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Students: Grants and Opportunities

Asia Society collects grants, special projects, travel opportunities and more for the global learner. Here's the latest (last updated: February 14, 2011):

Young Minds, Digital Times Film Contest: Must register by Feb. 18, but submit videos by March 19. Videos should relate to pressing social issues and winners attend the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. More information.        

Igniting Creative Energy Challenge: A competition for students K-12 to tackle world issues of environmental concern in their own communities to win state and national prizes. Deadline February 19.    

Global Citizen Year is an opportunity for young Americans to cultivate a global education through a year of real-world experience in the developing world before college.  With ongoing training, Fellows engage in long-term, full immersion placements with our partners across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Financial aid available.  Apply by March 1.  

National Geographic Student Expeditions: High school students have the opportunity to travel with a National Geographic photographer, writer, researcher, or explorer.  Full scholarships are available and the application deadline is March 1. 

Disney Friends for Change. Submit your proposal for youth-led service projects around the world that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity, and the commitment to making a positive impact on the environment by March 10.

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge for K-12 students, encourages student teams, working with a teacher/mentor, to identify environmental issues of global concern and create sustainable, reproducible improvements in their local communities. It is open through March 15.  

Concern's International Writing Competition is asking students ages 12 - university, to imagine they are a journalist stationed in a developing country, writing for an internationally renowned newspaper. Deadline is March 27.   

Global Wisconsin Idea Program is a summer institute for academically-talented high school students to engage with students from around the world in real-world decision-making and creative problem solving. Deadline April 1.   

ThinkQuest is a global competition where student teams (many of which are comprised of members from different countries) explore a contemporary world topic and create a website. Deadline to enter: April 27.  

Concordia Language Villages: Summer 'Villages' combine language immersion, cultural activities, and fun camp activities, and are offered for students aged 7-18 in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.  Programs are one, two and four weeks long, with the four-week program offering one year of high school language credit.  

The 7 Billionth Person Project aims to involve citizens from around the world in a global conversation.  The website, stands as an online exhibition that brings together the multi-media submissions to answer: What would you like to tell the seventh billionth person about the state of the world today? Submit yours today.