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March 03, 2017

Programul de burse Fulbright Student 2018-2019






(Foto: Rochester University)




Dacă eşti absolvent de facultate, student în ultimul an sau doctorand, te poţi înscrie în programul de burse Fulbright Student 2018-2019 pentru studii de masterat sau pentru cercetare doctorală la universităţi din SUA. Înscrierile în competiţie se pot face până pe 7 mai. 






January 26, 2017

English for Journalism








Te pasionează jurnalismul şi vrei să-ţi perfecţionezi cunoştinţele de engleză?

 Participă gratuit, din 20 februarie, la acest curs online gratuit 

de engleză pentru jurnalişti: 





November 22, 2016

Concursului anual de fotografie al Smithsonian Magazine







Aţi făcut o fotografie care merită premiată? 


Vă puteţi înscrie la cea de-a 14-a ediţie a concursului anual de fotografie al Smithsonian Magazine chiar dacă cea mai bună poză a voastră a fost făcută cu telefonul mobil! 

Data limită pentru înscrieri este 30 noiembrie.


Detalii la: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/faq/#category



September 20, 2016

Un an de liceu în SUA prin programul FLEX. Gratuit!

Programul FLEX a fost creat de Congresul Statelor Unite în 1992. Acest program de burse este finanţat în totalitate de către Guvernul american şi administrat de Biroul Educaţional şi Cultural (ECA) din cadrul Departamentului de Stat, cu finanţare de la Congresul SUA.




Programul presupune un an întreg de schimb de experienţă pentru tinerii liceeni, în Statele Unite ale Americii. Programul este recunoscut de Ministerul Educaţiei Naţionale şi Cercetării Ştiinţifice din România.


În concordanță cu celelalte inițiative sponsorizate de Guvernul Statelor Unite și dedicate promovării cooperării internaționale, competiția pentru bursele FLEX este bazată pe criterii meritorii și deschisă fără niciun cost celor ce îndeplinesc condițiile de eligibilitate.
Cine este eligibil pentru acest program?

Competiția pentru bursele FLEX este bazată pe criterii meritorii și deschisă fără niciun cost celor ce îndeplinesc condițiile de eligibilitate. Aplicanții eligibili:
1. Trebuie să fie născuți în intervalul 1 Ianuarie 2000- 15 Iulie 2002 și să fie elevi în clasa a IX-a, a X-a sau a XI-a la momentul trimiterii aplicației. Aceste două condiții sunt cumulative și nu se pot face absolut deloc derogări.
2. Au o situație academică bună sau excelentă (nu există o medie minima obligatorie cerută de program).
3. Au studiat anterior limba engleză și demonstrează abilități de folosire a limbii engleze la momentul aplicației.
4. Îndeplinesc criteriile privind obținerea vizei SUA ce pot fi verificate online.
5. Sunt cetățeni români și pot obține un pașaport în țara de origine. Aplicanții pot deține și o altă cetățenie, dar cea română este obligatorie.
6. Nu au stat în SUA pentru 3 sau mai multe luni în ultimii 5 ani.
7. Nu au emigrat deja în SUA și nu plănuiesc să emigreze.
Cum și când să aplici?

Candidații interesați de program și care îndeplinesc condițiile de selecție sunt invitați să completeze o aplicație online preliminară, în intervalul 1 Septembrie -18 Octombrie 2016 la adresa https://ais.americancouncils.org/flex . După trimiterea aplicației vor primi un e-mail de confirmare și un cod al aplicației. În lipsa acestui e-mail, de confirmare, aplicația nu va figura ca înregistrată.
Cine selectează bursierii?
România s-a alăturat programului FLEX în Septembrie 2015, când a beneficiat de 25 de burse pentru liceenii români. Numărul de burse pentru 2016 este în curs de confirmare. Selecția liceenilor se face integral de către o comisie de selecție din SUA, formată din profesioniști din varii domenii. Nicio selecție nu se face în România.

Pentru mai multe detalii accesaţi: 
http://americancouncils.ro/programe/flex/selectie/#


May 18, 2016

U.S. Embassy Launches Facebook Photo Contest on National Parks




Contest – Invites to July 4th reception for FB fans
This year The National Park Service turns 100, so we’re planning on “moving” the Grand Canyon to the Embassy for a few hours.  Want to see it with us? Participate in our FB contest and you can win one of the 15 invitations to the Embassy’s July 4 reception to be hosted at the U.S. Embassy on July 1, 2016, from 7 pm.
Eligibility
1. Contestants must be Romanian nationals between the ages of 18 – 40 residing in Romania.
2. The contest commences on May 4, 2016 and closes at 23:59 on May 20, 2016. The person submitting the photo will be considered the contestant and will be the only person eligible to compete for the prize.
3. Employees of the U.S. Government and their families will not be eligible to participate in this competition.
4. The competition is open only to amateur photographers.
How to Enter:
1. Select one or two digital photos taken by you in a U.S. or Romanian National or Natural Park. The digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Save it in a JPG or .jpeg format.
2. E-mail your photo to infobuch@state.gov with the subject “U.S. and Romanian National and Natural Parks Photo Contest” no later thanMay 20, 2016, at midnight. Please name your photo file with your full name. If your entry is received and accepted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you receive no confirmation, call 021-200-3704 for details on re-submission.
3. Along with your photo, please send your full name, date of birth, address, and phone number.
4. Participation in this contest is automatically deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules.
Content Requirements
Entries cannot:
  • be sexually explicit or suggestive, or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or the disabled, be pornographic, or contain nudity;
  • promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • defame, misrepresent other people or companies;
  • contain any prominent use of trademarks, logos or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others as determined by the U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
  • contain prominent copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) as determined by the U.S. Embassy, Bucharest;
  • contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead without permission;
  • communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the U.S. Embassy, Bucharest wishes to associate; and
  • depict and cannot itself be in violation of any law or otherwise.
  • depict or otherwise identify a minor unless a parent or legal guardian is the entrant.
  • have signatures, dates, frames or other graphic marks or poor quality.
Selection of Winners: Judging Criteria
All submitted photos will be analyzed by a panel of judges comprised of U.S. Embassy diplomats.
Terms & Rights
By entering you represent and warrant and agree that:
You have produced and submitted the Entry and all elements of your Entry are original, are not copied from any other work and do not infringe upon the rights of any third party.  To the extent any elements were created by a third party (“Third Party Participant”), you own all right, title and interest to said elements which is part of your Entry to enable you to grant the rights granted herein.



March 31, 2016

TeenPoetry: a world of rhymes



Drowning in thin air
                                                                         
                  
And I was an actor,
On my life’s scene.
I was playing a role,
Different from the others.
I was a woman trying to figure life out,
I was a fighter without a weapon,
So old ,but still trembling like a child,
A runner without a finish line.
I start to get lost in my own thoughts
But my faith isn’t here to be my pillar
My wings are wet and pulling me down
My heart is burning in my chest
I’m beginning to dream…
But those dreams aren’t mine
I am trying to wake up
But my eyelids stay still
This body doesn’t feel mine
My words are foreign to me
This isn’t the place where I grew up
This isn’t the life I used to live
This isn’t me…
And the curtains fall,

And I’m asleep again.




In search of myself



As I sat on my bed, the curtains were shimmering white
And the morning was rushing in.
The light shone through
And rested on my eyelids,
Making them glow from within,
Like weathered seashells on a beach.
My youth was shining through
Flooding the shores of my mind…
Awaking me from my slumber.
I have yet to feel joy,
I have yet to feel sorrow,
I have yet to know love.
I need to get set like pearls in seashells,
To become strong,
To become weathered,
To become old.
And when I am old, and worn, and tired,
I’ll know that I’ll have lived, and suffered, and loved.
The spring is shining through.




Autor: Velescu Maria
 Colegiul Naţional "Gheorghe Şincai" Baia Mare
cls. a XI-a E.



Poeziile au fost prezentate în cadrul a celei de-a IV-a ediţii a recitalului de poezie, în limba engleză, "TeenPoetry: a world of rhymes" organizat de American Corner în 24 martie 2016.



March 09, 2016

TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S 10 RULES FOR READING




It’s well known among historians that our venerated 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was probably the most well-read president, and perhaps one of the most well-read men in all of history. He would read a book before breakfast every day, and depending on his schedule, another two or three in the evening (he was a speed reader extraordinaire). By his own estimates he read tens of thousands of books over the course of his lifetime.
What may not be known to the average reader is how much of a book advocate he really was. Rebecca has already outlined some of his book-loving tendencies, but in doing some research for a different writing project, I stumbled upon a few pages of his autobiography that are just too good to not share with our Riot Readers. My own thoughts are in italics:
1. “The room for choice is so limitless that to my mind it seems absurd to try to make catalogues which shall be supposed to appeal to all the best thinkers. This is why I have no sympathy whatever with writing lists of the One Hundred Best Books, or the Five-Foot Library. It is all right for a man to amuse himself by composing alist of a hundred very good books… But there is no such thing as a hundred books that are best for all men, or for the majority of men, or for one man at all times.”
Brilliant! Here we are as readers, ever debating the merits of this list and that list, and we never stop to realize that we can all just end the fighting and enjoy what we enjoy. No list of books will ever satisfy everyone, so why not just make a list of Lots of Very Good Books That Most People Will Enjoy But Not Everyone Has To.
2. “A book must be interesting to the particular reader at that particular time.”
Ah! Sweet freedom! Newsflash: if a book isn’t all that interesting to you, DON’T READ IT.
3. “Personally, the books by which I have profited infinitely more than by any others have been those in which profit was a by-product of the pleasure; that is, I read them because I enjoyed them, because I liked reading them, and the profit came in as part of the enjoyment.”
Similar to the above, your reading should be a pleasurable experience. Granted, there’s some merit to slogging your way through certain books, but don’t make it a habit.

More information: 


February 17, 2016

Webchat cu ambasadorul SUA, Hans Klemm




Vrei să afli mai multe despre ambasadorul SUA sau să îi adresezi o întrebare despre priorităţile sale în calitate de ambasador al SUA în Romania, prietenia SUA-România şi schimburile culturale şi educaţionale dintre cele două ţări? 






Participă la discuţia online de marţi, 23 februarie 2016, la ora 15:00.

Ambasadorul HansKlemm îţi va răspunde, în direct, la întrebări, chiar pe pagina evenimentului https://www.facebook.com/bucharest.usembassy

Te aşteptăm!