Bursa United World Colleges (UWC) pentru elevi de clasa a X-a

How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other? – Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, 1957 ***

Daca aceste cuvinte iti starnesc emotii puternice si dorinta de a face  parte dintr-o comunitate de oameni care impartasesc asftel de idealuri si aspiratii inalte, atunci aplica la Bursa UWC  pentru sansa de a-ti pune visul in pratica! Ca elev la o scoala UWC, vei trai si interactiona timp de doi ani cu cateva sute de tineri din peste 80 de tari. La sfarsitul celor doi ani nu numai ca vei primi o diploma de bacalaureat international, una dintre cele mai respectate si recunoscute diplome de liceu din intreaga lume – http://www.boarding.ro/intrebari_frecvente.html#f4 -, vei fi trait si o experienta unica care iti va schimba viata si modul in care vezi si interactionezi cu lumea. Continue reading

Ce inseamna sa studiezi Medicina in SUA sau Canada

Medicina in SUA

Acest articol despre ce inseamna sa studiezi Medicina in America vine ca o completare la un articol scris cu ceva timp in urma:

http://gostudy.lsrs.ro/2011/01/12/medicina-in-sua/

Informatia prezentata in acest articol reprezinta experienta unui student international din Egipt care tocmai a terminat medicina la University of Vermont, http://www.uvm.edu/medicine/ si care tocmai a inceput rezidentiatul in neurochirurgie (un rezidentiat de 7-8 ani). Continue reading

…be cool, stay in school!! From far, far away…. from Canada!!

Andreea Iorga, aflata la studii in Canada, ne scrie:

1. Cursurile universitare si joburile noastre ne dau uneori batai de cap si ne fac sa renuntam la activitatile de timp liber din ce in ce mai des.

Totusi singurul lucru care ma tine intreaga la minte in perioade asa de aglomerate e relaxarea din urma concertelor la care ma “furisez”.
2. Care e cea mai recenta activitate culturala la care ai participat?

Am ascultat Beethoven & Tchaikovsky la Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Februarie. Genial, si pentru ca am sub 35 de ani, am platit doar 14 dolari pe bilet :).

3. A trebuit sa renunti la un seminar important sau sa amani un proiect pentru a putea participa?

Nu, am luat bilete sambata, dar cand am vrut sa merg la Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, n-am putut din cauza unui examen. Fiind concertul meu preferat din toate timpurile, m-a deprimat destul de tare ca n-am putut sa merg.
4. Da-ne detalii : ce ti-a placut si ce nu ; daca ai dedica timp acelei activitati culturale sau alteia; daca pretul biletului e suportabil dintr-o bursa de student ; reduceri etc.

Cand nu lucram full time, mergeam la opera in fiecare marti si joi, la 12. E gratuit, in fiecare saptamana la Toronto. Sunt de asemenea membra al unui club de tineret al Toronto Symphony Orchestra si reusesc destul de des sa iau bilete la pret de $14 dolari, pretul normal fiind de la 50 in sus. La Toronto, avem noroc, sunt foarte multe cluburi si organizatii care doresc sa sporeasca numarul studentilor si tinerilor care participa la concerte. Un search google pe activitatile care te intereseaza da intotdeauna rezultate.
5. Ce activitati culturale la care ai participat/ti-ai dori si ni le recomanzi cu caldura?

Oh, sunt atat de multe…In fiecare octombrie se organizeaza o noape a “portilor deschise”. Galeriile de arta, muzeele, toate organizatiile culturale sunt deschise toata noaptea si sunt absolut gratuite. E evenimentul meu favorit al anului, si din cate stiu, e un model european, asa ca sunt sigura ca exista multe orase care fac chestia asta in Europa. In plus, in Toronto avem un ziar gratuit in care se gasesc anunturi la toate expozitiile, festivalurile de strada, expozitiile temporare la muzee, conferinte, lansari de carte, talks and more…E o sursa excelenta. In plus, fiecare galerie are intrarea gratuita in timpul zilei, iar fiecare dintre muzee are cate o zi a saptamanii cand intrarea e gratuita la colectia permanenta. Chestia cea mai faina e ca si daca trebuie sa platesti pentru ceva, ca student platesti mult mai putin.

All you need is a student card, so be cool, stay in school! 🙂

Cultura in viata de student.. Canada

George din Canada, ne scrie pe scurt, dar cu mult drag despre cum isi petrece o parte a timpului liber, foarte pretios de altfel.

Intrebarile pentru tine sunt despre Cultura in viata de student:

1. Cursurile universitare si joburile noastre ne dau uneori batai de cap si ne fac sa renuntam la activitatile de timp liber din ce in ce mai des. Totusi …
sa incercam sa participam la activitati culturale
2. Care e cea mai recenta activitate culturala la care ai participat ?
concert simfonic .. quartet.. piano duo
3. A trebuit sa renunti la un seminar important sau sa amani un proiect pentru a putea participa ?
nu.. era seara/dupa program
4. Da-ne detalii : ce ti-a placut si ce nu ; daca ai dedica timp acelei activitati culturale sau alteia; daca pretul biletului e suportabil dintr-o bursa de student ; reduceri etc.
concerte care full price sunt 40$+tax.. sunt oferite la 5$+ tax daca prezinti student ID
http://www.music-toronto.com
5. Ce activitati culturale la care ai participat/ti-ai dori si ni le recomanzi cu caldura ?
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The Beginning……

Last week I went to an opening in Newmarket, Ontario, for a new Welcome Centre for Immigrant Services. As an active advocate for the rights of international immigrants in Canada I was astound by the resources available for newcomers and refugees in this area. The project was planned 5 years ago and it costs 23 million Canadian dollars, money well spend. They offer not only English classes and upgrading in the new language but also Counselling, job search and workshops, day care and play rooms, health care and housing assistance; all this, for the main purpose of offering all the resources needed for an international newcomer to feel confident in the new culture.
I immigrated in Canada three years ago, and I was impacted, as many of my newcomer friends, by the cultural shock. I came to a small town in Ontario, called Midland and I quickly understood that I am going to start everything form scratch. Even though your English can be good you’ll still be the one with an accent, from….somewhere. Living in a small town is not easy.  There is a lack of educational resources for newcomers and that be a huge barrier for somebody in search of a job or even English classes. What is great about Canada, though, is that you need to dream, work and study, and everything works out in your favour, in a couple of months. Canadians are very flexible to new ideas and the doors are there for you to open them. International newcomers bring a wealth of resources, international skills and valuable contacts. I am one of the happy immigrants, who dreamed of a project where international newcomers would have a social group to feel at ease and comfortable and made it happen. Two years ago I started an International Newcomers Group (ING – http://www.newcomersgroup.com), and since then my small town has a visible international community. I am studying Social Services at Georgian College and I am specializing in Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Canada and I believe that each one of us can make a positive difference. I greatly appreciate this idea of an Experience Sharing Blog because it is so important to know where you are going and what to expect from a job search and a college/university environment. I promise to be accurate and truthful in my experience sharing and to report to you why, in my opinion, this is a great country to study and build a career.