Engage Russia // Apply to the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Today!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 program.
SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to address the most pressing issues our nations face today. In the fall, participants attend a week-long conference in Russia, conduct collaborative research in working groups over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University and Washington D.C. in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Some examples of research topics include nuclear affairs, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, business and economics, healthcare, the arctic, energy geopolitics, security, and many more,
SURF welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia. Recent graduates and young professionals will also be considered. Our program will cover most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for other expenses including flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

There are two deadlines: early decision ends May 31st at 23:59 PT and the application will fully close at June 28th at 23:59 PT. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional information can be found on our website and read the latest journal here.
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Call for Applications 2018: “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”

The call for applications for Kosovo International Summer Academy 2018 – Part II, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, is now open!

Date/Venue: 1-11 August 2018, Prishtina, Kosovo

Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available for most qualified applicants.

Description:

This August, Kosovo International Summer Academy (KSA) will organize its 6th edition (Part II) in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, that will be realized by Kosovo Center for Diplomacy.
The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on:

  • Politics
    ·         Economics
    ·         Diplomacy
    ·         Professional Etiquette and Protocol
    ·         Leadership
    ·         Peaceful Conflict Resolution
    ·         EU Integration Process
    ·         International Law
    ·         Human Rights
    ·         International Justice
    ·         International Security and
    ·         The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding

 

Program Features

Our Staff is working intensively to make sure that high-ranking officials of Kosovo, including President of Kosovo, Government and Parliament officials, and representatives of diplomatic missions in Kosovo will address the participants.

After the completion of the program, participants are requested to write an essay about their experience in this program, or an article related to Kosovo. The best essay/article will be translated and published in a Kosovo daily newspaper, and two others will be posted in web-page of Kosovo Center of Diplomacy(Opinions section).
Awarded Certificates and ECTS

All participants and attendees who fulfill the requirements during the program will be awarded with certificates from Kosovo Center of Diplomacy and University College “Universum”.

Successful students will receive 6 ECTS credits of the course of ‘’War and Peace: Historical actors, structures and processes’’, issued by the University College “Universum” .

Excursions and Cultural Activities

Throughout your study-abroad experience in Kosovo you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions and cultural activities.

  • Tour of the Institutions of Kosovo
  • Field trip to Prizren
  • Field trip to Mitrovica
  • Field trip to Gadime Cave
  • Tour of museums and statues
  • Meetings with high-ranking officials and ambassadors

 

Eligibility

    • Citizens of all countries in the world are eligible to apply
    • Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students(who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals.
    • Applicants born in 1984 and after
    • You must be in good academic standing

 

Scholarships awarding criteria

The following criteria are considered in the admissions process:

  1. Submitting your application early
  2. Financial need
  3. Merit and existing leadership experience
  4. Intercultural experience

Deadline:

  • Priority deadline: May 25th, 2018.
  • Visa Deadline: May 18th, 2018 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo).
  • Finale Deadline: June 15th, 2018 (Applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that does not need visa to enter Kosovo).

*Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

Please find the link for application here: http://academy-ks.org/?page_id=2042. For further information please visit official website http://academy-ks.org/ or the official Facebook page of Kosovo International Summer Academy:https://www.facebook.com/KosovoInternationalSummerAcademy/

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

The Horizons Fellowship is a summer opportunity that supports outstanding undergradute and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products.

Our world is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. Horizons is designed to provide access to a modern technology skill set for students like those in your department.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies – Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We’ve had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

Master of Science in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Regata

The MSc in Economics (LM-56) is a two-year graduate program entirely taught in English, with a strong emphasis on quantitative economics, and carried out in an international academic environment supported by intense tutoring.

The program is of interest to those who want to pursue a career in national and international institutions that require advanced analytical skills, or who want to strengthen their background in order to continue into a Ph.D. program in Economics worldwide.

During the second year, selected students also have the opportunity to attend a Dual Degree Program in partnership with the University of Gothenburg or the University of Konstanz. Moreover, every year they award the best performing students with financial prizes reserved to first year students and to graduates.

Further information is available at http://economia.uniroma2.it/master-science/economics where interested students can find the application form

You can also view this Pamphlet: MSc in Economics_Tor Vergata University

 

Leading Women of Tomorrow Position Openings

Leading Women of Tomorrow is a student run, non-profit, bipartisan organization that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service, with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Gender equality is a sustainable development goal, and for their efforts they were recently recognized at the UN.

They are looking for passionate students to lead their new campus chapter at University of Michigan! Chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurers, and secretaries will have the opportunity to work with local community leaders as well as national political and policy professionals, coordinating events for campus and program implementation with support from our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on your community. Hours are very flexible, and no travel is required. Both graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to join! To apply, please email a copy of your resume to leadingwomenoftomorrow@gmail.com, and indicate your preferred position and whether or not you would be willing to accept a different position. 

Winter Break 2019 in Peru and Iceland with the Green Program

Green Program winter break.PNG

Save $600 USD

Plan ahead with Early Registration! Apply to The GREEN Program and secure your spot by April 23 to save up to $600 USD on your upcoming adventure this winter.

*Summer 2018 still enrolling, limited spots available*

For more information & program fee specifics for each program session and month, please visit the Terms & Conditions

To apply visit: https://thegreenprogram.com/apply

Charles University – Master Programmes in English

The Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers four interdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English for the academic year 2018/2019. These programmes are coordinated under the label “Prague Area Studies” (PRAREAS) and focus on distinctive areas: the countries of Eurasia and Central, East and Southeastern Europe, the German-speaking countries, European Union and North America.

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

BECES offers the English-speaking audience a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as the territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan peninsula, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, including the those in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. The programme also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area. After a completion of BECES, the students will acquire an advanced level of graduate education including a good command of one or two languages of the area as well as a broad and, at the same time, deep knowledge of the region studied. They will be capable of open but critical understanding and conceptual thinking, and of appreciating cultural diversity. This intellectual equipment will provide them with an opportunity to continue their self-education and find work related to the problems of the studied area in both the public and private spheres. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: beces.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: vykoukal@fsv.cuni.cz

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

CECS focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of those countries. The programme focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political developments since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students a chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavic languages spoken in the area.
A graduate of CECS will gain a wide range of analytical skills focused primarily, though not exclusively, on understanding the Central European region from a political, historical, economic, cultural and social point of view. Subsequently, such graduates will most likely emerge as regional analysts, diplomats, higher civil servants, employees of European institutions or territorial experts. In addition to having a mastery of English, the graduate will possess an advanced knowledge of German (still the most important language of the Central European region) and a basic knowledge of at least one Slavic language of the region. The programme is offered either in the form of a full-time programme of study or as parttime study (optimised for working people and with classes on Friday afternoons).
The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: cecs.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: tomas.nigrin@fsv.cuni.cz

Master in Area Studies (MAS)

The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. Graduates of MAS will be endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. They will be able to analyze individual topics arising within the region of their interest from a multidisciplinary point of view in terms of social sciences (sociology, economics, political science, and international relations) and modern history. Programme graduates will be able to understand current issues in their historical, societal, political, and economic context. Mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues.Thanks to a systematic focus on academic writing, graduates will be capable of producing texts of a high professional and formal quality. They will be able to deliver qualified comments on the developments of states and societies of the studied regions. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: mas.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: weiss@fsv.cuni.cz

 

European Politics and Society (EPS)

EPS is a multidisciplinary two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. EPS offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the four leading European universities (Prague, Leiden, Krakow, and Barcelona). EPS gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today. The programme will prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders who will understand the societal, political, economic and cultural processes. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: eps.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: martin.mejstrik@fsv.cuni.cz