February 27, 2012

Paid Journalism Internships 2012 at Associated Press

The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer of 2012 in eight U.S. cities (including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow).

The interns will contribute to AP’s text, video, photos and interactives report for 12 weeks this summer. Although a primary format may be declared – depending on interest and ability – the internships will provide experience and training in all four. Interns will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings. Assignments will be made by a trainer who will also provide performance appraisals during the course of the internship.

February 23, 2012

Summer Academy 'Challenges of Sustainable Development'

Three-week Summer Academy Challenges of Sustainable Development is one of the most important educational events connected to sustainability in Poland. More than 350 people took part in it since 1998. Since the 12th edition we accept also participants from abroad. This year the Academy will be held on 08-28 July 2012 in Kartuzy, Pomerania Region, Poland.

Who can take part in the course?
The course is addressed to students and PhD students, researchers as well as representatives of the business, administration and NGO-sector from the Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. Students represent different areas and specialties, especially they were: nature protection and environmental engineering, architecture, management, economic sciences, agriculture, biology, ecology, arts, history, journalism.

Best Educational Networks Available on Satellite TV

Many people watch satellite TV for entertainment, but there is no reason why you can’t watch educational channels that are also entertaining. Many networks contain a huge list of education channels that are fun to watch, and you always learn something from them. 

This article will list 10 of the best educational channels, so you exactly where to go when you want to learn something new.

February 22, 2012

Secrets to Saving Money While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is an opportunity to experience a new culture, gain new experiences and improve your education in unfamiliar surroundings. It can also be a very expensive proposition: international students often pay high tuition fees, to say nothing of living and travel expenses. Fortunately, a few simple tips can help you reduce some of the expenses you'll face as a student overseas.

Make a Budget and Stick to It

Although it seems obvious, failure to make a budget for each month abroad is the most serious mistake most students make. Make note of tuition fees, rent, flights and other expenses, then calculate how much money you'll need per month to pay for these. Don't forget to add some extra funds for emergencies.

Obtaining an Advanced Degree in Law – Is It Worth To Pursue It?

Advanced degrees are available to cater modern educational and professional needs of students. Today advanced degrees in law are available for aspirants who like to reveal their legal prowess. 

There is simply no end to how much you educate yourself. Today there are thousands of advanced degree courses available in the market and student can’t resist but fall for such knowledge based- practical programs ensuring them of a higher degree that is worth thousands in the professional field. A recent research has shown that the numbers of students getting enrolled in advanced degrees in law has reached soaring heights. Yes thousands of individuals are taking up law as their profession and are streaming towards advanced degree programs that ensure them of a professional degree that has market value. Records and data have proven that despite the recession taking toll over the employment industry, law schools show a record-breaking enrollment. From JD to LLM degrees students are applying for an assorted range of advanced degrees in law. 

February 18, 2012

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2012 at University of Nottingham

Do you want to make a difference to the development of your home country? One of the most popular UK universities, the University of Nottingham, currently offers 105 scholarships for students from developing countries in 2012: 30 x 100% tuition fee and 75 x 50% towards tuition fee.   

February 17, 2012

Euro-­Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists

The Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt invites young journalists from different media outlets (print, radio, tv, online, photojournalists) to participate in the third Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in Alexandria, Egypt from April 22nd 2012 to May 2nd 2012.

Born in 2007 at the Euro-Mediterranean Youth Parliament in Berlin, the first Academy was carried out in Jordan in 2008 with the support of the Goethe Institute and the Anna Lindh Foundation. This experience was brought forward in 2009 when the second edition of the Academy was implemented in Amsterdam. Today, EMAJ brings together more than 50 young journalists from both sides of the Mediterranean.

EMAJ mainstreams a new quality of news making through its intercultural webzine – an online hub for feature-based and culturally sensitive journalism. EMAJ bridges the gap between young media-makers of the Euro-Mediterranean. We build on the ever-growing network enthusiastic young professionals whose aim is to produce high quality news from both sides of the Mediterranean.

Going Abroad - Helpful Tips

Studying abroad comes with a lot of rules and suggestions. You may get all your information that you need from a school counselor, a friend with experience or a website but there are a few things to consider that most people forget to mention, here are a few:

Communication: Depending on where you decide to study, your communication methods may be limited. Overseas calls can add up on your cell phone if you don’t have an international plan. Before you head abroad talk with your phone carrier and see what options they offer and be aware of internet usage on your phone as well, high charges may apply. Internet on computer can be hard to come by depending where you are. There are many internet cafes that you can use; a lot of these cafes have a timed session. So carry coins and plan ahead. 

February 16, 2012

Call for Volunteers - Eurovision Song Contest 2012

The National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NAYORA) is pleased to announce the call for volunteers to serve during the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 that will be held from 22nd till 26th of May 2012. The volunteers are supposed to arrive on 20th May and depart on 27th May. 
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May, 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 56 runnings, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions and without doubt, Europe's favorite TV show!

February 15, 2012

Improve Your Essay Writing

When writing an essay, there are many guidelines that need to be followed. The very way in which an essay is structured can affect the final result. A well-written and structured essay should include an introduction, a main body and a conclusion or summary.

Essays can be improved by following these simple steps:

It is important to plan the structure of your essay, jotting down any notes you have and compiling a first draft. Always introduce the topic of the essay in the first paragraph, explaining what it is about and how you are going to approach it. The main body of the essay should be used to flesh out the detail, with the conclusion bringing everything together.

5th International Conference of Law Studies

International Conference of Law Studies is an event that is organised each year by Interdisciplinary Student Association Diplomacy and Law. Four previous editions (two national and two international) aroused great interest and were attended by over 200 students and Ph.D. students from leading universities of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran.

This year, the conference will be held
on 12th-13th of April at University of Warsaw under the topic "International disputes - a challenge for the contemporary world?" and will be devoted to issues related to international disputes. Differences of opinions and interests are undoubtedly inevitable, natural and necessary as it may lead to joint development and finding better solutions. However, in most cases, conflicts pose a threat to world peace and common coexistence. Therefore, we would like to consider carefully the causes of the disputes, their conduct and methods of their resolution. In our opinion, a special role in this regard, need to be assigned to international law. We would also like to pay attention to main actors of international disputes: States and other entities of international law.

February 8, 2012

Danish Government Scholarships 2012

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students and young researchers who wish to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark, such as design, architecture, environmental studies, and other related fields.

These Danish Government Scholarships are offered to students from a number of European countries and students from Russia, China, Japan, Israel and Egypt. The Cultural Agreements both comprise scholarships for long-term study periods and summer languages courses to foreign students. The Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements for the study year 2012-13 can be applied for from November 2011 and onwards until February 28th 2012

February 5, 2012

Translation Grant Programme of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut’s translation grant programme “Translations of German books into other languages” provides support to non-German publishers with the publication of translated German titles. This enables important academic contributions, challenging fiction, literature for children and young adults, and selected non-fiction works, to be made accessible to non-German-speaking readers. The programme serves cultural-political aims and is an important guiding instrument of cultural and educational foreign policy. In cases where an application for a translation grant is successful, the Goethe-Institut contributes part of the translation costs to the publisher, payable on publication of the translated work. It is not envisaged that the Goethe-Institut will finance the full costs of the translation or printing or editorial costs. The programme has been running for nearly 35 years, during which time they have given financial support to the publication of around 5000 books in 45 languages.