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SIIC Fellows Program, July 3-20, 2013

The SIIC Fellows Program offers an opportunity to explore the field of intercultural communication, to assess career direction, to commit to a personal intercultural practice, and to learn about intercultural team development by working directly with other Fellows, SIIC staff, and faculty. This is one of two SIIC programs with a formal selection procedure. Our Fellows typically range in age from 25 to 70 and come from dozens of different cultures and professions. Approximately 30 Fellows will be chosen for 2013. Criteria for selection are:

Some knowledge of the intercultural field
Professional experience or at least graduate student status
Commitment to a career in the related to intercultural relations
Enthusiasm for working in a support/service capacity, while also learning at the Institute

During the Fellows Session preceding SIIC, Fellows receive professional development in multicultural team processes based on the practice of Personal Leadership. There is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning, and a rare opportunity for diverse individuals with a common interest to explore the role of intercultural communication in their lives.

During Sessions I and II, Fellows participate in workshops while also providing logistic and other assistance to the workshop faculty. In Session II, they have the opportunity to discuss design and group process issues with the faculty. In addition, Fellows support SIIC in a variety of roles from setup and hosting, to assisting participants in the library and bookstore.

Financially, the SIIC Fellows Program represents a significant tuition discount. Fellows pay reduced tuition, room, and board for the first week of the Fellows Program, which includes the multicultural team training with the Fellows faculty, as well as for Sessions I and II. The Fellows Program is a combination of a mentoring program and a chance to get a different and more extensive behind-the-scenes Institute experience.

The total cost for Fellows (tuition and room and board for the whole Fellows Program) is $2800. Fellows should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 3, and depart no sooner than Saturday afternoon, July 20. The deadline for early acceptance, particularly for international applicants needing visas, is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 24, 2013. The application form is available for downloading here -