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This is what you can do this summer

From a short-term certificate course in management to an internship with a youth news portal — you have varied options to choose from this summer

education Updated: May 19, 2010 09:15 IST
HT Horizons correspondent

Summer vacations are finally here. To enjoy and learn at the same time, you can apply for a two-week certificate course in management in the Singapore or London campus of Amity University. The programme (to be offered for the first time) is open for school and college students. All you need is to be a student of a school or college and above 16 years of age.

“The entire two-week programme aims to equip students with a basic knowledge of management and foreign culture. They will visit corporate offices, university campuses and tourist destinations on this trip. Students can utilise the summer vacations in a constructive way through experiential learning and gaining a foreign perspective in two weeks. They will get to attend lectures by British faculty members who teach at the Amity campuses in London and Singapore,” says Atul Chauhan, chancellor, Amity University.

Since this course is open to everyone, how will it stand to benefit students who don’t wish to make a career in management?
“Management is needed at every level across all disciplines. It doesn’t matter whether you are studying English or engineering,” adds Chauhan.
Those who love to travel can enjoy an ecological trip to Ladakh in June. Organised by Signpost, the trip aims to make travellers aware of the adverse effects of travelling to a tourist destination. “When we travel to a place, we pollute the surroundings and its air. In this trip, we will try and look for environment friendly alternatives. There are organisations that work in this field in Ladakh. We will meet them and hold sessions to hammer out solutions to address environmental issues. The idea is to leave the least impact possible on the area we visit (Ladakh in this case),” says Vinod Sreedhar, who has been organising such trips to
J & K since 2007.

Those inclined towards writing can work as an intern at The Viewspaper. It’s open to all those who are studying in schools, colleges or young professionals working in various companies. It’s a programme that you can pursue from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection.

Summer coolers
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Two-week certificate course in management
Last date to apply is May 20
Visit www.amitylondon. org.uk/summerprogram or www.amitysingapore.sg/summerprogram
Fee is around Rs one lakh besides airfare

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An ecological visit to Ladakh. Send an email to vinodsreedhar@gmail.com
Cost Rs 16,000-20,000 for a 18-day trip starting on June 13 from Mumbai
Visit www.signpost.co.in or go to Journeys with Meaning on facebook

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Development project in children health at Uday Foundation Undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible
Last date to apply is May 23
Visit www.udayfoundationindia.org for details

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Three-month certificate course in photo/ video graph at Save Life Foundation. Anyone who is passionate about photography can apply
Send email to ssharma@savelifefoundation.org to apply

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Online internship at The Viewspaper
Send an email to surbhibhatia@theviewspaper.net