Teaching in China: Spotlight on Ian Clogston

After graduating from UWT in 2016 with a major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and another in History, Ian Clogston wondered what was next. Graduate school? But in what?  Work?  He wound up applying to a job in China teaching English to college students.  Now at Wuyi University in Jiangmen, Guangdong Provence, Ian talks about his experiences below:

It is one thing to know about language barriers, it’s another thing to actually experience it yourself. It is a lot more difficult to communicate with people in another language than you would think. It is also more difficult to communicate with people who already speak some English, which I found to be surprising. It turns out we use a lot more cultural references and idioms in our language everyday than we realize.  Continue reading

Fellowship For Women and Public Policy

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January through July in congressional offices. Fellows receive stipends toward living expenses and meet weekly for issue seminars directed by the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute staff. The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women.

Eligibilitity  U.S. citizens.  Currently enrolled in a graduate program or completed a graduate program within the past 18 months.  Serious interest in research and policy making relevant to women’s issues.

Deadline  The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Additional Information.  Visit the program website, and/or email Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Study Abroad at UW Tacoma.