Friday, April 18, 2014

Summer Info & Eats on the Quad: Thurs. April 24th

SIEP Summer Study Tour & Sustainability Project in Chile!


We are pleased to announce a new initiative that we have prepared for you.  This August you will have the chance to travel to Chile for two weeks and earn 6 credits (CVE 323 and SPA 310).  Space is limited, so please make sure to submit your application ASAP.

For more details and an application: <>.

If accepted to the program, you will be eligible for scholarships to help cover the cost of the program fee.

If you have any questions, contact:

Megan Mercedes Echevarría, PhD
Director, Spanish International Engineering Program
Associate Professor, Spanish and Film Media

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
University of Rhode Island

Swan Hall 137
60 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wed. 4/30: CIA Info Session

URI Summer Program in Italy: Scholarship Deadline Mon. 4/14

Scholarships for students interested in studying at the URI Summer Program in Italy:

1. Teodoro Raffaele Diaco Scholarship: $600. This NEW grant is now available thanks to the generosity of the Diaco family who donated $100,000 to help support student scholarships and study abroad costs that would help launch the Italian IEP. Preference for the Diaco scholarship will be given to the Italian IEP students. 

2. Ziurella Family Scholarship: $500. To be given to student(s) demonstrating academic excellence and need who wish(es) to study at the URI/De Rada Summer Program in Italy

 Scholarships are based on need and/or merit

Application deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11am.

Application Requirements (please note that there is not an application form):    
A 500 word essay explaining your program of study, why you want to study abroad in Italy, and why you want/need a grant.
A letter of acceptance or any other documentation that proves that you will study at the URI Summer Program in Italy.
A copy of your official/unofficial transcript 
(if not already submitted with the application)   
Please mail or email the application material to: Prof. Michelangelo La Luna, University of Rhode Island, 159 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston RI, 02881. Email: 

German Summer School: Now Accepting Applications

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University of Rhode Island

Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik
German Summer School 
June 22 - August 1, 2014

****Now accepting applications****

Intensive German language instruction in an immersion setting
Six-week immersion program on the campus of the University of Rhode Island
Session I: June 22 - July 11; Session II: July 13 - August 1
  • Fully-accredited intensive courses at five levels of instruction, including beginners.
  • Participants earn transferable University of Rhode Island credits.
  • Earn up to 9 undergraduate or up to 6 graduate credits.
  • Three-week option available.
  • Native-speaking instructors and assistants from Germany.
  • Complete two semesters of college German in six weeks of total immersion
  • Extensive extra-curricular program of cultural presentations, recent films & excursions.
  • Internationally recognized Goethe Institute Certificate Exam B1 offered.
  • Optional short courses in German for Reading Knowledge, German Pronunciation and Intonation.
  • Partial work-study financial aid available.
For more information visit or email, Phone: 401-874-4710

Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship: Deadline 4/28

Dear CIEPers/CIBPers

Please note the following summer language study scholarship opportunity:

Time: July 14, 2014—August 10, 2014, 4 weeks in total

Place: Shangahi, China
Credits: 4 of Chinese Language

The scholarship granted by Shanghai municipal government will cover tuition fee, registration fee, accident insurance fee, accommodation fee, expenses of local activities and traveling to places organized for the course and most expenses for group meals during the course/excursions re also covered.

The scholarship does not include round-trip air tickets, expenses of personal meals that are not included in remark column of the schedule and other personal expenses.

Eligibility: Chinese IEP/IBP students. Merits and needs based.  Please write an essay to describe your intentions of majoring in Chinese and how learning Chinese is important for you to become a global professional.

Deadline of application: April 28, 2014

Please send your inquiry and essay to Dr. Sigrid Berka: sberka09@gmail.comor Dr. Wen Xiong:, if interested.

Shanghai 3S Program Scholarship in 2014, China
Shanghai, known as “the Door of China”, is a modern city featured by its openness. In this international metropolis, the eastern and the western civilizations are melted together, which shapes Shanghai into an open and tolerant city. Through diversified ways such as lectures, experiences, practices, exchanges, discussions and exhibitions, 3S project members can not only savor the infinite charm of Chinese culture under the background of globalization but also come face to face with this miraculous international metropolis. 3S project members will also have chance to communicate with specialists and professors, students from other foreign countries, Chinese students of Shanghai University, and Shanghai citizens, by which all members will be fully exposed to the openness, confidence and friendliness of Shanghai and Shanghai Spirits which refer to mutual trust, reciprocity, equality, respect for diversity and harmonious development. With experiences and practices, 3S project members will ultimately be cultivated to be successful and confident in cross-cultural communication.

German writer JUREK BECKER reading and screening

The GERMAN section of the Language Department is very pleased
to invite you to an exceptional public

Reading and Screening

of the works of German writer JUREK BECKER

on Mon, Apr. 14, 2014, at 4 PM, Hoffman Room (154 Swan Hall)
60 Upper College Road, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Jurek Becker (1937-1997), one of the most important (East) German authors of the 20th century, was born in Poland in 1937. As a child he lived in the Jewish ghetto of Łodz, Poland, and survived the Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. His novel Jacob the Liar, published in 1969, established his reputation worldwide and was made into two movies. Many of Becker's novels, short stories and scripts for television and cinema productions focus on explorations of Jewish identity.
Christine Becker will read from the short story collection The Wall which is a new, brief collection of stories by Becker that have either never been translated into English or published in the USA in book form before (Arcade Publishing on May 6, 2014), and she will introduce the film While All Germans Sleep.
(Director: Frank Beyer, screenplay: Jurek Becker, Germany, 1994, color, 72 min., with Engl. subtitles)

For any questions please contact

We are very much looking forward to seeing you!