ACS International Center™ Events
248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
August 10-14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA
"Studying abroad isn't just an important part of a well-rounded educational experience. It's also becoming increasingly important for success in the modern global economy." - Michelle Obama, January 19, 2011
Use the time between your symposia at this fall's ACS National Meeting in San Francisco to meet people from international embassies and consulates and private funding organizations, who can tell you about how an international experience (internship, scholarship, or exchange) can benefit your future academic and professional endeavors.
When? Monday, August 11, 2014
Where? ACS National Meeting, Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
The Global Language Network (GLN) is an organization based in Washington D.C. offering opportunities for an international experience at minimal cost toward the ultimate goal of lifelong language learning within the United States and abroad. For this session, Zarko Palankov, President of the organization, will talk about the different languages offered by the organization, and important things to keep in mind when deciding to study a new language.
Funding opportunities offered by the European Commission for collaboration in Italy set a good example of the scale of worldwide collaborations that can take place through the joint efforts of institutions and organizations. For this session, speakers from the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) will join the ACS International Center™ to provide information on programs like the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and other Horizon 2020 initiatives, among others, as examples of how collaboration can enable successful scientific advancement.