Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop


Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?
Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means, 
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem,
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research,
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience,
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources,
    • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to :

    • A completed copy of the application cover sheet.
    • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the project and any ideas for its further development.
    • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
    • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.

Deadline: 5 pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016.
For more information, please see the workshop page

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Center for Global Studies
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.