This year in the study abroad program Baylor in Greece and Turkey, we will be offering a range of courses. Particularly of interest will be the BIC courses: Social World 1, Biblical Heritage, and Capstone (Pilgrimage and Martyrdom). There are also some Religion, Philosophy, and Great Texts courses for those who may need these credits. If you are interested, applications are now open and can be accessed at the link below.
Enclosed is a copy of the trip brochure and a list of all the courses that are being offered this year. We will travel down the western coast of Turkey starting in Istanbul, take a boat to the Greek island of Samos, fly to Athens, and tour across the Peloponnese. This is a world with a deep and rich history that was of strategic importance in the ancient world as well as our modern history. Many texts in the BIC and GTX curriculum come out of this world. Most of Paul’s writings, Revelation, and some Gospels were written to address this first-century context of today’s Greece and Turkey.
The program fee will be $3,250. That includes all lodging, breakfast and dinner each day, transportation within and between countries, entrance fees, Turkish visa, international health insurance for the duration of the trip, and private guides in each of our countries. That does not include transatlantic airfare to Istanbul and from Athens, Baylor tuition, lunches, and personal expenses.
We will hold interest meetings on October 19 5:00-6:00 pm in Morrison Hall 100 and October 25, 5:00-6:00 pm in Morrison Hall 102. But if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us any time.
To apply, use the following link:
Be advised that there are some new requirements for study abroad. Those steps can be found here:
If you are looking for scholarships to assist with your study abroad, please start here:
The Honors College also has special study abroad scholarship opportunities. Find out more about that here:
If you have additional questions or if you have any difficulty with the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We’re going to have a great trip. I hope you’ll join us.
Hadi gidelim! (“Let’s go!” in Turkish)
Dr. Carron and Dr. Whitlark
Need someone to pick up 8-year-old daughter from Lake Air Montessori at 3:30 pm (at least Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, but preferably Monday-Friday) bring her home and stay until 5:30. Ensure that children complete their homework, practice piano, and help get ready for the next day. This is a paid position, and anyone interested is encouraged to reach out to Dr. Paul Carron: Paul_Carron@baylor.edu.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to share it with them!
Join the BIC Team!
This application is for students interested in becoming a Student Worker Fall 2023. This position will be a part-time, paid position, with the opportunity to work this upcoming Spring 2024, as well.
BIC needs a student worker to assist the upstairs BIC office (Morrison 231) throughout the semester. This job will require that the student worker be present Tuesday and Wednesday during each week of the fall semester. The student can choose the times that work best for their class schedule. The student worker will assist the BIC advisors, perform clerical tasks, deliver mail to the department, and office maintenance. Ability to learn and perform basic clerical tasks is essential as well as the willingness to step in and assist with any needed tasks. All current BIC students are welcome to apply. Please upload a cover letter and CV. Interviews will be conducted throughout August.
We will review all applications and then make contacts for interviews. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Clark (Caroline_Clark2@baylor.edu).
Check out the article below featuring the work of Dr. Lenore Wright, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, and the Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor:
Orientation starts today! BIC faculty, staff, and advisors will be at various Orientation events throughout the summer. Here are the times and locations where you can meet the BIC at any orientation session this summer!
BIC needs two 20-hour a week summer workers to assist BIC during Orientation around June 1-July 21. These jobs will require that the student worker be present Monday through Wednesday during each week of Orientation. The student worker will recruit students for BIC during Orientation and must be knowledgeable about all facets of BIC. They must be able to communicate effectively with prospective students and their families. In addition, the student worker will assist, as is needed, the Admissions Analyst in the processing of applications and notification to admitted students. Ability to learn and perform basic clerical tasks is essential as well as the willingness to step in and assist with any needed tasks. Current BIC students are welcome to apply. Please upload a cover letter and CV. Interviews will be conducted in April.
BIC is also looking for one 10-hour a week student recruiter for Summer Orientation (Mondays and Tuesdays during Orientation around June 1-July 21). The student will participate in recruiting events across campus, answering questions about BIC to prospective students. If you have interest in this position, please upload a cover letter and CV. We prefer students who can be present on every date listed. Interviews will be conducted in April.
Students taking a summer school course at Baylor in June or July are eligible if they do not exceed 20 hours of paid work per week.
These positions will be temporary, part-time, paid positions, without benefits. Click here to apply!
Applying to be a BIC summer worker or recruiter is a competitive process. We will review all applications and then make contacts for interviews. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Chris Moore (C_Moore@baylor.edu).
- Intelligence and National Security Alliance Scholarships (https://www.insaonline.org/foundation/scholarships) – DUE APRIL 14
- APPLICANTS MUST BE US CITIZENS!
- Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or above
- Seven separate scholarships ranging from $5,000-$10,000 for undergrad and masters students interested in computer science, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, international affairs, national security studies, public policy, or comparable fields of study, as well as a variety of STEM-related defense and intelligence fields with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
- Application requirements include an online application, two letters of reference (one must be academic), and unofficial transcript
- US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Scholarships (https://usgif.org/usgif-scholarship-program/) – DUE MAY 31
- Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
- Seven separate scholarships ranging from $10,000-$15,000 for undergrad, masters, and PhD students interested in geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, engineering, artificial intelligence, or machine learning, as well as a variety of STEM-related defense and intelligence fields with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
- Application requirements include two letters of recommendation, transcript, short-answer questions, and an essay
- National Military Intelligence Foundation Scholarships (https://www.nmif.org/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=February_9_2023&utm_medium=email) – DUE JUNE 2
- Multiple scholarships (exact amount TBD based on individual merit and financial need) for undergrad and graduate students with demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intelligence, national security, military intelligence, and related fields.
- Application requirements include an online application, no more than 3-page resume, at least one letter of recommendation, transcript, short essays, financial information on educational debt, and willingness to have your name and photo identified online
The Philosophy Department at Penn State organizes two distinct CUSP programs each year. These programs are directed toward prospective graduate students in philosophy from traditionally underrepresented groups (including African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asian Americans).
The Summer Institute is primarily intended for rising undergraduate sophomores or juniors (others are still encouraged to apply) who are considering pursuing an academic career in Philosophy and wish to learn more about what it means to be a part of the discipline.
Applications for the Summer Institute are due April 3, 2023. Selected students will be brought to campus for the institute (all expenses paid). The application and more information are available on Penn State’s website: bit.ly/CUSPPSU