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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 2017 Summer Enrichment Program are June 19 - July 29, 2017. We will post any updates. 


Daniel Waqar
2015 Rangel Scholar

Daniel's interest in international affairs was sealed while studying abroad in the Middle East.  A History major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Daniel successfully completed a semester program in Peace and Conflict Studies and Arabic Language and Culture in Haifa, Israel. Daniel subsequently leveraged the insights he gleaned from his study abroad experience while in the Summer Enrichment Program.  Daniel observed that "the Rangel Program was so phenomenally eye-opening because it exposed me to diverse career paths that I would have not seen anywhere else." He found the most valuable aspect of the Summer Enrichment Program to be the power networking opportunities with high-ranking officials in the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and in prominent think tanks. "Washington, D.C. can seem like an overwhelming place for someone like me looking to get his foot in the door in international affairs, but the Rangel Program eases you into this fast-paced town by allowing you to engage with other young professionals who are just as ambitious as you."

Daniel has continued to pursue his passion for international affairs since completing the Rangel Program. In his senior year at UNLV, Daniel plans to complete his thesis on the peace and conflict issues involved in Israeli land settlement expansions in Hebron (the West Bank).  Daniel is also a 2015 Truman Scholar; he will be returning to Washington to complete the Truman  Foundation's Summer Institute as well as the Truman-Albright Fellowship programs, which will allow Daniel to gain experience in international affairs through work in a Washington-area think tank. Daniel's ultimate career goal is to serve as a subject matter expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department. 





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