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Northeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2010

Northeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2010
East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center (EWC) is accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas: 1. International relations in Northeast Asia; 2. Political change in Northeast Asia; and 3. U.S.-Northeast Asia relations.

Funded by the East-West Center, the fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington. While in residence in Washington, D.C., the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series. The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic. Up to one fellowship will be awarded.

The fellowship will include a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) whi…

NYU Abu Dhabi Undergraduate Admissions

NYU Abu Dhabi Undergraduate Admissions
In our endeavor to create a truly diverse and globally engaged student body for our inaugural class of 2010, NYU Abu Dhabi is looking for students from all backgrounds and from around the world. Additionally, we are seeking students who will fit comfortably at the very top of the world's talent pool. Students will study side by side with the heads of state, Nobel laureates, Tony Award winners, and business leaders of tomorrow. The combination of an international, high-caliber student body engaging in a rigorous curriculum taught by distinguished professors is a truly unique environment that NYU Abu Dhabi will provide.
A consistent record of high achievement -strong grades through all your years of high school- is the ideal. But we also want to see that you have made the most of the opportunities available to you at your high school, whether in the classroom, on stage, or in the fine arts studio. We recognize that not all students will have a…

Southeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2009

Southeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2009 East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center (EWC) is accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas: 1. International relations of Southeast Asia; 2. Political change in Southeast Asia; and 3. ASEAN integration and community-building efforts.

Funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, the fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. While in residence in Washington the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series. The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic. Up to three fellowships will be awarded.

Fellowships will include a mon…

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program provides financial support and leadership development to talented undergraduate students enrolled in engineering, technology or business management programs in participating countries. The program aims to build the human resources capacity and increase access to post-secondary education in countries where GE is active.

Why apply?

Receive financial support for the last three years of your program, and join a global network of peers and professionals working in your field of study.
More than just a scholarship

The Scholar-Leaders program offers much more than financial support. Leadership, community involvement and global connections are fundamental to this scholarship program. Besides generous financial support, students will:

* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Development seminar,
* be mentored by a leader in GE’s management community
* engage in community development or volunteer projects.

Leadership

A key part of the GE Foundation Schol…

Social skills for homeschooling

Social skills is an area of deep concern when it comes to homeschooling. Many critics point out that since man needs to hone his social skills, a homeschooling environment where social interaction is limited is detrimental to his growth and development. But studies have proved this wrong.

Children put into the fiercely competitive school environments lack the confidence to hold a conversation. Such children show little genuine interest in the topic of conversation and don't
know how to interact with people of various age groups, especially their elders.

Children who learn at home are more aware of the implications and the purpose of their learning. They will ask intelligent questions and make accurate observations. Children begin their life by imitating their parents. Homeschooled children therefore pick up the sterling qualities they see in their parents. On the other hand, they are protected from the detrimental influences of their peers.

These children are thus better equipped with…