College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Other Opportunities 2012.01.06

January 6, 2012

- Jan. 9 | Study and Farm in Hawaii
- Jan. 11 | Study Abroad this summer with UC Davis
- Jan. 13 | Make an impact in the life of a first generation low income college student
- Jan. 20 | Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Feb. 7 | Participate in the 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange

Jan. 9 | Study and Farm in Hawaii
The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIPAg) is the leading agriculture education institute on the island of Hawai’i. HiP Ag offers life-changing courses for individuals interested in: eco-conscious farming, community living, and restoration of human and environmental health. Winter 2012 courses run from January 9-February 10. Please visit http://www.hipagriculture.org for more information and how to apply. For information on how to earn course credit, email hipagriculture@gmail.com.


Jan. 11 | Study Abroad this summer with UC Davis
The are more than 40 programs scheduled for next year – in 27 countries around the world and in 29 fields of study – including new programs in Africa, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/current-programs/.

UC Davis Summer Abroad program highlights includes: UC courses taught by UC Davis faculty, Courses taught in English, 8 quarter units in 4weeks, Open to freshmen through graduating seniors, Credit transfers automatically for non-UCD students, UCB Summer Financial Aid applies. Note: UC Berkeley students can request a ninth unit of 199 credit to qualify for financial aid.

Enrollment opens January 11th! Start by creating your online profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you: http://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu. Students who enroll by March 6th are eligible for the Summer Abroad Travel Award. $25,000 will be distributed in awards of $500-$1500.


Jan. 13 | Make an impact in the life of a first generation low income college student
Make an impact in the life of a first generation low income college student by becoming a Peer Mentor or Academic Peer Tutor! The Academic Tutoring & Mentorship Program (ATMP) connects lower division and transfer Student Support Services (SSS) students with upper division Academic Peer Tutors and Peer Mentors who provide academic, social, and personal peer support and guidance. Internship credit is available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to Geneva Sarcedo at 2515 Channing Way or via email as an attachment to gmsarcedo@berkeley.edu no later than 3pm on Friday, January 13, 2012. Peer Mentor applications are available online at http://tinyurl.com/ATMPmentorapp, Academic Peer Tutor applications are available online at http://tinyurl.com/ATMPtutorapp, or hard copy applications are available at 2515 Channing Way.

For questions or additional information, contact ATMP Coordinator Geneva Sarcedo at gmsarcedo@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-9584. Thank you for your interest in joining the ATMP team.


Jan. 20 | Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa
ONEHEARTSOURCE is a student-initiated volunteer opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa. With little sustainable health care infrastructure or equal distribution of resources in most developing countries, the need for change is urgent; yet the implementation of this change needs to be done with passion, consideration, and long-term responsibility. You can help by volunteering with One Heart Source as a teacher and mentor in Sub-Saharan Africa.

APPLY NOW FOR 2012 SPRING OR SUMMER PROGRAMS - APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 20!
Spring: 6 Weeks in Arusha, Northern Tanzania
Summer: 4 & 6 week programs with placements in Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Cape
Town, South Africa.
* Live with a host family and become an active member in their household.
* Improve the quality of education at your program site by leading English, Community Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Science Classes.
* Redefine the scope of community education by holding small, personal seminars about the issues most pertinent to the community.
* Inspire creativity by leading after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance & debate.
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university students.

For more information and to download the program application, please visit:
www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer


Feb. 7 | Participate in the 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange
The 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) Program is a 9-week long, experiential, place-based, watershed education and leadership development program hosted at the watersheds of Lake Tahoe in the USA and Lake Baikal in Russia, and at the Selenga River, Lake Baikal's upper watershed, in Mongolia. The program's primary themes are watershed protection, sustainable development, and cultural exchange. It will bring together young, environmental leaders from North America, Russia, Mongolia, and other parts of the world to study environmental science, policy, and management at these two superlative lakes.

The application deadline is February 7th, but any applications received before December 5th will be evaluated before the holidays. Spaces are limited so students are encouraged to apply early.

Contact: info@tahoebaikal.org / (530)542-5599