The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides three courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school and professional options in international affairs.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens; be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application; and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
6 weeks during the summer
15-20 participants. Program covers tuition, travel, room and board, as well as providing a stipend of $3500.