Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL²)

TL2 Logo-transToday’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL²) is a highly selective, three week summer program at the University of Cincinnati. TL² participants will learn to better understand Cincinnati neighborhoods and economy, why jobs are scarce in some communities and abundant in others, why some jobs pay more than others, and how individuals from all backgrounds can become entrepreneurs and successful business owners. TL² is not a residential program.

TL² begins June 8, 2015-June 26, 2015!

TL² allows students the opportunity to earn three semester hours of transferable credit at the end of the program. Time is spent on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati and tours at top nationally known businesses such as P&G, Ford, Citi bank, CVG airport and many more. Three weeks of college level class earns you three college credits. TL² is not a residential program.

What You Will Gain:

  • Knowledge about the local economy and businesses
  • Three semester hours of transferable credit for a freshman economics course
  • Understanding of what it takes to run a business
  • Opportunity to tour Cincinnati area industries and successful businesses
  • Instruction in personal finance knowing how to budget, earn, save, and responsibly spend your money
  • Time on a real urban college university campus
  • Networking with peers from all over the tri-state with different backgrounds.

How to Apply:

To be considered for TL², students must fill out the application form on The Economics Center for Economic Research’s website.
In addition, interested students should submit:

  • at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic advisor who can attest to the students academic qualifications.
  • one-page personal statement that outlines your leadership skills and defines your history of academic success.
  • Copy of your most recent high school transcript.

After submitting the application, please mail the release form (on The Economics Center for Economic Research’s website) from your parent to:

Economics Center
Attn: Adrijana Kowatsch
225 Calhoun Street Suite 370

Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-0228.

Current 10th-11th grade students are invited to apply.

Links

UC – University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati LogoUniversity of Cincinnati – “Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders”

In 2008, the Economic Center for Education and Research at the University of Cincinnati started a three-week EOTM course branded “Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders” (TL2).

The program is free and includes:

-Knowledge about the local economy and businesses

-Scholarship for (3) transferable college credits after completing
the program (Economics 101)

-Time on a real urban college university campus

More Information:

Apply Here

Daniel Barkley at Daniel@EcononomicsOnTheMove.org

Africa: Development Economics On The Move

Africa: Development Economics On The Move

Course Description

This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of economic development in Sub- Saharan Africa .  A wide variety of concepts and topics will be treated during the quarter, including poverty, growth and development, income inequality, models of development,  globalization, international financial institutions, immigration and foreign aid.

The course features a 30-day trip to three African countries: the Ivory Coast, Kenya, and South Africa where students will learn about development economics first-hand. These countries represent excellent opportunities for students to evaluate the applicability of prevailing theories of economic development, meet as well as and hear from leading African scholars, government policy-makers, NGO officials and the people themselves. The course also compares Africa’s experience with other economic development in other parts of the world.

By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the main theoretical perspectives on development and issues related to underdevelopment. Course will be held on the campuses of three leading African universities, where students will access to plethora of academic resources.  The on-site tours are organized to help students critique the applicability of existing theories to the African experience and to provide them with relevant examples that facilitate developing new models and deriving appropriate policy implications.

EOTM is looking for partnering universities who are interested in having their students experience this exciting course in 2016.

More Information:

Daniel Barkley at Daniel@EconomicsOnTheMove.org

 

Latin America: Development Economics On The Move

Latin AmericaDevelopment Economics On The Move

Course Description
This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of economic development in Latin America.  A wide variety of concepts and topics will be treated during the quarter, including poverty, income inequality, models of development,  globalization, international financial institutions, immigration and foreign aid.  The course includes a 30-day trip to Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil, where students will learn about development economics first-hand. These countries represent excellent opportunities for students to evaluate the applicability of prevailing theories of economic development, meet as well as and hear from leading Latin American scholars, government policy-makers, NGO officials and the people themselves.

Course will be held on the campuses of three leading Latin American universities, where students will access to plethora of academic resources.  The on-site tours are organized to help students critique the applicability of existing theories to the Latin American experience and to provide them with relevant examples that facilitate developing new models and deriving appropriate policy implications.

The course also compares Latin America’s experience with other economic development in other parts of the world.  By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the main theoretical perspectives on development and issues related to underdevelopment.

EOTM is looking for partnering universities who are interested in having their students experience in this exciting course in 2015.

Course Instructors:

DR. HUMBERTO CASPA

 Assistant Professor

Fundacion Universitaria Juan de Castellanos

School of Law and International Politics

Fundacion Universitaria Juan de Castellanos

Tunja, Colombia

Email: hcaspa@jdc.edu.co

DR. DANIEL BARKLEY

Assistant Professor of Economics

School of Arts and Science

American University of Nigeria

Yola-Bye Pass, PMB 2250

Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Email: daniel.barkley@aun.edu.ng

 

More Information:

Daniel Barkley at Daniel@EconomicsOnTheMove.org