My week is at an end! And I escaped, thanks to All Saints' Day, with only 8 hours of academic class this week.

For all my UW friends who might be interested, this scholarship provoked my attention:

"International studies (FELLOWSHIP)
Applications for the National Security Education Program's 2006 David L. Boren fellowships, which are intended to enable students to pursue the study of languages, cultures, and world regions deemed critical to U.S. national security, but less frequently studied.
Deadline: January 30, 2006
Contact: Academy for Educational Development
Phone: (800) 498-9360
E-mail: nsep@aed.org
Web: www.aed.org/nsep"

Sounds like a good way to get people to pay for your education. Woot! and it doesn't necessarily mean you'll be studying in Iraq or Iran, either, or even South Korea...

This one wasn't bad, either... although the financial aspect is somewhat left out:

"Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
Please share this information with your students and colleagues! Seniors & Juniors in particular are encouraged to attend. Freshmen & Sophomores are also welcome!*****************************
Experience Japan for a year on the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program!In cooperation with the Japanese government and various local Japanese authorities and organizations, the JET Program seeks to promote internationalization & mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program strives to achieve this goal through enhancing foreign language education and cultural exchange at the local level, by fostering ties between Japanese and foreign youth. Each year college graduates are invited to live and work in Japan for a year of exploration and discovery! JET Program Participants act as cultural ambassadors and either as Assistant Language (English) Teachers (ALT) in Japanese junior & senior high school classrooms or depending on Japanese language abilities, as Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) in local Japanese public offices. Positions open to all majors. The ALT position does not require previous Japanese language skills, but a strong desire to learn Japanese & more about the Japanese education system is preferred!
DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2005
INFORMATION SESSION: Two Special Info Sessions:
Thomson Hall, Room 119, 3:30 & 4:30 pm
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to offer in promoting the JET Program to your students and fellow faculty & staff members!"

I don't need to know how to speak Japanese? I can do something right after I graduate and potentially earn money? Love it!



you've want them all on your side
that just leaves more for doubt to slaughter
I never knew he thought that
he heard you say falling out of the van
don't ask for his opinion
they ought to drown him in holy water
will you remember my reply
when your high horse dies?


Germans don't dress up for Halloween. Not the older ones anyway. Isn't that sad?

Didn't have a costume anyway. But Jeff was going to make a smashing Ace Ventura... maybe next year, when we're back in the U-District.

But since tomorrow is All Saints' Day, there is no school, and I'm sure the Germans will not pass up the opportunity to celebrate tonight. Even if they don't dress up.

::Edit:: When I said "older" Germans, I didn't mean "old". I meant "high school and college age".