Intensive Summer Language Institutes
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for projects to provide foreign language instruction overseas for American undergraduate and graduate students in the summer of 2007 in support of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). Public and private non-profit organizations, or consortia of such organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), may submit proposals to implement six-to ten-week summer institutes overseas for a minimum total of 365 participants in countries where Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian and the Indic, Persian, and Turkic language families are widely spoken. These summer institutes should offer U.S. undergraduate and graduate students structured classroom instruction and less formal interactive learning opportunities through a comprehensive exchange experience that primarily emphasizes language learning. Proposals from applicant organizations should clearly indicate the building of new, additional institutional language-teaching capacity overseas for these summer institutesthis program is designed to develop additional language study opportunities for U.S. students.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
This notice announces several meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to the Permanent Executive Committee of the Organization of American States Inter- American Telecommunication Commission (COM/CITEL) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 2-4 p.m. eastern time in the Washington DC metro area. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 17 (Security, languages and telecommunication software) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Tuesday November 14, 2006 from 10-noon eastern time by conference call. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to the Committee on Information Services and Policy (CISP) and Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE) meetings of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on November 16 and 30, 2006 10:30 a.m.-noon eastern time in room 2533A in the Harry S Truman State Department building. These meetings are open to the public, and conference bridges may be available. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 202-647-3234.