American Councils is happy to share a paid professional development opportunity for university students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia!
If you speak English at an advanced level and you are a 3rd or 4th or final year university student from these countries AND you have time to commit to learning, contributing, teaching others and becoming part of a regional media literacy themed network - please fill in your data below by December 31, 2021 (by midnight).
Participating university students are expected to attend trainings and meetings (15 hours total, January and February 2022), and to deliver trainings and provide mentoring (8 to 10 hours total, March and April 2022) to high school students from abovementioned countries - who are final beneficiaries of the curriculum co-created in November and December 2021 by participating high school teachers teachers and American Councils. After the end of their engagement each university student will receive 499 EUR honorarium in local currency (gross, which means the final amount to be transferred will depend on the tax policy of the country individual students are from).
Participating university students will be trained by and work together with high school teachers to develop a Western Balkans focused curriculum which would allow youth audiences to disclose and prevent disinformation, falsified information and propaganda through examination of news discourses, media agenda, infotainment phenomena, public/private interests in media, film, and music etc. Participating university students are also expected to help American Councils spread the word about the program and also help recruit high school students in their communities to participate in final media literacy trainings. All these trainings and meetings will take place online.
MEET Western Balkans (November 2021-June 2022) is administered by American Councils for International Education. Funds for this program come from the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More about the Media Education Exchange Talks (MEET) Western Balkans project you can read here: https://bit.ly/3DY5HWL
By filling this form in, you agree that American Councils process and use your data in accordance with relevant data protection laws of the country you live in.