Info Sessions for International Relations/Global Studies (SRAS)

Info Sessions for IR/Global Studies
Join SRAS for a series of information sessions aimed at students in IR/Global Studies and a range of related fields – security, terrorism, diplomacy, peace, business, and more. In the general sessions we discuss “Building the International Resume” and look at the non-traditional locations offered by SRAS. In thei Special Topic Info Session series, the hosts of the programs abroad will do a short talk on a relevant topic, followed by an opportunity for Q&A and discussion with SRAS alumni. Check it out!

Getting Started with Russian Online course (SRAS)

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

When: 4 meetings + asynchronous work

Cost: $99

What: Looking to “sample” Russian and determine whether it is the language for you? This is a no stress, no test way for you to familiarize yourself with a language that may look intimidating on the surface, but is so rewarding to learn. Our colleagues in Kyiv (morning/early afternoon/Saturday) and Irkutsk (evenings) are ready to introduce the Russian language and convince you that you can and should do it – whether taking a course at your home institution, online, or abroad!

Inaugural Session of Share Language, Culture, Life (Crossroads Eurasia)

Event Date: October 25, 2020

Join a conversation with your Russian peers

Please join us for the inaugural session of Share Language, Culture, Life – a new series of moderated online conversations through which you can learn what your Russian peers think on current cultural topics.  

In our first session, we will talk about Russian social media influencers – who they are, how they relate to their audiences, and how they are similar or different to those popular in the West. We will hear the perspective from students in Russia about how they and their friends relate to influencers and compare experiences between the West and Russia.

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Summer Language Training Info Sessions (Arizona State University)

Event Date: October 5, 15, 28

In the summer of 2021, the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University will offer intensive training in 13 less-commonly-taught languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. We know that the challenges of the last six months have exacerbated the pressures faced by our students, our colleagues, and our institutions. In these exceptionally trying times, the experience of CLI 2020 served to reaffirm our belief in the importance of providing high-quality and low-cost language-learning opportunities to the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

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Critical Languages Training, Funding, and Info Sessions (Arizona State University)

Info Sessions: October 5, 15, 28, 2020

In the summer of 2021, the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University will offer intensive training in 13 less-commonly-taught languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. 

CLI offers students from across the US and beyond the opportunity to accelerate their language learning, with a full year or more equivalency of study (8-13 college credits). We focus on less-commonly taught languages of Russia, Eurasia and East Europe: for 30 years, CLI has opened student opportunities to compete for prestigious international fellowships and for careers in government, academia and business where global awareness is critical.

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Study Abroad Spring Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils is offering its Spring 2021 language programs as both overseas and online options. Applicants interested in remote study abroad can connect with host country faculty and peers through one of the virtual opportunities available for the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, please visit https://acstudyabroad.org/spring2021/

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Free Virtual Russian Pronunciation Master Class

Kimberly DiMattia will be offering a free virtual Master Class in Russian Pronunciation this fall based on her textbook Unlocking Russian Pronunciation (which can be found at: https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/unlocking-russian-pronunciation-supplementary-multimedia-mini-course-phonetics-based-famous). The course is open to students at all levels of Russian as well as to instructors who would like to observe Dr. DiMattia’s method in action and apply it to their own teaching!

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Virtual Study Abroad: Learn Russian in the EU

Deadline: September 6, 2020

“Learn Russian in the European Union” designed full-featured virtual study abroad programs and a set of flexible online components that may be integrated into Russian curriculum at home universities in the Fall 2020 semester.

In spring and summer 2020, we completed several successful and feature-rich virtual study abroad programs for our long-time partners in the USA. Now we make this experience and infrastructure available to all students, teachers and universities.

“Learn Russian in the EU” is accepting applications for Fall 2020 Semester programs:

•   Virtual semester abroad program: Russian language and cultural communication
This program includes academic courses (standard and electives), individual peer communication tutors, and interactive virtual excursions. 
Daugavpils University will award 24 ECTS (12 US) credits.

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Translation and Interpreting Studies Program (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: August 2020

 Translation and Interpreting Studies program (UWM TIS).

Due to stringent and immediate budget cuts imposed by our administration, the Russian to English track is “likely to be suspended for the foreseeable future” (read: cancelled) unless more students enroll in the 3-credit-hour Introductory Russian to English Translation Workshop *this fall*. I have been informed that our admin is aware of the value of TIS, of Russian expertise, etc.; still, something must go in order for the department to comply with system-wide financial measures, so this Russian translation seminar is on the chopping block unless enrollment increases enough to make the course profitable. 

If you or someone you know might be interested in Russian to English translation, please reach out to Anne Fisher at fisherao AT uwm DOT edu so she can expedite your UWM application and free 2-hour online qualifying exam.

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Online Language/Translation Courses and Workshops from SRAS

Deadline: (varies) August 15 – September 25, 2020

Full courses  

·         Perspectives on US-Russia Relations (3 US Credits)
2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. In this course, we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth. Students will also virtually tour St. Petersburg and Moscow. 

·         Central Asian Studies (3 US Credits)
This 10-week course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic as well as the historical and religious dimensions of the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Lectures will be combined with virtual workshops in crafts, cooking, and yurt building as well as virtual tours of Bishkek, Almaty, and Bukhara. 

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