This year NASK meets at William Peace University in the heart of beautiful Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Arrive on June 26th and depart on July 5th for eight days of learning, fun and exploration of the city’s wonderful museums, restaurants, shopping, and various seats of government, all within walking distance of the campus.
The international team consisting of István Ertl (Hungary), Derek Roff (U.S.), and Lee Miller (U.S.) will provide three levels of instruction. Hoss Firooznia will serve as an assisting teacher and will organize extracurricular activities.
Students can remain after NASK to participate in the Esperanto-USA convention from July 5th–8th, which takes place in the same classroom building and residence hall. If you would like to participate in the convention, please be sure to make the necessary arrangements at the Esperanto-USA store.
The general fee for NASK 2013 (courses, lodging and meals) is: US $725.00 until March 22nd, and US $775.00 thereafter. Housing is in two-person dorm rooms. For a single room, add US $180. Locals not needing housing have the option of US $320 course fee only with lunch, or US $250 course fee only with no meals. Scholarships are available for full-time students and teachers, and for residents of Latin America.
Please contact Ellen M. Eddy, the administrator, at eddyellen ĉe aol punkto com. For more information, please visit the NASK website.
Lodging and facilities
Students will share four-person suites with a shared restroom and two bedrooms in an air-conditioned residence. A linen package will be provided to all guests which includes bed linens, blanket, pillow, towels, washcloths and soap. It is recommended that guests bring comfort items such as a small reading lamp, alarm clock, heavier blanket or quilt, if desired, and clothes hangers. The residence hall contains a comfortable lounge on each floor with television and upholstered seating, and two kitchens with refrigerator and microwave are available. The residence hall is also equipped with complimentary laundry facilities.
Complimentary access to the Internet is available via the University’s wireless guest network throughout campus. The dining hall is a pleasant one-minute walk from the residence hall and classroom building, and the caterer serves a variety of options from which to choose. Coin-operated vending machines located around campus offer a variety of snacks and beverages.
About William Peace University
Founded in 1857, the school was named Peace Institute in honor of William Peace, a Raleigh businessman and church elder who pledged money and land to help establish it.
The Civil War interrupted construction of the university Main Building when it was used by the Confederacy as a military hospital. During Reconstruction the Federal government used the building as the North Carolina headquarters for the Freedmen’s Bureau, which helped former slaves establish new lives.
Peace Institute opened in 1872 with programs for both children and young women. By the 1980s Peace College had become a junior college for women, and in 1996 it became a four-year college granting baccalaureate degrees. In 2011, the institution became coeducational and was renamed William Peace University.