Balkan, Eurasian, Russian Study Abroad Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: June 10, 2020

American Councils Study Abroad has extended the deadline for its Summer 2020 Online programs to June 10. We will be offering the following programs online this summer:

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Online Summer Russian Program for Heritage Speakers (Stony Brook University)

Stony Brook University is presenting a Summer Session II Online course for Heritage Speakers of Russian, RUS 213.

Dates are July 6 – Aug. 15, it’s a hybrid synchronous/asynchronous course with some face to face remote Zoom meetings and some guided independent study work.

They welcome applications from students from other schools.

Email  anna.geisherik@stonybrook.edu for more information.

Online Summer Russian Language Program (University of Arizona, GRINT Centre Moscow)

Deadline: May 28, 2020

The University of Arizona, in partnership with the GRINT Centre in Moscow, is accepting applications for the online study of Russian language at all levels for the Summer 2020 session. The program runs from June 8 – July 31, 2020, and will consist of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous lessons, homework, etc., as well as a robust cultural component of online theatre performances, virtual excursions, and more. You can read more about the program at http://studyabroadinrussia.grint.ru/study_in_moscow_online.

To enroll in the program, please contact Amy Chenail at achenail@email.arizona.edu. For more information about the program, please email Dr. Benjamin Jens, Director of UA Moscow, at bcjens@email.arizona.edu.

Second and Third Year Russian Online Courses (Yale University)

Deadline: May 2020

Yale University Summer session is accepting applications now for Second and Third-Year Russian online. The Second-year Russian (Russ 130/140) is a sequel to Live from Russia Stage One, entitled Welcome Back! It is also built around a contextualized video story of Kevin, Misha, Tanya, Olya et al. and uses a four-skill approach –reading, writing, listening, and speaking with the emphasis on grammatical structure and communication practice. Prerequisite: First-Year Russian or equivalent proficiency

The Third- Year Russian (Russ 150/151)  involves a comprehensive review of the essential aspects of Russian grammar, extensive vocabulary building for social sciences and history, as well as practical vocabulary necessary for everyday conversations and activities in contemporary Russia. Readings in Russian literature and Russian media supplement the basic course materials. Prerequisite: Second-Year Russian or equivalent proficiency

Session A: May 25 – June 26. 

For more information please see https://summer.yale.edu/academics/courses-yale

Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian Language Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University is offering an intensive Intermediate Russian course this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 22 to August 8, 2020 and satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement. The summer school will provide Harvard credit and easy continuation for students from other universities. The summer program is now open for registration at the Harvard Summer School website: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?keyword=russian 

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Middlebury Summer Language Programs

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Kathryn W. Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College is pleased to offer online 8-week and graduate programs this summer. The 8-week session will include the four traditional years of study (levels 1, 3, 5, and 7). The graduate program will offer courses in advanced language, literature, history, philosophy…and classic Soviet cartoons and songs!

For more information, visit https://www.middlebury.edu/language-schools/summer2020/russian

Financial aid is still available for both programs. The application deadline is May 15. Students may write to me at schoolofrussian@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Funding: American Councils Title VIII Research Programs

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Attention U.S. scholars and graduate students:

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new competition cycle for its Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

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Introductory Czech Online Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University offers an intensive Introductory Czech course during this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 20 to August 8, 2020, and is open to both Harvard and other students. The course satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement.

This 7-weeks (5 days per week) intensive course (8 credits) provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Czech language and culture for those who would like to speak Czech or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students without any previous knowledge of Czech, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing). Students are introduced to Czech culture through readings, screenings, and class discussions. This course prepares students to continue in Czech at the intermediate level or for study or travel abroad in the Czech Republic.

Registration at: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?gclid=CjwKCAjwqJ_1BRBZEiwAv73uwLui-Usb7S9-V8G-4iOFmcMg-0syN30sKqSBxQAeu-TcyK56XfTJXhoCz24QAvD_BwE&subjects=Czech

For further details, please contact the instructor for the course, Dr. Veronika Tuckerova: vtuckerova@fas.harvard.edu, or Dr. Steven Clancy: sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

Expanded Funding for Online Language Study (Indiana University)

Deadline: May 8, 2020

To help students whose summer plans have fallen through, Indiana University is expanding its student support for online study in summer 2020.

The Title VIII graduate fellowship program now supports the online study of Russian 3-6AzerbaijaniBCS 1-2EstonianHungarianKyrgyzLatvianLithuanian 1-2, , TurkmenUkrainian, and Uzbek.

The AABS and BALSSI programs now support the online study of EstonianLatvian, and Lithuanian 1-2 in BALSSI, the Baltic Studies Summer Institute, for undergraduates and graduates alike.

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Czech and Russian Summer Online Language Courses (University of Texas)

Deadline: May, June 2020

UT is pleased to offer both Russian and Czech Language Online this summer for both UT and non-UT students. *note: All courses, except for RUS 406/407 are FLAS-eligible.


RUSSIAN ONLINE

The online Russian classes offered through the University of Texas were developed specifically for online instruction. They are highly interactive and offer students a lot of flexibility. The first and second semester, Russian 406/Russian 407, will be offered through our extension campus this summer. 

Online Russian at UT is a fully developed online sequence with both synchronous and asynchronous components and is designed to bring absolute novice learners to an intermediate level proficiency. The content was designed and developed in house at UT in conjunction with our liberal arts development studio. The three-semester sequence is semi-intensive and equates to a traditional 2-year college course. Each of the classes is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. The first and second class, RUS 406/407, is additionally offered during the first summer session. 

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