Scholars could work in Shakespeare's theater

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 9:18 a.m. CDT

The American Institute For Foreign Study, a leading study-abroad organization, announced that its Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program has been selected by the Fulbright Commission as a Summer Institute for the next three years.

Three Fulbright scholarship winners will attend AIFS’s Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program each year from 2013 to 2015. Students awarded will have the majority of their costs covered including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, insurance, social program and meals.

On the Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program, students spend three weeks at Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theater in London, where they have the unique opportunity to study intensively with actors, directors and other theater practitioners. The program runs from June 17 through July 5.

“We’re delighted that American students will have the opportunity to experience life in our exciting capital city,” said Michael Scott-Kline, Director of the Fulbright Program. “The American Institute For Foreign Study Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater will offer everything that we would hope for in a Fulbright exchange: a stimulating academic component, a rich and immersive cultural experience and an enthusiastic host.”

Students applying for the award should submit application materials directly to the Fulbright Commission. The deadline is March 11. For more information, application criteria or to apply, visit www.aifsabroad.com/england/londonglobe/summer/fulbright.asp.

AIFS is one of seven college summer programs designated by the Fulbright Commission as Summer Institutes. The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to study in the United Kingdom. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates age 18 and older, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the U.K. on a three-, four- or six-week academic cultural summer program.

In addition to Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program, AIFS offers study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. All AIFS programs are comprehensive and include housing, meals, transcripts, insurance and built-in cultural activities and excursions. Additional scholarships and financial aid are also available.

To learn more, contact David Mauro at 800-727-2437, ext. 5163, email info@aifs.com or visit www.aifsabroad.com.

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