Texas Tech University

University Scholars Leadership Forum, Hanoi Vietnam, 2016

Univ Scholar

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is pleased to invite interested students to apply to represent Texas Tech University at the University Scholars Leadership Forum (USLS) in Hanoi, Vietnam, August 2 through August 6, 2016. Information about the conference is available at University Scholars Org, UK.

This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines. Students will not only participate in the five day forum, in which they will be able to engage with over 1,000 student representatives from all over the world, they will also have the opportunity to participate in a two-week study abroad in Southeast Asia from July 16 through August 1, which will include travel throughout parts of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Students will earn 6 hours of credit:

  • 3 credit hours earned for registering for History 4396 or History 5332: Studies Abroad in SE Asia, sponsored by the Vietnam Center and Archive.
  • 3 credit hours earned in HUMA 4100 (Honors) or an appropriate graduate course approved by the applicant's college.

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration:

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcript showing 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Essay of 400-500 words which addresses the following issue:
    The objective of the USLS program is to develop leaders who can deal with the 21st century's rise of globalization, digital revolution, advances in life sciences, economic growth, third world consumerism and deepening concern over terrorism (USLS Website). Having completed this symposium, how do you see yourself applying the skills learned in your educational pursuits or career?

Application materials should be e-mailed to Ms. Donna Rogers at donna.rogers@ttu.edu by February 15, 2016.

Significant funding will be available to selected students to offset the cost of the program from a variety of sources based on the students' major.

Dossiers will be screened by a committee appointed by the OIA. Interviews will follow.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Aliza Wong: aliza.wong @ttu.edu
Dr. Ron Milam: ron.milam@ttu.edu
Dr. Steve Maxner: steve.maxner@ttu.edu