Water Resource Management and Sustainable Practices program in Cusco

For More Information Visit: https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/peru

There are spring break and summer break opportunities available

Cusco Trip

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Study Abroad: Spring University Prague 2018, Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

The academic programme “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”, is taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during April 2018 (April 8 – 19). This study programme is internationally acknowledged and successful participants will be given 8 ECTS credits. For detailed information please see their homepage www.spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz or Facebook page Spring and Summer Universities Prague.

The Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University) has been organizing similar spring and summer programmes every year since 2009. More than 450 students from 56 different countries have already participated in these courses.

university prague info sheet

 

Taiwan United States Alliance Ambassador Scholarship Program

The 2018 TUSA Ambassador Scholarship Program June 11 – August 7

Applications Due: February 15  for Early Admission and March 31 for final consideration

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides 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 with a high motivation to learn and good moral character
  • 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

Intensive Chinese Language Classes:

  • Student will be divided into several levels depending on 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 character

Cultural Courses and Activities: Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine

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

To apply,  submit your own online application no later than February 15, 2018 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2018 for final consideration

Summer Internship with UM Global Health Design Initiative

The UM Global Health Design Initiative (GHDI) application for Design for Global Health Internship is open! The Design for Global Health Internship is a full-time, 4-month paid summer internship. Interns apply design ethnography techniques to define global health challenges and conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate design solutions. Interns divide their time between the Laboratory for Global Health Technology (LIGHT) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and at a resource constrained clinical or community setting in Michigan, Ethiopia, Ghana, or Kenya.

This internship is open to University of Michigan students from all departments who currently have sophomore, junior, senior, or Master’s level standing or recent graduates who received their Bachelor’s degree within the last 3 years. 

Apply now on MCompass at this linkThe deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, January 24th @ 6pm in the Shapiro Design Lab (1st floor UGLi).

Please feel free to contact globalhealthdesign@umich.edu with any questions

Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on their website. More offices may be added in the coming weeks, so please check the website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

Program benefits:

  • monthly living stipend
  • furnished faculty housing
  • private Arabic tutoring
  • access to AUC faculty and staff programs
  • community-based personal development
  • subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

Application:

The program is looking for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure (Attached Brochure) and visit the website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit the Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

**The application is due January 22, 2018.**

Sustainable Development Experiential Programs with The Green Program

Additional funding through The GREEN Program now available until November 10th, as well as the UN’s global campaign: #EyeOnClimate. This campaign is aimed at bringing awareness to the importance of climate action through storytelling from audiences around the world.

If you apply and secure your spot by Friday November 10th you cold receive up to $300 USD off your upcoming GREEN program.

More Information Available at : https://thegreenprogram.com/programs

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN BOLIVIA

Internships and Training Programs

Bolivian Express BX77

BOLIVIA-UNLIMITED leaflet

Debating whether to go travelling or get work experience instead? Now you can do both.

Bolivia Unlimited is a social enterprise based in La Paz, Bolivia offering 1-3 month residential training programs designed to introduce participants to print journalism and documentary production through internships in an international working environment. There are also  Spanish immersion programs, for those looking to learn or improve their Spanish whilst enjoying a cultural experience outside of the mainstream. Bolivia Unlimited was founded in 2010 by Bolivian journalists and Oxford graduates. Since then, over 270 talented individuals from 30 countries have worked, creating 77 issues covering everything from politics and art to football and gay parades. 

 

BX Magazine – Print Journalism Programme

You will research and write your own articles and/or put together photo essays. You will be given extensive editorial support, as well as help with the production of your pieces, also taking part in designing the magazine. During the week you will take lessons in Spanish, journalism and photography, and will also attend newsroom sessions. The magazine is distributed for free across Bolivia and online for the rest of the world.

 

BX Doc Unit – Documentary Production

You will investigate, shoot and edit your own 3- to 5-minute documentary short. You will work with Bolivia-based video professionals, using professional equipment and editing software. During your stay, you will learn the basics of mini-documentary making, with production and theory classes, as well as one-on-one guidance. The shorts will be distributed through online platforms.

 

Is it Right for You?

You have an observant eye and inquisitive spirit. Spanish is helpful but not essential. Graduates, current undergraduates and year-abroad students are all welcome; we assign responsibilities in line with experience and reserve spaces for the uninitiated. Working with us you will be immersed in the local environment and, with our support, will get a chance to explore sides of the country largely undiscovered by tourist masses. Your dream career does not have to be journalism; Bolivian Espressos (as former BX interns are known) are sought after by universities and a range of employers for their international experience, level of intellectual engagement and initiative.

 

BX Spanish and Spanish Plus – Spanish Language learning

You will attend Spanish classes at a local language school, providing a crash course in language learning. With Spanish Plus, you will also receive guided immersion around La Paz with our teachers, allowing you to practise your skills outside the classroom. With both programmes, you will improve your speaking and written language skills, whilst being connected to the vibrant cultural organisation that is Bolivia Unlimited.

 

Is it Right for You?

You have a desire to converse in another language and an interest in discovering a new culture. You seek a learning experience not limited to verb tables and vocabulary tests. Graduates, current undergraduates and year-abroad students are all welcome; whether you are a complete beginner or have a faint memory of Spanish GCSE, all levels are encouraged. Come and learn language how it should be learned – interacting with native speakers and putting skills to the test in real life, everyday situations.  

 

Apply

Up to eight participants are accepted every month, and as entry is oversubscribed (especially for the summer months), you should apply immediately if this is for you. A number of previous participants have been able to secure college funding to cover part of the programme and travel expenses involved.

More details are available in the attached information sheet, and on the website, where you can also read past issues and apply:

http://www.boliviaunlimited.org/

http://www.bolivianexpress.org/