About ESE

Equal Student Exchange (ESE) is a volunteer-based student network which provides free information about student exchange and study overseas opportunities.

Focusing on providing information to students from developing countries, ESE acknowledges the financial and organisational obstacles these students must often come to face. It is the belief of ESE that both universities and students can benefit through international engagement. A more culturally diverse range of international students will contribute to the continued exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between different universities and countries.

The volunteers of ESE recognize the importance of establishing enduring educational, cultural and professional links through student exchange.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Conference of the Developing Countries Partnership’s Scholars and Academics 2012 (UGM and ISANAM-KNB)

The Conference of the Developing Countries Partnership's Scholars and Academics 2012: is jointly organized by the International Students Association of the Non-Aligned Movement (ISANAM-KNB) and the Office of International Affairs, Universitas Gadjah Mada, with the aim to address the challenges of human security and enhancing partnership towards achieving the MDGs in the developing countries. It is part of the actions been taken in revitalizing the spirit of the Non-Aligned Movement in the Developing Countries based on educational, economic social and cultural exchange in mutual benefits for all members.

The conference will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Between the 12th and 13th of September 2012. The Objective is to provide a forum for dialogue among government officials, policy makers, stakeholders, civil society organizations, students, lecturers and media practitioners from the developing countries concerned with emerging challenges the region. The conference aims to revitalize solidarity in facing the issues of human security and its correlations with the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Call for Papers
The organising committee is calling for papers on all categories from students, lecturers, other academia, and the general public. The topics cover various disciplines interested which contribute ideas and knowledge towards the theme of the conference. Presenters and participants are invited to engage with any of the relevant topics which address these issues of security we face.

The conference will discuss many different aspects of human security challenges facing developing countries and their implication for MDGs. Successful as well as unsuccessful stories will be recounted so that other countries can learn from them. It is hoped that this conference will contribute towards achieving the targets of the MDGs and act to reinforce more partnerships and build new forms of cooperation to address the challenges of human security in the developing countries.

Interested persons can download the Application-forms and read more about the  conference here on our blogCompleted application forms can be submitted online to the contact persons: hanum.salsabila@gmail.comnelly_joku@yahoo.com

Participants will enjoy the following benefits
Certificates, conference kids, snacks, free bicycle ride around Universitas Gadjah Mada during the course of the conference. Most importantly, participants will gain access to a gate-way of cooperation building and networking between national and international students, university and government officials.         

The keynote speech of the conference will be delivered by Prof. Pierre Sane, Former Assistant Director General of UNESCO.

Ebrima Sarr
President of ISANAM (KNB)

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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.