Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.

For the summer of 2016, Cultural Vistas has selected 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

 

The program takes place in five distinct phases:

  • Virtual learning component to orient fellows to their host country and each other, discuss issues related to civic engagement and youth involvement, and prepare for their time abroad

  • Pre-departure orientation in New York City for fellows to meet, share learning goals, and prepare for their international internships

  • Eight-week internships in Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Bangalore. During this phase, fellows will take part in an online learning exchange to process and provide comparative analyses of their experiences.

  • Re-entry seminar in New York City bringing together fellows to reflect on their experiences and share what they learned during the program

  • Post-program "Fellows in Service" activities that highlight the learning acquired on campuses and in local communities

 

Meet the Class of 2016
Press Release

ARGENTINA GERMANY INDIA

Saakib Akbany
Saakib Akbany
Diamond Bar, CA

University of California,
San Diego

Environmental Engineering
 

Ethan Klein
Ethan Klein
Wausau, WI

Michigan Tech University
Mechanical Engineering
 

Isabel Lamb
Isabel Lamb
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University
Chemical Engineering
 

Cruz Aleman
Cruz Aleman
Portage, MI

Ball State University
Dietary Science
 

Julia Ossemi-Seied
Julia Ossemi-Seied
Katy, TX

University of Houston
Political Science
 

Cynthia Rann
Cynthia Rann
Philadelphia, PA

Albright College
International Business
 

Alexis McKenney
Alexis McKenney
Marietta, GA

Howard University
Political Science
 

Megan McConnell
Megan McConnell
Fort Worth, TX

Pennsylvania State University,
Erie

International Relations
 

Brenda Vasquez
Brenda Vasquez
Berkeley, CA

California State University,
Long Beach

Psychology
 

Anna Flores
Anna Flores
Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State University
English Literature,
Pre-Law

Fidel Estrada
Fidel Estrada
Sioux City, IA

University of Iowa
International Studies,
Geography

Molly Wu
Molly Wu
Houston, TX

Colby College
Environmental Science

 

Follow their journey at #CVFellows16

For more information, please contact cvfellowship@culturalvistas.org.

 

related to civic engagement and youth involvement, and prepare for their time abroad