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DEADLINE: SEAS Program Graduate Assistant
January 25, 2016
Call for Applications: SEAS Program Graduate Assistant
The UNC Study Abroad Office is looking for someone to serve as a graduate assistant for the Southeast Asia Summer (SEAS) program, which is a donor-funded study abroad program for 25 students at the end of their first year at Carolina. More info on the program is here: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1615.
The summer 2016 program will be led by Dr. Gang Yue in Asian Studies. Running May 16-July 8, the program will travel to Singapore for four weeks, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for two weeks, then Bangkok, Thailand for the final two weeks. The graduate assistant’s job is to travel with the students on all international legs of the journey (many of the students will be first-time international travelers so may need guidance), support Dr. Yue in the overall running of the program (making sure students know and stick to the schedule, follow the honor code, etc.), and act as a liaison between the students and the faculty leader (they may feel more comfortable talking with you than a faculty member about any issues that may arise). International travel experience is required and Vietnamese or Thai language ability is preferred but not required.
UNC Study Abroad arranges all the program logistics beforehand—flights, housing, daily schedule, etc. and we hire local faculty and students in each location to assist with our program, so you’d be working with a team of people, but you’d also have a decent amount of time to yourself for research or other activities you may want to do while abroad. The program pays for your flights, housing, and international insurance, and also gives you a $5,000 stipend. The students are typically academically strong and highly motivated because it’s a competitive program and we interview all finalists prior to acceptance. Dr. Yue may ask you for a bit of help with grading, but he is the primary instructor and grader for the 6 credits students take. If you were interested in guest lecturing during the program, you likely could, but it’s not required.
If you’re interested, please email Isabella Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org , describing your academic pursuits, your travel experience, and your experience working with undergraduate students and how that may help in this position. Please also attach your résumé or CV. The application deadline is Monday December 7th.
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