Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

A special event with Pokhara Astronomical Society

Since 2012, Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) has helped bring the world of Astronomy and Space Science to star gazers in Nepal through workshops, seminars, water rocket competitions, documentaries, star parties, and Night Sky Observations.

Each April is celebrated as Global Astronomy Month. In support, this free event will introduce participants to basic concepts in Astronomy and Space Science. With the software Sterallium, attendees will learn how to observe night skies and look for different heavenly bodies. All are welcome to attend.

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May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Learning House Scholar Program

Announcing a scholarship opportunity for students pursuing degrees in the arts: Writing, visual arts, photography, music, psychology, and more. We believe arts degrees are important, and we want to recognize and encourage your efforts. Skills in the arts go beyond the visual; creativity and the ability to "see" is relevant in problem solving, leadership, and social change.

If you are entering or enrolled in a B.F.A, B.A., M.F.A, or M.A. program, you are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to students who are able to express direction that is both insightful and inspired. One student will be chosen for a 50,000NPR scholarship, the prize amount paid directly to the winning student's academic institution of choice. 

To enter, please submit an essay describing the role arts have played in your life and the goals you hope to achieve with your degree. Essays must be in English and no more than 700 words.

Required materials:
Your essay
CV or resume
One letter of recommendation
Photocopy of Nepali citizenship card or passport
Academic Transcripts (+2 and university, if applicable)
Proof of enrollment in program

Optional:
Sample works or artist portfolio

Application Fee: 1000NPR per applicant

Application materials must be delivered to Learning House in Pokhara, Nepal. 

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2018.

Winner will be announced May 20, 2018.

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer: Community Art Project

We Art One brings art and art education to schools in Nepal. Join the Learning House team and help paint a huge mural for a local school in Pokhara. Anyone can participate! Art experience not required. Volunteers will be awarded certificates. Snacks provided. Meet at Learning House or at Shamrock School in Ranipauwa. To register, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/weartonelhnepal.

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Apr
4
to Apr 8

Introduction to Electronic Music Production

This course will provide an introduction to techniques and technology of computer-based music. Participants will learn how to create beats, program synthesizers, manipulate samples, and sequence MIDI data to compose electronic music tracks. After completing this course, participants will have a basic understanding music production software and resources for future learning.

Requirements: Participants must have their own laptop and will need to download required software.

REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/ElectronicMusicLHNepal

Classes: April 4, 5, 6 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Final presentation: April 8 at 3:00pm

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. 

Questions? Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com

Limited seats. Selected participants will be notified. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of accomplishment from the U.S. Embassy.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Education Day 2018

Education Day 2018, sponsored by U.S. Embassy, Nepal, is focused on goal setting and action. With guest speakers and advisors, Learning House's interactive event is designed to encourage young people to chase after their dreams and create change within their communities.

Special guests to be announced.

This free event follows the success of last year’s inaugural program. 

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Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

A-B-C Social Hour

Advising, biscuits, and coffee: A winning combination! Our team is here to help you sort through university applications, personal essays, and study abroad concerns. We have the coffee, you bring your questions. Or bring friends and play games. Our house is your house!

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Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Career counseling workshop

How do I choose a career path? Is my subject the "right" one for me? Should I go abroad or stay in Nepal? These questions are difficult, but Master Social Worker Michelle Welsch (U.S.A.) will walk you through tips and considerations as you begin your professional career.

All are welcome. 100NPR per participant. 

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Jan
15
to Jan 19

Kids' Winter Camp 2018

Kids Camp is here! Join us for arts and crafts, English language learning and more. For children ages 5 to 12. Snacks included.

Cost: 3000 NPR. Limited scholarships available.

Space is limited! Please email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to register. Include name and age of student, parents' name and contact information, and any special requests for your child.

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Jan
10
to Jan 24

Book Club (Sponsored by U.S. Embassy)

Join Learning House's Book Club! We will begin with Seth Godin's What To Do When It's Your Turn, an inspiring book on entrepreneurship, opportunity, and doing work that matters.

For this book, we will meet weekly to discuss the writing and share ideas on the content provided. Participants will be able to use books loaned by Learning House to participate. Coffee will be provided for the three meetings.

To register, please email: learninghousenepal@gmail.com.

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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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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
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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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
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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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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