Saturday, November 22, 2014

IKEEP Applications

UNM IBSG IKEEP Program now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016

International Business Students Global is now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 Social Entrepreneur Corps and Emzingo Internships.

Deadline: December 31st, 2015 at 11:59 P.M.

Applicants must:

Be members of IBSG in good standing OR apply for membership to IBSG
Complete the IBSG application before the deadline.

This year we will be offering both Spanish preparation workshops as well as monthly meetings in the spring semester to help students prepare for their summer abroad. We also offer students 3.0 credit hours for their pre-departure work as well as their time spent in the field.

Please e-mail Audriana Stark at with any questions. Audriana is also available to meet and answer any questions about the program. 

You can access the application here: 
2016 Application
(Please copy/paste application into a Word document)

Application Checklist

Memorandum of Understanding

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year and Summer 2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Application deadline February 6th, 2015

The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) announces a call for applications for U.S. Department of Education academic year FLAS Fellowships to promote the study of less-commonly-taught languages.

Academic Year FLAS Fellowships

The FLAS academic year fellowship supports training in Portuguese, K’iche’ Maya and Quechua. The fellowship provides tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters plus a stipend. Recipients of academic year FLAS Fellowships are required to take courses at UNM in K'iche' Maya, Portuguese or Quechua as well as Latin American area studies courses.

Summer FLAS Fellowships

Students may also apply for FLAS summer fellowships. These fellowships cover expenses associated with less-commonly-taught language programs approved by the US Department of Education but administered by universities throughout the United States. Some programs are held in the United States and others are held in Latin America. The summer 2015 programs list is expected to become available by mid-December.

Application Information

The deadline for both the 2015-2016 Academic Year FLAS Fellowship and the 2015 Summer FLAS fellowship isFriday, February 6th, 2015 at 5:00 pmA Help Session will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the LAII. All first-time applicants are encouraged to attend.

Full-time UNM undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline who are focusing on the study of Latin America may apply. Undergraduate student recipients must be prepared to study one of the approved languages at the intermediate or advanced level. Graduate student recipients may study one of the approved languages at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. Students at the very advanced level are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those students for which a robust range of courses in the chosen language have yet to be completed. Ph.D. students at the dissertation phase are discouraged from applying. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students in the professional schools and those planning a career in U.S. government service are highly encouraged to apply.

Students with or without financial need are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need.  As such, applicants should submit their FAFSA to UNM’s Office of Financial Aid at the earliest date possible (January 1st). FAFSA reports will be consulted during the FLAS application review process.

Find more information at

Monday, November 10, 2014

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation on two sides of the planet:

A global teleconference between New Mexico, USA and Tajikistan


Monday Nov. 17th, 9:00pm (UTC – 7:00), UNM Anderson School of Management GSM 226


Tuesday Nov. 18th 9:00am (UTC +5:00), American Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan


The United States state of New Mexico (34◦N, 106◦W) and the Republic of Tajikistan (38.55◦N, 68.8◦E) are nearly opposite to each other on the planet’s surface.  However, there is much to share between these two beautiful places.  Both have a rich ancestral heritage, and both have a relationship with larger economies that pose great opportunities and challenges for businesspeople and for the communities they serve.  In an era where social change is a big part of how businesses and economies develop, it is important to know how this concept is understood across large distances.  Students from the University of New Mexico and students from several higher education institutions in Tajikistan will have a one-hour discussion on different perspectives on entrepreneurship and social innovation.


U.S. side -- Michaela Brown, Startup ABQ; Manuel Montoya, PhD, Anderson School of Management

Tajik side-- Marco Rinkovich, AFA Press, United Nations Population Fund

This broadcast will be recorded.  A copy of the broadcast will be made available for viewing later in the week courtesy of the Anderson School of Management and IBSG.
For more information on Global Entrepreneurship Week visit:

In United States and Albuquerque:
In Dushanbe and Tajikistan: