Fully-Funded Between the Lines International Writing Programme in USA 2022

The University of Iowa is accepting applications for the “Between the Lines” International Writing Programme in 2022.

Between the Lines (BTL), a cultural exchange program focusing on the art and practice of creative writing has welcomed young authors at the University of Iowa since 2008. Participants, ages 15 to 18, gather in Iowa City for a two-week intensive training.

They reside in campus dormitories throughout the session and spend their days in creative writing workshops and global literature seminars aimed at broadening their literary horizons and deepening their empathy for and understanding of one another’s identities and experiences.

Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience (for students from the United States and 28 other countries) and Between the Lines: Identity and Belonging (for students from the United States and 28 other countries) are two summer sessions offered by BTL (for students from the U.S. only).

Participants increase their literary horizons, enhance their empathy and knowledge of one another’s cultures, and improve their communication skills with the help of experienced American and foreign authors. The whole program is delivered in English.

Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience is made possible by a collaboration with the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The University of Iowa, Prairie Lights Bookstore, and other local organizations and university departments are among the partners.

Worth of Scholarship

All costs, including travel, housing, and meals, are waived for approved overseas students, making participation completely free.

Students will be accompanied by an adult chaperone hired by the International Writing Program on the transcontinental trip to and from the United States, as mandated by the United States State Department.

Requirements for the Between the Lines International Writing Programme

BTL: Peace and the Writing Experience brings together 30 foreign students and 10-14 American peers (all ages 15-18) at the University of Iowa for two weeks of intensive BTL summer programming. Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Uzbekistan are all invited to nominate students and chaperones for the 2020 BTL program.

How to Apply for the Between the Lines International Writing Programme

The US Embassy in your native country must agree to designate you before submitting an application on your behalf.

You must provide them with the supplies listed on their website.
Your original English creative writing, replies to the two written challenges, and a statement of purpose are all included.

Your prepared materials must be included in the application form as attachments.

The Between the Lines (BTL) application deadline is March 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (23:59 p.m.) Central Standard Time (GMT-6). Students from outside the United States:

The application deadline for the US Embassy in your native country maybe sooner.

As quickly as possible, contact your embassy.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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