December 26, 2012

Master Scholarships for East-European Students in Sweden

This Swedish Institute program for highly-qualified East-European students aims to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research. About 10 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting August 2013. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees. 

December 20, 2012

Useful Tips to Fund Your Study Abroad

Studying abroad can enhance your skills and experience that nothing else can do. It is an excellent idea to study abroad, but it is somewhat costly also. Never end up your dream of studying abroad. Even it costs a little high amount, by following some tips you can make the study affordable. Here are the tips to be followed in order to make your dream of abroad study affordable. 

1.    Breakdown Expenses
Different study programs cost differently. Contact a counselor to get the list of various study programs and to get the detailed information of each. If possible ask him to introduce a person who is pursuing the same degree in the same country of your interest for more guidelines. In this way you can estimate the daily and monthly costs of that program in that country. According to that you can start saving money by limiting your current expenses.

December 19, 2012

Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2013

We are pleased to announce that the prospectus and application information for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students  2013 is now available online.

Formerly the Ivy Scholars Program, our name change this year to Yale Young Global Scholars reflects the fact that our program has developed into one of the most selective and academically rigorous high school summer programs worldwide. By exposing our students to the best scholars and practitioners in a wide range of academic and professional fields, we seek to give our students the analytical skills they will need in whatever leadership positions they may one day assume.

As an official Yale University program that is administered by University officials, you can expect a first-rate summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in our famed residential colleges, eating in our award-winning dining halls, engaging with world renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. 

December 17, 2012

St. Gallen Symposium 2013

Fostering an intergenerational dialogue is the aim of the St. Gallen Symposium. For that reason, 200 talented young people from all over the world are invited to take part in that event . The mission of these Leaders of Tomorrow is to fundamentally challenge the Leaders of Today with critical questions and new approaches. The 43rd symposium will take place on 02–03 May 2013 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The Conference is the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debate on issues of management, politics and civil society – completely run by students.
 

December 13, 2012

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a TEFL Program

Few professions are better than Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) if you're the type of person who loves to learn about different cultures, meet new people, and travel the world, because English is still one of the most sought-after foreign languages globally.

You can spend your weeks correcting spelling and conjugating verbs and your weekends touring the French countryside or enjoying the gorgeous vistas of Prague. But if you're going to do it, chances are that you'll need to get a TEFL Certificate.

Thankfully, there are lots of schools that offer them, and most programs are incredibly quick - around four weeks. Pick a good program and you can be ready to teach English in a foreign country in little more than a month!

December 10, 2012

American University in Bulgaria Program

American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is located in Blagoevgrad, a vibrant regional economic and cultural center in the picturesque Southwestern part of Bulgaria. The mission of the American University in Bulgaria is to educate students of outstanding potential in a community of academic excellence, diversity, and respect and to prepare them for democratic and ethical leadership in serving the needs of the region and the world. We envision a community of diverse and creative students of outstanding potential living and learning together in an engaging and rigorous academic environment on a campus which offers world-class academic, recreational, and residential facilities.  Mentored by internationally respected faculty committed to the liberal arts tradition, graduates will be fully prepared for lives of professional achievement, personal fulfillment, and service.

December 7, 2012

Erasmus Mundus Partnership Scholarships

EMP-AIM is a Partnership of 17 Universities from European countries, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, which aims to build a structured and sustainable cooperation between the involved universities and thus to strengthen academic, cultural, economic collaboration between the European and Eastern Europe region countries. The project EMP-AIM is coordinated by Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.

December 5, 2012

Scholarships for University Graduates From ENP Countries

The EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies at the College of Europe (Bruges or Natolin (Warsaw) campus) during the academic year 2013-2014. These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs.
 
The eligible countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

December 4, 2012

Top 6 Study Abroad Destinations

Studying abroad gives students a chance to spread their wings and experience life outside their country. In an increasing globalized world, having international experience on your resume is extremely important if you are looking to impress. Where you would like to study largely depends on your subject.  If you are looking to study a language, then it makes sense to study in its country of origin. Some universities have particularly prestigious courses, so it is wise to look at them if you are aiming high. 

Many companies exist to assist you in your choice of subject and country of study, whereas some universities have affiliations with many other universities across the world and offer the chance to study at one or a number of these institutions. Below are some of the top study abroad destinations:

December 3, 2012

Surviving Culture Shock When You Are Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can be an exciting experience as you get to travel to a new land and learn about new people and new customs. For many, the chance to live and study abroad is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. However, many students who study abroad suffer culture shock during their first weeks or months in their new country.

Culture shock is a feeling of disorientation of living in a new country. It can include feelings of loneliness, boredom, or even hostility toward the new culture. Culture shock can make it difficult to adjust to the new place and to enjoy the experience of studying abroad. Learning ways to cope with culture shock can  help you to adjust quickly and create an enjoyable experience that you can remember for years to come.

Here are a few tips for how you can survive culture shock when you are studying abroad.

Mitrovica Winter University 2013

Mitrovica Winter University 2013 is an six-courses educational program which brings together local and international professors and around 150 students. This year, Mitrovica Winter University 2013 (MWU13) will be organized for the sixth time! We are looking for highly motivated students, who want to participate in the MWU13 and to make it an unforgettable experience. 

Mitrovica Winter University 2013 will be held in Mitrovica between the 21st of January and the 1st of February 2013. Continuing with the original format, the program for MWU13 will bring together local and international professors and students, providing an opportunity to learn and share experiences.
Approximately 150 students can participate:  90 local students, 35 students from South East Europe and 25 from EU and beyond.

November 30, 2012

Chevening Scholarships 2013/14

Applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships are now open. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

November 28, 2012

Youth Encountering Environmental Human Rights

We invite you to apply for the study session “Youth Encountering Environmental Human Rights” (24.02.-02.03.2013) that will take place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest.

This study session aims to promote active youth participation in environmental human rights education and peaceful activism. We have prepared this activity for youth workers, educators, activists- anyone interested to explore the topic of environmental human rights, willing to share their histories of participation and learn new ways of engaging in local and global environmental matters. 

Danish Government Scholarships for Qualified Non-EU/EEA Students

The Danish Government welcomes highly qualified and motivated international students from all over the world to study in Denmark. A number of scholarships are therefore offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund students from countries outside the European Union/ European Economic Area. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree programme or for part of a degree programme at undergraduate or postgraduate level. 

November 21, 2012

Campus for Finance - New Year’s Conference 2013

On January 17 & 18, 2013, the 13th “Campus for Finance - New Year’s Conference” under the topicFinancial Markets, Media & Politics – Who Rules the World? will be held at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.
 
Our aim is to bring together outstanding personalities from economics, leading corporations and politics with selected students from all over the world to support the exchange in a unique familiar atmosphere. You can be excited about inspiring speeches, panel discussions and workshops.

November 19, 2012

Graz International Summer School Seggau 2013

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by concentrating on the regions of South Eastern Europe and the Americas and by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of collective issues reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, cultural, regional, economic, cohort and national identities. In 2013, Graz International Summer School Seggau will take place on June 30th - July 13th under the general topic  "Collective Identities: Nationalism, Transnationalism – Europe and Beyond". The event is held in Seggau Castle that is located about 40km south of Graz, near the beautiful city of Leibnitz, Austria.

November 12, 2012

Internships at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam

The Research Unit at Greenpeace International is offering a 6 month internship position. Research internships are based in Amsterdam, Netherlands as full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a fixed term of 6 months. This internship option is ongoing. Monitor, capture, filter and organize information and market intelligence into databases for briefs and reports to ensure strategic information is available for Greenpeace’s campaigns and projects. This role is very detail orientated, involves multiple concurrent daily deadlines and administrative tasks within the research unit.

November 9, 2012

5th CEE Forum 2013 in Greifswald

The 5th CEE Forum for Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists will be held from Friday, 3 May to Saturday, 4 May 2013 in Greifswald at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in cooperation with the University of Greifswald.

The CEE Forum is a platform for young legal, political and social theorists who come from, currently study or work in Central and Eastern Europe or have a research interest in the region. The regional boundaries are understood widely. The target audiences of the conference are young researchers, espe-cially doctoral students and post-docs, without a specific age limit. As in the previous Forums, the conference will be organised in three concurrent panels and will put its special emphasis on two major general topics.

November 2, 2012

DAAD Master and PhD Scholarships 2013

Study scholarships are awarded to provide foreign graduates of all disciplines with opportunities to complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course at a state (public) or state-recognized German higher education institution and to gain a degree in Germany (Master’s/Diplom).
 
Depending on the length of the chosen degree course or study project, the study scholarship will be awarded for between 10 and 24 months. Initially, scholarships are awarded for one academic year and can be extended for students with good study achievements to cover the full length of the chosen degree course.

October 29, 2012

Winter European Innovation Academy 2013

Tallinn University of Technology is offering you a stimulating academic environment, a vibrant community of motivated students and distinguished faculty in its intensive winter program Winter Innovation Academy on 21-27 January 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. Winter European Innovation Academy is a place for transforming your knowledge, ideas and skills into real innovation. Innovation Academy is suitable for engineering, science and business students as well as professionals who are intending to pursue a career in innovative management. Winter Innovation Academy 2013 brings together famous motivational guest speakers who are innovation experts from world-famous and successful companies Microsoft and Samsung.

October 27, 2012

How to Write a Science Paper


Papers whether scientific or social are given by teachers, whose prerogative determines what you write. They determine the font sizes, formats, procedures and detailed steps to follow when you are writing the paper. It’s your duty and responsibility to follow your teacher’s instructions to get the most marks. 

However, not all teachers give the instructions on how they want their paper presented. You are free to use industry standards to write the science paper. Here are the standard guidelines required when it comes to writing science papers.

October 22, 2012

Master Scholarships for Developing Countries 2013-2014 in Belgium

Within the 2013-2014 programme for international courses and training programmes, CIUF grants 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes. The CUD (Cutting-Edge International Trainings and Courses for Development) Scholarships Program for the year 2013-2014 is available for applicants from developing countries. Courses include Masters in Public Health; European Microfinance Program; Masters in Development, Environment and Society; Master of Science and Supplementary Environmental Management in Developing Countries; Management Systems in Health Services; Methodology in Support of Innovation in Family Agriculture, etc.

October 18, 2012

2013 John Smith Fellowship Programme

The John Smith Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Programme. 

The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy. Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in the UK. The Programme targets outstanding young leaders in politics, local government or civil society with an established interest in promoting democratic reform. The "ideal" candidate will be aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society.

October 16, 2012

Tips for the Essay Exam

The essay exam is one of the most structured and detailed exam questions you’ll ever discover. For most students, the essay exam can be stressful. This article looks at some of the tips you need to ace this exam. The tips come in three parts. 


Before the essay exam

Before the main exam, you need to practice and prepare. This is because; you will not have the time to do this in the exam. You need to start by anticipating questions that may come in the main exam. The best way to do this is by revisiting past papers. What angles were tested in the past papers? And considering you attended class, what did your instructor emphasize? Having answers to these questions is a great way to get started on the right path you will also find it really useful when you want ideas to use in a real exam scenario.

October 15, 2012

Global Studies – A European Perspective

Global Studies – A European Perspective is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master’s course offered by a Consortium of five European universities, that are namely: University of Leipzig (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and seven Non-European universities: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.

October 14, 2012

How to Arrange the Process of Self-Education?

Self-education is basically defined as an education that is required outside educational institutions independently. However, the definition has changed considerably. Self-education now means that students are using their own abilities to teach themselves.

Students apply their own knowledge and prepare themselves. Self-educated students have high level of problem solving skills and abilities. They are not dependent and appear more confidents. Schools and colleges are also seeking new ways to enhance this quality amongst students. 

October 12, 2012

How to Apply for a Grant and Get Awards and Funding for Your Project

You may have a project that you want to put out there but don’t have the means and funding for it. You may also like to join exhibitions and competitions to build your portfolio and expand your network. Fortunately, there are ways you can get the funding you need. There is probably a local competition or opportunity for you to gain awards. Several international organizations also offer grants and awards for outstanding projects and concepts. Here are some tips on how you can take advantage of a great opportunity.

Search Online

Find out what are offered by various organizations. Search online. If you can subscribe to newsletters and magazines related to your project or field of expertise, this will help you be up to date with any kind of opportunity. Social networking sites may also help. Join forums and expand your affiliations to easily be updated and informed of any open calls or grant applications. There are a lot of organizations willing to give funding to any deserving individual. Your researching skills will be put to good use here.

October 5, 2012

Winter School On Federalism And Governance 2013

The Winter School on Federalism and Governance is a transnational project of the EURAC-Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Since its first edition 2010 it takes place under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

The upcoming edition 2013 focuses on “Federalism and Fundamental Rights”. Federalism, regionalism, devolution, autonomy and other forms of territorial division of power are key tools for effective and democratic governance. They are often used to address fundamental rights issues, mostly in an effort to better promote and protect them, but also, in some instances, to limit them. The Winter School 2013 aims at better understanding such link from a multi-disciplinary academic and practical perspective, providing in-depth analysis and practical knowledge of the problems, the solutions and the instruments available in this field.

October 3, 2012

The Skills You Can Learn By Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a common norm nowadays. Each year, the number of students going abroad to study keeps on increasing. The whole experience is important as it equips the learner with new skills and experiences that change their life completely. Though it may pose challenges initially due to a change of climate, culture and language, the ultimate benefits are worth it. 

There are a lot of skills which a student who goes abroad gains compared to the ones who pursue studies in their home country. Some of them are illustrated as follows. 

September 28, 2012

Interested in Studying Abroad? Check Out These Organizations

Are you bored with your current educational situation? Do you find yourself longing for more than the average classroom college experience? If so, you might consider studying abroad for a semester. With interest in this realm only growing, there is no shortage of programs or options available for students interested in venturing out into the great wide unknown.

Below is a list of some organizations that promote and encourage students to study in countries outside of their own. With partnering schools in various cities across the world, these organizations have something for everyone.

September 14, 2012

International Student Festival in Trondheim 2013

Do you want to be a part of the world’s largest student festival? Apply for participation at ISFiT 2013 for an experience unlike anything you have ever known!

ISFiT is short for the “International Student Festival in Trondheim”. What the name does not say, is that ISFiT is also the world’s largest international student festival. ISFiT is arranged every other year, and each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. The theme for ISFiT 2013 is global trade, and the festival is held from the 7th to the 17th of February, in the city of Trondheim, Norway. Here, over 450 students from all over the world gather to attend 17 different workshops and take part in the festivals culture program. ISFiT is a non-profit organization and is brought to life with the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers.

September 7, 2012

Survival Tips From a Used-to-be Expat College Student

Technology is increasingly making the workplace a global one. Even if you get a job in your home town, it’s likely you’ll find yourself interacting with people across the world, whether they’re customers, co-workers, or your boss. The ability to interact effectively with people of various cultures is becoming more and more important, which is why studying abroad during college can be such a valuable experience.

But besides the resume boost, I can tell you from personal experience that becoming an expat for a period of time can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. My ability to speak another language is one of my proudest accomplishments, and through learning about another culture, I learned so much about my own.

Still, taking the leap to go abroad for all or part of college isn’t an easy decision. Leaving your comfort zone can be scary, so here are a few tips to make your experience a positive one.

August 30, 2012

QS World Grad School Tour 2012


World’s Top Grad Schools coming to North America in September with $1.2 million in exclusive scholarships.

Thinking of grad school? Not sure where or when to start? The QS World Grad School Tour will be bringing leading grad schools from the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe and Asia to meet high potential masters and PhD candidates like you! Join us in New York (9/15), DC (9/17), Vancouver (9/19), Montreal (9/22) and Toronto (9/24).

August 23, 2012

4 Reasons to Take Classes at a Public University While Abroad


When you get started in a study abroad program, you will most likely be ushered through the transition to your abroad country with the help of advisors and program courses. Most abroad students take at least one course offered by the abroad program itself, and this is a good way to keep in touch with the rest of your study abroad classmates. However, as you get settled in and it comes time to choose your courses, it's a very good idea to check in to the opportunity to attend a public university. Even taking one course at a local university can offer a wealth of experience and opportunities for growth that would never have been available to you had you taken only courses offered by your study abroad program. Read on for some of the top reasons why every study abroad student should take classes at a public university while abroad: 

August 15, 2012

Using Social Media to Find Grants and Scholarships


When it comes to obtaining grants and scholarships, you want to use every resource at your disposal to the best of your ability. Regardless of whether you’re looking for grants and scholarships for school, a social work organization or something totally unrelated, many of the same strategies apply.

One set of tools that you can’t afford to overlook in your search is social media. Social media has become a powerful and pervasive communication tool that can help you or your organization locate and qualify for the funding you need. And if you don’t use this tool to your advantage, you should at least realize that potential funders may use it to check you out.

August 10, 2012

3 Most Important Study Abroad Tips for Students

It's been said time and time again, studying abroad is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. There are few other times in life that you can immerse yourself in a new country and new culture with the guidance and support of a learning institution. While traveling abroad is certainly possible at certain times in our lives, actually studying abroad is another story. Attending classes at a school overseas and learning valuable lessons about our global society and about yourself are just some of the benefits of semesters abroad. 

Talk to any graduated college student who has taken a semester abroad during their collegiate study and they will say that their experience abroad was one of the most meaningful aspects of their higher education. It is the process of abandoning your comfort zone and experience in an entirely new culture and learning system that makes studying abroad such a meaningful and enlightening event. While study abroad is certainly an exciting and important time, it can also be challenging. Consider these three useful and vital tips to prepare for the perfect time abroad.

August 8, 2012

European Youth Media Days 2012

How to survive the crisis as an entrepreneur journalist? How to address the social effects of crisis? How to explain European policies in times of austerity? What is the impact of crisis on youth? If these are topics that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 100 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels between 16-18 October, 2012.

The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days organized by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press will focus on the economic crisis that is currently threatening Europe. The European Youth Media Days is the biggest event in Europe dedicated to young journalists.

August 2, 2012

How To Sell Yourself on Scholarship Applications


You have the power to create amazing things with a blank sheet of paper and a bit of black ink. The ability to translate your hard work, experiences and special qualities into a carefully constructed application is the key to making you shine on paper. You must be innovative and impactful even when the application process asks you stay inside the lines. You have to be able to sell yourself.

“Selling yourself, whether on paper or in person, is one of the best skills that you have, and it’s no different than selling any product or service,” said Greta Schulz, founder and CEO of Schulz Sales Consulting, a company who helps entrepreneurs and companies refine their selling processes. “You have to have confidence, you have to know how you’re going to benefit them, and you have to articulate yourself.

July 31, 2012

Visiting Fellow Grants at Bielefeld Graduate School

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology is a joint institution of the Faculty of Sociology and the History Department of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology at Bielefeld University (Germany). Under the umbrella of the Graduate School, international doctoral programmes in sociology and history are offered. It provides an inspiring research environment for about 180 doctoral candidates.

The Graduate School is offering 1 – 2 Visiting Fellow Grants for international doctoral candidates to fund up to four month research stay at the Graduate School.

The scholarships will be awarded for the Winter Term 2012/2013 (1 October until 31 March 2013) and include a stipend of 1.200 Euro per month. Upon application, travel costs can also be covered by the Graduate School. If applicable, a children’s allowance will be added.

July 30, 2012

3 Apps Every Study Abroad Student Should Download

Choosing to enroll in a study abroad program is one of the most intelligent things an undergraduate can do—not only can it open your eyes to an entire new world, but it can also help make you become a more independent and adventurous person. Not to mention you simultaneously get to earn college credit while exploring a new exotic location. And while you may think that you can simply just travel more once you get a full time job, an opportunity to spend several months in an exotic location may not come again. That said, if you're departing to study abroad soon, congratulations. However, for those traveling to non-English speaking countries, you might want to make sure that you are equipped with the proper tools to help you in your travels. That said, to learn the most important apps you should download on your smart phone, continue reading below.

July 23, 2012

Top 10 Universities to Get Your Master’s Degree


If you have made the decision to get your master’s degree, it stands to reason that you want to study at the best possible university. But how do you choose the right one out of all the thousands in your country and throughout the rest of the world?

Of course, a lot depends on what courses you are interested in and what your main priorities are, however, there are a number of universities that stand out as being especially prestigious. To give you an idea of just how broad your options are, we’ve narrowed down the top ten universities around the globe to get your master’s degree. 

July 21, 2012

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2013-2014

The Society for the Humanities invites scholars to reflect upon the theme of “Occupation: From Space and Time to Practice and Politics“ in order to further understanding of historical and contemporary practices of occupation within physical, professional, and virtual territories and practices. What does it mean “to be occupied” or “to be in the time of occupation”? The Society wishes to open the question of how occupation has shaped the humanities in relation to patterns of thought and artistic representation. Equally important is how historical events of occupation, as well as the establishment of intellectual professions and institutions, have relied on or shaped the humanities. The Society encourages applicants to investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme.

Fellows will work across disciplines to reflect on what occupation means philosophically, psychoanalytically, and theoretically.

July 20, 2012

International Summer School of Leadership 2012, Ukraine

Zaporizhzhya Institute of Economics and Information Technologies holds Ist International Summer School of Leadership timed to coincide with the 19th anniversary of ZIEIT for students of all economic majors of higher educational institutions of Ukraine and foreign countries.  
Period: September 15-23, 2012.
Location: the South coast of the Crimea, sports and fitness complex “Smena” (Foros).

The main objective of the International Summer School of Leadership is to improve the educational level of students, who are studying at such majors as “Management”, “International economics”, “Economics of Enterprise”, “Marketing”, “Finances” and others; adopt the national educational system to international standards; form the circle of young scientists with the prospects of further cooperation in the field of scientific research.

July 19, 2012

Top 7 Places to Study Abroad for Science Majors


Who says being a party animal and a science nerd are mutually exclusive? Whether you are looking to go abroad because the waves crashing on the Australian shores are calling your name, the clubs in Milan are playing your jam, or you simply need to eat cheese in Paris for six months, there is no reason being a science major should hold you back. Here are some of the best destinations for the college scientists out there who have caught the travel bug.

July 13, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2012

Last call for applications! Global Entrepreneurship Summer School in Munich, Germany, is not just a conventional Summer School. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the most exciting Summer School around the Globe. Apply now and meet leading Entrepreneurial Talents from around the World for more than one week in Germany.  

This year summer school will be held on September 20-28, 2012, the topic of the summer school: People on our PlanetChallenges of the Future.

Population Dynamics constitutes one of the most multifaceted global issues that will impact the shape of our world’s societies. While in most developed nations the population is both aging and shrinking, the total global population will explode from 7 billion at present to 10 billion in 2050. Never before in history people have migrated at such frequency and number, from rural areas to cities, from the poorer to the richer countries.

July 12, 2012

Hermann Strenger Scholarships

With the launch of the Hermann Strenger program in 2010, the Bayer foundation is for the first time also offering support to young people in the non-academic sector to gain work experience abroad. 

The program is aimed at committed young people in the final stages of their training or those who have successfully completed their training within the last two years and who are looking to go abroad for a maximum of one year to gain initial international experience as part of a project, internship, training course or simply “on-the-job” work. 

July 9, 2012

Taming Scholars “Gone Wild”

Losing a Scholarship Is a Sacrilege
Losing a scholarship is an easy proposition. Why would any serious student do so? Higher education is becoming more and more expensive no matter in which part of the world you may reside. More and more American students are entering the workforce after being graduated with a mountain of debt that they won’t be able to pay off for many years. The phenomenon is becoming a reality in other countries as well. Any person, young or old, desirous of an advanced education, should welcome any financial assistance and should hold meeting the obligations of that assistance as nearly sacred.

July 6, 2012

Paid Translations Traineeships in EU Parlament

Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does.

Paid traineeships are awarded solely to graduates of universities or equivalent institutions. Their purpose is to enable trainees to supplement the knowledge which they acquired during their studies and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Union and, in particular, the European Parliament.

Study Abroad Scholarship Tips

Studying abroad has become the norm among college undergraduates. Being immersed in another culture gives you the opportunity to turn your traditional education on its side. Many students miss out on the opportunity to go, because they think it’s too expensive. It’s definitely not a cheap endeavor, but studying abroad is not as out of reach as many think. Understanding the types of scholarships available, knowing where to look, and making yourself stand out can all make studying abroad possible.

Types of Scholarships

Merit-Based: These scholarships are awarded based on abilities such as academic, athletic, and artistic. Sometimes those in charge of the money will take extracurricular activities and community service into account as well.

June 29, 2012

Scholarships for Chinese Students in Canada


How Chinese students can offset the cost of studying in Canada

There are more Chinese students studying in Canada than those of any other nation. One reason that attracts Chinese students to Canada is that they can obtain study scholarships that offset course fees and living costs.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a Chinese audience there had been a remarkable increase in the number of Chinese students studying in Canada.

“Following our 2009 agreements, there has been a remarkable increase in the number of Chinese students studying in Canada.

“There is no better place in the world to study than Canada. That's why more than 60,000 Chinese students now attend Canada’s world-class colleges and universities, a 35 per cent increase in four years …and the number is growing.”

Many Canadian universities and colleges offer scholarships for gifted students, including those from China. The kind of award and financial benefits varies. Applications should be made directly to each university or college. 

Here are 5 Canadian scholarships that are suitable for Chinese students:

June 25, 2012

Selecting the Right Study Abroad Program for You


The day has come: You're ready to tightly pack your suitcase, book that overseas plane ticket, and jet off to a study abroad and have the time of your life. But, wait a minute. Just where are you off to?

Finding the right study abroad program is like tracking down the ideal spouse. The program needs to meet your needs, wants, desires, and hopes. For those of us all too familiar with the dating scene, we know it's difficult to find all of these criteria, but does that mean finding the right degree program is treacherous and nearly impossible? Absolutely not! You just have to know what to look for.
In selecting your study abroad program, there are four criteria you should pay the most attention to: program cost, program location, degree compatibility, and cultural compatibility. Finding the program that meets your needs in these four categories will help you decide where you belong. And whether it's Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Mexico – you name it – there is a program out there that is right for you. Just consider these specific points when you're selecting your destination.

June 21, 2012

Going to School Online, Is It Right for Everyone?

If you are thinking about going to school online you may want to think twice. Going to school online is a completely different experience than going on campus. We've got a few tips and tricks to help you decide if going to school online is right for you and your education. 

For many, going to school online is ideal because it’s so convenient. You can study when and where you want. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection for most courses. This means you can easily fit your academic obligations around other commitments, like work and family. Also, since you’re able to attend class from home, you won’t have to spend time and money commuting to campus. 

June 19, 2012

Surviving Abroad - Tips for Staying Focused in a Foreign Country


Studying abroad in a foreign country is a privilege and an adventure that many lucky students embark on in their college days. There is really no better time for world travel and studying abroad than college. The four years that young students spend on a college campus build them into strong-minded and confident young adults. It is through regular course study and consistently challenging situations that young college students discover their passions in life and their motivations for the future.

Many students decide to study abroad during their college years. Exploring new cultures, languages, and regions is a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and your interests. While studying abroad as a college student can be extremely rewarding, it can also be very academically challenging. With so many new experiences to have, new places to explore, and new people to meet, maintaining academic focus can be a real challenge. Consider these tips for more successful studying abroad.

June 16, 2012

Getting Ready For the GREs!


If you are considering graduate school after finishing your bachelor’s degree, then you should expect to take the GRE. The GRE, or Graduate Record Exam, is similar to the SAT in that it tests your verbal, writing and quantitative analysis, demonstrating that you have the basic skills and the knowledge of a college graduate. Most university graduate programs require that you take the GRE for admission; in some cases, you may be required to take a subject test as well to prove your preparedness for entering the program.

The GRE test itself is offered all year round in testing centers nationwide. Most people take the computer-based test, although some testing centers still offer the paper-based exam. When you register for the test, you choose a date and time that works for you and visit the testing center at the designated time to complete the test in a controlled environment. Like the SATs, you can take the GRE as many times as you need to improve your score. While many students opt to take the exam in the fall of their senior year, before graduate school application deadlines, some take the test in the spring of their junior year or even over the summer in order to leave plenty of time for a re-take if necessary.

June 14, 2012

Why is Cultural Immersion an Important Part of Studying Abroad?


All study abroad programs and foreign language programs are combined and offered to students as an immersive experience that would help them learn more. The question that arises is why it so important to visit a place to understand its culture. Communication has gone global and it has become easy for everyone to view video footage from around the globe. So what is it that necessitates a travel experience? 

Cultural Immersion: An Unforgettable Impact
Study abroad programs and gap year programs continuously focus on the cultural immersion aspect. No matter where a student goes, whether it is Europe or Asia, emphasis on this aspect is evident and so much so that home stays are arranged to help a student experience the lifestyle of the resident of that country.  What is it that makes this aspect of study overseas and student exchange programs so important?

June 11, 2012

The Fail-Proof Guide to Studying

Studying usually conjures up images of frantic students in the small hours of the night, surrounded by textbooks, notebooks, and snacks, rubbing their eyes and staring hollowly at notes they’ve read a hundred times in preparation for a test the next day.

This method of “studying” has a better name, a moniker oft-used and much loved by students: cramming. But is cramming actually effective?  It might help you — and I should stress might — scrape by whatever test you’re cramming for, but, as an article in Popular Science states, “hurried memorization is a hopeless approach for retaining information.”  

May 11, 2012

Liberty Seminars 2012 in Slovenia

Join 80 freedom lovers from all over the world to learn and discuss about freedom, markets, rights and entrepreneurship at one of available seminars, Liberty Camp or Liberty Academy. The 5th annual Liberty Seminars will take place between 27 August - 1 September, 2012 in the breathtaking scenary of Lake Bled, Slovenia.

ORGANIZERS
The Liberty Seminars are organized by the Slovenian think tank Društvo Svetilnik (Lighthouse Association).

PERFECT FOR
The Liberty Seminars are open to people of all ages and from any background. We welcome you to spend an unforgettable week with other individuals who share a passion for the ideas of liberty.

May 10, 2012

"Way Home": Volunteering in a New Ecovillage near Kiev, Ukraine


We are a group of sustainability enthusiasts from Kiev, Ukraine. We're starting an ecovillage near Yushky, Kiev region.  This year we are going to build our first, common house, which will become the community center later.
We are looking for volunteers to share the joy and help us with the construction.

The first leg of construction started on 28 April 2012. The construction will go on until October. The ecovillage is only 1h on a bus from Kiev, so you may come for any period of time you feel like.

May 8, 2012

Exams are Hard in Any Country: Effective Study Tips

College is a fun and exciting time. Your life is opened up to so many new experiences and new opportunities that the possibilities seem (and really are) endless. Students can learn about topics they never imagined studying, forge relationships with people they would have never encountered in any other environment, and even take their academic pursuit abroad for a period of time. These educational and personal pursuits are worthwhile in so many different ways for a young and passionate individual. While college is a time full of opportunity and growth, it is also a time of seemingly endless stress and exhaustion. With late night study sessions, intensely hard classes, and ever impending deadlines, when you're in the thick of it nothing seems more difficult than college. We can all admit, there are few things more daunting to a college student than final exams (besides maybe an 8 am class). In many ways, it seems that we as college students put the weight of an entire semester into one hour long exam. This is bound to be overwhelmingly stressful. While college exams are always going to be a drag, there are several strategies you can use in the dorms, at home, or abroad to study more effectively.

April 19, 2012

Scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2012

Every year since 1945, the European Forum Alpbach has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. For almost three weeks Alpbach becomes the village of thinkers or, as Otto Molden, the founder of the Forum, called it, the “other magic mountain”. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. The open character of the events promotes a climate of tolerance for different opinions and contributes to the overcoming of national, ideological and disciplinary boundaries in a harmonius way. Participation is open to all those who are interested, and the events are carried out in the German or the English language.

April 12, 2012

How to Get Away From Scholarship Fraud Online

In the new virtual world we live in today, fraud is a new fear instilled into anyone who has shopped or done other types of business online. Almost every business and governmental agency has a website, and it is often preferred that you visit that site as opposed to calling in and speaking with a live person. For this reason, many potential college students are seeking scholarships online rather than calling the institution or going in to speak with financial aid specialist. While there is nothing wrong with speeding up the process, this does open up the chance to become a victim of fraud, and the ways scam artists lure you in are creative ranging from offering a free led tv to sometimes even outright lies.

April 11, 2012

5 Ways to Improve Your Language Skills While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is always a memorable experience, especially if you choose to live in a country where you don’t speak the language. In fact, most students choose to study abroad in the first place for the opportunity to gain proficiency in a foreign language. Despite the difficulties, it’s important to really focus on improving your language skills while you have the chance to live in a country with native speakers. Here are some of the top ways to get the hang of a foreign language while studying abroad, no matter your skill level.

1. Stay with a Host Family
This is the best way to become fully immersed in the local language and culture. Many study abroad students stay in residencies with other abroad students, but it can be very tempting to revert to speaking English in a residency. Even staying with other foreign students can turn into an English fest, because most young people speak English as a second language.

April 3, 2012

Benefits of Study Abroad for ESL EFL Teachers

A guest post by Sarah Fudin, who currently works in community relations for the University of Southern California's Master of Arts in Teaching program, which provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to earn a Masters Degree in Teaching credential online. Outside of work Sarah enjoys running, reading and Pinkberry frozen yogurt.

As an ESL teacher, you will work every day with students struggling to learn a new language, many of whom may also be struggling to adapt to the customs of a new country. As their instructor, you will have an intimate knowledge of the challenges and rewards of that learning process as it unfolds in your classroom, but students also lead full, vibrant lives outside the classroom. As they absorb the English language, they will also acclimate to the cultural life of their new home country. These are struggles and joys that teachers can certainly relate to, but not all teachers have experienced themselves.

March 27, 2012

Hungarian Government Scholarships for International Students

Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes. Scholarships can be applied for in two different ways:
  1. Work plans and bilateral agreements: The Office of the Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) welcomes applications by citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational work plan with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Ministry of National Recourses and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory). Dissemination of all information regarding the application procedure and deadlines as well as assessment and shortlisting of applications is conducted by the scholarship authority or the Ministry of Education in the relevant home country (or territory). Applications forwarded by partner scholarship offices shall have a priority. However, applications submitted directly to the HSB Office shall also be accepted in the framework of the Pool system outlined below.

March 21, 2012

IES Seminars: Europe & Liberty - Germany 2012

Interested in exploring the ideas of liberty? Learn about classical liberalism with distinguished faculty? Apply now and join us at the Theodor-Heuss-Akademie in Gummersbach, Germany between July 29 and August 04, 2012 for a weeklong of intellectual challenges, intercultural exchanges and lots of laid-back fun, all in the spirit of liberty. This week is entirely free for the students. Through the generosity of our partners, IES-Europe is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals are provided by the IES-Europe. Participants only pay for their own travel.

March 20, 2012

Perugia International Journalism Festival 2012

The next edition of the annual Perugia International Journalism Festival will be held on April 25-29, 2012, in Perugia, Italy.

The annual Perugia International Journalism Festival is the leading journalism event in Italy. It is an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism. The leitmotiv is one of informality and accessibility, designed to appeal to journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of the media in society. Simultaneous translation into English and Italian is provided. The festival is open to the public free of charge.

March 17, 2012

Tips For A Perfect Revision Period


When end of year exams are looming, it’s inevitable that students across the country will start to get twitchy, and suddenly regret the hours lost in the union bar. Even those who've been diligent during term time can find the prospect of final assessment daunting.

However there are a few simple tips that should get you into the right frame of mind to perform to the best of your abilities.

First of all, work out what you actually need to do because very little will be achieved if you try to tackle revision without a coherent plan. Think about what subjects you're going to be tested on then decide which need the most work so you can allocate your time accordingly.

March 13, 2012

International Student Week in Belgrade 2012 - "Youth Changing the World"

We are more than happy to announce that the sixth ISWiB (International Student Week in Belgrade), under the motto "Youth Changing the World" will take place from 15th to 22nd July 2012 in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. We came a long way since our humble beginnings in 2006, constantly improving in quantity and popularity, and we have no intention of stopping. The previous edition of the festival, ISWiB 2011, gathered more than 200 students from 50 countries from all over the world.

As the goal of ISWiB is breaking national, religious, cultural and language barriers, not only through the exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas, but also by making friends and hanging out with each other, ISWiB 2012 will be an opportunity for lots of fun, cultural manifestations, day trips and, of course, parties!

March 7, 2012

Time Management Tips for Study Abroad Students

Studying abroad is certainly one of the best life experiences that lucky students get to experience. It is a great opportunity to see new places, meet new people and live in a foreign country.  However, time spent studying abroad is not all fun and games. There is an academic component during study abroad that cannot be discarded or forgotten when you travel. It is important to manage your time well and in ways that allow you to get your work done, learn as much as possible, and have the study abroad experience you desire.