Summer Enrichment Program Overview
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.
The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.
The tentative dates for the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program are June 18 – July 28, 2019.
- Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline (February 5, 2019).
- Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizen.