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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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) – Internship Opportunities

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks student volunteers for the summer of 2018:

Research Transparency (Student Volunteer)

Poverty Measurement (Student Volunteer)

Policy & Communications (Student Volunteer)

Peace & Recovery Program (Student Volunteer)

About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

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!

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

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program in D.C.

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from April 2 to April 6, 2018 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Government Information
(Student Trainee) in DC
GS-01:HRSC/PATH-2018-0050
GS-02:HRSC/PATH-2018-0051
GS-03:HRSC/PATH-2018-0052
GS-04:HRSC/PATH-2018-0053
100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact Pathways@state.gov or visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

2018 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 with high motivation of learning 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

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, you may use the online application no later than by March 31, 2018.

70th Japan-America Student Conference

JASC a professional, student-led initiative that brings 72 competitively-selected delegates from Japan and the U.S. together each year to discuss contemporary issues, make connections, expand academic horizons, and foster diplomacy. All the while, students will hone professional skills and learn from officials on the forefront of global relations.

The 2018 Conference will convene in August and travel to four different sites, including Madison, WI; Lexington, VA; Washington D.C.; and Portland, OR. Select critical topics to be discussed in multi-cultural small groups include Mental Health, Environmental Sustainability, Education, Identity, Technology, Work and Family, and Religion and Philosophy.

Candidates are not required to have Japanese proficiency or U.S. citizenship to apply, but do need to be enrolled at a U.S. based college or university when submitting an application. The Application Deadline is March 18, 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, please visit the website at iscdc.org/jasc or feel free to reach out to the American Executive Committee at jasc@iscdc.org.