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Outward Bound offers a variety of courses in Slovakia

C Studio of Experience, part of Outward Bound International offers an excellent opportunity to study English outdoors for students, families and any one young at heart. This spring and summer three courses are offered. Englishface is a nine day course for people interested in touching up their English skills. Certified English teachers from the USA will lecture as well as organizing discussions, games and chellenging outdoor activities.

Interface is a fourteen day international course bringing central and eastern European students together. Cultural awarenwss, communication, teamwork and creativity are all an integral parts of the course. Last year there were 35 participants from 13 different countries.

Camps for parents and children are weekend courses aimed at mutual cooperation between parents and their children to solve differnt problems that come up. The program is filled with games, creative workshops, outdoor activities, conversations and unusual adventures, which can enable parents and children to get to know each other better. For more informations contact Studio of Experience at 07/5310230.

Full Tuition Scholarships available

C Seven full tuition scholarships are available from the University of Nottingham in any of the 59 departments in seven Faculties of Art, Law and Social Sciences, Education, Science, Agriculture and Food Science, Engineering, Medicine and Health Science. These sholarships cover full tuition as well as accommodation, boarding, and a stipend for clothes, books and entertainment.

Application forms for scholarships should be completed and returned to: Dr. Christine H Mumfrey, International Office University of Nottingham University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Fax +115 951 5155, E-mail: InternationalOffice@nottingham.ac.uk. The deadline for application is May 19, 1997.

British Council prepares Study Fair 1997

C The British Council in Slovakia will present its services at the Dom Techniky, Škultťtyho in Bratislava from April 10-12, during the 1997 Study Fair. The study fair is an unique chance to get all the necessary information for students about studying abroad. Schools like The Anglian School of English, Cambridge Academy of English, The ISCA School of English, The Language Center of the University of Birmingham, Sels College London, St. Patrick~s International School and many others offer prizes such as free tuition for language courses in Britain, videos and books. There will also be a multimedia presentation on CD ROM to help students decide called "Which University and Which School."

Gymnázium Juraja Hronca open for the international community

CBratislava's Gymnázium Juraja Hronca will have an Open House on Wednesday, April 16 inviting all who might be interested in getting a better look at their prestigous international program. Gymnázium Juraja Hronca is a secondary grammar school which provides balanced secondary education that prepares students for further study at universities. Since 1994 it has been a part of the International Baccalaureate program, the first such school in Slovakia. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit education foundation based in Switzerland. It has prepared curriculumm for the "Diploma Program" for students in the their final two years of secondary school as well as the Middle School Program for students between the age of 11 and 16.

Current IBO membership includes 630 schools in 84 countries worlwide. IB diploma holders gain admission to selective universities throughout the world, including prominent Universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Heidelberg and the Sorbonne.

During the open house interested parties can have the chance to meet the Zuzana Munková, the headmistress, án Horecký, IB coordinator, IB staff and IB students and to also see the school facilities - laboratories, classes, library etc. For more information contact Mr. Horecký or Ms. Huttová at GymnŠzium Juraja Hronca, Novohradská 1, 821 09 Bratislava, tel.: 526 63 96, fax: 566 97 25.

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