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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 15 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. 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 2016 Summer Enrichment Program are June 20 - July 31, 2016. We will post any updates. 

2003 Rangel Scholar - A Foreign Service Officer in Seoul, Korea On September 11, 2001, most high school students were in class when they heard the news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers. Teresa Fergerson was one of those students, but in France. As an exchange student in Marseille, Teresa was completely immersed in the French culture and had the opportunity to see firsthand how her French peers and other exchange students reacted to the tragedy. Learning how differently people around the globe view the United States opened her eyes to a career in international affairs.
Teresa Fergerson
2003 Rangel Scholar
A Foreign Service Officer in Manila, Phillipines


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program . 2218 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
Tel: (202) 806-4367 or (877) 633-0002 . Fax: (202) 806-5424 .