Fairs, Wilderness Experiences, and Camps – Oh My!

Firstly I’ll like to thank Education In Malaysia for helping to pass the word on some things (including my Levi’s 501 appearance). I shall return the favour by passing the word on some things they – together with TinKosong – have pointed out:

1. Experiences ’06 Kuala Lumpur is an education fair with a difference – it’s run by the students. Malaysian students and alumni from US universities have banded together to present their schools and the American higher education system – including well-known names like Harvard, Yale, and so on.

(Too bad none of the more off-beat unis like Hampshire College and College of the Atlantic are in the list. Not enough Malaysian alumni? There’s always a next time…)

If you’re curious about the American education system, do check them out at:

  • Date: July 16th 2006 (Sunday)
  • Time: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
  • Venue: Sunway Pyramid Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur

2. If you’re interested in environmental issues, take a look at the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience. Chosen participants from South Africa and the Pacific Rim will be sponsored by Cathay Pacific to travel to South Africa from 22nd – 30th August 2006 to participate in cultural and environmental activities – performance, discussions and debates, even mock weddings!

If you are:

  • 16-18
  • Proficient in English
  • Experienced in community activities

then feel free to apply! Malaysian students can find the information here; there are also links to location-specific information on the international page. Applications close 31st May 2006 so hurry!

3. If you’re more science-minded, than the Youth Science Camp, organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, is for you.

About 100 aspiring scientists from premier schools in Southern Peninsular Malaysia (Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan) will get various experience in the sciences – lectures, hands-on experiments, recreational activities, and so on. They will also get to interact with academics, researchers, and many other interesting and intriguing people.

You can read a review by former participant Lim Yang Li, and get a hold of the application form here (PDF file). You really need to hurry though, because applications close on the 26th of May 2006.

There’s plenty going on education-wise in Malaysia, in the region, and around the world; if you have any other updates or news on relevant and related programs and events, do let me know!

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