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Community College Symposium
November 15-16, 2006
"The Global Economy"
The William and Ida Friday Center (Chapel Hill)
$135 per person
$425 for a team of 4 or more from the same college (save $115)
Only $75 for each additional team member
For more information, please call (919) 962-9264 or visit http://www.unc.edu/world
North Carolina China Center
The North Carolina China Center celebrated its grand opening in Raleigh in February. Chairman Duane Long said organizers "believed strongly in a future in which the cooperation between businesses and individuals in North Carolina and China could lead to the creation of greater understanding, increased appreciation of our differences and similarities, and a brighter future for people of both countries."
The Center will foster business opportunities, industrial collaboration, academic exchange, and cross-cultural understanding. Speakers included former Governor James Hunt; congressmen David Price, Brad Miller, and Robert Etheridge; and NC Commerce Assistant Secretary Tony Copeland.
Teach in China
July 7 to August 4, 2006
International Partnerships in Education, LLC is pleased to offer educators the opportunity to spend this summer in China enhancing the conversational English skills of Chinese high school students. The program consists of a 20-day teaching program followed by a private 3-day cultural tour of Beijing.
Air transportation within China (Guangzhou Beijing)
All ground transportation and lodging
Excursion in Guangzhou (1-day)
Cultural tour of Beijing (3-days)
All meals (except on-your-own days)
Program orientation and tour guide
Participants will use their teaching expertise and experience to
enhance the conversational English skills of Chinese high school students and develop and prepare appropriate lesson plans for their classrooms
Program Cost: $1,798.00
Applications are reviewed and accepted as they are received.
Additional information is available on the ipie.us website at:
| International Volunteer Opportunities for
Teachers and Students
URGENT CALL for teachers and students to apply their diverse knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to aid communities in need. United Planet, a Boston-based non-profit organization devoted to fostering cross-cultural understanding, takes international education to a new level. By providing volunteer opportunities in over 50 countries, United Planet empowers students and teachers seeking to make a difference through humanitarian projects worldwide. While "uniting the planet," volunteers strengthen their global perspective and gain greater cultural understanding of another culture, as well as each other.
Special opportunity for teachers and those studying education: a 4-week Group Quest to Ranong, Thailand to teach English this July. A Boston Teacher who spent 8 weeks in Ranong last summer will lead the Quest. This is a great chance for teachers to stretch their limits and challenge themselves in and out of the classroom! Click here to read more about this Quest.
Additional Group Quests include non-education related projects such as building homes in Chile (specifically for students), mentoring students in China, or supporting orphans in Romania. You can read more about United Planets' individual and group quests here.
United Planet encourages volunteers to get their community involved in fundraising for their trip. Program fees include all accommodations, meals, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. Starting from $1595.
For more information, visit http://www.unitedplanet.org ,
send email to mailto:email@example.com , or call 1-800-292-2316. Help United Planet join the world in a community beyond borders.
|Education Tour of
July 23 to August 5, 2006
Join fellow educators on a special tour of South Africa and learn about the status of education reform and the particular challenges faced by townships and rural schools. South Africa Partners is pleased to offer this educational tour, which will travel to four cities: Johannesburg, East London, Mthatha, and Cape Town.
Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge of South African education system. Highlights of the tour include:
* A guided tour of Johannesburg and Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum.
* School site visits and meetings with local educators.
* Time in the classroom, as the guest of a South African teacher.
* Trip to rural areas, including Qunu, where Nelson Mandela grew up.
* Visits to museums and cultural sites.
* Meetings with our partners, including Centre for the Book & the Nelson Mandela Rural Schools Programme.
Tour cost: $2,100 excluding overseas airfare (estimated between $1,300-$1,600). This includes domestic flights within South Africa, all domestic transportation, twelve nights accommodation, 2 meals per day, and event admissions. Our travel agent will be happy to work with you to extend your stay in South Africa. Options include: the Garden Route, Drakensberg Mountains, and game parks. Space is limited. Deposit due May 1st.
For more information about the trip, call (617) 443-1072 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about South Africa Partners, please visit http://www.sapartners.org