Center for International Education

    A record 31 Berea College Students apply for Gilman Awards

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    • “The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.”

    Japan Travel Warning

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    • In response to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that took place in Japan last week, the US Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for that country. DoS urges US citizens to defer travel to Japan and advises those in the country already to consider departing.

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    ABC36 interviews Dr. Cahill about Egypt

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    • Jacqueline Sprague of ABC36 (WTVQ) in Lexington interviewed Dr. Richard Cahill, Director of International Education, about the current political situation in Egypt.  Video and a write-up of the interview are available at

    Freeman-ASIA receives new funding

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    • We are pleased to share good news from the Institute of International Education (IIE) that the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) program has been re-launched beginning with Summer 2011.  Freeman-ASIA, made possible by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, provides need-based funding of up to $3000 for a summer program of at least eight weeks in duration, up to $5000 for a semester, or up to $7000 for an academic year.  To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at the undergraduate level who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

      For more information about Freeman-ASIA, including application instructions, visit

    New US Passport Fees

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    • The US Department of State has announced an increase in fees for US Passport Books, US Passport Cards and other passport-related services. Effective 13 July 2010, the application fee for a first-time or renewal passport will be $110 (up from $75), although there is no change to the acceptance fee ($25) for applications submitted in person. In addition, DoS is implementing a fee of $82 to add pages to an existing passport.
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      Applications for a new US Passport (Form DS-11) are available at the Center for International Education, 207 Woods-Penniman. Applicants who are eligible to renew by mail (using Form DS-82) may obtain the application online at

    USCIS Issues Revised Employment Authorization Document

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    • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Form I-766, to incorporate additional fraud-prevention measures. USCIS started issuing the new cards on 11 May. »Read more

    USCIS Redesigns Green Card

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    • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card to incorporate enhanced security features. The new design also marks the card’s return to the color green (in recent years, “Green Cards” have been white, pink or multi-colored).

    Travel Warning Issued for Mexico

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    • On 14 March 2010, the US Department of State issued a Travel Warning for Mexico due to the security situation in that country.

    Haiti Earthquake Relief

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    • The Center for International Education is coordinating Berea College’s fundraising effort to provide relief to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Donations may be made at the CIE, 205 Woods-Penniman, during regular office hours. Funds collected will be donated to Partners in Health, an anthropologically-informed, locally-rooted organization that has been working in Haiti since 1987.

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