Peter Bossman, Mayor of Piran: “Multiculturalism Enriches the Society”

Posted on June 24th, 2015 in Articles, Mladiinfo TopicRespond to this post »

Written by: Zrinka Šajn (Croatia), Bora Eseroğlu (Turkey), Mesut Urcan (Turkey), Arda Tüzüner (Turkey), Nicolò Donati (Italy) , Sofia Peresani (Italy), Hazal Korkut (Turkey) and Ayça Şahin (Turkey)  Edited by: Ana Alibegova / Stefan Alijevikj

The cozy town in Slovenian Istria – Piran is certainly a place worth to visit. Not only it is famous among Slovenian and foreign tourists for its breath-taking sceneries, crystal clear water and hospitality of its inhabitants, moreover, it got world media attention for having the first black mayor in Slovenia and in the region. Peter Bossman, a candidate of the centre-left Social Democrats leads this multicultural town from 2010.

According to the Slovenian Statistical Office, in the Obalno-kraška region, where the town of Piran is located,... Read More »

Anglo-American University’s (AAU) 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on May 20th, 2015 in Articles, Events1 Response »

Photo by Anna Němcová Press Conference with AAU President, Assoc. Prof. Alan Krautstengl, Ph.D., one of the AAU Founders, JUDr. Lenka Deverová, and the Chairman of the AAU Board of Trustees, Ing. Petr Jan Pajas

A celebration took place on 29th April, 2015 on the AAU university campus. It was preceded by a press conference regarding significant developments at AAU and was held in one of the university’s most beautiful classrooms. Guests later congregated in the courtyard of the Thurn-Taxis Palace to enjoy the afternoon’s ambience contributed to by the Sedláček Quartet and a barbecue buffet courtesy of Zátiší Catering. The guest of honor, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, was a main speaker as was one of the institution’s founders, Jansen Raichl.... Read More »

You Are Studying Abroad? Then Hammer it!

Posted on May 12th, 2015 in Articles, Tips & Tricks1 Response »

Article by: Gosia Krakowska (Poland) Picture credits: Gosia Krakowska

”How did you do it?”, my befriended law professor asked me. ”Did what?” “Did not give up on this (law studies) after so many years.”

To make the story short: I arrived in the Netherlands in 2005, alone, from Poland, to pursue my law studies at the University of Amsterdam. I did not know Dutch, had no knowledge of customs, nor did I have the slightest understanding of the Dutch mentality. I had no friends and no network at all. Instead, I arrived with a luggage of faith, and conviction that ”I can do it.” I will not tell my whole story here… Instead, I would like to... Read More »

Webinars and E-learning – Making Good Use of Free Resources on the Internet

Posted on May 4th, 2015 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

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Article by: Lisa Stewart

As with the many other Internet-related words that we’ve acquired in recent years – blog, tweet, to Google – there is another word, webinar, which has also come into common usage. As its name suggests, a webinar is a seminar, or other live-stream educational or professional event, which one can participate in from afar via the World Wide Web.

Webinars are more than simply wonderful learning resources, they’re also a great way to spend an hour hearing different speakers give presentations or lead discussions on various topics. There are even online conferences which may take place over several days and include talks by a range of presenters, Google hangout... Read More »

Why Native English Speakers Just Don’t Understand Foreign English

Posted on April 8th, 2015 in Articles, Mladiinfo Topic1 Response »

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Article by: Jessica Davidson Peace Corps Volunteer, Mladiinfo International team

With a non-phonetic alphabet, English is especially difficult 

“Dzees ees Engleesh, ow come you don’t undergrstand me?” – the frustrated cry of a Frenchman to an American.

Ok… Ok. As a fellow learner of foreign languages, I get it. Learning a second, third, fourth+ language can be hard. It is even worse when you think that you can finally speak a language, only to have you hopes and dreams dashed when a native speaker does not understand what you’re saying. Hang in there.

With a non-phonetic alphabet, English is especially difficult. Plus, as though our strange spellings and word pronunciations were... Read More »

Young Journalists and Writers Raise Voices on Global Issues

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Article by: Zvijezdana Marković

Just two months ago I was doing the application to become part of the Young Journalists and Writers (known as YJAW), an attractive online web platform of writers, journalists and enthusiastic people who were all there with the same passion: writing and sharing their ideas with their peers from all over the world. To explain how YJAW was created, one should refer to Pakistan, where it all began.

In the backward areas of this country, it was a social custom for the girls not to be allowed to go outside, in public and to take part in everyday activities. A young man from Lahore, called Umair Rana decided to bring changes and started... Read More »

How Living Abroad Helps You Grow as a Person?

Posted on March 19th, 2015 in Articles, Tips & Tricks, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Written by: Ana Alibegova Edited by: Stefan Alijevikj

If a traveler attempts to make a retrospective of their so-far life experiences and crucial developments in their professional and personal growth, it is of no doubt that their first voyage abroad will have a seat on the pedestal. Every day spent abroad is a new challenge and a new learning opportunity that should be taken, reflected upon and applied. The list of life lessons from living abroad is unlimited; however, the following lines summarize just few of them:

1. You learn how to explore the things around you

Being a tourist and being part of the local community are two completely different travelling experiences. If you... Read More »

Macedonian Students React on Newly Proposed Educational Reforms

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 in Articles, Youth ActivismRespond to this post »

photo credits: Archive of Students’ Plenum Article by: Stefan Alijevikj / Mladiinfo International’s team Edited by: Ana Alibegova / Mladiinfo International’s team

New educational reforms encompassing external state-supervised exams that have to be taken by all students before they complete their studies moved the academic community in Macedonia at the end of 2014. As the law was presented to the public and was planned to be introduced in 2015, a new non-formal students’ body was initiated, named Students’ Plenum (Studentski Plenum). In a short time span, the student body managed to mobilize massive number of students and youth who would support the movement against the introduction of the new law and against alleged government interference in the... Read More »

Much Should Be Done to Make Youth Open-Minded

Posted on February 16th, 2015 in Articles, We Recommend, Youth ActivismRespond to this post »

Article by: Alžbetka Hudakova Photos: private archive Edited by: Ana Alibegova

From a girls’ club promoting au pair, the Club International from Stuttgart, Germany has gradually become an international place and a meeting point for young adults from all over the world. Now the center aims to end the multicultural barriers and is open to all who want to help, share ideas and help to improve the living together between the different cultures in Germany. Marie Skripec from Club International presents her organization to Mladiinfo’s readers.

Mladiinfo Slovakia: How long is this organization active?  Do you have any interesting story connected with your beginnings?

Marie Skripec: The Club International is part of the VIJ, the “Verein für International... Read More »

Discover Central European University in the Heart of Budapest!

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Articles, Mladiinfo Topic1 Response »

picture credits: Daniel Vegel Article by: Central European University team

Central European University (CEU) is a “crossroads” university that is home to students and faculty members from some 100 countries. It was established in Budapest in 1991 in response to the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Founder George Soros, the American-Hungarian financier and philanthropist, envisioned CEU as a source of intellectual support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and the rule of law. The University’s mission remains true to this original goal today.

CEU’s most distinctive features

CEU is a unique, multicultural university accredited in both the U.S, and Hungary. CEU offers high-quality graduate degree programs taught in English,... Read More »