7 Life Skills for Staying Strong in Times of Adversity

Posted on February 21st, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

There are times in our life when we may feel depressed, and things may not be going the way we had intended them to be. These are the times when we rediscover ourselves, realign our lives and chart the way forward. When we read inspirational quotes, we find solace in the struggles of others and how they managed to overcome them. Following ways may help you find yourself in the dark and rekindle the lost light. All it takes is simple steps to make your life better.

Accept your present situation

Dreaming is good, dreaming can help you look ahead in the future, but dreaming at the expense of not accepting your present can be depressing and contagious.... Read More »

Conquering the Multi-dimensions of Life-long Learning

Posted on February 8th, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

Try looking up the word “learning” on the Internet. Is there any common pattern that you find while scrolling through the results? At first, it may seem like most results focus on definitions and learning strategies. There is nothing curious about this, is there?!

The curious observation though, consists of something else: Almost all results on learning are contextualized in the school or university environment. Believing that learning is closely tied only to universities and that it ends once we get out of the academic world, is not real, and to some extent, it is even naïve.

In reality, the process of learning endures throughout our whole life, taking different shapes, as we continue to grow... Read More »

How to Start Your Writing Career

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

Writing is something you are passionate about. You know there are people who call themselves “writers”, and now you’ve decided you want to join them. Where do you start?

First, like any career, you have to take it seriously. Maybe you have always enjoyed writing, have consistently kept a journal, or used to write really creative stories, poems, etc. when you were a child. No matter what your background is, if you are serious and have the drive, of course, you can make earning money from writing possible.

Look Around You

If you haven’t got your heart set on a certain writing career already, such as a novel writer, a blogger, or a... Read More »

10 Simple Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

Stress is becoming a real part of our lives these days. People trying to cope with their problems at college, work and even at home.

As you age it is important to pay attention to your gray matter if your aim is to represent clear mind, perfect memory and ability to concentrate quickly. People got used to the informational flow, million ideas, pictures, and feelings which may appear at once. It comes as no surprise that when you want to concentrate on your work this fullness turns out to be emptiness. No panic! The scientific phenomenon known as neuroplasticity proves that a human brain has an incredible ability to reshape itself according to the new changes and... Read More »

Volunteering Abroad Could Help You With Starting a New Career

Posted on January 20th, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

There are many different prejudices around volunteering. Some people still tend to think that this is simply a non-paid job. Despite this, thousands of young people use this opportunity to spend time abroad and find answers to important questions about their career, life values, family relationships, and other important life issues. It also helps to travel and find a perfect place of residence. Volunteer abroad programs offer much more than non-paid job opportunities; it helps to build a basis for strongly motivated and successful career path.

Volunteer job is a perfect start of your career

The big question is how someone can choose to study a field of expertise without realizing what the real job in this field looks like? European Voluntary... Read More »

Media Lab Providing New Digital Tools for Students’ Research

Posted on January 11th, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

Many students find their second home in the library. Hours and hours spent in between the books. Library at the Central European University is not an exception in this sense. However, it is an exception in its innovativeness. Many students consider CEU library to be one of the best in the country, or even in Central and Eastern Europe. Five floors of “embodied knowledge” tell something, don’t you think?

Study & Relax

“Beyond the enhanced facilities, this redevelopment project has given us the opportunity to introduce important service improvements and technology advancements, such as instruction in media and visual literacy and other information resources and technologies, so that students, faculty and visiting scholars may use new digital tools... Read More »

Getting Started – Digital Nomad or Location Independent

Posted on January 7th, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

“I am half-way to becoming a location independent worker. I currently live in Berlin because it is practically a toolbox for innovation and social entrepreneurship”, says Jorin Eichorn. Jorin is a budding social entrepreneur from Germany and co-organizer of the event Economadia, an upcoming conference to connect digital nomads with the ideas and principles of ecovillages. There are many young people like Jorin who are increasingly opting for a nomadic lifestyle while they make a living online. Ever wondered how one becomes location independent? Here’s a guide on getting started.

Who’s a digital nomad or location independent worker?

A digital nomad or location independent worker relies mainly on the Internet for his or her work... Read More »

Three Tips on How to Get an Internship in International Development

Posted on October 8th, 2015 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

Article and photos by: Filipa Raimundo, YPUN Ltd*

There is no secret formula on how to land a perfect job or internship in international development. Still there are some things that you should keep in mind in order to make potential employers interested in you.

1. Don’t give up

At all times keep this in mind. After all, it is a combination of different factors that will enable you to get what you want. In an area such as international development, it is important to keep in mind that persistence is key to success. You should never give up on your dreams and you should do anything to pursue them. The first step to impress your future... 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 »