Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Internship: Peace Corp Volunteer Openings (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2018

Hundreds of new positions have opened up on the Peace Corps website with exciting new opportunities in Albania and Armenia!



Visit to find out more about the program

Study Abroad: Applied Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Intensive Field School (ArcheoTek)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

The Applied Ground Penetrating Radar Workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. They will familiarize themselves with the GPR instrumentation, in this context the Noggin 500 Unit (Smart Tow – Rough Terrain Configuration) in a simple, urban setting, while locating buried utilities. Once the basics are acquired, participants will explore a portion of a buried Roman villa, an environment with several specific, well defined targets to be located and mapped. The last three days will be devoted to original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods.

Concurrently, participants will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – GPR Applications

Type: Intensive Laboratory/Field School

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Excavation Dates: 6 day sessions, from June 3rd to August 18th, 2018 (check website for availability)

Team Size: 3 participants

Web Site:

Contact E-mail:

Project Directors: Andre Gonciar (Archaeological Techniques and Research Center – Canada); Isabel Morris (Princeton University)

Program Fee: US$985 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Application Form: 

The workshop is designed to be an intensive professional training program. There are no prerequisites. Participants will receive in March preparation articles, book chapters and/or training videos they will have to familiarize themselves with before arriving on site. The program is open to students, volunteers and professionals alike. There is no application deadline: applications are accepted as long as positions are available in the program.

For comparison purposes, see the 3-day professional training programs offered by North America’s leading GPR companies, Sensors and Software ( ) and GSSI (

Study Abroad: Summer Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan (Uni. of Arizona and Nazarbayev Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

The University of Arizona, in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan. We particularly welcome undergraduate and graduate students whose research focuses on Post-Soviet Countries and Central Asia. We accept all types of funding.

Languages offered:
Russian (all levels)
Kazakh (elementary, intermediate)

Courses taught in English:

Students can enroll in one elective course in Eurasian Studies taught in English. In previous years, students were offered the following electives:

HST 100 History of Kazakhstan (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
HST 104 Central Asian History II (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
PLS 330 Politics and Governance of Eurasia (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
WLL 122 Introduction to Russian Translation Studies (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
WLL 230 Survey of Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Culture (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
KAZ 367 Practical Course in Kazakh Language and Culture (once a week on Fridays, can be taken concurrently with another elective) (non-credited)

The program dates are May 25-July 27 (9-week program, equivalent of one academic year) and 5-week programs: Session 1: May 25-June 30 (equivalent of one semester); Session 2: June 22-July 30 (equivalent of one semester)

The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counseling services to all program participants.  Students can start the application process and find more information about the program, including its cost, course descriptions, and extra-curricular programming at

Please note that the 2018 application deadline is February 25

All inquiries about the 2018 Summer Session in Astana can be directed to Dr. Liudmila Klimanova, Director of the Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program ( and Dr. Victoria Thorstensson, Director of SSRES at Nazarbayev Univeristy (

Study Abroad: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) Program!

Through OPIT’s six-week English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including democracy-building, human rights, business, innovation, STEM, education, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in one of 17 countries throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia:

Armenia*                                            Kazakhstan                                          Moldova

Azerbaijan                                           Kosovo                                                 Montenegro

 Bosnia & Herzegovina                        Kyrgyzstan                                           Russia*

 Bulgaria                                              Latvia                                                  Serbia

 Estonia                                                Lithuania                                             Ukraine

 Georgia                                               Macedonia                                          *Indicates special scholarship available

Program dates for Summer 2018: June 13 – July 29

All internship placements are facilitated by local American Councils field offices that are actively engaged in the host country’s civil society and maintain regular contact with U.S. Embassy officials and the American Councils DC office. Full-time in-country staff members oversee the professional and intercultural program, assist participants with administrative and personal matters, and work closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects.

With funding from the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Study Abroad Grant, American Councils is pleased to offer special scholarships for OPIT participants in Armenia! Awards range from $1,000 – $2,000. 

They are also pleased to offer a special Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarship for OPIT participants in Moscow, Russia! Awards range from $3,000 – $5,000. 

Knowledge of foreign language is not required. Participants earn 4-5 U.S. academic credits in intercultural communication issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email:

For more information regarding the Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program, please visit our website. Financial aid is available on all programs.

Study Abroad: Helix Fellowship (Yiddishkayt)

Deadline for Applications: April 9, 2018

Now in its seventh year, the Helix Fellowship immerses students in the history of European Jewish life and culture — filled with joy, coexistence, and creative potential. The program welcomes university undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a year-long fellowship that spans two summers. Applications are accepted until Monday, April 9.

This August selected fellows will coalesce as a group in Southern California for a week-long culture colloquium curated by leading scholars, activists, and artists of all types, exploring minority and borderland cultures through the unique lens of Yiddish. The 2018 summer program begins a transformative journey exploring culture in many languages, traditions, and spaces that culminates the following year in a summer of cultural immersion in Central and Eastern Europe.

Find out more

Study Abroad: Russian Environmental History and Policy (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018 (Full Summer)

Russia and the Environment is a unique, hands-on learning experience based in Irkutsk, near the majestic Lake Baikal. The program looks at a Russia’s vast and unique ecosystems from their history to the problems they face today. Students will focus on Siberia’s history from its first colonization, to its Soviet industrialization, to its current transition to a market economy. Students also critically consider Russian and international theories on how to understand and manage the impact of these events in addition to learning the Russian vocabulary and cultural norms related to environmental issues.

This innovative course also allows students to opt for additional hands-on experience by serving an internship with a local environmental NGO, museum, or other organization. Summer students assist The Great Baikal trail in developing sustainable ecotourism infrastructure around Lake Baikal. Courses are taught in English and internships are available in Russian or English.

The environment is a local and global issue. Tomorrow’s environmental professionals will need to cross borders and communicate with a wide range of people to achieve their goals. This program is geared to help train those professionals today.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Program dates and costs:

Full Summer (10 weeks): Cost: $7,690
May 28 – Aug 5, 2018 (Apply by: March 15, 2018)

Late Summer (6 weeks): Cost: $5,295
June 25 – Aug 03, 2018 (Apply by: April 15, 2018)

Study Abroad: Moscow for Fall 2018 (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 223 programs for undergraduate students Master’s students. 28 Master’s programs and 6 undergraduate programs are currently offered entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 32,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The study programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language. The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage.

More about international students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at Moscow is a hidden gem;  Russia is a place to study and travel

Additional links:

Faculty of economic sciences brochure
2018-19 Factsheet

Course Catalogs
HSE Istudent portal
A short video about a day of international students at HSE

Related Fees:

Tuition fee (Fall 2018 semester)   US$ 3,000 (waived for exchange students nominated by partner universities)

Dormitory, meals, city transportation, and entertainment (monthly, approximate cost) US$ 300

Application fee is waived

Nomination deadline is April 15

Online profile completion for Fall Semester – May 15

Please send inquiries  to the Faculty’s International office (attn.: Oxana Budjko at

Apply via link:

Prof. Devel.: Russian Teachers Development Course (Riga, Latvia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing


The Russian Teachers Development Course has been created for non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centrs for adults at Beginners, Elementary and Intermediate levels. It is recommended that the participants have a level of Russian at CEF level no less than B1 (B1, B1+, B2 or B2+). The participants can choose to study 1 or 2 weeks.

Objectives: To master language training, learning and teaching methodologies. The focus will be on teaching techniques of a foreign language without translation but by the help of explanation.

Outcome: Russian Teachers Development course will improve your confidence in lesson delivery and expand your range of methodological approaches to enhance classroom practice.


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