Writing an application can be tedious and it’s important to understand that those which stand out to some organizations, may end up on the rejected pile with others. When it comes to applying for Youth Time events, participants who demonstrate that they have researched the organization and the topics at the International Summer School tend to be successful. Showing passion for the overall theme of the event and knowledge of Youth Time’s mission and philosophy will hold any candidate in good stead. In addition to educating and empowering young leaders, it is also worth remembering that one of Youth Time’s core values is to encourage its members and participants to generate positive social impact within their communities. Below, you will find a few tips on how to ensure your application to the International Summer School in Shanghai gets the green light!

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29/3/2018 - 10:40 am

Valleys Of Flowers

Mountains and glaciers are most commonly visited in the winter, for winter sports. Less well known are the same mountain valleys and meadows at this time of the year. Spring is the time of massive flower blooms, which makes them an irresistable sight, apart from the fact that some of them are only accessible for short periods in the summer due to heavy snowfall in the winter months. Check out our photogallery for the best of them all.

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Easter bread appears in various styles in many countries. It usually is a sweet pastry that complements the festive seasonal atmosphere. While the form can range from a simple loaf to a braided shape (sometimes topped with whole eggs in the form of a nest), the recipe doesn´t vary too much and is so good to eat.

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21/3/2018 - 9:42 am

Adventures on Mountain Roads

While travelling in Uganda, I got into a situation where I really thought that the end was at hand. The road narrowed steadily, hand in hand with the declining quality of the surface, until we reached a point where there was no way even to call it a path. The car precisely fit the width of the path, leaving the minimum leeway to avoid falling off the cliff on one side and scraping the car against the rocks on the other. To add the imaginary icing on top of the cake, the entire stretch was covered with mud, and the fact that we had a 4WD vehicle didn´t help is as much as would have been desired.

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Ubiquitous sun, hot weather, endless beaches, layers upon layers of blue and dazzling sand. For this picture, a majority  would travel pretty long distances. Where are the most virginal beaches mirroring the Biblical paradise? Check out our list.

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Meditation, according to its wider definition, can be considered a technique that relaxes the body and calms the thoughts to make the practitioner feel more comfortable, pleasant, and relaxed. In its narrower definition, meditation is a spiritual discipline that through the acquired skill of controlling the mind and body allows a deeper and closer contact with the practitioner’s mental state and his soul. It is a program by which the body and soul are aligned, connected, and merged with the goal of achieving a sense of freedom, joy, satisfaction, self-confidence, and happiness.

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They say the best therapist has a fur and four paws. As  it seems there is something to it. People who have a pet at home usually know what is it to come home and be welcomed with great joy by their four-leged buddy. No wonder, places where animals were typically forbidden, now welcome them. Pets now "work" at cafes, at airports, even in offices - and all that to share and spread the calm that they carry within.

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For most people, an absolutely absurd idea. Houses that often have a maximum of one meter width are not on your everyday dwelling list. At the same time these cramped buildings often have an interesting history about their creation. With the rising prices of properties it is quite common that the building parcels are appearing in places where only garage might have been considered for construction.  Extremely slender buildings are not just a phenomenon of the moderns day.  As a matter of fact, they go back in time and can be found in many historical centres of cities till date.

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Year after year we keep the tradition of making something sweet for Women's Day, and this year will be no exception. This time the recipe is slightly more complicated than usual, but the result will be very satisfying. Follow the photo recipe.

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Have you ever considered how much knowledge of English you have acquired at school in proportion to the entire language? The answer is: very little. Namely, that thing your English teacher probably omitted to say in the very first class, before you learned a single new word or tense, is that you are going to learn the differences between your native tongue and English. 

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