April 14, 2014

April Opportunities for Young Media Makers

New Media Ambassador for GEYC Resource Center 
Deadline: 20 April 2014


In order to promote, develop and enrich GEYC Resource Center in Bucharest, Romania launch a call for candidates for the position of “New Media Ambassador“, a three-month practical training in the field of social media, multimedia, PR and communication skills.

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship  
Deadline: 16 May 3014

WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowships were established in 2000, and the next programme will be held from September 7-12, 2014. The OSJ programme is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering.

April 4, 2014

The 2014 European Resource Bank

The 2014 European Resource Bank will be held in Aix-en-Provence, France, June 27-29, 2014. Save the date!
 
Right after the European Elections, representatives of European free-market think tanks will join in Aix-en-Provence to reflect upon the consequences of the electoral relsults for the future of Europe and which new strategies should be implemented to change the climate of ideas towards more reforms, more accountability and more pro-growth policies.

April 3, 2014

IES Seminars 2014

IES Liberty Seminars 2014 will be held in Gummersbach, Germany, Bansko, Bulgaria, and Predeal, Romania.

IES Europe offers you an interdisciplinary introduction to the tradition of classical liberal thought. Subjects covered include economics, history, moral and political philosophy, law, jurisprudence. Faculty and program will soon be availble. The main aim is to approach these fields from a liberal point of view. The seminars are a unique opportunity to boost your understanding of the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property, and free markets and their applications to today's issues.

Through the generosity of partners, IES-Europe is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals are provided by IES-Europe. Participants only pay for their own travel.

March 23, 2014

ISWiB 2014

Are you communicative? Are you outgiong? Are you young and interested in contemporary social problems? Are you motivated to make a change? Do you want to share your opinion and ideas for a better world? Are you willing to spend seven days with other young people from all over the globe and work with them on a variety of problems? Do you want to present your country, its culture and customs to other participants? Do you want to have an amazing and unforgettable summer of 2014? Are you ready for a life-time experience?
If your answer is yes, then you are the person we are looking for!

The 8th International Student Week in Belgrade (ISWiB) will be held from July 13th to 20th 2014, under the theme “Synergy for Change”. With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the festival represents one of the largest student conferences in Southeastern Europe.

March 10, 2014

7 Better Ways to Prepare for Your Exam


This article assumes that your exam is less than a month way away, and gives you some great advice on how to handle the coming tests and what to do to make sure you do better. It is revision time, but a few of these tips may help to put things in perspective.

1 - Learn through the year and create easy reference notes

At the end of the day, this is what you should have been doing all year. If you have been sitting on ass for the last eleven months then there is very little you can achieve at this very last stage. Knowing that the game is nearly up and it is nearly time for scores is not a bad thing. If you have worked hard over the year, then now is when you get your rewarded for it. If you have sat around doing very little then this is where you get your just deserts.

March 4, 2014

How to Avoid Bogus Colleges and Their Worthless “Degrees”

In a world where technology evolves at a pace as rapid as it has for the last couple of decades, the importance of a good education cannot be overstated. Add to that our growing insistence upon instant gratification, not to mention the astronomical cost of a 4-year undergraduate degree, and the promise of obtaining a degree almost instantaneously, at little cost, and based solely upon your “life experiences” starts sounding quite attractive.

The downside to such “degrees” is that they are typically worthless as a springboard to any career that demands actual knowledge. Furthermore, claiming to hold a degree from one of these “degree mills” will likely be a black mark on the resume of anyone applying for a position with a reputable company. And while these faux degrees cost far less than does a real education, the cost versus benefit of getting one renders them no bargain at all. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can look out for to avoid being taken for a ride by one of the degree mills. Let’s start by looking at some of the “red flags” that indicate that the college – and by extension, the degrees it offers – are bogus.

February 27, 2014

The Emile-Boutmy Scholarship

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's programme.

February 18, 2014

University of the People Scholarships

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.

With its tuition-free online programs, University of the People is opening access to higher education for all those constrained, as well as building a scalable and replicable model capable of changing the very nature of higher education. The non-profit UoPeople has managed to succeed in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education, and does not charge for tuition or books/materials. All that is asked is for students to pay a one-time application processing fee ($50) and subsequent modest examination processing fees ($100) levied per course. There are no other fees whatsoever.

For students unable to pay the Exam Processing Fees, UoPeople works extremely hard to ensure that no student of UoPeople is left out of higher education for financial reasons. Students are invited to apply for scholarships after being admitted to the university and completing a scholarship application form. UoPeople remains committed to its mission of democratizing higher education.

January 28, 2014

Travel Scholarships - Passport & Plate: Italy 2014

We believe that you can learn much about a culture through food and want to give three enthusiastic (and hungry) travelers the chance to connect with and better understand the real food scene in...ITALY!

These keen cultural explorers will travel to Italy and discover the history and techniques that makes Italian food a star on the world’s stage – as well as the vibrant people that keep these traditions alive through their passion and dedication.

Each recipient will spend one week in a different region of Italy where they will meet their Italian ‘mentors’ – speaking to local farmers and artisan providores, making pastas in nonnas’ kitchens, and getting your hands dirty pruning vines, milking goats and making salamis. In that time, each recipient will be followed by a cameraman to document their experiences as they uncover new techniques, tastes and atttudes towards food and living.

December 9, 2013

Global Change Leaders Program 2014

The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.  Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.