Nov
14
to Dec 8

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking with Mobile Apps

 

Learn the basics of documentary filmmaking using your smartphone! 

This four-week course will introduce participants to practical skills needed to shoot and edit a short documentary film. Between classes, student will be expected to apply these skills and work on creating their own original documentary. Participants’ documentary film projects will be shown at a public screening at the end of the four week session. Students will also see a demo of Final Cut Pro.

Classes: November 14, 21, 28, and December 5 from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Final project screening: December 8 at 3:00pm

Participants are expected attend all sessions and participate fully. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of accomplishment from the U.S. Embassy. 

This course is taught by Matthew Nelson, an English Language Fellow in Pokhara, Nepal. Originally from California, Matthew has lived in over a dozen cities in the U.S. and abroad. He has taught English as a Second Language in a variety of contexts, including at public schools and adult education programs in the U.S., at a program for military officers in Lithuania, and as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Russia. He has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. In addition to teaching English, Matthew produces electronic music and does freelance video editing. 

Seats are limited. Interested students must apply. Selected participants will be notified by November 12th.

TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/filmPKR

No filmmaking experience required. Participants will need an Android or iOS smartphone device. Total expected time commitment is five hours per week (two hours in class and three hours of practical work at home).

Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com with questions. 

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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Write your statement of purpose (SOP)

Admissions officers receive thousands of essays each year. Your statement of purpose should reflect your unique story and convince the admissions panel why you're the right student for a specific university.

During this seminar, we will discuss approaches to writing your personal statement and what you should include to increase your chances of admission. All are welcome.

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Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Graduate Programs in America: Columbia School of Social Work

Join Mr. Andrew Rapin, Acting Director of Admissions of Columbia School of Social Work, for a conversation on graduate programs and the process of applying as an international student. Students will benefit from Mr. Rapin's experiences in graduate admissions, international enrollment management, and various academic disciplines.

Advanced registration not required. Free to attend.

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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Public Speaking Seminar

Learn how to captivate with effective presentations! Our public speaking seminar will review common mistakes so you don't make them. By the end of our seminar, you'll learn how to appear confident, credible, natural, and persuasive in front of any audience.

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

International Education Week: Education in America

**International Education Week Special Event**

What is an I20? What are the differences between IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and GRE exams? How do I choose a school? Where do I find scholarships? What is needed for the student visa interview? We will address all these questions and more during our free advising seminar.

About International Education Week: A celebration of international education and exchange. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to prepare students for a global environment and encourage future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences worldwide. For more information visit https://eca.state.gov/programs-and-initiatives/initiatives/international-education-week.  

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Web Design: Wordpress for Beginners

A showcase and introduction to the benefits and tools of WordPress. Our experienced coaches will discuss how WordPress can help both business owners and freelancers. Handouts will be provided.

If you find yourself asking "What is WordPress? Who uses it? How can WordPress help me?" or are wanting to build your own website, then this is the right seminar for you.

12-1pm: Demo class (laptop not required)

1-2pm: Workshop (laptop recommended)

Register online: http://bit.ly/WordPress-LearningHouse

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Nov
16
4:30 PM16:30

International Education Week: Movie Night

**International Education Week Special Event**

Movies about college aren't always realistic, but they sure are fun to watch. We will be showing a free movie, selected by popular vote, for our community to enjoy.

Post on Facebook for your vote:

*The Social Network - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016

*Good Will Hunting - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119217

*Pitch Perfect - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981677

*Legally Blonde - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250494

The film with the highest number of votes by end of day Tuesday, November 14th, will be shown.

About International Education Week: A celebration of international education and exchange. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to prepare students for a global environment and encourage future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences worldwide. For more information visit https://eca.state.gov/programs-and-initiatives/initiatives/international-education-week.

 

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Nov
14
5:15 PM17:15

International Education Week: Connect with Columbia University

**International Education Week Special Event**

Meet Whitney R. Green, Senior Assistant Director and Director of Science Recruitment for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Ms. Green will discuss steps to apply to Columbia, the unique qualities of American education, experiences of international students, and tips for students to consider while completing their applications.

For Bachelors admissions and a virtual tour: http://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu

All are welcome to attend this free event.

About International Education Week: A celebration of international education and exchange. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes aims to prepare students for a global environment and encourage future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences worldwide. For more information visit: https://eca.state.gov/programs-and-initiatives/initiatives/international-education-week.

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Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

SEO Workshop: Earn Money Online

Mr. Sobahahdur Gurung has over six years experience with digital and online marketing and has built a thriving business from the comfort of his home. Mr. Gurung will teach you how SEO can help your business and which tools you need to earn money online. Students and business owners are welcome to participate. 

Advance registration required: http://bit.ly/SEO-LearningHouse. 

500NPR per person.

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Talent Show

Got talent? Show us! You'll have five minutes to perform, dance, sing, tell a story, or make your audience laugh. A panel of judges will decide the winner and first and second runner-ups. Prizes will be awarded to all winners. Register in advance by sending us a Facebook message or visiting our office. Contestant fee: 200NPR per performer.

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Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Meet and Greet Representatives from U.S. Universities

Join USEF-Nepal EducationUSA Advising Center, U.S. Embassy, Nepal, and representatives from various American universities for a "Meet and Greet" at Learning House. Participants will have the opportunity to meet American guests for personal discussions on studying in U.S.A. and finding scholarships.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

U.S. Embassy Kathmandu

USEF-NEPAL

McNeese State University

Northern Kentucky University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Saginaw Valley State University

Shoreline Community College

University of South Dakota

Westminster College

Youngstown State University

SPACE LIMITED. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/Sept5LearningHouse

We are limiting the number of attendees to maximize your time with each representative. We strongly suggest early registration to secure your participation in this exclusive event.

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Patient Care: A Conversation with Michael Buxton

This event is specifically recommended for pre-nursing and med school students. Join Mr. Michael Buxton, a medical volunteer and world traveler who will be assisting students at Learning House. Mr. Buxton studied Business Administration at University of Colorado Boulder and has served as an EMT for Air Care International. He is currently a Product Operations Specialist for Stemgent, a leading supplier of cellular reprogramming products and research.

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Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Bobby's Farewell

Let's give Learning House's #1 All-Rounder a proper send-off before he starts his new life in Canada! Stellar student, teacher, barista, volunteer coordinator and more --- Bobby has been an instrumental part of our Learning House family and will be greatly missed. We are so proud of you, Bobby!

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Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Nepali film industry: A conversation with Rajendra Shalabh

With over 29 years in radio, TV, film, and media industries, Mr. Rajendra Shalabh brings a wealth of experience to Learning House. An esteemed educator in Kathmandu, Mr. Shalabh has written and produced Nepali TV serials, directed Nepali feature films, produced television commercials, directed documentaries and music videos, and is an active radio and TV show host. Mr. Shalabh is presently Managing Director of Everest Film Academy, a one-year course that offers students experiences in acting, directing, scriptwriting, and cinematography. 

Join Mr. Shalabh for an informative conversation on the trajectory of the Nepali film industry and learn more about the opportunities available for established and upcoming artists. This event is free to attend. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click here to register.

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Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Raspberry Pi 2 Open House

Raspberry Pi 2 is a credit card sized computer designed to teach programming skills and how computers work. Work on a problem with a friend or play around with the components to design a project of your own. All are welcome to attend. For more information, watch: https://youtu.be/uXUjwk2-qx4. 

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Jul
14
8:30 AM08:30

Tips for visa interviews: A webinar with SUNY Plattsburg

Join Mr. Evan C. Bowker, International Admissions Assistant at SUNY Plattsburgh in New York (U.S.A.) for a webinar on the student visa process. Mr. Bowker will be joined by a student assistant, and the two will discuss common confusions about the American student visa interview and tips for success.

All are welcome to attend. Webinar will begin promptly at 8:30AM.

 

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Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

USA Advising + [post] July 4 celebration

The 4th of July marks Independence Day, the day when American Congress signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It's a pretty big holiday in the United States, and we will have our own celebration here in Pokhara. This is a perfect time to get your questions answered about America and how to apply for higher education abroad. We are happy to help.

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Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation Hour

To get better at ANYTHING, you need to practice. Practice your English conversation skills in a friendly, fun environment. Our facilitators are here to help you gain confidence answering and asking questions. All are welcome to attend. 

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