Cultural Vistas Virtual 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.
Cultural Vistas will select up to 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.
11:59 pm EST.: Friday, December 11, 2020
Fellows in Service
We want the Cultural Vistas Fellowship to have an impact that goes beyond its participants. Cultural Vistas Fellows are required to carry out an educational or service project following the completion of their remote internship that helps promote diversity, international understanding and/or intercultural learning.
This project can be conducted on the student’s home campus or in their local community, and must be completed during the fall semester directly following their fellowship experience. All Cultural Vistas Fellows must submit a project proposal within their application. This proposal will be reviewed as part of the application process.
Cultural Vistas Fellowship applicants should consider the following when proposing a “Fellows in Service” project:
- Who is my target audience?
- How can I publicize my service project?
- Could I work with an office or organization on campus or in the community to promote my project? Could it further work they are already doing?
Cultural Vistas encourages applicants to think creatively about how to share the learning acquired during their experience and inspire others to engage with the project themes and takeaways. The “Fellows in Service” projects should be multi-faceted, of service to the greater community, and highly interactive.
Cultural Vistas Fellows should submit a small portfolio of their “Fellows in Service” projects once completed.
Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
- U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
- Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
- Ages 18-30
- No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
- Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)
Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange - this includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.