Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Teams compete to collect digital photos from a pre-determined list. The team that captures the most scenarios wins the challenge.

RULES:
*Participants will be placed in teams of four (join as an individual or as a complete team).
*Three team members must be present in each picture unless specified.
*A list of items to be captured in photos will be provided to all teams.
*Each team will have until 3:00pm to collect as many pictures as possible.
*The first team to return to Learning House with the entire list complete OR the team who returns with the most collected items wins.

Please arrive on time to make the most out of the competition.

Advance registration required! Send a message or stop by Learning House before March 22.

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Mar
29
to Apr 12

Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo

We will be reading George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo.

  • March 29 - Introduction

  • April 5 - Discussion: First half of book

  • April 12 - Discussion: Second half of book

Must register in person. Six books available for loan. Weekly discussions will be conducted in English.

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Careers with a purpose: A discussion on NGOs in Nepal

Join Development Officer Helen McLaren and Anjana KC, the General Secretary of Independent Living Center Pokhara, for an important discussion on NGO work and responsibilities, disability issues in Nepal, and goals for the future.

Independent Living Centre (CIL)-Pokhara (formerly Independent Living Society ILS-Nepal) was established in 2009 for the empowerment and social inclusion of people with disabilities in Pokhara, Nepal. To learn more visit http://cilpokhara.org.np.

All are welcome to attend.

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Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

Learning House Scholar Program: A Scholarship Opportunity

Skills in the arts go beyond the visual; creativity and the ability to "see" is relevant in problem solving, leadership, and social change. We believe arts degrees are important, and we want to recognize and encourage these efforts.

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. Prizes will be awarded to the student(s) who communicate direction that is both insightful and inspired. 50,000NPR total awarded, prize amount paid directly to the winner(s).

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

Required application materials:

  • Your essay

  • CV or resume

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Photocopy of Nepali citizenship card or passport

  • Academic transcripts

  • Proof of enrollment in degree program

  • Optional: Sample work or artist portfolio

  • Application fee: 1000NPR per applicant

Deliver your application packet to our office in Pokhara, Nepal.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 15, 2019.

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Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Letters of Recommendation: Workshop

How do you ask a teacher or mentor for a recommendation letter? What should it say? In this workshop, we will review the fundamentals of this necessary academic and career skill. Templates will also be provided for those seeking university admission. Please register in advance by emailing, sending a message, or visiting our office.

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Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Art Club: Op Art

Op art, short for optical art, is an art style that uses optical illusion. This art form began in the 1960s when artists wanted to create movement on two-dimensional surfaces. Usually these pieces are abstract and contain hidden images and patterns. In this Art Club, you'll make your own Op Art drawing. All are welcome. Advance registration encouraged.

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Mar
8
3:15 PM15:15

Careers with a purpose: Dr. Rajeeb Lalchan

After completing his MBBS in China and MD in the Philippines, Dr. Rajeeb Lalchan decided to return to Nepal to work alongside the World Health Organization (WHO). Learn more about his path to practicing medicine, his decisions to start his own health-focused business, and get advice on your own career journey.

All are welcome to attend this free discussion.

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Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

Resume & CV Workshop

Learn how to skillfully write a resume to highlight your strengths and market your experiences so you can land that “dream job.” We will discuss different formats and which one you should choose based on your experiences and goals. Bring your current resume or CV for formatting and layout assistance.

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Jan
18
to Feb 8

2019 Leadership Development Camp: Sikles

Increase your leadership capabilities while giving back to your community. In this two-day overnight experience, you will contribute meaningfully to a Sikles school while participating in skills-building activities.

In preparation for on-site educational workshops, engage in leadership development discussion, team-building exercises, and planned classroom activities. English language practice and educational conversation will be facilitated with approximately eighty students in Grades 8-10.

Applications must be received by January 18. Selected participants will be notified by January 24 and attend a pre-departure orientation on January 25. All participants will receive certificates for their involvement at our post-camp debrief and celebration on February 8.

TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/2019LDC

1. Fill out the online application by January 18.

2. Participate in your interview.

3. Attend pre-departure orientation with at least one parent or guardian on January 25.

4. Depart February 2 and return to Pokhara February 3.

5. Celebrate at our debrief on February 8.

Contact Learning House with questions.

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Jan
17
to Jan 20

Book Club

We will be reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Join fellow bibliophiles for lively discussions. Coffee and books provided. Must email to register: learninghousenepal at gmail dot com.

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Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Feast: A dinner event to discuss equality

Back by popular demand! This time we're putting equality on the table to discuss what we can do locally and globally to promote a kinder, more welcoming world.

The Feast is a global dinner party. People around the world have held dinners like this to talk about meaningful topics. At this dinner, we will explore the question: "With increasing loneliness, how do we create more belonging?"

Humans are social; we learn and grow through connection. Relationships are thought to be a primary factor in a fulfilling life. Yet not everyone feels connected: Almost half of Americans and one quarter of Europeans say they feel lonely. 

We think this is a problem that can be solved. 

Join us for a dinner discussion on how we can create more belonging in our lives and for others.

NOTE: Seating is limited. Register in person at Learning House. 500npr to reserve your seat.

For more information visit www.feastongood.com, find Learning House on Facebook, or see photos from our last dinner event on climate change: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.596884590508605&type=1&l=d3e99fdff4.

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Dec
11
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee Club

An informal meetup for Pokhara's startup community. All are welcome.

Meeting format:
1) Introductions 
2) Job and event announcements 
3) Discussion on startups, product launches, trends, and current news

Registration not required. This will become an ongoing event for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and digital nomads in Pokhara, Nepal. Coffee Club will be held monthly at Learning House from 8:00am - 9:00am.

Input is welcome: learninghousenepal@gmail.com.

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Dec
7
11:30 AM11:30

Dream board workshop

Dream boards or vision boards can help you get clear about your goals and what you want to accomplish. Make a collage of pictures and words to inspire and motivate you to achieve your dreams. Creating a dream board is the perfect intention-setting activity before a new year begins and can serve as a powerful reminder of the control you have over your own choices and life.

Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to confirm participation.

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Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

International Education Week: Movie Night

**International Education Week Special Event**

Movies about college aren't always realistic, but they sure are fun. We will be showing a movie, selected by popular vote, for our community. Post your vote on Facebook:

*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 Wednesday, November 14th, will be shown.

International Education Week is 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 by encouraging future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov to learn more.

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Nov
15
11:30 AM11:30

International Education Week: Writing College Admissions Essays

**International Education Week Special Event**

Your essay, often referred to as your personal statement or statement of purpose, might be the most important part of your university application. But there's one problem: WRITING IS HARD.

Your essay should showcase your talents and skills to separate you from the rest of the crowd.

American educator and social worker Michelle Welsch (U.S.A.) will discuss what you need to include and how to get started so you can get admitted into your top choice with writing that is specific, clear, and organized.

This workshop will include tips and time to work on your essays with individual feedback. All are welcome.

International Education Week is 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 by encouraging future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov to learn more.

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Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

International Education Week: Introduction to SAT

**International Education Week Special Event**

A free introductory class open to the public. We will introduce SAT exam format, basic test-taking strategies, and Reading Comprehension question types.

International Education Week is 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 by encouraging future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov to learn more.

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

International Education Week: Career Counseling

**International Education Week Special Event**

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

International Education Week is a celebration of international education. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to prepare students for a global environment by encouraging future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov to learn more.

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Nov
13
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee Club

An informal meetup for Pokhara's startup community. All are welcome.

Meeting format:
1) Introductions 
2) Job and event announcements 
3) Discussion on startups, product launches, trends, and current news

Registration not required. This will become an ongoing event for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and digital nomads in Pokhara, Nepal. Coffee Club will be held monthly at Learning House from 8:00am - 9:00am.

Input is welcome: learninghousenepal@gmail.com.

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Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

International Education Week: Academic Writing Seminar

**International Education Week Special Event**

Improve academic writing skills by learning about structure, organization, and composition. This seminar is particularly useful for students completing thesis papers or preparing research essays.

International Education Week is a celebration of international education. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to prepare students for a global environment by encouraging future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov to learn more.

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