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!

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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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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Online Russian Language (GRINT Centre, Moscow)

Deadline: (Fall Online Program) August 6; (Spring 2021) October 25; (Summer 2021) May 2021

The University of Arizona (UA), in partnership with the GRINT Centre in Moscow, is accepting applications for the online study of Russian language at all levels for the Fall 2020 session. The Fall program runs from September 14 – December 11, 2020, and students will earn 14-15 UA credits. The language component consists of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous lessons, homework, etc., as well as individualized conversation sessions. In addition to the language classes, students will participate in a culture course and engage in a robust Moscow-based cultural component of online theatre performances, concerts, virtual excursions, and more.

The UA-Moscow application and information about the Fall 2020 program can be found at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/moscow.

Questions about the program may be directed to the UA-Moscow coordinator, Dr. Benjamin Jens, at bcjens@email.arizona.edu.

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.

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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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