ERC Curriculum

 

"HerStory" - gender empowerment course for girls

Based on UN Women & WAGGGS' "Voices against Violence" framework, HerStory features interactive lectures, discussions with guests, and community service activities that cover subjects from reproductive health and prevention of domestic violence, to female entrepreneurship and history of feminism. 


"Model United Nations" - global activity developing critical thinking and civic positioning

Combining lectures with debates that simulate international affairs, MUN enables participants to gain skills in research, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork. We have hosted 3 MUN simulations in which delegates have debated topics of cyberwarfare, peacekeeping in Ukraine, and legalization of cryptocurrencies.


"State of Affairs" - journalism course promoting media freedom 

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Learning about diverse issues from climate change to human rights, students contribute blog posts with contrasting viewpoints. In the process, students are exposed to a variety of opinions and sources of information, allowing them to develop a stance on global affairs.


"Innovation Incubator" - hub for social entrepreneurship

Introducing students to cutting-edge developments across sectors through tools of economic analysis, Innovation Incubator is oriented toward undergraduate students. The first 5-person cohort completed a consulting project formulating reform in the system of higher education in Tajikistan.


"Admissions Workshop" - systematic approach to undergraduate application process

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The first curriculum of its kind Tajikistan, Admissions Workshop introduces talented high school students planning to continue their education in the United States to the Common Application. High school seniors complete the CommonApp in real time with guidance from instructors and peers.  


English Language Instruction

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English language classes are offered to students who lack English proficiency required for enrollment in activism courses, but have the potential to participate in future sessions of the ERC. Courses have included pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate levels, as well as a TOEFL-specific study group.