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just wondering, anyone knows about this conference?
i got a letter said that im nominated for this conference which would be held in US or Europe in this summer.
from the letters and materials they sent me, it looks like it really worths going. but it costs abt 2000 dollars.
so want to know opinions from ppl who knows abt this or hv been to one before.
thank u!!!
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http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/...ers+Conference

mixed opinions
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heyy! i went there last year.
pm me if you need more information.

but i must say
i had a time of my life.
it's interesting for those who wants to see us and it's stand on politics. hahaa.

yea. pm me. (=
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I went to the GYLC in USA last summer!

it was great fun and very good international exposure

I know it costs A LOT of money

but it's kinda worth it...

here're some photos from GYLC
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I went on it and got funding - so it didn't cost me anything, and though some of the activities were a bit quaestionable just meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds in two such wonderful cities was an experience I'll never forget.
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I went on it in 2004 and it was a great experience! If you go you'll have so much fun messing around with your group and you'll meet so many people. I'm still in touch with some of the people I met and when one of them came to England I met up with him. I've also got a promise from another that he'll visit me :p:

Its also a really good thing to put on your cv and application forms for jobs as its a great example of teamwork! You take part in 3 simulations which are fun. Though some of the talks you're taken to are kind of boring and some people take to falling asleep! But thats more to do with some of the speakers than the content, when we went to the US State Department the talk we had from the Chief of Staff was brilliant. Also you're always on the go and by the end you're really tired (so you can kind of understand the falling asleep when you have a talk by a guy from the IMF who can't do speeches to save his life!). But its just such a great experience so if you get the money or you're parents agree to pay then go for it!!!!
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My College has gone about selecting the representatives in a very unprofessional way. Favoritism... students that have in the past been generally good students with "some" promising academic skills..otherwise known as the teachers favorites. They were selected upon teacher nominations without an application process for the couple of hundred other students that would be much better suited. a handful of the 7-8 persons selected have NO knowledge on anything other than their general skills and a levels that they are doing. they do not know how the world works. some don't even know who our prime minister is...
is that the type of representative we want being sent to these conferences?
i believe that a short essay from all people who wanted to be involved should have been used. that would have given a much better opportunity for previously "unseen" students to get a chance in life.
Just because the selected are 'pretty' or 'loud' or 'seen' doesn't mean that people who haven't 'put them selfs out there' don't want an opportunity to do something great in life.
equal opportunities... i wish there was someone who runs the conference to see this and how unprofessionally my college has gone about this.
but then again, I'm just one boy, a mere speck on the windshield who hasn't got any authority or momentum to change anything...
enough said...
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I'm going this summer, to the conference starting on July the 12th. I'm a little weary of the biased views that will be presented, but I'm sure it will be a great learning experience anyways. If anyone else is going around the same time then let me know!
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I just got a letter, still not quite sure whether it's a money scam or not... Also does anyone know how Admissions Tutors feel about it? Thanks...
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i got that too but its pretty obvious they use the academics approach to draw you in. Its not selective or anything and the people going won't be valedictorians and stuff but i heard its great fun. If you are looking to meet new people and visit the US or Europe, its definitely worth it for the fun (as my friends tell me).
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I also got the letter. It does sound fun, assuming it's legit of course! :p: Any idea where they got our names and addresses from? Collegboard maybe?
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Our schools usually nominate people which is in essence you putting down your name. It won't add an academic edge to your CV but definitely give you international experience which is good for personal statements and interviews i guess.
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Oh ok. I don't know who nominated me. I hadn't heard about it until I got the letter so it seems unlikely it was a teacher who nominated me. Plus I'm not the type to get nominated by a teacher for anything...

So Chriz/Ceelu you planning on going?
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Hmm i got one too..can't decide it does seem like it costs a lot and is there any point if youve been living in an international environment all along and have already been to the us loads of times? i thought it would be challenging and would give you new skills and approaches but I can infer from this post that it won't really...still thinking about it what can others who have been say about it? would it rather be worth going on a holiday abroad with a big group of friends ( the the gylc is more about socialising then i suppose it would be quite similar) or go on the programme hoping not to be disappointed?
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koehui
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hi guys..
emm..
is it u all are gylc alumni?
if u are..
pls nominate me..
if u willing to nominate me..
pls msg me..
ok?
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Hey, I got invited too, but by mail and it says that I'll receive a mail shortly explaining more about that program but from what i read 2,000 dollars is a lot, at least here in Paraguay, I just wondering if it's worth it?
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Hey vei92, I received the invitation thingy by mail too, and even I wondered if it was a money scam. Yeah 2000 dollars is way too much.. I really don't think it's worth it, from this forum and the CC posts, it sounds more like a socialising thing than a real leadership experience that all participants are genuinely interested in..
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it's too costly for me.
i cant afford to go
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I was nominated too... but I haven't taken the SAT's yet or anything.
It cost a lot of money so Ill try and apply for a scholarship (if its free it cant hurt right?)
anyway, if to choose, which country programme would you guys suggest?
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How exactly do you get nominated for this? I'd never heard of it before this thread but it sounds interesting..
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