USA Study Abroad within the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to invite you to attend a free virtual Gilman and CLS 101 Advisor Workshop. The workshop will be offered via Zoom on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The virtual workshop will share best practices for leveraging campus resources to successfully recruit and support applicants of national, merit-based scholarships, specifically the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.
The intended audience is faculty, staff, and administrators advising students on study abroad at a U.S. college or university. Study abroad advisors of all experience levels are encouraged to attend this Gilman and CLS 101 Advisor Workshop, especially advisors who are new to the field and those who would like to refamiliarize themselves with best practices for recruiting and supporting diverse applicants for one or both of these programs.
Workshop content will include the following:
- Gilman and CLS Program Overviews
- Panels with a Q&A featuring Gilman and CLS Advisors who will share about recruiting and supporting applicants for each program
- Breakout group discussions about challenges and successes in recruiting and supporting applicants for each program
We invite you to register for the workshop at the following link: https://iie-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodeusqzgjGtE1cuNbP7NiJy2DJ3UfwrbB?fbclid=IwAR3Elw0NUTB8nWB83SFec9jf2RjrUUTckG5z4u__s6AktW1Wr8duwk0Qph8. We hope to accommodate everyone who is interested in participating in this workshop, but registration is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.
If you are unable to attend this virtual workshop, we are happy to also be offering additional free workshops in the coming months. Look for an announcement with more information on these workshops and registration links soon:
- Rural Institutions (August)
- Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (September)
Please direct any questions you have regarding the Advisor Workshop or assistance with technical support to email@example.com.
The Gilman and CLS programs are programs of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in their implementation by IIE and American Councils for International Education, respectively. To learn more about the Gilman Program, please visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org. To learn more about the CLS Program, please visit, https://www.clscholarship.org.
We thank you for your continued support of our programs and for championing international education on your campus.