Nonimmigrant Visas | Embassy of the United States San Jose, Costa Rica How to Apply for a Visa Procedures and Instructions Temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey. NOTE: Please DO NOT bring any personal electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, blackberries, iPods, etc.) with you to the Embassy. STEP 1: Determine the type of visa you require. The requirements, qualifications, and fees for each visa type vary by category. STEP 2: Complete the DS-160 Online Application. Fill out the online Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form (DS-160) and print only the “Confirmation Page.” NOTE: We do not recommend working with third party businesses and websites that charge a fee to: (a) fill out the DS-160; and/or (b) prepare other application documents on your behalf. STEP 3: Pay the application fee (MRV). New Application Fees: Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees change on April 13, 2012. Applicants have two options to pay the non-refundable application fee (MRV):
Hub5 ECO Learning Ce MOOC « Ma pédagogie à la sauce web 2.0 » s’inspire du Master à distance AIGEME (Applications informatiques : gestion, éducation aux médias et E-Formation) proposé par l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Il se présente comme une exploration des médias sociaux avec pour objectif de mieux connaître les enjeux pédagogiques du web 2.0 et de maîtriser une panoplie d’outils au service de l’enseignement, de l’apprentissage et de la recherche. Au cours de ce voyage, vous aurez de nombreuses occasions de mettre en œuvre vos acquis, en publiant vos réalisations, en participant aux discussions et en devenant pleinement acteur du web social. Ceci n'est pas un xMOOC (cours transmissif ayant pour objectif une duplication du savoir) mais plutôt un sMOOC, dont l'esprit correspond à un cours où les enseignants ont pour rôle de faciliter les interactions entre participants, sur des réseaux sociaux et des forums. Il s’agit là d’un cadre idéal pour vous permettre de canaliser votre créativité ! Learning goals
Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe | Travel tip... - StumbleUpon Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) Where is the bathroom? Do you have a menu in English? How much is it? I’m lost, can you help me find ____? I would like: Je voudrais (zhuh voo-dray)
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling - University of Houston System About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. Course Syllabus Over the course of eight weeks, we will cover the following topics: Module 1: Choosing a topic and purpose Module 1 introduces you to the basics of digital storytelling. Module 2: Writing an effective script and creating a storyboard Module 2 focuses on scriptwriting as you learn the steps in developing and writing a script for a digital story. Module 3: Recording audio narrationIn module 3, you will learn to record audio narration using digital devices so that your voice can be added to the digital story you will create. Recommended Background The course is primarily intended for: Suggested Readings In addition, other publicly available articles and resources will be provided throughout the course. Course Format
Taller de Guion Cinematográfico - Cómo escribir un guion de cine Este curso se compone de diez lecciones. Cada semana, el alumno recibirá la documentación de una lección, en la que encontrará material teórico y una propuesta para realizar una de las fases del desarrollo de su cortometraje. El alumno tendrá de plazo hasta el día de entrega de la siguiente lección para realizar y entregar su trabajo. La profesora corregirá los ejercicios y se los devolverá a los alumnos con los comentarios que crea convenientes. El alumno tendrá acceso, a través de un panel privado, a todos los ejercicios realizados en el aula, tanto suyos como de sus compañeros, y a las correspondientes correcciones realizadas por la profesora. Las lecciones se complementan con textos y materiales audiovisuales de apoyo y con intervenciones en el foro. Aquí tienes más información sobre cómo funcionan nuestros cursos. Requisitos Para realizar el Curso de Guion Cinematográfico no se requiere experiencia. Temario Profesores Julia Morando Precio
The Bilingual Brain - University of Houston System About the Course How do two languages get processed in one brain? For over 100 years, researchers have asked this question in a variety of manners. From this early literature, there emerged three basic principles that influence the neural bases of bilingualism: when a language is learned (age of acquisition), how well it is spoken (proficiency), and the control needed to switch or select a particular language (cognitive control). Interestingly, age of acquisition, language proficiency, and cognitive control are not specific to learning two languages. An introduction during the first week sets the stage for how the course will evolve in each of the subsequent weeks. Course Syllabus Week 1 - IntroductionThe first week serves as an introduction. Week 2 - Age of Acquisition I Jean Piaget, the pioneer of cognitive development, proposed that children’s cognitive development occurs in stages as children age. Q: Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class? A: Yes.
16 Things Master Travelers Do Differently We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don't overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing but empty mantras, tacked onto a list of stale travel habits that don't serve to improve our experience much at all. Travel masters, however, are those epic wanderlusters who keep their journeys ever fresh. Learn from them, and let your approach to travel be awesomely refreshed. They book about two months before a trip. They don't try to work while they're gone. They follow the 80/20 rule. They learn slang. They unplug.Thirty-eight percent of Americans check their work emails on vacation. They go alone. They don't buy travel-size anything. They know what to do during a plane crash. They brief themselves on cultural differences. They let their credit cards do the deal-hunting for them. They check for bedbugs. They ask for the window seat. They talk to locals. They travel selflessly. They don't let anything rain on their parade.
Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies - Wesleyan University About this course: Welcome to Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, sometimes we remember what we want to forget, and sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to show you how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance memory function, especially as we get older.
10 Hidden Details in Your City and What They Mean Giving Helpful Feedback - University of Colorado Boulder About this course: This course teaches you the simple principles expert managers use to improve and motivate employee performance. You’ll never have to avoid telling an employee “the truth” again, because the seven techniques we teach will not make employees defensive or afraid. As a manager, or someone who would like to be a manager, you’ll also learn specifically what feedback is, how negative feedback is weighed more heavily than positive, and how positive feedback can super-charge behaviors such as creativity and teamwork. Giving feedback is a skill which develops over time. We give you a process you can use to improve your feedback skills and deliver it with confidence.