Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications open until February 1
The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce that it is now accepting
applications for its Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)  Fellowship Competitions.

The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 1,  2019, 4:30 pm EST. 

Upcoming info-sessions:
Thursday, December 13: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

For more information on the fellowship and application, please  visit:

Questions? Contact Megan Hasting at
Thinking Andean Studies Conference
When: April 12-13, 2019
Where: Northwestern University, Greater Chicago area (Evanston, IL)

The Thinking Andean Studies conference continues its mission to strengthen the interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field of Andean Studies, as well as to help foster a mentoring relationship between established and emerging scholars. The event aims to provide a space for participants to share their research through paper presentations and round table discussions, and hopes to showcase the increasing number of scholars in the US conducting research in and about the Andes. This year, we invite participants to reflect on how concepts such as coloniality and decolonization, indigeneity and race, politics and governance, exist as part of relationships of power in the region.

 Please submit your abstract to Marlén Rosas ( by January 27th, 2019 (second call)

For more information:
BuckIDream Ally Trainings SP19
Learn about the issues and ways that we can support the success of undocumented students at Ohio State.

What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide? What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status? What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students? What can I do to support these students? Where can I find more information or resources about this topic?  

The workshop will include information on your rights, role-playing for instructors, staff, and students, bystander training, and raising awareness in your social network. Become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group!

January 23rd, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:
March 26th, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:

*Location TBD

Comments/questions?  Contact

Sponsored by the OSU BuckIDream Working Group, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Life
Job Posting: Massachusetts Language Acquisition Specialist - Foreign Languages - Educational Specialist 
The Office of Language Acquisition (OLA) in the Center for Instructional Support at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) provides leadership and support for the development of ELE programs. OLA provides technical assistance and professional development opportunities to increase the capacity of local education agencies (LEAs) to serve English learners (ELs) and students enrolled in foreign language programs. In addition, the office coordinates DESE EL and foreign language initiatives and policy development.

Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in World Languages or Applied Linguistics
  • At least three years of experience as a world language teacher or world language administrator in a PK-12 setting
  • Ability to travel throughout the Commonwealth
First consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

For more information   click here

Questions regarding this posting or the application process should be referred to Maureen O'Brien at or 781-338-6107.
Job Posting: University of Florida CLAS Director
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) seeks to hire a Director with a broad vision, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a proven record combining scholarship with program leadership and development. Administrative responsibilities include program development and coordination, budgetary and personnel management, faculty recruitment, liaison work with affiliated units within and outside the university, fundraising, and promotion of international linkages.

For more information and how to apply:
New Area Studies Center Conference Grant Program Accepting Proposals
Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Ohio State University Area Studies Centers are accepting proposals from OSU faculty members for a new grant program, the OIA Area Studies Center Conference Grants. To further develop and enhance area studies research and dialogue at OSU, this grant competition seeks proposals focusing on the study of global issues from interdisciplinary, multi-regional perspectives. Funding will support a conference or a series of lectures that bring together area studies experts. To be eligible, the project must significantly address the regions of each Center contributing funding to this grant program. Accordingly, a minimum of 25% of the project should focus on Latin America, Russia/Eastern Europe, and East Asia respectively, for a minimum total of 75% of the content on these regions. Awards of up to $15,000 will be made for events taking place between August 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Brief pre-proposals are to be submitted online by January 15, 2019.

See for the full Request for Proposals and a link to the online proposal form.

 For further information, contact Amy Carey, EASC senior assistant director, at or by phone at 614-688-4253.
Job Posting: University of Utah CLAS Program Manager
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah seeks to fill a full-time Academic Program Manager position to begin immediately. The position works with a variety of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, and representatives from other institutions of higher education to further CLAS's core mission and goals.
Its main goal is to increase knowledge, understanding, and awareness of Latin American countries, cultures, and languages though multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative activities that include scholarly research and conferences, teaching and curricular innovations, and robust events and outreach programming. 

For more information and how to apply click here
Job Posting: Columbus Council on World Affairs
The Columbus Council on World Affairs is hiring an additional professional to help support and expand their team! If you are passionate about global education, committed to growth, and eager to join a high-performing team, please consider applying for the following positions:

(Full-Time, Paid Position)

The Program Manager is responsible for supporting program logistics, facilitation, development, and planning for the Columbus Council on World Affairs' fastest growing program, the Global Scholars Diploma (GSD) program, and the Signature Luncheon series. Success in this role requires consistently delivering prompt, organized, dependable programming with thoughtful prioritization, impeccable attention to detail, and unparalleled professionalism. The Program Manager should enjoy working as part of a team, demonstrate positivity and enthusiasm, as well as enjoy working with students.

(Part-Time, Unpaid Position)

An internship experience with CCWA is an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the dynamics of the professional non-profit community of central Ohio, while establishing worthwhile connections and developing a deep appreciation and knowledge for global affairs.

The Council offers three cycles for internships, each with its own deadline for applications:

Summer (May - Aug):  March 15, 2019
Fall (Sep - Dec):  June 15, 2019
Spring (Jan - Apr):  November 1, 2019

For more information call: (614) 229-4599
K-12 Global Fellowship Program
Join the Area Studies Centers from the The Ohio State University's Office of International Affairs for a four-part Minority Issues Around the World Global Fellowship Program for K-12 teachers. 

The K-12 Global Fellowship Program will engage K-12 teachers in a series of four guided readings, lectures, and group discussions over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. K-12 teachers will explore minority issues in East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East under the guidance of a regional expert. Teachers may opt to attend individual sessions, or the whole series. Each participant will receive a contact hour certificate for each session that they attend. Readings will be sent to registered participants two weeks prior to each discussion date below.

Enarson Classroom Building*, Room 160, 10:00AM-12:00PM on the following Saturdays:

February 9, East Asian Studies Center presents:
"Ethnicity in China: Ethnic Minority Cultures in Southwest China" by Dr. Mark Bender, Ohio State U.

February 16, Center for Latin American Studies presents:
"Afro-Brazilian Journeys Towards Freedom" by Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Ohio State U.

March 23, Middle East Studies Center presents:
*Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking available in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, 2000 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus OH 43210. Teachers who attend the whole session will be provided with a paid parking token.
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