College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Study Abroad 9/3/10

September 3, 2010

I. Spring Break 2011 to China and South Korea
II. UCDC

I. Spring Break 2011 to China and South Korea
SNA Educational Group is offering a great opportunity to travel to China for the spring break of 2011. They organized trips to China for over 600 school staffs and educators across North America. This program was partly sponsored by the Chinese Education Bureaus and we have had very positive reviews from our past participants. You are welcome to contact them if you would like to have their contact information for references.

In the spring break of 2011,they will be organizing tours for schools staffs and educators to Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea.

The following are the links to the travel itineraries:
Beijing, China 8 days $999
www.snatours.com/SNATours/Beijing8Days.shtml

Seoul, South Korea 8 days $1399
www.snatours.com/SNATours/KoreaSeoul8Days.shtml

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the Chinese/Korean culture, interact with the local people, and of course, explore the amazing sights and to see the wonders of the world. We will be visiting a local school to interact with the local kids. Activities will be arranged for you to know more about them personally. In Beijing, we’ll also visit a local old court yard and the host of the family will cook us a traditional Chinese lunch in their home.

For more information, please check their website at www.snatours.com.


II. UCDC
An Application form for the Spring 2011 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

Each Fall and Spring, the UCB Washington Program sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C., to complete academic research projects of their own design, and to participate in internships related to their research. The Program is open to juniors and seniors in any major, and graduating seniors may participate during their final semester at UCB (but not after they actually graduate).

To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the brand new UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferrable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit.

Applications for the Spring 2010 UCDC Program are due Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at 4 p.m.

Candidate interviews will be conducted in mid-October 2010 for the Spring 2011 UCDC Program. Accepted students will be notified in the 12th week of class in the semester they apply.

There will be several information sessions during the early weeks of Spring Semester. An alum of the UCDC Program will speak about his or her experiences and answer your questions.

All UCDC info sessions will be held in Barrows Hall:
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 12 noon- 1:30 P.M. (291 Barrows Hall) tomorrow!
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 12 noon-1:30 P.M. (202 Barrows Hall)
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 4-5:30 P.M. (291 Barrows Hall)
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 4-5:30 P.M. (291 Barrows Hall)

Information about how to locate internships in DC is available on a bulletin board outside the UCB Washington Program Office and at the Information Sessions. The Program Office is at M24 Wheeler Hall, and generally will be open 9-12 and 1-4 on Mondays through Thursdays.

More details about the program can be obtained by e-mailing ucdc@berkeley.edu, by visiting M24 Wheeler Hall, or by calling 510/642-9102.