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.