Human Rights Advocates Program

Now in its 21st year, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the realization of human rights and strengthen their respective organizations.

HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework provides advocates the opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their respective fields.

Program Overview

After completing the intensive four-month program, Advocates are able to more effectively lobby for their causes and address the human rights concerns of their community. The comparative advantages of the Human Rights Advocates Program are its:

* Comprehensive program of skills-building, networking, advocacy, and academic coursework
* Emphasis on individual and organizational capacity building
* Affiliation with Columbia University and location in New York

Live And Work In Canada - Easy Ways To Make It Happen

By Fidelis Anene

It is a known fact that traveling to western countries for greener pastures is the dream of so many people. But the problem is that people go about it the wrong way. Some people have gone to the extent of paying dubious agents as much as six thousand dollars to secure Canadian visa for them whereas they should have availed themselves of the so many programs being offered by the Canadian Government to assist people from developing countries enter Canada and work legally.

Canada Immigration Stories

If you've checked out the various immigration resources in this site, you may want to trade stories and anecdotes with other people with migration (or attempted migration) experiences.   At Canada, there's such a forum with boards for students, professionals, and families among others.   There are topics related to education, housing and labor laws in Canada.  So before you take that next step, maximize the Canada immigration online resources.  Know of another good Canada immigration forum?  Let us know.


Established in honor of the late U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, the fellowship program sends outstanding mid-career Filipino professionals in public service from both the public and private sectors to the United States for a year of university study and work-related practical experience. The program develops leaders who will have "multiplier effect" on their society.

The fellowship provides for tuition and fees, a monthly maintenance allowance, book and supplies, and round-trip international travel to the Fellow's English language center (when applicable), to the host institution, and to Washington, DC for a workshop. Supplementary funds are available for professional activities such as field trips or attendance at conferences. Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.
Fellowships are granted competitively in the following fields:

1. agricultural development/agricultural economics,
2. communications/journalism,
3. economic development/finance and banking ,
4. educational administration, planning and policy ,
5. HIV/AIDS policy and prevention ,
6. human resource management ,
7. law and human rights ,
8. natural resources and environmental management ,
9. public health policy and management ,
10. public policy analysis and public administration ,
11. substance abuse education, treatment and prevention ,
12. teaching of English as a foreign language,
13. technology policy and management,
14. trafficking in persons, policy and prevention,
15. urban and regional planning

Required Documents:

1. Official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
2. Certified copy of diploma
3. Two letters of reference (forms are included with the application kit)
4. Completed application form

Application period is from March 1 to June 6, 2010.

Printed copy of completed applications must be received at the PAEF office on or before June 4, 2010.

Grantees are expected to begin their fellowships in the U.S. in August 2011.

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010
and close on 30 June 2010

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region.

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

As ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is competitive, based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and potential impact on return home. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria.

ASEAN Scholarships

The ASEAN Scholarships aim to provide opportunities to the young people of ASEAN to develop their potential and equip them with skills that will enable them to confidently step into the new millennium.

The ASEAN Scholarships lead to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced’ (GCE ‘A’) Level (or equivalent) certificates. Outstanding students who perform well in the GCE ‘A’ Level (or equivalent) Examination may apply for the ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships offered by the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Singapore Management University.

Broadening young minds. Meeting future challenges. Be part of the ASEAN community studying in Singapore.

International Education Programs - Jacksonville University

IEP - International Education Programs at Jacksonville University - offers affordable and immersive study, volunteer, service-learning and internship programs in over 20 countries throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. IEP academic and internship/volunteer programs offer experiences for a wide variety of majors and include direct-enrollment programs at large prestigious universities abroad, center-based culture and development studies, and customized internships in everything from Banking in London to Women’s Empowerment in India.

IEP offers summer, semester, academic year, multi-country, and alternative spring break academic programs in over 20 countries. We provide quality international academic and cultural immersion experiences at prestigious institutions of higher education.

IEP's exceptional programming and support is personalized for each student, whether they are interested in developing language skills, immersing themselves in another culture, or earning credit towards their degree.  Read more about Study Abroad programs to start exploring options for international study.

Contact IEP

International Education Programs (IEP)
Main Office:

Phone: 1-800-IEP-3023

Email:, or contact your state's Program Advisor below

Or, fill out the inquiry form
Postal Mail:
International Education Programs at Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University
J. Henry Gooding Building #105
2800 University Blvd. N.
Jacksonville FL, 32211-3394

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