Update on Student Applications for 2019 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 10-14, 2019, 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. 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, Nov. 16, by email to csis@semo.edu or by hardcopy to the Office of the Provost in Academic Hall Room 131. Each student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a minimum of 60 hours at the start of the 2019 spring semester. In addition, students should be enrolled at Southeast through the fall semester of 2019. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership activities and academic excellence. For details about CSIS and a downloadable application form, visit https://www.semo.edu/csis/.

The cost to participate in the CSIS program, including transportation and lodging, is approximately $3,000 per student. Student participants will be charged a $900 CSIS Workshop fee. However, thanks to our generous donors, all participants will receive a $500 scholarship. Therefore, student participants will only pay $400 towards the cost of the program. Additionally, students will be enrolled for credit in UI498 Senior Seminar and will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the three-credit hour course. This blended course will have five face-to-face meetings during the semester.

Specific questions about the CSIS program can be directed to Dr. Willie Redmond at wredmond@semo.edu.