Online Courses and Workshops: Russian Classics, Ukrainian Identity, Language (SRAS)

Deadline: Varies

Reading the Russian Classics with SRAS

Join SRAS for a new look at the Russian classics. Each course will look at a major work from five of Russia’s most famous authors. We will present the author’s biography and the history of the book’s creation, and then over the course of four meetings reference excerpts to discuss plot, character, and important themes to the work. We will also take a virtual excursion to a location in Russia of relevance to the work, its author, and its history to learn still more.

Educators: If you are teaching a Russian literature course this spring, contact us about participating in the virtual excursion components of these courses.

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity is a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. Starting from a broad introduction to Ukrainian history, we then move to four focused events – both tragic and heroic – that have had an outsized influence on modern Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, “live” visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.

Apply the full cost of this course to study abroad in Kyiv in 2021!

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American English Program Teaching Positions / Intensive Russian Language Program (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (NEW WEBSITE: http://www.ah33.ru/teach-english/)

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by a group of American and Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with faculty trained to teach Russian as a foreign language, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher trainers, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on an aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, TESOL certification.

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Summer Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline (funding): March 1, 2021

Now accepting applications to SLI’s 2021 summer intensive language programs! 

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

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Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan & Arizona State University)

Deadline (for funding): January 25, 2021

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with Arizona State University, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), which will be an online, intensive summer language program in Kazakh (SSRES). The 8-week intensive course, which will be online for summer 2021, is fully FLAS compliant. 

Program dates for SSRES 2021:
June 7 – July 30 (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year)  
American students are encouraged to apply to the program through Arizona State University’s Critical Language’s Institute, through which Title VIII funding is available (see more information below).  In addition, students applying through Arizona State University will earn US-based academic credits, workshops, and other program support.
For more information about applying through the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University, please see their site: https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/kazakh , or email the Director, Irina Levin: ilevin3@mainex1.asu.edu

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Online Winter School in Russian Language and Culture (ITMO University, St. Petersburg)

Deadline: December 15, 2020

When?

The Winter School will last for 4 weeks: January 11 – February 5, 2021. Students can choose up to 4 weeks of education on offer.

How will the lessons be held?

Online studies are conducted in Zoom. Studies are held on business days and take 4 academic hours daily (1 academic hour is equal to 45 minutes). Each module lasts for one week (20 academic hours). The studies include practical lessons and entertaining extracurricular activities.

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Fully-Funded Academic Fellowships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline (extended): February 15, 2021

Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia program (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars as they conduct research for three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social sciences disciplines in Russia. 

The total value of each fellowship ranges from $10,000 – $45,000, with actual level of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Typical awards include: 

  • International airfare 
  • Academic affiliation with a leading local university or educational institution 
  • Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in collaboration with host institutions 
  • Housing and living stipends 
  • Health insurance 
  • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils 
  • 24-hour emergency assistance 
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Grad Program: Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Deadline: August 10, 2021

Soon to be graduates are invited to apply to English taught 2-years master programs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

Two programs are offered in English: Strategic Corporate Finance & Economics and Economic Policy .

Every applicant is considered for the full and partial scholarships based on academic merit portfolio assessment. The number of scholarships is limited, so those who seek financial support should apply early here https://admissions.hse.ru/en/graduate-apply#graduate

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SLI Summer 2021 Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Hungarian (Beginning) 

Polish (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Russian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Slovak (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Turkish (Beginning) 

Ukrainian (Beginning) 

For specific on program offerings, dates, and links to our applications, visit: www.sli.pitt.edu 

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English Teaching Positions, Maymester, Intensive Russian Courses and Spring Break Study (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: Varies

On behalf of the American Home in Vladimir, Russia – which is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year – I would like to remind you about several program opportunities and deadlines.

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

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Spring 2021 Russian Study Abroad Program in Latvia (in person)

Deadline: December 1, 2020

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is glad to announce that our Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University in Latvia will be provided in-person in the Spring semester 2021.

US students enrolled in our programs will be able to enter the European Union and come to Latvia regardless of existing travel restrictions. No visa is required, of course.

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