Student Applications Open for 2018 CSIS Program


Southeast Missouri State University is preparing to send 30 students to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) during Spring Break, March 11-16, 2018, to participate in a four-day seminar on international and domestic policy.

Along with some of the world’s leading experts as facilitators, students will have the opportunity to examine significant social, economic, environmental and governmental issues from a global perspective. Participants will also learn about government service opportunities in a “Washington, D.C., Career Panel” of young staff members from legislative and executive branch offices. Additionally, free time will allow for tours of Washington, D.C., attractions and government offices.

Completed applications must be submitted as a single packet by Friday, Sept. 15, by email to or by hardcopy to the Office of the Vice Provost in Academic Hall Room 132. Each student must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and a minimum of 60 hours at the start of the 2018 spring semester. In addition, students must be enrolled at Southeast through the fall semester of 2018. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership activities and academic excellence. For details about CSIS and a downloadable application form, visit

Students will be enrolled for credit in UI498 during Spring 2018 and will be responsible for the normal fees for that three-hour course. This blended course will have five face-to-face meetings during the semester. Additionally, a presentation at the 2018 Student Research Conference and full attendance at the Washington, D.C. – CSIS Seminar are requirements for this program.

Specific questions about the CSIS program can be directed to Dr. Willie Redmond at