Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Internship: Winter English Camp (Cosmopolitan)- Two spots left!

Deadline for Applications: Until Filled- ONLY TWO VACANCIES LEFT

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” has only two vacant spots available for their winter internship program. These will take place at the children’s camp just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. The dates of the program are January 3rd through January 12th, 2019.

These positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Interning at this camp, students will gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture and having intensive practice in the Russian language. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the coolest festive season in Siberia with lots of exciting events, and experience all the winter fun one could dream of in just ten days.

This program will be an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession. They will be immersed in Russian culture, receive intensive practice in Russian language, and interact with real Russian people. Students will receive room and board, visa support, transportation, and formal Russian lessons during their stay. Interested students should contact the Program Director for more information, including participation fees.

Students who wish to spend more time in Russia and are still looking for internship opportunities may be interested in the Russian language study internship. Free accommodation is provided in Novosibirsk throughout the academic year. The dates are flexible and interested students should contact the Center to discuss further details.

For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at  or with any questions and application inquiries.

Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Summer (UNH)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018 (early applications)
February, 2019 (Final Deadline)

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire

What is the program?
The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.

4 Week and 8 Week Programs

4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 23-June 25.

8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by Language Link. Tentative program dates: May 23-July 23.

Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.)

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

To apply or learn more:
Find program details and application instructions online at
Application deadline: early application December 15, 2018; final deadline will be in February 2019.

For Questions Contact-

Arna Bronstein, Associate Professor Russian and Program Director (
Ekaterina Burvikova, Resident Director (
James Parsons, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator (

Study Abroad: 2019 Internship (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 2019 or until filled

Crossroads Eurasia is now accepting applications for its 2019 internship program in Russia.

What is Crossroads Eurasia?
Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia is about complementing your study of the Russian language with a practical hands-on experience.

Participants can teach English, work as a camp counselor, do translation, or experience Russia at street level via the new media / journalism program. Options can be combined.

What you get
– Discover Russia for yourself!
– Resume-worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Language tutor + all-day Russian practice
– Make friends with Russian peers
– 24-hour support from local coordinator
– Access to alumni network

New this year: media / journalism internship where students can discover Russia at street-level. Supervised by the editor-in-chief of a popular local paper (, students interview locals and pen an article on a theme of their choice. The best articles are published.

At least 2.5 months before travel (e.g. to start at beginning of June, apply by mid-March). Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early.

For more information and to apply visit

Funding: Research Fellowships (CAORC)

Deadline for Applications: January 24, 2019

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which allow fellows to visit and carry out research within their network of Overseas Research Centers.

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018-2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for four consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.​

For more information check out CAORC’s website

Funding: LTLR Grants (Pitt SLI)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at Pitt’s Summer Language Institute in June – July 2019. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. Continue reading

Job: Resident Director (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils is currently seeking Resident Directors for a number of summer programs focused on language acquisition and cultural immersion. These open positions include programs for Azerbaijani, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. Positions vary in length depending on the program.

For more information and to submit an electronic application, please follow the link:

American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. 

CFP: Eu/Eurasian Undergrad Research (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: January 25, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), the European Studies Center (ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Europe, Russia and/or Eurasia to discussants and an audience. Limited travel grants are available to help defray expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. The application form and further information can be found at

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 25, 2019.
2) Selected students will be notified by mid-February 2019.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 25, 2019.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on April 12, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact

Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (ASU CLI)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2019 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at  Applications received by December 1st, 2018, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.” Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at:

Funding: Grad Research in Europe (CES)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

Alliance and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students to apply for its Alliance-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Created in the fall of 2002, Alliance is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Each fellowship includes a $4,500 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.

The Alliance-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of Alliance (Columbia University, Sciences Po, École Polytechnique, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.

Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible.


Please note: Due to restructuring, this fellowship is unavailable for the 2018-19 award cycle. Please check back in with us in the fall of 2019.

The annual application period usually opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by the end of April.

To Apply:

Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. Applicants must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language which will require functional knowledge to complete the proposed research. All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out the FAQs! One can also see a list of Past Awardees here.

Funding: Critical Lang. Scholarship (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2018, 8pm EST

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:

The fifteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website:

CLS Facebook page:

CLS Twitter page:

For other questions, please contact:

Applications are due November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.