Student Global Changemakers: Attend the Global Engagement Summit

November 17, 2014

Please note that this is an announcement on behalf of Northwestern University. Please contact them directly if you wish to inquire.

Hello from Northwestern University! We are writing on behalf of the Global Engagement Summit, which will take place from April 15 – April 19, 2015, at our Evanston, Illinois, campus just outside of Chicago.

The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a week-long conference that brings together student delegates from around the world and equips them with tangible skills to develop and implement meaningful social ventures. Our annual Summit includes professional mentorships, capacity-building workshops, influential speakers and financial outcomes, as well as the opportunity to establish long-lasting connections with like-minded students and industry experts. In the past 10 years, more than 450 delegates from over 50 countries have participated in the Summit. Delegates congregate in Chicago to learn how to develop ideas, understand the challenges and opportunities for social engagement and hone their skills to enable them to better implement change-based projects.

We would greatly appreciate your help in forwarding this message to all of your students who are interested in social justice, community development, social entrepreneurship, or global issues. This could be a great opportunity to foster relations between you and Northwestern University.

We look forward to working with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We encourage you to find out more by reading our brochure.

Thank you so much.

Best,
Adarsh Shah, Medha Imam and Jacob Humerick
Co-Chairs, International Delegates Team
The Global Engagement Summit
theges.org

 

Scottish Universities’ International Summer School 2015

November 13, 2014

This is a message on behalf of SUISS. Students who are interested can apply to the programme directly.

68th Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS)

SUISS will run in July and August 2015 and offers a four-week course in Creative Writing and three two-week courses in ModernismScottish Literature and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Please note that next year will see the launch of the Contemporary British and Irish Theatre and Performance course, which will take place for two-weeks during the Edinburgh festivals and be delivered in partnership with the Scottish Playwrights’ Studio.

Students are able to attend a single four or two-week course or a combination of courses. All our courses can be taken for university credits, and can be sought at undergraduate and graduate level.

As ever, the courses will be supplemented by a wide-ranging social and cultural programme, and will include readings by contemporary Scottish authors. The presence of the world’s largest arts festival is always appreciated, while more advanced scholars are also able to make use of the excellent research facilities represented by the Edinburgh University Library and the National Library of Scotland.

For the latest information on the School, please visit http://www.summer-school.hss.ed.ac.uk/suiss.

*SUISS offers a 20% course fees if 3 or more students from the same university attend the programme. In addition to this, there are also Scholarships opportunities available. More details can be found on the website.

SUISS 2015 Brochure

Winter and Summer Study Opportunities in Europe

November 5, 2014

Please note that this is an announcement on behalf of the The European Union Centre in Singapore. If you have any query, please email to them directly.

The EU Centre would like to highlight to you the following winter and summer school opportunities in Europe.

University of Tübingen Winter, Semester and Summer Programme

The University of Tübingen (Germany) is offering an International & European Studies winter programme from January 5th 2015 to February 14th 2015, where students will take modules in International & European Studies and Language and Culture.

The programme fee is € 1,800 for three weeks and €2,800 for the full six weeks – partial scholarships are available for international students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The progamme fee covers all courses, excursions and field trips, cultural and social activities, a 3-day stay at the Berghaus Iseler in the ski area Oberjoch, public transport ticket and accommodation in Tübingen. Please see the attached document above for more information. The deadline for applications for this winter programme is 15th November 2014.

In addition, the University of Tübingen also offers semester and summer programmes in 2015 – please contact Ms Christine Rubas (christine.rubas@uni-tuebingen.de) for more information.

Ludwig Maximilian University Summer Program for NUS Students

The 7th European Studies Programme will take place from 4th June 2015 to 27th June 2015 in the European cities of Munich, Prague and Vienna, under the patronage of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). CAP is organizing this programme with the cooperation of the International Relations Department of Webster University Vienna.

This summer programme provides students with an introduction to European politics and addresses various aspects of European affairs such as economic integration, European cooperation on justice and home affairs as well as European foreign and security policy. A particular emphasis of the program is on the relations between Europe and South East Asia and on a comparative analysis of regional integration in the EU and ASEAN. The course will involve lectures, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations along with excursions to meet politicians as well as professionals.

Tuition for this programme is €1,600 – accommodation, tuition and registration fees are all included in this cost. The deadline for applications for this summer programme is 1st March 2015.

For more information on the programme, please click on title of summer school or contact Mr Kai Wede at contact@lmu-misu.de.

Yours Sincerely

The European Union Centre in Singapore

11 Slim Barracks Rise, #06-01 Executive Centre

NTU@one-north campus, Singapore 138664

Tel: +65 6513 2003

eucsec@nus.edu.sg | www.eucentre.sg

IRO Information Session: Internship at Save the Children (Mongolia)

October 30, 2014

This is an announcement on behalf of the International Relations Office. If you have any query, please contact them directly. 

Save the Children is a leading independent, worldwide, non-profit children’s rights organization. Established in 1919, it operates in over 120 countries.  Save the Children has been operating in Mongolia since 1994, and has proven experience and expertise in the fields of education, child protection, child participation, child rights governance, and the humanitarian sector.

The Mongolian office of Save the Children is currently implementing the Business Education and Skills Training (BEST) programme in order to empower aspiring children and youth with the essential competencies necessary in business, entrepreneurship, and management areas. The intern will support the implementation of the BEST programme.

An information session on the internship will be held next week and you are warmly invited to attend the event. Please find the details below.

Day/Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014

Time: 11.00am – 12noon

Location: Cardamom Room, Level 3, Shaw Foundation Alumni House (location map here)

Please click here to register your attendance. For more information on the internship, please visit http://nus.edu.sg/iro/opps/intern/sc/index.html

Application deadline: 15 November 2014

 

IRO info sharing session – SEP Awards to China

October 23, 2014

IRO will be organizing a SEP Student Sharing Session on 13 November 2014, 11am to 1pm at Central Library Theatrette 1 to promote their new awards.  Incoming students and SEP returnees from Peking University and Tsinghua University will be invited to share about their home/host universities, information on Beijing and China.   IRO will also be highlighting about the opportunities in China and how students can benefit from the new SEP awards to China at the session.

 

Please refer to http://nus.edu.sg/iro/index.html for more information.

2015 Summer Programmes at Pembroke College, Cambridge

October 15, 2014

Fancy spending an English Summer in Cambridge?

Applications for the 2015 summer programmes at Pembroke College, Cambridge is now open!

For more  information on the programmes, go to http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/summer-programmes/

Interested students can apply directly to the summer programme at Cambridge.

 

Showcase your entrepreneurial mindset and win a travel grant to Sweden!

October 14, 2014

Lund University invites students in Singapore to participate in Innovate @ Lund University Challenge.

What you have to do:

  • Sign up for the competition: www.lunduniversitychallenge.com
  • Complete the quizzes, solve a case question, complete your personal profile and write a motivational statement.
  • Submit the completed competition application on the competition website by the October 31, 2014 deadline

What you can win:

  • Travel grant to Sweden in Spring 2015
  • 25% tuition waiver for an international Master’s program at Lund University

Find the competition, as well as its rules and eligibility here: www.lunduniversitychallenge.com

Do you have any questions?

E-mail: lunduniversitychallenge@studentcompetitions.com

2015 Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Summer Program – Kwansei Gakuin University

October 14, 2014

Thinking of spending a summer in Japan to learn the language and immerse yourself in its unique culture?

Check out the summer program from Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) from 16 July – 1 August 2015 !

2015 Summer short program

If you are interested in the above programme, please apply to KGU directly.

FASS Student Exchange Programme Round 1 Application Briefing – Exchange for AY2015/2016 only

September 19, 2014

Dear students

As promised, the presentation slides from yesterday’s SEP application briefing and FASStrack talk are made available here.

FASStrack SEPbriefinginformation180914

FASStrack

Best of luck!

 

FASS Student Exchange Programme Round 1 Application Briefing – Exchange for AY2015/2016 only

September 5, 2014

Dear Students

The opportunity for exchange beckons once again and prior to the start of the application, we will be talking to you on the processes and some of the things to expect. This will be relevant to all interested students applying for exchange in the next academic year (either for semester 1 or semester 2 of AY2015/2016).

 

Date: 18 September 2014 (Thursday)

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: LT 11, FASS

 

This briefing will give you some ideas of what to do for the application:

  • Research for suitable SEP destinations
  • Type of information needed to better support your application
  • Selection processes at the Department/ Faculty levels
  • Potential pitfalls that can affect your chances

We look forward to seeing you at the briefing!