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AIFS Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland

The University of Limerick is one of Ireland’s (and Europe’s) most prestigious universities with 12,500 students. Its park-like campus is three miles from the city on the banks of the River Shannon. The location along with the magnificent facilities such as the Sports Arena, University Concert Hall and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance make this the ideal campus for learning and recreation. The University is home to the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe which joins the North and South campuses.

API Gap Year in Dublin, Ireland

The University College Dublin gap year program is intended for high school graduates who are looking for a unique international experience. By immersing themselves in the largest university in Ireland, the program offers students the opportunity to embark on their academic career while improving their cultural competency. Gap students can study at UCD for the fall or spring semester or for a full academic year. This program also offers internship opportunities with a variety of placements.International InternshipsGap year students in Dublin also have the option of participating in an 8-week, Fixed Date International Internship. This full-time, professional internship is offered with four different start dates throughout the year. Tailored placements can be found in a wide variety of fields and is perfect for the student desiring professional job experience or for a student looking to explore a future career path.As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe. Students taking their gap year in Ireland will quickly find that Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent.

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Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

This program addresses the political, social, cultural, and economic factors behind the influx of refugees to Jordan, as well as the effects of this influx on host communities. Through field visits and on-site lectures, you will learn firsthand the priorities, principles, rights, and duties governing humanitarian action, in addition to the challenges UN agencies, international relief organizations, and Jordan’s government face in both emergency and post-emergency phases. The program's excursion to Switzerland will allow you to compare and contrast the humanitarian response to Syrian refugees and the challenges refugees and host communities face in the contexts of two countries. Please visit our website for more information.

Spring Break Abroad

Doing something for others is good; helping another is heartwarming. Would you like to share your abilities and gifts with others? Would you like to use your unique talents to give back and see in the faces of someone else what it means to be useful? And would you like to do this all in combination with exciting travel where you will meet new people in a new culture? If you answer yes, then you mustnât hesitate: enroll in our ALTERNATIVE BREAK ABROAD ECUADOR program now! This program is also for you if you believe in travel and an immersion in the cultures of the world as a means to share experience and knowledge among all people. The Alternative Break Abroad program combines volunteer work with adventure and the experience of travelling and learning about other cultures, customs and places. Volunteering to help children, the community or the environment is also a new way to learn about yourself. This group-based (5 participants or more) volunteer program is for those who are interesting in combining travel abroad with community service and studying Spanish for free. Our Alternative Break Abroad program gives you the opportunity to volunteer for short or long term programs run year-round in the Amazon, Coast, Andes and Galapagos - Ecuador. Eco Volunteer UP gives you the chance to learn, volunteer and expose yourself to the lifestyle of a third world country, while traveling and immersing yourself in an Ecuadorian culture. And youâll also learn Spanish for free! Choose among three exciting Alternative Break options: ONE WEEK BREAK: Participants can choose to volunteer at any project in QUITO among health, child care, orphanage, children with disabilities or elderly care project, or Conservation CLOUD FOREST. Combine this with a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons and the last two days of travel to MINDO for a fantastic zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America. Program fee: US $245 + registration fee Includes*: Pick up and drop off at airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo and Otavalo (including transportation) and free Spanish lessons. TWO WEEK BREAK: Participants combine different projects. Two days volunteering in QUITO at orphanage, day care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, three days volunteering at Conservation project in CLOUD FOREST and a tour to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, and one week in the fabulous GALAPAGOS with four days volunteering at an ecological farm and three day trips to different Islands or attractions including a day on the beach. Program fee: US$ 630 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo and three day trips in Galapagos, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. THREE WEEK BREAK: Participants combine many projects in different regions of Ecuador. You will stay three days in QUITO volunteering at day care, orphanage, child care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, add a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, travel to CLOUD FOREST for three days volunteering and a day trip to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO, OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, four days volunteering in the AMAZON at the Wild Animal Rescue Center or Conservation or Community project, one day trip to do rafting and visiting the town of BAÃOS, four days volunteering on the COAST for a local community by teaching English, or helping in a day care and/or medical center, and five days in GALAPAGOS, with three days volunteering and two days touring, including a day on the beach. Program fee: US $795 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo, three day trips in Galapagos, rafting tour, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. You are welcome to arrive any day of the week. However, we prefer you arrive on a Sunday to start volunteering on Monday morning. For the projects in Quito volunteers stay with a host family and their lessons take place in a Spanish school in the new town. You can also create your own itinerary. Please contact us!

EPA Internships in Europe - Germany

EPA Internships provide challenging pre-professional experience in an international setting. We offer a broad range of internship fields in politics, business, the arts, fashion, media, health sciences, medical research, law, theater, and much more. Students get a window on the world of work and an unforgettable opportunity to explore what it's like to live and work in a foreign country. Germany is a beautiful and diverse country with significant internship opportunities across a number of fields. EPA provides students challenging professional experience along with the opportunity to improve their German language skills and experience German culture first-hand. For all students, the program begins with an orientation in Bonn, where the administrative office of EPA is located. Students then either remain in Bonn/Cologne or move to Berlin, depending on the internship they select. During the semester program, EPA interns work approximately 25 hours a week at their internship placement, and semester students take two courses with a local professor. Bonn also offers a summer internship where students intern full-time. The EPA Internships in Europe programs in Germany require at least two years of college-level German or the equivalent. Students take classes in German and are placed in professional work environments where they are required to speak, read, and write in the language.

Internship and Work Abroad Opportunities

Welcome to the land of diversity and amazing culture & traditions. Explore here the colorful world of people, places, religions, art, customs, hospitality & many more you never imagined. The land of Maharajas has a place for you to live & learn on an internship program count as an International internship. Here you can choose from 23 to 30 different sectors to join for learning and working with a certificate of professional experience. Aii presents a professional platform for international students, professionals & career-breakers to live and learn in India. Let`s have a look what we have got for you! Social work Photography Teaching Hospitality/Hotel Finance/Accounts Marketing Sales Bike designing Web designing/Multimedia Software development Journalism Jewellery designing Travel & tourism Magazine Fashion designing Human resource Medical & hospitals Research & developments Administration Music, art & theatre

Summer in Thailand LGBTQ $3,000 Scholarship

The Thailand Summer Study Abroad program with TEAN is a 3 or 6-week program based in Chiang Mai. This scholarship is for an outstanding student who also identifies as LGBTQ. The $3,000 scholarship can be used toward your program fees and tuition for Summer 2015. It will cover the cost of your tuition, services and housing for one 3-week module.

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

A magical landscape punctuated by the strange, root like forms of beautiful and unearthly baobab trees, forest canopies filled with unknown species and unique creatures such as the minute mouse lemur with its round lamp like eyes, skimming kingfishers catching tiny fish from the limpid forest pools, and the curiously coloured tenrec, amongst thousands of other endemic animals. An ocean that teems with an abundance of marine life, providing the perfect environment to discover diving under the glorious warmth of the Madagascan sunshine. Hospitable communities where you will find a culture that evokes the exotic aura of Africa with a distinctly French European flavour. All this and more is waiting to be discovered within this unique island located in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. With this project you will experience the best that Madagascar has to offer, with an unforgettable teaching experience in a developing community, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests stuffed full of flora and fauna, and scuba diving over the reef-scapes of one of the best diving spots in the world. Join this project for a varied and exhilarating journey through this most tempting of travel destinations! WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO? madagascar\'s lemurs (mgf) Madagascar has been isolated for over 165 million years, creating a biodiversity resource of global significance, with over 80% of species found nowhere else on Earth, including leaping Sifaka Lemurs, Lesser Mouse Lemurs or even the elusive Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur. Sifaka Lemurs are very popular with visitors due to the unusual manner in which they traverse open ground. They are mainly found in trees and are capable jumpers, but due to the dispersal patterns of their favourite trees, they cross un-jumpable spaces by sashaying sideways on their hind legs, with their arms in the air! Sadly these beautiful creatures are threatened â?? which is why programmes such as this are so vital. Other interesting creatures found here include an abundance of reptiles such as tortoises, snakes, iguanas and a vast array of chameleons, both the smallest and largest in the world. There is spectacular bird life, and over three-quarters of the flora are endemic, with palms and more orchids than in all of mainland Africa. This incredible flora and fauna, unique in its ability to resist the region\'s aridity, has led naturalists to describe Madagascar\'s forests as \"the eighth wonder of the world\". protecting marine wildlife (mgm) Madagascar\'s human population has doubled since 1960, leading to increased deforestation and overgrazing, which in turn has caused massive soil erosion and desertification, and damage to the marine ecosystems due to pollution and runoff. Through marine SCUBA and snorkel surveys you will map coral, identify reef and commercial fish, and record marine species including fish, dolphins and turtles. Diving under the supervision of a professional dive officer, you will become confident and comfortable underwater. Your results will determine the biodiversity of these waters and help formulate management plans. Other activities include surveying mangroves, a vital buffer against elements such as tsunamis, and also documenting coastal bird and reptile populations, an important part of the coastal ecosystem. lack of foreign-language teachers (mgt) The majority of primary school-age children and 36% of secondary school-age children attend school. However, schools are severely under-funded and there is an unequal distribution of educational resources across the country. Poor and rural communities can only attend seriously disadvantaged public schools. Depending on the time of year, for example during the long summer holidays, you may be teaching adults lessons to members of the village, held either at camp or in the church. The vast majority of the population speaks only Malagasy, and there is a lack of foreign-language teachers. Your help can give children and adults a sense of confidence, encourage their enthusiasm and ambition, and even improve their opportunities for the future. To teach, you will need to be patient, flexible, a confident communicator and able to use your initiative and imagination. It would be helpful to have beginner\'s level French, but you will have plenty of opportunities to learn! Lessons will be fun and interactive, developing the pupil\'s confidence and conversational skills. Students will be interested in life where you come from. You may be able to get involved teaching other activities such as sports, music or science, if you are interested and have the relevant skills. There will also be the possibility of working with our field conservation programmes to arrange collaborations for environmental education. WHAT WILL I BE DOING? sample itinerary This is a specimen itinerary for a 3 week project and the order and duration of the project components is subject to change. The 6, 9 and 12 week project option will mean more time on each project component. Timing of Marine, Teaching and Forest phases may vary depending on the time of year you depart. The 2 week project option allows you to take part in your choice of 2 projects from those listed above, each for 1 week. day 1 & 2: orientation Arrive in Nosy Be and receive orientation and briefing by the Frontier staff on the beach camp. week 1: diving and marine conservation The camp is the sociable hub of Frontier-Madagascar, and is perfect for relaxing and enjoying spending time with your group at the end of a busy day of diving. Whilst completing this project, you will be able to gain your PADI Open Water diving qualification (�£250 extra), an internationally recognised certification. The research programme within the Bay is a very exciting and dynamic. The priority for this phase will be BSP (Baseline Survey Protocol) although other activities will be included: Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP), collaborating and adding to underwater species lists, sediment traps â?? setting and analysing, algae/coral quadrats to monitor phase shifts, benthic surveys to assess the extent of pink line syndrome, nutrient water testing across the bay, mangrove survey work and various socio-economic work such as village workshops for PADI Aware, interviewing of local fishermen and trips to the fish markets. With such a wide array of activities on-going you are unlikely to be able to do everything, especially with dive training to fit in: so please be realistic. Diving regularly in the waters of the Indian Ocean over perfect coral reefs, amid spectacular fish, turtles and rays is an experience you will never forget. week 2: forest conservation You will have the chance to explore the forest of Nosy Be, and maybe even further afield on the mainland or local islands on an infamous satellite camp. You will experience a truly remote environment, spotting rarely seen wildlife along the way. As you go you may have the chance to carry out opportunistic wildlife spotting as you travel. This may allow you to take part in the following sampling; Vegetation surveying Small mammal and lemur sampling Reptile and amphibian sampling Butterfly trapping Bird-watching Opportunistic observation of birds, reptiles and mammals week 3: teaching english Your work schedule will cover a comprehensive, varied and enjoyable teaching programme which will engage you fully with your pupils and will awaken your creativity and initiative. You may be helping a local teacher at the school as well as being required to take control of your own lessons, which will encourage you to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques. You may be involved with activities such as marking pupil\'s work, and producing an inspiring teaching strategy including preparing homework and assembling innovative and effective lesson plans. As well as this you will have the opportunity to help with lots of extracurricular activities which will vary extensively depending on your personal skills and interests â?? whether it is helping organise a school show, playing football with the super competitive and highly skilled local kids. You may even get the chance to join the Frontier marine or forest camps for their regular Friday night themed parties, depending on the overall work programme. The teaching programme is demanding but thoroughly rewarding and is excellent preparation for anyone looking towards a career in teaching or who is just keen to get exposure to this worthwhile field of work. Whatever you decide, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these communities, whilst significantly enhancing your own skills and experience. day 21 travel to the airport and prepare for departure You will be dropped off at the airport in time for your return flight. If this is your first time doing conservation work, don\'t worry! It will only take a short while for you to feel totally at home on camp and confident with the science work. Although the work is intense you\'ll find that living in such a beautiful and inaccessible environment alongside friends who share your passion for conservation will be the experience of a lifetime!

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