Study Abroad

University of Cambridge, International Summer Schools

Are you going to be looking for an interesting summer adventure? The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education will have International Summer Schools offered in the summer. A variety of interdisciplinary and specialist programs are offered. Postcards with the different types of programs are available in Old Main 428. Program brochures with the full program details, dates, accommodation options, fees and the application form will be available in January.  You may also visit their website over the coming months.  If you have questions before the brochures are available you may email them to intenq@ice.cam.ac.uk, and they will respond to your inquiries. 

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The Cleveland C. Burton Undergraduate Fellowship in International Studies

$4,000 for undergraduate Study Abroad, to be used during the calendar year following the application period.

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Requirements:

  • Fulbright College student, with Sophomore Standing or above
  • 3.5 or above G.P.A.
  • Completed Application Form, e-mailed directly to bjgrobfi@uark.edu
  • 500-word (2-page) Application Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation must be e-mailed directly to bjgrobfi@uark.edu
  • Within sixty days of return to the United States, selected Burton Fellows must complete a 500-word (2-page) report of his or her activities while abroad
  • Burton Fellows will be expected to assist in the recruitment of future Burton Fellows following their study abroad experience
  • Holders of other major fellowships (Sturgis, Bodenhamer, Honors College, etc) are ineligible to apply

The Cleveland C. Burton Awards are made possible by the generous philanthropy of the Honorable Cleveland C. Burton of Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2008, his niece and executor of his estate, Julia Peck Mobley of Texarkana, Texas, created the Cleveland C. Burton Professorship in International Programs to enhance Fulbright College study abroad opportunities and to promote the legacy of Senator Fulbright. Dean Bill Schwab named Dr. Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon the inaugural holder of the professorship in September 2009, and since that time the professorship has offered two awards.

The Cleveland C. Burton Undergraduate Fellowship in International Studies provides a fellowship of $4000 each to two students every year, to be used to defray program fees, tuition, and travel costs associated with study abroad. Contingent upon successful applications, at least one of these fellowships will be granted for study abroad in a non-European country and at least one will be granted to a non-honors student. The Fellowship application comes available each year on or around October 1, for study abroad programs the following calendar year (January-December). Selected Fellows must be a Fulbright College student, with sophomore standing of above; have a 3.5 or above GPA; complete an application form and 500-word (2-page) essay; and secure two letters of recommendation. Within sixty days of return to the United States, Burton Fellows must complete a 500-word (2-page) report detailing his or her activities while abroad, and will be expected to assist in the recruitment of future Burton Fellows following their study abroad experience. Holders of other major fellowships (Sturgis, Bodenhamer, Honors College, etc) are ineligible to apply.

2013 Fellows

Samantha Vaughn
Samantha Vaughn is an honors student triple-majoring in International Relations, Political Science, and French, with minors in Arabic, Chinese, and Middle Eastern Studies. Carrying a 4.0 GPA in her rigorous coursework thus far, Ms. Vaughn will use her Burton Fellowship in the Spring Semester 2013 to travel to Meknes, Morocco, where she will participate in the Language, Culture, and Society Program offered through International Study Abroad.

Kelly Ward
Kelly Ward is a double-major in Spanish and Communication Disorders, who aims to use the skills she is developing at the University of Arkansas to become a Speech Language Pathologist where she can assist those in both the English and Spanish speaking communities. Ms. Ward will use her Burton Fellowship in the Spring Semester 2013 to travel to Puntarenas, Costa Rica, through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to undertake a program of total immersion in the Spanish language.

2012 Fellows

Jake Hardaway
Jake Hardaway is triple-majoring in International Relations, French, and European Studies. An Honors student who is exploring the practices of INTERPOL in Europe, Mr. Hardaway has used the Burton Fellowship to spend the 2012-2013 academic year abroad at the Universite du Maine in Le Mans, France, where he has both continued his study of the French language and undertaken important research for his honors thesis.

Caitlin Lamb
Caitlin Lamb is a double-major in Economics and Political Science who has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout a demanding course of study at the University of Arkansas. Previously awarded a Burton Summer Internship at the British Consulate-General, Houston, Ms. Lamb has used her Burton Fellowship to travel to Japan in the summer of 2012 as part of the university’s study abroad seminar on International Business.

2011 Fellows

Shannon Petrus
Shannon Petrus is a non-honors biology major in the pre-med program. Hailing from the small town of Hazen, Arkansas, in the Arkansas delta (population 1600), Ms. Petrus has maintained a 4.0 GPA in a rigorous course of study. She used the Burton Fellowship to participate in the University of Arkansas's Health Teams Abroad program in Sweden during the summer of 2011, which she hopes will be good preparation for her eventual career in medicine.

Clint Shoemake
Clint Shoemake is an honors student triple majoring in Economics, Political Science, and Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Arabic. Despite this impressive line-up of majors and minors, Mr. Shoemake has maintained a 4.0 GPA. He used the Burton Fellowship to participate in the University of Arkansas's Tibetans in Exile Today Project during the summer of 2011, which he hopes will open doors for him for possible admission into the University of Oxford's Masters program in Forced Migration and eventual work for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

2010 Fellows

Saba Naseem
Saba Naseem is a triple major in Journalism, Middle Eastern Studies, and French, with a minor in Arabic. She has used the Burton fellowship to support her participation in the University of Arkansas’s French language program in Besançon, France, during the summer of 2010. Following graduation, Ms. Naseem hopes to work as a foreign correspondent, where her fluency in French, Arabic, Urdu/Hindi, and English—together with her majors in journalism and Middle Eastern studies and her experience abroad—will allow her to cover a large area of the globe, including areas of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Bilal Ziada
Bilal Ziada is a double major in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies. He has used the Burton fellowship to support his participation in the University of Arkansas’s Archaeological Field School at the site of the historic city of Tell Qarqur in Syria during the summer of 2010. At this field school, Mr. Ziada has had the opportunity to manage part of the excavation site, keeping a record of everything that is done and processing all finds, enabling him to apply in the field what he has learned in his coursework at the university. Following graduation, Mr. Ziada hopes to pursue graduate study in Near Eastern archaeology.

The Cleveland C. Burton Undergraduate Summer Internship in International Relations 

2012 Intern

Keely Dye
Keely Dye was selected as the 2012 Burton Summer Intern in International Relations at the British Consulate-General, Houston. Keely is an honors student triple-majoring in International Relations, European Studies, and Political Science. Andy Pryce, Deputy Consul General in Houston, said of Keely: “Keely’s research during her time at the Consulate culminated in an exceptional paper examining the ‘Texan miracle.’ Her work looked beyond partisan politics to the impact of low tax policies and what this could mean for Texas’s future socio-economic mix. Keely also helped plan a landmark event in Austin that marked the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Keely was a great asset for the Consulate: intelligent, hard-working and one who can see behind the headlines. She was an absolute credit to the Fulbright College and the quality of minds that they help develop.” Keely reports: “My time at the British Consulate-General was an amazing work experience. As the Public Affairs intern, I was heavily involved in the public relations of the Consulate. I was responsible for research in faith-based leadership in the Consulate region and coverage of the run-off elections in Texas, both of which were used by the Consul-General Andrew Millar to improve contact relations for the Consulate. My focal research, however, was on the concept of the ‘Texas Miracle,’ an examination of the recent economic success of Texas and its sustainability. Consul-General Millar will be using my paper as a platform for questions and concerns when he meets with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to discuss the Texas economy. I am incredibly grateful for the skills and experiences I have gained from this internship. It was an amazing glimpse into the world of diplomacy.”

2011 Intern

Caitlin Lamb
Caitlin Lamb was selected as the 2011 Burton Summer Intern in International Relations at the British Consulate-General, Houston. Caitlin is an honors student double-majoring in Economics and Political Science. British Deputy Consul General Andy Pryce reported: “Caitlin’s work has been focused on research to improve the Consulate’s political and economic reporting.  This included an excellent paper on access to higher education in Texas and profiles of the states in our region.  She has also been involved in our efforts to build an outreach program over the next year through research on potential partners and opportunities which she brought to an internal workshop where we considered potential options using stakeholder analysis techniques.  She has also worked with our Consular team to get wider experience of Foreign Service work.” Caitlin said: "I cannot reiterate how much I gained from this internship. Deputy Consul General Pryce and Vice Consul Jeffrey were incredible mentors and made me feel like a part of the team from day one. My biggest compliment to this program is that I did not feel like an intern; everyone treated me as an equal. I spent the majority of my time engaged in political and economic based research, specifically needed for the Consulate. My last week and a half I had the opportunity to work with the Consular team and everything they do. It was wonderful to see the many dimensions the Consulate covers, and to see how they all come together as one team." 

2010 Intern

Michelle Murphy
Michelle Murphy was selected as the 2010 Burton Summer Intern in Anglo-American Relations at the British Consulate-General, Houston. Michelle is an honors student, triple-majoring in International Relations, European Studies, and Anthropology. British Deputy Consul-General Andy Pryce reported: "We were delighted to host Michelle Murphy for six weeks at the British Consulate. She worked on a good range of political, economic and social issues. . . . Michelle had both the research and communication skills to surpass our high expectations on every piece of work that she was given. Producing accurate, incisive research with some unique insight at every opportunity and delivering top quality short papers amazingly quickly, Michelle demonstrated both the intellectual and personal qualities to thrive in a diplomatic career." Michelle said: "My job mainly consisted of research. Andy would give me a topic that the UK was interested in, such as charter schools in Louisiana or where the state of Texas makes budget cuts and how people react, and then I would do extensive research on that topic . . . After compiling enough information, I would narrow it all down to about a page or two report where I listed key bullet points about the issue. Some of these topics were highly interesting."