Democritus University – Unbound Prometheus Program of Summer Courses Kavala, Greece

Unbound Prometheus Program of Summer Courses  Kavala, Greece
May 13-21, July 8-21, And July 22-August 4 2018

Unbound Prometheus, a program of summer courses affiliated with Democritus University, offers a wide variety of subjects in summer 2018: Political Science, Creativity Studies, Finance, Positive Psychology, Literature, Business, High-Energy Physics, Data Analytics, Ethics, History, Digital Marketing, Screenwriting, Economics, Ecology, and Visual Arts. The program takes place in Kavala, one of the most picturesque towns in Greece situated along the northern Aegean coastline.

Unbound Prometheus is unique in that it offers the highest quality on the academic side but also in terms of accommodations and planned activities. All of our professors are academics in top western universities and colleges or public intellectuals and artists with global reputations.

There will be three programs in 2018, one in May and two in July. The May program will begin with a 5-day stay in Kavala in the 5-star Lucy hotel where the lectures will take place and then it will move to a gorgeous resort in the island of Thassos for two days of fun before returning to Kavala prior to departure. The more intensive July programs will last for 13 days while also staying at Lucy hotel. The planned activities include a tour of Thassos by boat or bus and a cruise with sailing boats along Kavala’s coastline (May program).

The cost of the entire package (tuition, room and board, activities, etc.) is $2700 (or €2253) for the July programs and $1662 (or €1387) for the one in May. We also offer a reduced price to those who escort one of our students but do not wish to register for a course themselves (e.g., a friend or a relative) as well as discounts to those who register for more than one course. Special rates apply to Greek residents due to the economic crisis.

Our courses can be taken by:

  • Undergraduate college students who wish to enrich their education and enhance their preparation for graduate studies. Students who earn top grades might also request a reference letter from their course instructor to be used in graduate school or transfer applications.
  • Students in the last two grades of high school who intend to apply to universities and wish to improve the quality of their applications through such coursework and perhaps through a reference from one of our professors.
  • Adults wishing to have a fun educational experience.

All courses are taught in English. Lectures will take place during the weekdays of each program.

Registration Deadline: The registration deadline was March 1st 2018. It has been extended indefinitely until the hotel becomes fully booked. Since such notice can come at any moment between now and the beginning of our programs, it is essential prospective students register as soon as possible.

Students are strongly encouraged to consider combining attendance to one of our programs with scheduling visits to tourist attractions in other regions of Greece. Tourist visits to Greece keep reaching record levels in each of the past several years.

Those interested in more information and particulars should visit our website:
http://www.unboundprometheus.com, particularly the “History and Testimonials” page under “Academics” where they can find comments and evaluation statistics as well as photos from our students who attended the 2017 program. They can also write to us at: info@unboundprometheus.com

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TUSA Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides scholarship students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Requirements

  • Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Program Details

Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Student will be divided into several levels depending on your Chinese language proficiency test

  • Daily small group lecture and drilling class
  • One-on-one personalized instruction class
  • Conversation or Global Issues Discussion Class

Classes taught in Hanyu Pinyin Romanization and traditional characters

Cultural Courses and Activities

  • Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine and etc.
  • Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students of National Cheng Kung University, who will serve as liaison to learn Taiwanese culture and society
  • Local Host Family Weekend and service learning in local community: Students will be given additional opportunities to interact closely with Taiwanese people, better understand important social issues and reinforce communication skills in various occasions.

To apply, use the online application no later than February 15, 2018 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2018 for final consideration.

International Relations & Diplomacy Programs at the American Graduate School in Paris

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers American higher education programs to students from around the world. AGS is a “boutique” school that concentrates all of the qualities of a top rate educational institution in an intimate, multicultural learning environment.

AGS has expertise in International Relations and diplomacy, including conflict
resolution, gender issues, NGO management, environmental politics, international public
law, foreign policy, and area studies: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East.

Privileged access to the international scene in Paris
Home to hundreds of NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, and diplomatic missions,
Paris is an ideal setting to study international relations. AGS provides privileged access
through guest talks, conferences, site visits, and internship opportunities.

World-class international faculty
Drawn from the international community in Paris, the AGS faculty features accomplished scholars as well as experienced practitioners including former ambassadors, senior UN officers, and NGO leaders.

A multicultural environment
More than 50 nationalities have been represented in the AGS student body over the
past twenty years, bringing multiple perspectives and fostering the dialogue and
understanding that are the heart of the school’s mission.

Personalized attention to each student
AGS is a small, elite graduate school. Classes have 5 to 20 students, allowing everyone
to receive close attention and guidance from professors and staff.

A launch pad for an international career
AGS alumni work in foreign affairs, international development and cooperation, human rights advocacy, humanitarian aid, security and intelligence, business, academia,
journalism, and many other professional fields in government, intergovernmental
organizations, NGOs, think tanks, and the private sector.

 

The School Offers: 

American M.A.& Ph.D. programs in the heart of Paris

Dual degrees in partnership with French & U.S. universities

Certificates in NGO Management & area studies

Study abroad in Paris

Optional French language courses

Internship opportunities in Paris

For More Information Visit: http://www.ags.edu/

 

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in European Politics and Society at Charles University

Joint Programme

Charles University together with its international academic partners is offering a unique new two-year international joint-master in European Politics and Society (EPS) in which you can study at four  major European research universities in four beautiful cities: Prague, Leiden, Krakow and Barcelona. This programme is linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economics, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse the key challenges Europe faces today (migration, security, populism, (Br)exits), and prepare
the next generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders to deal with them.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 28th February 2018. The admission procedure is done through the online application accessible from the webpage of the EPS programme eps.fsv.cuni.cz. You can send inquiries about the EPS programme to the following e-mail address: eps@fsv.cuni.cz.

Joint Events

All students spent their first semester in Prague, where they participate in the Prague Introductory week, At the end of the first semester, they choose the topic of the Master thesis and write a draft proposal for the thesis project, which they will present at a three-day Research Seminar in Barcelona. For the second semester students have two options, go to Leiden or Krakow. The two final semesters can be spent at any of the four universities depending on the specialization. In the third semester all students will travel to Brussels, for the Brussels field trip, a 3-day event to meet experts from EU institutions. After the third semester all students will participate in the Barcelona Research Seminar where they will get feedback on their thesis project from other students and academic experts. The final semester is devoted to finalizing the Master thesis, but all students will also participate in the Oxford Spring School.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee is 8 000 EUR per year. This programme received the Erasmus Mundus funding. There are approximately 22 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarships each year covering the whole 100 % of the tuition fee and offering to students extra 1 000 EUR per months as living allowances.

Excellence Scholarship Award: Excellence Scholarship Award: Best self-funded students from the first year per each intake might be awarded the ‘Excellence Scholarship Award’ (covers 50 % of the Tuition Fee for the second year of their study).

Other Opportunities

Charles University also has Masters Degrees Programmes taught in English labelled as Prague Area Studies (PRAREAS): Balkan, Euroasian and Central European Studies, Master in Area Studies and Central European Comparative Studies. More information about those programmes can be found on the website.

 For more information: eps.fsv.cuni.cz

TUSA Ambassador Scholarship Program

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides scholarship students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Requirements

  • Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Program Details

Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Student will be divided into several levels depending on your Chinese language proficiency test

  • Daily small group lecture and drilling class
  • One-on-one personalized instruction class
  • Conversation or Global Issues Discussion Class

Classes taught in Hanyu Pinyin Romanization and traditional characters

Cultural Courses and Activities

  • Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine and etc.
  • Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students of National Cheng Kung University, who will serve as liaison to learn Taiwanese culture and society
  • Local Host Family Weekend and service learning in local community: Students will be given additional opportunities to interact closely with Taiwanese people, better understand important social issues and reinforce communication skills in various occasions.

To apply, use the online application no later than February 15, 2018 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2018 for final consideration.

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence

Priority Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2018 is organized by Charles University, Prague and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and supported by the University of Birmingham, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and is ready to launch its sixth year.

A key goal of the Summer Seminar, taking place in Prague between June 18-29, 2018, is to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field. It is led by international researchers from universities and institutions with an excellent reputation such as the Humboldt University of Berlin, Central European University (Budapest), the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, the University of Pennsylvania, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

The seminar targets highly motivated students, particularly graduate students of Political Science, History, Anthropology, International Relations, International Law, Journalism and other related disciplines, as well as post-docs and professional activists.

Participants may receive a certificate of attendance and 8 ECTS credits for their active
participation in the program once the assignments are fulfilled. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits. The peer-reviewed journal JNMLP agreed to consider the publication of a special issue including the best academic papers submitted upon completion of the Summer Seminar.

Admission timeline:
28 February 2018: Priority deadline
31 March 2018: Deadline for those needing visas for the Czech Republic
30 April 2018: Final application deadline

 

Please submit the following documents to: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz
• Short curriculum vitae
• Letter of motivation
• Proof of university enrollment or graduation
• Proof of English language sufficiency

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so they encourage you to apply as early as possible. Those who apply early will receive first consideration for both admission and scholarship decisions. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail within two weeks after each respective deadline at the latest.
Program Costs
The participation fee is 750 Euros and includes:
• Tuition
• Fieldwork excursions
• Cultural and social events
• Weekend excursion (1 full day incl. meal)
• Reading materials
• Refreshments during the seminar
Participants are responsible for covering the accommodation of their choice, their travel
expenses and visa if necessary.

Discounts and Fellowships
Students of Charles University, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Birmingham as well as Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar’s alumni are all eligible for a 20% discount on the tuition fee. A limited number of tuition fee discounts will be available for selected candidates based on their academic merit and financial needs. A limited number of fellowships will be granted to PhD candidates/students or advanced graduate students coming from any of the following countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova,Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

For more information, contact:
Nikola Karasová
Program Coordinator
Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence
Institute of International Studies
Charles University, Prague
E-mail: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

Or visit the website of the Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar: http://nrvsschool.fsv.cuni.cz/.

 

 

 

Prague Summer School of Journalism at Charles University

Prague Summer School of Journalism 2018 : “CROSS-PLATFORM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE”

1 September  – 15 September 2018

 

During a two-week simulation, guided by professionals and academics, students will report back to their home countries and to other international outlets on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, in a number of formats and across multiple platforms. Students will practice investigative, socio-culturally sensitive journalism, drawing on lessons and workshops delivered by scholars from Charles University, journalists, and other media professionals. They will have access to traditional and emerging technologies as they acquire hands-on experience in cross-platform journalism. The lecturers and professors will be readily available to answer questions, provide assistance, and consult with students about their projects.

By the end of the summer school, students will have deepened their knowledge and skills as foreign correspondents, reporting in a variety of formats and across multiple platforms.

Cost: 870 Euro (Includes: tuition, housing, breakfasts and lunches, social and cultural events)

Application deadline: 22 June 2018

Register Here
Further details: http://summer-school.fsv.cuni.cz/
Contact: summer-school@fsv.cuni.cz