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/

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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

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

 

Winter Break 2019 in Peru and Iceland with the Green Program

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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

 

 

 

Iceland: Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Summer 2018

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Twitter: 
Dive into #sustainability & renewable #energy this #summerbreak with @theGREENprogram on a 10-day adventure in #Iceland!

For more information & how to apply: 
www.theGREENprogram.com/apply

Facebook/LinkedIn:
Join The GREEN Program in Iceland this summer break!

In addition to the country’s sustainability foundation, Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming atmosphere, Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.

For more information & how to apply, please visit:
www.theGREENprogram.com

Studying Abroad this fall? Here’s how to vote!

Will you be abroad on election day, November 7, 2018?   We encourage you to make your voice and your vote heard by taking part in The Big Ten Voting Challenge, a non-partisan initiative designed to increase student voter registration and turnout.  Get registered, secure an absentee ballot, and have all the information you need to make an impact!
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