Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must

  • be U.S. citizens;
  • be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application; and
  • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Period of Study

This is a six-week summer program. 

Award

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.

Application

A complete online application includes the following:

  • Background information 
  • Interest statement
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship 
  • Three letters of recommendation 

Application materials and instructions are available on the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program website

Deadline(s)

Applications are typically open from October through early February. Specific deadlines are available on the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program website

Details

Class Year

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English

Duration

  • Summer

Program Type

  • Professional
  • Public Service
  • Undergraduate

Region

  • DC

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No