A few years ago, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement backpacked around the increasingly popular tourist destination of Sri Lanka. Having honed his photography skills in the years leading up to this trip, Leigh capitalized on the chance to build up his portfolio in the small tropical island formerly known as Ceylon. Ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity make Sri Lanka a haven for any travel photographer.

Writing an application can be tedious and it’s important to understand that those which stand out to some organizations, may end up on the rejected pile with others. When it comes to applying for Youth Time events, participants who demonstrate that they have researched the organization and the topics at the International Summer School tend to be successful. Showing passion for the overall theme of the event and knowledge of Youth Time’s mission and philosophy will hold any candidate in good stead. In addition to educating and empowering young leaders, it is also worth remembering that one of Youth Time’s core values is to encourage its members and participants to generate positive social impact within their communities. Below, you will find a few tips on how to ensure your application to the International Summer School in Shanghai gets the green light!

Meditation, according to its wider definition, can be considered a technique that relaxes the body and calms the thoughts to make the practitioner feel more comfortable, pleasant, and relaxed. In its narrower definition, meditation is a spiritual discipline that through the acquired skill of controlling the mind and body allows a deeper and closer contact with the practitioner’s mental state and his soul. It is a program by which the body and soul are aligned, connected, and merged with the goal of achieving a sense of freedom, joy, satisfaction, self-confidence, and happiness.

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