Deadline: April 30, 2014
The International Academy for Advanced Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross cultural development and dialogue program for promising young leaders worldwide! The 2014 Summer School is taking place in Greece and Crete from July 21 to August 7, 2014. The mission of the Academy is to enhance the leadership potential of outstanding young academics from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds and applying the principles of Socrates in education, engender value societies across the globe.
It is the largest educational program in the Mediterranean that brings together more than 70 students from about 20 countries (North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and more) for a unique experience of interdisciplinary education and cross cultural communication, right on the birthplace of Europe. Discover Greece, the environment and the mentality that still connects the past to the future while immerging in a life changing adventure that can unfold new opportunities.
The academic program explores major fundamental ideas of contemporary issues, from political economy to geopolitics and environment, conflict management, civil society and its roots of Plato, and a lot more. In addition to classes, students participate in dialogue designed to promote intercultural understanding. This combination of activities leads to an exchange of ideas that cannot be gained elsewhere and unexpected friendships that interlock the four corners of the world.
- Open to young leaders and academicians from diverse backgrounds worldwide
As a participant in TIAAS, students from a wide range of nationalities, religions, cultures and educational backgrounds, have the opportunity to learn, interact, and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their professional and personal development, in an ideal setting, comparing and contrasting languages, customs, and cultures with their counterparts, while forming friendships and a global network that can last a lifetime within the active alumni family.
Cost & Scholarships
The total cost of the program is 2.900 € (euros) and covers:
- registration fee
- educational material
- accommodation in double A/C rooms with private facilities
- three meals per day
- field trips
- special events
Τravel costs & visa expenses are not included as they vary from country of origin.
A number of competitive scholarships for the program cost will be available on the basis of academic, leadership potential and need criteria.
Scholarship awards are applied to total program fees and are determined based on financial need and on demonstrated merit. Participants are expected to provide a “personal contribution” of about 1.000 € (euros) in most circumstances, unless a specific grant provides otherwise.
You can apply for a scholarship, through the online application, that will cover part of the cost, as stated above.
Participants are encouraged to explore funding opportunities available through non-government organizations (NGO’s) and government sources to assist in their payment of fees and travel expenses.
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