August Opportunities Roundup

Welcome to the first monthly Opportunities Roundup! We’re excited to share these resources for traveling, learning, working, funding, and connecting.

If you know of an opportunity that might interest members of the SLE community, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d love to feature your recommendations in a future roundup.

Close Approximations is an international translation contest with $4,500 in prizes. Submit translations of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction by December 1, 2015. This contest is sponsored by the literary journal Asymptote.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a global network of volunteers, travelers, and farmers. WWOOFing is a great way to participate in global exchange while learning new skills. Volunteers receive meals and lodging in return for their labor on an organic farm.

This fellowship program supports an immersion experience for young Americans who would not otherwise have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Asia. Read on to see if your school is one of the 75 participating institutions. Get in touch with your campus liaison, and start your application today.

AIESEC’s Global Talent program connects students and recent graduates to paid international internships in teaching, marketing, and information technology. Internships range 3-18 months, with placement opportunities in 12 countries including India, China, Peru, Poland, and Romania.

To be eligible for this grant, you must be an artist, arts or humanities professional, scholar, or graduate/post-graduate student in a related field. If you are looking for cultural exchange and a process-oriented opportunity to create and explore, this grant is for you! Individual applications will be available from Sept. 1 to Nov. 2, 2015.

Meet people from 180+ countries and find language partners based on shared interest. The Speaky site has a live chat feature, so you can connect anytime. The chat boxes have integrated translation and correction options as well as multilingual keyboards. Cool! Go Speaky!

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