Adrian Almquist points us to an article in the Boston Globe entitled, Blogs Essential to a Good Career. Since more Friends World Students will be blogging in the future, this is good news for everyone.
The China Center has just posted a beautiful photo presentation of mountains in China. You can get an idea of just how geographically diverse the country is by viewing these breathtaking photographs.
The China Center has just linked to several Chinese language podcasts designed to help learners acquire survival phrases, practical language, and street lingo. The first is called Chinese Survival Guide, available at the Hess Educational Organization, while the second is called Chinese Pod.
Meanwhile, Japanese learners can take advantage of several Japanese language podcasts. For beginners, there is the Learn Japanese podcast, while more advanced students can try Nippon Voice Blog.
What makes podcasts special is that you can subscribe to them, with iTunes for example, and have them automatically updated and loaded into your iPod or other mp3 player. See Friends World Podcasts for our own creations.
Recent Friends World alum, John Grillo, is back in action at his site, Logical Explosion. John is now living and working in Washington, D.C. and has a real knack for creative and artistic endeavors. Don’t miss what he has to share.
The Friends World Podcast Site is now up and running! Podcast categories include personal introductions, interviews, conversations, presentations, lectures, comedy, poetry, music, news and reports, oral histories, soundscapes, etc. Stay tuned for more…
Stanford University is now presenting a series of lectures, debates, speeches, and other educational content free to the public on podcasts via iTunes. It’s called Presenting Stanford on iTunes.
Friends World Alum, Miriam Holsinger, has a new site now, called MiriamSpace, where she shares her thoughts and ideas on life after Friends World. Please pay her a visit and say hello.
After careful deliberation over all the entries, we are pleased to announce the results of our Fall 2005 photo contest. Winning photos were those that the judges felt best represented the chosen theme: Capturing the Essence of the Friends World Experience.
Click each photo to add a comment of offer congratulations.
The prizes are as follows:
1st Place - $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com
2nd Place - $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com
3rd Place - $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com
All photos entered in the contest, especially those of honorable mention, many be featured in upcoming Friends World promotional material. Thanks to everyone who participated. Please comment here below with suggestions or questions.
Coming soon: details on the Spring 2006 photo contest.
Nochi Motoharu, a student at the Latin American Center, has a new blog related to his personal and academic studies on global youth culture and trends. Take a look and say hello.