Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

Both academic and non-academic opportunities to travel and/or study abroad.

Internship: Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019

INTERNSHIP at HSE COMBO OFFER

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites students to spend summer in Moscow studying and doing unpaid internship in one of the most modern Russian Universities Higher School of Economics.  Prospective applicants can choose to do only internship, only Summer University, or both.

For more information, visit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqNBqhRzEQ3fGuxC_qk1WrZH_vONuJ6DNJT2rX7MUEY/edit?usp=sharing

Study Abroad: EUSP Summer School: Russian History, Arts & Life (St. Petersburg)

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2019 ( June School); April 30, 2019 (July School)

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers,  journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.

June School: 03 – 29 June 2019

July School: 01 – 27 July 2019 

For more information: https://eu.spb.ru/en/international/academics/summer-school

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Language Program (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Dates: June 6 – August 8, 2019 (Russia)   /   June 11 – August 11, 2019 (Almaty)

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, conversation, and phonetics, as well as Russian literature, history, political science, and mass media
  • Small class sizes (4 – 6 students) — all courses taught in Russian
  • Weekly cultural activities and extended regional field study excursions led by U.S. resident directors
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in Russian language from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of Education — Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Moscow only): $5,000
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to $6,000.

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Study Abroad: Czech Program via Harvard (Prague)

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2019

Harvard in Prague Study Abroad Program
 
June 2nd – July 28, 2019

Program leader: Dr. Veronika Tuckerova, vtuckerova@fas.harvard.edu 

Immerse yourself in Czech language and culture in the heart of Europe…

This program is situated in Prague, Czech Republic, one of the world’s most beautiful cities that for centuries benefitted from its position at the crossroads of cultures and languages. You will learn the Czech language in class, through immersive exploration of the city with its rich history and vibrant present, and through interactions with the locals. You will broaden your global perspectives on politics, philosophy, and history, and expand your knowledge of Central Europe.

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Scholarship: American Councils Business, Technology, and Innovation (Moscow)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

On the program, student interns:

  • Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
  • Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
  • Make their resumes stand out
  • Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
  • Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
  • Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication

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Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

More information about the programme: https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/litmaster

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian | Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus)

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2019 (winter school); May 25, 2019 (summer school)

Russian Language Winter School: February 10-23, 50 hours, €210 

Russian Language Summer School:August 4-24, 70 hours, €325 

 

We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Winter / Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Who can participate?

The program of the School is designed for those, who would like to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and explore Belarusian culture. The classes will be conducted in small groups (max. 8 participants), which will be formed according to the level of the Russian language proficiency.

What are you going to receive?

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher;
  • a 10 hour elective course:  Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language;
  • a cooking class;
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture;
  • excursions around the city of Grodno;
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno;
  • a daily opportunity to practise Russian with Belarusian students;
  • the certificate of participation.

At extra cost: day-tours outside Grodno at the weekend

How to become a participant?

Just fill the application form at our website: http://rls.grsu.by/en/apply

till January 25, 2019 (Winter School),

till May 25, 2019  (Summer School)

Do you have any questions?

Call us + 375 29 569 88 12, + 375 152 68 02 29 or write an email rls@grsu.by.

 

Study Abroad: Harvard (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Dates:  June 8 – August 3, 2019

2019 Faculty: Dr. Oksana Willis

Advance your Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and fascinating site for continuing your Russian-language learning. You’ll also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context. Students can use their Russian in hands-on situations with a Russian theatrical troupe.

Program Structure 

Your studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday with additional opportunities to explore Georgian and Russian culture, history, literature, film, and food. Note: A pre-departure basic introduction to the Georgian language and alphabet will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian.

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Study Abroad: Alternative Spring Break Programs (Russia)

Application Deadline December 1, 2019 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).

VLADIMIR (first week in March):  Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (second week in March):  Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program.  During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city.  Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

 Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Applications Accepted All Year 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee:                                one-to-one instruction       group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks                                                           $3,651                                   $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks                                                               $5,009                                   $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks                                                           $6,367                                   $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

 The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 +              experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+              program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+              study from one week to one year;

+              individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+              “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+              on-site administrative support;

+              well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+              excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+              opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+              opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage