Florence, where Renaissance originated, remains rich in culture, history, awe inspiring monuments, cuisine and is also known for its undoubted cosmopolitan and lively settings. There are many periods of history to this city and the entire centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A visit to Italy is not complete unless you visit the region of Tuscany and its capital Florence.
Apply to the School for Transnational Activism and participate in a series of workshops around Europe. The school will provide lectures, open spaces and public events, exploring ways in which citizens act beyond borders and foster a new vision of Europe beyond the nation-state. The deadline is on 22 April 2019.
Even though the term “minimalism” wasn’t officially introduced until the ‘50s or ‘60s, its distant origins can be found throughout history in different religious groups from Buddhism to Christianity. The well-known practice of renouncing possessions for the sake of spiritual gain puts forward the core principle of this aesthetic – reducing material belongings in order to gain in the more important areas of life. Later, minimalism appeared in art and design, so it could then become a widely accepted lifestyle. Its mantra – “less is more” – in the cluttered modern environment has become a matter of discipline and priority, as this lifestyle takes time, dedication, and serious personal introspection.
Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. The deadlines are on April 18, April 25, and September 19, 2019.
France, among many things, is known as a country of universities. The country is the fourth most popular nation for foreign students and despite the substantial hike in the fees for foreign students this year onwards, it’s unlikely that the desire to study in France is going to wane. You find students of virtually every nationality in this country. Though a significant number come from the UK, USA and Australia.