Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Meet U.S. Visa Officer in Pokhara

What paperwork should I bring? Are there certain questions I should study? What’s the deal with Window 5? Does it matter what I wear to my interview? Will I get a visa if I apply to community college?

Get your questions answered by U.S. Embassy Vice Consul traveling from Kathmandu. All are welcome to this free session.

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Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Learning House x EducationUSA

Meet admissions representatives from American universities, speak with U.S. Embassy officers, and find out more about how to study in USA.

Participating schools:

• Augustana University

• Boise State University

• California State University, Chico

• Coe College

• ECPI University

• Louisiana Tech University

• Seattle Central College

• Shoreline Community College

• Suny Fredonia

• SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York

• The University of Texas at Arlington

• Tiffin University

• Trine University

• University of Bridgeport

• The University of South Dakota

• Virginia International University - VIU

• Western Michigan University

• Westminster College

Register: http://www.usefnepal.org/registration-PKR

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Oct
5
12:30 PM12:30

Resume writing workshop

A skillfully written resume will highlight personal strengths and effectively market experiences to potential employers. Learn about different resume formats and the benefits of each. Bring your current resume for formatting and layout assistance.

100NPR per participant. Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to register. 

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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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Aug
31
3:00 PM15:00

Meet and Greet: Grace Carroll, U.S. Embassy Nepal

Grace Carroll is the Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu. Prior to coming to Nepal, she served her first tour in Guangzhou, China as a Consular Officer. Ms. Carroll completed her B.A. at the University of Washington in Seattle and her M.A. at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Between these two degrees, she worked in Japan and Burma as an English teacher. Her work experiences in different cultures have given her valuable insight on study abroad and how students can best prepare to succeed.

Bring your questions to this free session. All are welcome.           

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Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

PB&J Advising Session

Popular American snack Peanut Butter and Jelly will be served while your questions about studying in USA are answered. We'll discuss the 5 steps you need to know to apply to schools in America and what you should think about before you begin.

This event is free to attend. RSVP by emailing learninghousenepal@gmail.com.

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Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

Public Speaking: Intensive Workshop

Learn how to put your best foot forward and make a great impression, whether delivering a TED talk or a business presentation. You'll leave this workshop with tips and techniques to feel more relaxed in front of your audience and connect with groups of all sizes. This intensive is also helpful for those planning on taking the IELTS exam or preparing for an upcoming work or visa interview.

500NPR per person. Advance registration required. Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to confirm participation. This workshop will be conducted in English. 

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Aug
10
10:30 AM10:30

Customer Service English Intensive

The ability to communicate effectively in English is essential for those working in hospitality, restaurant, and service industries. In this intensive seminar, learn how to improve customer relationships through key phrases, active listening skills, empathy, and first impressions.

To register, email learninghousenepal@gmail.com. Limited seats. 1000NPR per participant. 

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

Scholarship Award Ceremony

We are pleased to announce the winners of our first Learning House Scholar program, a scholarship opportunity for students pursuing degrees in the arts. We believe arts degrees are important, and we want to recognize and encourage these efforts. Skills in the arts go beyond the visual; creativity and the ability to "see" is relevant in problem solving, leadership, and social change. Since competition was tough, we have decided to award two 25,000NPR scholarships, the cash prizes paid directly to each winning student. Please join us for this celebration. 

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Jun
22
12:30 PM12:30

Egg Drop Competition

Can you throw an egg off Learning House's roof...without cracking the shell?

Think carefully about ways you can protect an egg: A cushion, a way to decelerate speed, a buffer. Create something that can absorb impact!

Allowed materials: paper towels, straws, popsicle sticks, tape, recycled paper, glue, plastic bags, boxes, used material, plastic containers.

The person whose egg remains intact wins. This event is open and free to attend. Contact our office with questions.

See photos from our last competition here.

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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Movie Night

Movies are an easy way to learn vocabulary and copy speech patterns of native English speakers. Plus, with our baristas serving up hot and cold drinks, Move Night Fridays are always fun with friends new and old. Join us! Free to attend. 

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Matthew's Farewell Party

Come wish Matthew well before he returns to America. Matthew Nelson, English Language Fellow, has been a treasured asset to our Learning House community. His creativity and energy will be missed! Let's send him off with a "bang" and express our gratitude for his willingness to serve. Thanks for everything, Matt!

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Latte Art Throwdown

Competitors will race against the clock to free pour and etch latte designs of their choosing. Designs will be ranked by a panel of judges from hospitality, food and beverage, and service industries. Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Grand prize winner will receive cash prize and a trophy. All competitors will receive a t-shirt.

To register: Visit Learning House 500NPR (advance registration) or day-of event at Dorje's Bar & Grill (750NPR).

See photos from last year's competition: http://bit.ly/BaristaCompetitionPokhara

This annual competition aims to encourage community participation and support for hospitality, entrepreneurship, and creativity.

For event updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/259342124637806/

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May
28
to Jun 11

Book Club (Sponsored by U.S. Embassy): The Startup Playbook

Join Learning House's Book Club! We will read The Startup Playbook, an inspiring book on business, entrepreneurship, opportunity, and perseverance.

In our weekly meetings, we will discuss the writing and share ideas on specific sections. Meetings will be held in English; attendees will develop English speaking, reading, and critical thinking skills. Participants can borrow books from Learning House to participate. Coffee will be provided.

Three Mondays, starting May 28th, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

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

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May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Branding: A Marketing Seminar

Brand identity is key to marketing and business success. This seminar will review key components of branding, how it impacts marketing efforts, and the role of clear communications in advertising. Participants will leave with brand guidelines and action plans for developing organizational identity.

Email learninghousenepal@gmail.com to register.

This seminar will be conducted in English. Seats are limited.Cost: 1000NPR per participant.

About the facilitator:

Michelle Welsch (M.S.W.) has advised Fortune 500 brands, produced large-scale events, and has raised over $550,000USD for various social causes. Her experiences in government, private, academic, and public sectors have provided her unique insight to help businesses and entrepreneurs refine communications and strategy.

After founding Project Exponential, an invite-only dinner series, she raised over 500k to help buy a mountain, fundraised 9k for a NYC nonprofit and brought solar to a monastery. Her attention is now focused on the Learning House, a community center she built from the ground up to foster creativity and learning.

Michelle earned her masters from Columbia University in the City of New York and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Boulder. She considers Seth Godin one of her greatest teachers.

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Learning House Scholar Program

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 20, 2018.

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