Francisco Macías Nguema's dictatorship (1968-1979), when all formal education and literary production was suppressed. The few writers who managed to work wrote from their countries of exile: their writing focused on exile, problems of existentialism and loss of identity, nostalgia for the homeland, dictatorship, and national unity. This group of writers became known as "la generación perdida," the lost generation of Equatorial Guinean writers. Ndongo led this group and the era. Ndongo edited and compiled the Antología de la literatura guineana, published in 1984 in Madrid. This pioneering collection of texts included 17 poets and 12 narrators, totaling 23 different names.
Wednesday, May 3rd
We would like to invite you to an evening of fun, food, and music benefitting the 2017 Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF)! This year, MEMF will present Quixotic Musical Treasures from the Golden Age of Spain
from July 8-15. In anticipation of the Festival, we are hosting a celebration, ¡Tapas y Petiscos!, at the University Club on Wednesday, May 3rd, from 5:00-7:00 pm that will inspire you to join us for MEMF in July! A program of Spanish Renaissance vocal music will be presented by members of Eliza's Toyes, soprano Chelsie Propst and tenor Jerry Hui, with MEMF Co-Artistic Directors, baritone Paul Rowe and soprano Cheryl Bensman-Rowe. A special menu of Spanish and Portuguese tapas will be served, and there will be a Spanish wine tasting for an additional fee.
The fundraiser costs $30 and all net proceeds will benefit the Madison Early Music Festival to help us cover expenses related to bringing this year's amazing concert artists. During the evening, you'll also be able to designate a contribution to support specific concerts or artists during the 2017 Festival.
Click here to register for the event by Wednesday, April 26.* If you have any questions, contact Mallory Murphy, Assistant Director for Outreach Programs, at 608-890-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you for an evening of music and fun in support of the Madison Early Music Festival! For more information on MEMF, visit madisonearlymusic.org.
*Please note for walk-in registrations, we cannot accept cash at the door, only check or credit card.
Couldn't make it to a Lunchtime Lecture? Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all the lectures and more!
eer and Job Opportunities...
UHS Health Campus is currently accepting applications for a Wellness Student Assistant! If you know any students who are seeking experience in the fields of prevention, health promotion, wellness or public health, please encourage them to consider joining our team!
The position description and link to apply can be found
Latino Youth Summit
UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study
Our application for the UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study is now open. This need-based scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming summer session. We expect to award scholarships ranging from $500-$1,500. The application is open until April 4, 2017.
Help refugee parents learn to read food and medicine labels in English. Teach a low-income mother basic computer skills so she can apply for a better job. Encourage a young man struggling with difficult pronunciation as he strives to read above a 5th
-grade level. Help an immigrant feel more comfortable speaking the language of her new home.
Being a Literacy Network teaching intern is a great way to sharpen your instructive, managerial, or communication skills while helping local adults in need. All Literacy Network interns enjoy a positive, supportive environment in which staff, volunteers, adult students, and other interns all work together to make literacy programs effective and enjoyable for all.
Summer internships are available within two programs this summer: the Community Literacy ESL Tutoring program, and Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment (SCALE) program.
HOURS: Mid-June through August. During June schedule is flexible, starting July 1 until August 20 full-time. 7:30 AM to mid-late afternoon, M-F and Saturdays and Sundays during July and early August. If advance notice is given, weekend time off is possible for weddings or family functions.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist the UW Sweet Corn Genetics and Breeding Program at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station located at 8502 Mineral Point Road. Duties will consist of hand pollination of breeding nursery, weed control (hoeing), hybrid evaluation (taste testing and data collection), trial and nursery maintenance, and seed harvest.
QUALIFICATIONS: No experience necessary; training provided. Work/study students desired. Successful candidates must be current and continuing (Fall 2017) undergraduate students. Non-agricultural majors interested in an outdoor experience are encouraged to apply. Affinity for outdoor activities is highly recommended, given that all activities related to this summer job opportunity will involve handling corn plants in a field setting. Applicant must provide own transportation to and from the West Madison Agricultural Research Station.
SALARY: $12.00 per hour
TO APPLY: Send a resume to email@example.com containing references and contact information. Questions regarding this position may be sent to email address above, or by calling 608-513-1797.
It can be difficult for students to find a well-paying job that is
compatible with class schedules -- let alone one utilizing Spanish skills!
RockAuto, a successful global e-commerce business, is located five miles
from campus and currently has Part Time and Full Time Bilingual Customer
Support positions open for fluent speakers of Spanish. Most RockAuto
staff are UW graduates. Spanish is used at RockAuto on a daily basis --
Bilingual Customer Support Representatives translate our catalog into
Spanish and work directly with Spanish-speaking customers around the world.
The Part Time Bilingual Customer Support positions currently available
pay students $20/hour and are completely compatible with most full-time
students' schedules. You can view the job listing here:
Get first-hand experience in Washington, DC, connecting with UW alumni and other professionals in a wide range of fields.
On the Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship Program, you'll explore domestic and international fields through the lens of an internship experience suited to your particular academic and career interests.
Spring semester 2017 - 2018 program priority deadline: March 3
Final deadline: April 21
Center for Retailing and Textile & Fashion Design program in the School of Human Ecology would like to make undergraduate students from across campus aware of a $5,000 scholarship opportunity.
The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) case study allows students (that will be First Year through Seniors in Fall 2017) interested in the retailing and fashion industries to individually prepare a 10-page case study about Digital Retail in the Physical World through one of the following lenses:
Design & Product Development
Marketing & Merchandising
Technology & Analytics
Supply Chain Management
Winners of the Fashion Scholarship Fund receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the YMA's annual Gala in New York City in January 2018. Last year, a total of 240 students from across the country (including 6 from UW-Madison) won!
FSF Info Session Students are invited to get exclusive details on the FSF case study and get questions asked from a judge of the competition:
Thursday, March 30th at 10am
Centers Conference Room 4285F in Nancy Nicholas Hall
Thanks for helping to spread the word about this great opportunity!
Department of Political Science Summer Courses
Department of Political Science is offering many interesting summer courses both online and on-campus.
PS 103: Intro to International Relations (Online)
PS 104: Intro to American Politics and Government (Online)
PS 106: Politics Around the World (Online)
PS 209: Intro to Political Theory (Online)
PS 217: Law, Politics, and Society (On campus)
PS 317: The Politics of Human Rights (Online)
PS 359: Problems in American Foreign Policy (Online)
PS 371: International Political Economy (Online)
PS 400: Models of Political Leadership (On campus)
PS 414: The Supreme Court as a political Institution (On campus)
PS 427: Legislative Internship (Online)
PS 449: Government and National Resources
PS 506: Democracy in America (On campus)
Public Affairs 520
If you are looking for a summer course, please consider this new course from the La Follette School of Public Affairs:
Public Affairs 520: Inequality, Race and Public Policy
Explore the impact of public policies and programs on the distribution of income, wealth and opportunity in the United States. Examines inequalities across various social dimensions with a focus on disparities across racial and ethnic groups. It will begin with an introduction to key concepts in the measurement of inequality and poverty and an overview of recent trends. We will systematically examine how public policy shapes inequality across a range of topical areas including labor markets, education, taxation, health, housing and criminal justice. Prereq> Sophomore standing; The course has been approved to meet the ethnic studies requirement. Students from all departments welcome.
1--Social Responsibility in lyrics of songs by Michael Jackson & John Lennon (1 credit)
2--Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico over Days of the Dead and to meet artists studied in Fine & Folk Arts of Mexico (3-4 credits)
Other new courses and online courses will be submitted in 2017 for approval by UW-Parkside, as well.
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to lead our K-16 and public engagement initiatives. We have benefited greatly from Lisa Finelli's leadership in our outreach efforts, will miss her energy and enthusiasm, and wish her well as she goes on to new adventures in Los Angeles.
The CLAS Outreach Coordinator does this through:
1) organizing professional development workshops and programs for K-12 teachers in Tennessee and throughout the region; 2) developing curricular materials related to Latin America; 3) maintaining partnerships with local organizations and minority-serving institutions in the region; 4) coordinating social media and publicity; and 5) organizing on and off-campus events targeting the university community and the general public.
We are looking for an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to build and manage relationships with multiple constituencies, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment.
The job description for the position and link to apply are below; please distribute to anyone who might be interested.
Please see below and attached for information on the Spanish Summer Course 2017 offered by APLU member Universidad de Guadalajara. Please pass along this information to those on your campuses who might be interested in this student opportunity
Taking into consideration that the Spanish language is the 2nd most spoken language in the world and in the US, Universidad de Guadalajara offers the PEPE Program as a valuable asset for the development of intercultural and professional skills for US Students. Also, the PEPE Program is an opportunity to increase our mutual understanding in the context of the North American integration.
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.
Professional work experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours per week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations. There will be a particular emphasis, though not exclusively, on Arabia and the Gulf.
Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.
Let AIESEC take you to Buenos Aires, Argentina this summer.
Spend your summer in a fulfilling way by volunteering or doing an internship with AIESEC in Argentina.
WHO WE ARE:
AIESEC is the world's largest youth-led organization. We create leaders and empower communities through cross-cultural exchange.
WHAT WE OFFER:
6-week long volunteer opportunities or 2-month internship in Buenos Aires
Learn Spanish while immersing yourself in a beautiful culture
A chance to change local lives by volunteering or working as a:
Working on a weekly basis abroad
$500 volunteer program fee or $600 internship program fee
Spring 2017 Internship at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development
Engage in your local latino community and be part of Latino Academy ! (We are on a bus line!)
The Latino Academy of Workforce Development, has been empowering the Latino community in Dane County for 5 years. We train and educate students to successfully integrate into the economic and educational systems in Dane County. We are seeking interns for the spring semester who can help grow the Latino Academy and better serve our students. This is a great opportunity to practice Spanish and work directly with members of the community. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please visit our facebook page or website at http://www.latinoacademywi.org/.
The Latino Academy is seeking two interns to assist with daily operations and student long term employment success. Interns are asked to work at least 7-10 hours a week.
Futura Language Professionals
77 million Americans work for an hourly wage. Their median income is $34,142. They don't make a lot of money-and worse, their income and expenses are inconsistent. As a result, they frequently don't have enough income to cover expenses, so these Americans spend $100 billion every year just to make ends meet. They lose 10-30% of their income to things like payday loans, overdraft fees, and late bill fees. It is expensive to be poor.
Even is an Oakland-based financial technology startup with the mission of building a new type of bank: one purposefully designed to help people living with the realities of 21st century poverty. A bank that automatically manages its customers' finances. Pays their bills. Balances their budget. Saves and invests. And at the tip of the iceberg, gives each and every customer a weekly paycheck of purely disposable income.
We're looking for warm, thoughtful people to provide excellent, compassionate service to our Even members.
For many of our members, Even will be the first positive interaction they've ever had with a financial service. You will be responsible for making them feel welcome, and helping them feel comfortable with a new product that's unlike anything they've used before. You will play equal parts friend, therapist, and technical support. You'll serve people with respect and without judgment.
As an Even Advisor, you will:
Act as the first point of contact when our members have an issue or question related to Even
Act as a friendly and reassuring voice when our members struggle with a job loss or other life event
Help to scale our Advisory team: designing processes, interviewing prospective team members, and identifying and optimizing for the metrics that matter
Work closely with the engineering team to make sure you have the tools you need to make our member's lives better
To succeed, you'll need:
Excellent writing skills. You'll interact with our members via in-app chat.
Empathy. Our members are often struggling with real, existential crises, and you'll be the person they turn to for guidance.
Drive. You'll be working at a small, very fast-paced startup. Lots of people call their startups fast-paced. They are slow compared to how quickly we move. We don't mean to toot our own horn- we're just trying to be upfront about how you'll need to be emotionally ready for how quickly we will expect you to learn and grow. In return, you'll be given the opportunity to learn and do things outside your job description, and the support you'll need to succeed at them.
(optional) Experience communicating in Spanish. In an effort to best serve individuals who primarily speak Spanish, we would like to begin offering bilingual support to our members.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, concisely and concretely describing why you think you're a great fit for the role. We'd rather learn about you in this context than read over your resume, so please don't include one.
You can also learn more about our hiring process and the values behind the Advisor role in this blog post written by Quinten, one of our cofounders:
5 Reasons teaching in Spain gives you an edge over competition
1. Adaptability-- This unique experience will immerse you in creative and unconventional English teaching, allowing you to become a more versatile thinker in different working conditions. 2. Cultural insightfulness-- You will become more of a global citizen by overcoming language barriers and cultural differences. 3. A jumpstart to your career!-- There aren't many high-quality undergraduate experiences in the field, so having one like this under your belt will help you get ahead of the game. 4. Opens doors-- Become more marketable to institutions at home AND abroad! You never know what opportunities may arise in the future for which you could be a perfect candidate for... 5. Personal growth
-- Stepping out of your comfort zone will only make you stronger and more confident in both your personal and professional lives. You'll only regret the things you DIDN'T do.
Augsburg CGEE is hiring in both Central America and Southern Africa. Please consider sharing this email with anyone interested in working with us, particularly any recently graduated students (or graduating May 2017) that are interested in the field of international education, intercultural development, social justice, or simply want to live and work abroad:
We are hiring in two locations for our International Resident Assistant (IRA) position, one for Central America, and one for Southern Africa. The IRA position promotes a healthy living/learning environment for semester students and participants in short-term educational seminars and assist in the operation of all educational programs.
Please see each posting for full details (note that there are two separate job postings and applications, please apply for the region in which you are most interested):
*Southern Africa* (http://bit.ly/2fJw36k). Primarily based in Windhoek, Namibia, with additional travel to various cities in Namibia and South Africa as part of position duties.
*Central America* (http://bit.ly/2gPwGNv). Significant travel as part of position duties, between Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. *Spanish/English bilingual skills are required.*
All are welcome to apply! Follow the direct links given above, or search keyword "International Resident" at Augsburg's Employment listings: www.augsburg.edu/hr.
CARA Pro Bono Project
Now more than ever, it is important to fight for justice for Central American families seeking asylum in the United States. The
CARA Pro Bono Project, a legal services and organization in one of the United States' three family detention centers, is looking for passionate people to join their staff. You can read more about the South Texas Family "Residential" Center, where CARA works, here:
http://wapo.st/2brm6Yj. I'm writing to inform UW-Madison students of the opportunities available to them with the CARA Pro Bono Project.
For current undergraduate students:
Each week, a new team of lawyers, paralegals and activists from around the country comes to Dilley, Texas to devote their energy and efforts to getting Central American women and kids out from "babyjail" and a fair hearing in a US court to apply for asylum. Even as an undergraduate student, your Spanish skills would be a tremendous asset to the team, and this can make a meaningful alternative spring or winter break. Contact
Maggie Schumann, former undergraduate long-term volunteer, for ways of making it affordable. More details:
Summer legal assistant
A small number of individuals spend extended periods at the CARA Pro Bono Project as long-term volunteers. Because CARA runs primarily on weeklong volunteers, your longer-term presence means you'll become a valuable member of the team. If you're thinking of pursuing a career in law or social justice work, this is for you. Reach out to
Maggie Schumann, a former undergraduate long-term legal assistant, for more details on what the position entails and ways of making it affordable.
Now Accepting Applications
We are currently accepting applications for Consular Fellows - Spanish positions.
The Consular Fellows Program (CFP) is a unique national service opportunity with the Department of State to live and work overseas as part of an Embassy or Consulate community.
New hires will receive a competitive salary, paid housing while overseas and may be eligible for a recruitment bonus of up to 10% of their basic salary. This incentive would be paid in two installments: one upon completion of the first two-year assignment, and the second at the end of the second two-year assignment (48 months service). Consular Fellows may also be eligible to participate in the Department's Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) at any post in which they serve. For more information on the program, click
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.
We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State
Volunteer at Centro Hispano
Castro & Gutierrez Law Office
Two available positions at Castro & Gutierrez Law Office. We are looking for two legal assistants as soon as possible. They must be fluent/advanced in Spanish. We practice Immigration Law, primarily family benefits.
Please see the attached PDF of the posting in the UW Job Center for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) or Attorney Mary Castro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Get Involved with Colombia Support Network!
Want to get more involved with international advocacy on the UW-Madison campus?
Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers serves to bring awareness on the UW campus about the human rights atrocities occurring in Colombia, encouraging UW students to become educated and engaged in the CSN solidarity mission through volunteering, spreading our peaceful mission, and sending student delegations to peace communities in Colombia.
The Colombia Support Network was created in 1989 to provide support to Colombian communities and organizations in areas of conflict which seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violence means. There are more than 6 million displaced persons in Colombia, and more than 31,000 persons have "disappeared" since 1990s. Peaceful civilians have faced attacks from rebel groups such as the FARC, as well as paramilitary forces which are indirectly - and sometimes directly - aided by a government which serves to protect solely the interests of the wealthy. This March, important peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC forces are likely to reach a deal, making the current issues in Colombia especially relevant.
Engagement with CSN-UW Badgers can be as simple as liking our Facebook page [Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers], and considering attending future CSN events, such as movie series or speakers! We're also looking for new leaders who are passionate about human rights and might one day go on a delegation to Colombia with CSN.
For more information on the Colombian peace process, you should find this website very helpful: www.peaceinsider.com
International Division, IRIS award seed grants for interdisciplinary research
Six interdisciplinary research projects that blend place-based scientific inquiry with international expertise have been awarded incubator grants by the International Division and the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
These projects focus on Africa, South Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, in fields as diverse as public health, child development, civil engineering, climate science, archaeology, genetics, virology, and environmental studies.
Offered this year for the first time, the grants are aimed at bringing together faculty in STEM fields who are conducting place-based research abroad with experts from regional and area studies centers within IRIS.
Funding for these awards, of up to $50,000 each, comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and other International Division funds.
All levels of Spanish speakers are welcome at this informal weekly conversation table, sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. On Facebook: La mesa de conversación - UW Madison. On Twitter: @UWMesa.
nternational Reach is a unique volunteer program that places international speakers in schools, campus venues and community organizations for short presentations. It provides interesting opportunities for individuals to share perspectives on their home countries with teachers, students and area residents for the purposes of furthering global education and intercultural dialogue. International Student Services (ISS) coordinates the International Reach Program.
BRIDGE International Friendship Program
BRIDGE (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) pairs new international students with American students for a whole semester based on similar interests, personalities and needs. BRIDGE provides new international students with a friend, ally, resource person, and cultural navigator. The program offer numerous cross-cultural activities, learning experiences and fun. To learn more, visit www.iss.wisc.edu/bridge.
Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project
MDGAP educates the campus about eight United Nations development goals on poverty, hunger, education, gender eqaulity, global health and the environment. The project also links students with hands-on , goal-related research, internships and volunteer opportunities in order to further job skills, foster global competency, and advance the goals. For details, visit www.iss.wisc.edu/mdgap.
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