WorldTeach May Program Updates!

New WorldTeach Summer Professional Development Program in India

WorldTeach summer programs offer a unique combination of local cultural immersion and skills development. All programs feature the specialized and accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) professional development program. This is a globally recognized certification program enabling a host of international job opportunities post-graduation.

WorldTeach India – Learn how to advocate for climate justice for the migratory communities at the foothills of the Himalayas. You will live in stunning Ladakh with a local monastery or family, studying the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that communities have access to technology skills and English. Apply by May 15th with departure in early July.

WorldTeach Summer Program Resources

Coastal Ecuador Teaching Program – Apply by May 12th

Improve your Spanish skills while exploring the beautiful coastline of Ecuador. WorldTeach is excited to announce an immediate opportunity to volunteer as an English teacher in K-12 schools along the coastal region of this magnificent country. Operated by the Edificar Foundation, a partner of WorldTeach, and the Ministry of Education in Ecuador, the program recruits quality applicants to begin in June 2017. Interested? Email coastalecuador@worldteach.org to begin your application or click here to learn more! Apply by May 12th!

WorldTeach Climate and Ocean Education Symposium

WorldTeach is concerned about how we are harming the future with our collective, negative impact on the world’s ocean. WorldTeach wants to do its part to promote awareness and protect the coastal and marine ecosystems.

We all depend on the same ocean. It is the very “foundation of human life” according to the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea.

This is why WorldTeach has teamed up with Stevenson School and the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute (MBARI) to offer the first Symposium on Ocean and Climate Education. Please consider joining from June 19th-23, 2017 in Pebble Beach, CA as we learn about the latest in marine and climate science, and are guided in using data to educate our own communities about the fate of our ocean. Invited guests include field researchers from Stanford Hopkins Marine Station and representatives from environmental and education agencies in the Marshall Islands, American Samoa and Micronesia.

The Symposium partners are generously contributing their time and resources to this effort, enabling us to price this conference at cost for $350, including meals, accommodations, outdoor excursion, and all symposium fees. Here is a brochure with more information. To register, email to indicate your interest to symposium@worldteach.org before May 20th.

 

U-M Women in Health Leadership Summit 3/24

You’re invited to the Women in Health Leadership at the School of Public Health’s 3rd annual Leadership Summit, Leading in a World of Change! This event will engage leaders across disciplines to discuss strategies for leading in contexts of uncertainty.

WiHL’s Leadership Summit is both a learning and a networking opportunity. It will deliver practical strategies to clarify your career path, cultivate your professional development, and increase your capacity for leadership. The summit includes speakers such as, Joy D. Calloway of New Center Community Services of Detroit, Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s Community of Business, and Paula Lantz from the Ford School of Public Policy. This event has limited space capacity so register now to guarantee your spot!

When: Friday, 3/24 2:30-5:30PM (Reception 5:30-7PM)

Where: The Michigan League, Reception: HopCat

Cost: WiHL Member: Free!, Non-WiHL Member: $5

Payment Method: Venmo or check to Women in Health Leadership

Register HERE by March 17th!

If you have any questions, please contact Women in Health Leadership at wihlboard@umich.edu.

Calling Future Policymakers: Women in Global Policy Seminar May 2017

Be a difference maker. Be a game changer. Join the PLEN community today!
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PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) welcomes all college women and recent graduates interested in policy career opportunities to the Women in Global Policy seminar from May 15-19, 2017.
College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world.

Discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. Network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country.

Learn about policy, from policymakers, in the room where it happens. 
Scholarships are available! Visit plen.org/programs/seminars/global/globalscholar
 
For more information and to register for Women in Global Policy, visit plen.org/global.
Questions? Contact Samantha Kovacs, Program Coordinator, at skovacs@plen.org or by phone 202-872-1585.

Deadlines:
Scholarship Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 3
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 17

10th Korea-America Student Conference (KASC)

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KASC is not just a summer program, it is a student-led month-long academic and cultural exchange that includes delegates from the United States and South Korea. As it is student-led, delegates take an active role and contribute towards the success of the program. Student participate in spirited discussions  throughout the conference as they work towards strengthening U.S.-Korea relations. They are not just participants, but truly are Ambassadors, representing and explaining their country to their counterparts … to their friends.

While there are growing concerns on the future of U.S.-Korea relations, we at ISC know one thing to be certain: we must invest in our future leaders, we must work towards building long-lasting friendships that will persevere through any obstacles that come our way.

Apply to Attend the 47th St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland 3–5 May 2017

U-M graduate students of the University of Michigan have the unique chance to qualify for an all expenses covered participation in the global conference, 47th St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland

Please find attached an information e-mail to students, the digital flyer as well the video here.

The upcoming symposium will be held under the topic “The dilemma of disruption” from 3–5 May 2017 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates in the realms of management, politics and civil society – completely organised by students. The Symposium is proud to have welcomed renowned participants such as Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, Aubrey De Grey, author and biomedical gerontologist, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Jack Ma, Chief Execute Officer Alibaba Group or Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Having the voices of the University of Michigan students represented at the international conference next May would be a great enrichment for the discussions at the symposium and also a unique chance for students. In addition, students can win a prize money of CHF 20,000.– and present their ideas on stage in front of some of the most influential personalities in the world.

Registration deadline for annual MMEU hosted by Indiana University is January 23rd

The registration deadline for the annual Midwest Model European Union (MMEU) is January 23rd.

Created in 1993, MMEU is the second oldest intercollegiate simulation of the EU in North America. Every April, more than 160 college and university students meet in Bloomington, Indiana, to decide the future of the European Union. Playing the roles of prime ministers and presidents, ambassadors and commissioners, ministers and diplomats, they spend three days discussing contemporary policy issues, resolving disputes, building compromises, and charting the course of European unity.  From Thursday afternoon through midday Saturday, students introduce, discuss, and reach decisions on EU policy.

This year the simulation is April 20-22, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. You can find more information on our website: https://euro.indiana.edu/news-events/mmeu/index.html. Please note the registration fee is $150. For any additional inquiries you can contact our assistant director, Liese Hilgeman at lhilgema@indiana.edu or 812-856-3832.