Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Grad Program: MA Programs in Political Science (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018 (Spring 2019 Semester); April 20, 2019 (Fall 2019 Semester)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

MA degree programs in Political Science
Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Political Science. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

EUSP means:

o Private graduate school in Russia
o Top research university for social sciences and humanities
o MA degree in 1 year
o Language of instruction – English
o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
o Individual guidance and personal attention
o 24/7 staff assistance in English
o A new campus in the city center
o Life and study experience in enchanting St. Petersburg

Please select your program:

IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, culture, arts and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/imares

ENERPO: Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with specific focus on energy security, energy economics and markets, energy law, and regional energy studies (EU, Middle East, and East Asia) and current events in the energy sector. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/enerpo

Russian language courses from beginner to advanced levels are also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit. Continue reading

Language Training: Armenian Language Winter School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2018

ASPIRANTUM – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures (https://aspirantum.com) is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language 2 and 3 weeks winter school in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018 (2 weeks) and December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018 (3 weeks).

This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.
During the winter school cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15 (2 weeks) and December 22 (3 weeks). Continue reading

Job: American Councils Resident Director (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

American Councils is currently accepting applications for a Resident Director position based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a wonderful opportunity for a driven and passionate leader to assist U.S. college students in navigating the academic and cultural landscape of Russia while participating on a summer, semester, or academic year language immersion program. Please view the posting details below; all applications should be submitted through the link at the bottom. 

SUMMARY:

The St. Petersburg Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), hosted by the Russian State Pedagogical University.  The Resident Director is Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland (GE)

Deadline for Applications: May 09, 2018

U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland

General Electric and the Office of the President of Poland have launched a program that offers a unique opportunity of a short summer visit to Poland under the sponsorship of the President of Poland.

Students are invited to take a part in this exciting experience that will be a combination of political, economic and cultural exchange as well as sightseeing. It includes visits to leading Polish and multinational firms located in Poland and meetings with Polish government officials and business leaders. The agenda includes also meeting President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, meetings with various government officials, tours in Polish factories, including GE Power, as well as sightseeing fascinating Polish cultural places. Through this experience, the organizers hope to promote and enhance students’ knowledge about Poland by providing ‘on-site” learning experiences.

The program is open to enrolled college undergraduate students that will be graduating in 2019, rising college seniors. The recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or higher. We are looking for 10 beneficiaries who will arrive in Poland on June 13, 2018 and depart on June 24, 2018. Flight tickets, accommodations and all activities while in Poland will be covered under the partnership with GE and under the sponsorship of the President of Poland. Students are responsible to provide documentation of health insurance coverage and should be expected to secure pocket money for extra spending during their stay in Poland.

Interested students should submit a video response and answer application questions by May 9th, to http://bit.ly/2018GEPoland.  Video response questions have unlimited prep time and 5 minutes to answer the video question of “Please tell us why you should be selected for this international travel program to Poland”. While 5 minutes is available for your video response, please note that you may use as little or as much time necessary to provide a complete answer.

Please contact Tony Denhart, Tony.Denhart@ge.com, with any questions.

Nominated students will be notified by May 12, 2018 and will work with members of GE on travel plans and preparations.

Note:  Applicants will need a computer with webcam or mobile device and strong internet or cellular connection for the video response portion of the application. There will be the opportunity to test the device before you start the application.

Study Abroad: Russian Summer Program (Yanka Kupala State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2018

We would like to introduce you the opportunity for your students to take part in Russian Language Summer School 2018 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus.

Russian Language Summer School is a 3-week Intensive course aimed at development / improvement of the Russian language speaking fluency and immersion in Belarusian culture.

Course duration: August, 5-25
Course timetable: 70 h
Course levels: from beginner to advanced
Groups: up to 8 students in a group
Homepage: www.rls.grsu.by
Deadline for the application: 25.05.2018
Participation fee: 325 Euro

The course includes:

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher (60 hours in total)
  • a 10-hour elective course (Country Studies through Language / Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language)
  • a cooking class
  • film viewings
  • 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 practice Russian with Belarusian students

    At extra cost:

  • day-tours outside Grodno at the weekends.

Past Participant Feedback on their website or FB group

For more information please see the homepage or contact us by e-mail rls@grsu.by

Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Intern at Culture.pl of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw​
INTERNSHIP IN WARSAW FOR UT STUDENTS

NOTE: Specialized internships can also be arranged for the following areas of focus:

  • graphic design
  • podcasting
  • film editing
  • translation

Deadline for ​Fall 2018 internship: April 30.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which is funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture,​ is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT-Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but not required.

Duties:

Interns will collaborate with the editorial team of the English version of Culture.pl. They will be expected to work on-site, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm during the duration of the 2-3 month internship (exact dates to be arranged with Culture.pl staff).

The intern’s daily duties will include:

• Preparing press materials for publication on the website
• Compose or edit written content about Polish culture
• Promote the website through link building and social media activity
• Publish content on the website
• Assist the web publishing team with the upkeep of the website

Please clearly state your interest in whichever area you are hoping to work
and describe your qualifications in the area in your cover letter.

The Offer:

• A friendly, English-speaking work environment in Warsaw’s trendiest district
• An introduction to the basic techniques of internet marketing
• Opportunities to publish original articles on one of Poland’s leading English-language websites
• Connections to potential housing options in Warsaw
• $1,000 professional development award from the UT Polish Studies Endowment for interns who qualify.

Note: Must either plan to study Polish while in Warsaw, be interested in Polish cultural studies, or have Polish language background to qualify for this funding.

Interns must cover all travel costs as well as rent, food and entertainment while in Warsaw. Interns who receive the professional development award must also agree to and complete the following conditions:

1. Write and submit a news article with photos about their experience while abroad to be published on both the Slavic Department and Austin Polish Society website.
2. Write a thank you letter to the donors of the Austin Polish Society, who have made funding for the scholarship possible, and plan to speak about the experience at an Austin Polish Society member meeting upon return to Austin.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to the UTBox upload widget at this address by the application deadline:

– Current CV & Reference (1-2 page CV, file name: LastName-CV.pdf) – Be sure to include contact information for a professional or academic reference at the bottom or last page of the CV file, including their title, name, email and phone number, as well as how/when you worked together. It is best practice to notify the person you are including as a reference in case they are contacted about your application.
– Cover letter (file name: LastName-CoverLetter.pdf)
– English-language writing sample (file name: LastName-Sample.pdf) – a blog post, article, or paper from a class will do

Please direct inquiries to:

Agnes Sekowski, CREEES
Office hours: 10am–5pm in BUR 440
agnes.sekowski@utexas.edu
512-232-9123 <(512)%20232-9123>

Adam Zulawski, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
azulawski@iam.pl

Travel: Summer Internships in Siberia (“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center invites students to participate in their language & creativity summer camps that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk from mid-June until early August, 2018. Applicants are welcome to participate as an international intern teaching English to Russian children, supervising a creativity workshop and learning Russian with our professional teacher. Join the outdoor adventure tourism program of the Altai Mountains session that comprises rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Get a first-hand experience of the creative program of the session in Novosibirsk and enjoy the sites of the capital city of Siberia. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between and after the camp sessions. The internship fees are very reasonable.

More information is available on the website and applicants are able to speak with former participants if requested.

Feel free to contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Study Abroad: Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi (Harvard Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Harvard Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates: June 10 – August 4, 2018
2018 Faculty: Dr. Veronika Egorova
Advance 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. Students will 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 and in opportunities to participate in an archaeological dig.

Program Structure
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.

Courses
RUSS S-BG Study Abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia: Intermediate Russian

This program counts as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit.

The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia, provides students with a full course in intermediate-level Russian language instruction. Language study tracks the content of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Russian B-level courses (equivalent to Russian Ba-Bb, Bta-Btb, or Bab), preparing students to continue in Advanced Russian/Third-Year (Russian 101-103); the program includes 140 hours of language instruction. The unique situation in Tbilisi also allows students to explore Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s 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 Russian-language learning.

Where Students Live and Study
Program participants will stay in double rooms at a small hotel convenient to the historical center of Tbilisi and to International School of Economics (ISET), where classes will be held. The hotel is also a short walk from the museum and arts district, and offers numerous shopping and restaurant opportunities nearby. All hotel rooms and the classrooms have air conditioning. Wifi is available at both the hotel and the university.

Daily breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel’s restaurant. Program participants will be responsible for lunchtime meals except for special program events. Georgian cuisine is a highlight this program, and participants will have ample opportunity to explore Tbilisi’s restaurants and cafes, which feature truly amazing food at very reasonable prices.

More information available at the Harvard Summer School Website:
http://www.summer.harvard.edu
http://www.summer.harvard.edu/study-abroad/tbilisi-georgia

For late applications, please contact Steven Clancy – sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

For language-specific inquiries (involving intermediate Russian or the possibility of Georgian language study) please contact Prof. Steven Clancy <sclancy@fas.harvard.edu>. For broader questions about the Harvard in Tbilisi program, please contact the program leader, Dr. Veronika Egorova <egorova@fas.harvard.edu>.

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Study Abroad: Critical Languages Program (ASU Melikian Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is still enrolling for the 2018 summer semester, in selected languages. They are proud to offer a tuition-free program, regardless of residency. Students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for 4-13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Programs are offered in the U.S., overseas, or in “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

FUNDING:
Select scholarships are available for Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Rolling admission continues through May 11, 2018.
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS

Please contact with any questions at: cli@asu.edu OR +1 (480) 965-4188

 

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Study Abroad: Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries (Uni. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018

*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***

The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.

Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.

Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi

For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countrieshttp://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/problems-of-democracy-in-the-eastern-eu-countries/