Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad: Georgian Foodways (SRAS)

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2018

Although Georgia is only about the size of West Virginia, the tiny country is home to several distinct cultures. Each of these cultures has contributed to Georgia’s legendary culinary traditions and many have developed their own variations of dishes now often collectively known as “Georgian.”

On this unique travel seminar, you will spend two weeks in an interdisciplinary exploration of Georgian national identity and history through its national cuisine. Using a variety of critical academic approaches, explore issues like climate change and state agricultural policies within the context of such issues as food security, the place of food in social justice and ethnic identity, and the role of Georgian foodways in the current global tourism economy.

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Study Abroad: The Cuba-Russia Connection (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Neither modern Cuba nor Russia can be appreciated without understanding the wars, revolutions, and political forces they have experienced over the past century. The Cuba-Russia Connection invites students, through selected topics in cultural diplomacy, to become better informed about these two fascinating countries. Cuba and Russia have played important strategic and often interrelated roles in US foreign policy. Moreover, their cultural production in the areas of music, literature, and art has extended beyond the two countries’ boundaries to make lasting contributions to the international canons of these forms of human expression. A deeper familiarity with both countries is essential to understanding U.S. interests in today’s complex geopolitical landscape.

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Study Abroad: Art and Science of Museums (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Russia’s rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world’s most extensive museum systems, one well-known not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia’s museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have also supported this as some of the world’s most avid museum enthusiasts.

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Study Abroad: Central Asian Studies (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Central Asian Studies is an innovative program preparing students for international careers. Based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia, this program combines intensive language or linguistics study with courses on regional history and cultures.

Summer students focus on how issues of identity and ethnicity currently affect Kyrgyzstan and its diverse demographics. Students chose from two tracks: – either broadly studying culture, clan structure, history, language, art, folk crafts, and cuisine – or focusing deeply on linguistic anthropology in Kyrgyzstan. Urban/rural divides are also discussed with a week-long horseback trek into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to directly introduce students to modern nomads and their way of life.

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Study Abroad: Armenian Studies Summer School (Yerevan)

Deadline for application: April 20, 2018

Armenian Studies Summer School, from 29 Jul – 18 Aug, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

This 21 day long summer school program offers participants the chance to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different historical periods, as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.

During the summer school, two cultural trips will be offered, which will transform students’ stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented experience.

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Funding: Internships in Armenia (American Councils)

Deadline for application: February 15, 2018

American Councils is pleased to announce a new scholarship for internships in Armenia, made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of State via the U.S. Study Abroad Grant. This scholarship offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the global workplace through six-week summer 2018 internships in Armenia. Students gain valuable insight and experience into Armenian businesses and industries while developing professional and intercultural skills demanded by today’s market. Internships are conducted in English, with placements available in IT, agribusiness, marketing, renewable energy, civil society, and other sectors.

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Study Abroad: Winter IT School (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA, and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and
physics.

Tomsk State University is planning a Winter IT School (January 22 – February 3, 2018).
The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.
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Study Abroad: Winter School of Intensive Russian (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and
physics.

Tomsk State University is planning two winter schools during this winter break, January-February 2018. The Winter School of Intensive Russian will be held January 22 – February 3, 2018.

The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.>
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Study Abroad: “Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty” (Charles U.)

Deadline for Applications: February 22, 2018

Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty
April 8th – April 19th, 2018

The objective of the academic course “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty” is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe.

Instead of relaxing at the “End of History” after the collapse of Eastern Bloc in 1989, Europe is facing new challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. These new challenges – including the economic and financial crisis, ageing population, complicated relations with Russia and Turkey, terrorist attacks connected with the activities of the Islamic State and most currently, the strong immigration flow – are raising concerns and leading to significant political radicalisation and social unrest. On the one hand, this challenging period raises feelings of uncertainty: Are we moving from solid to “liquid times”? What will “Europe” mean in the future? How does all this influence our everyday lives? On the other hand, this “Age of Uncertainty” is an ideal time to revise common approaches and look for new perspectives. We will, together, analyse and discuss the current development of Europe in an inspiring environment made up of students coming from countries all over the world.

The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program (CAORC)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2018

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program! This fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2017-2018 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 a maximum of four months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

Applications will be available on September 1, 2017 with a deadline of midnight on January 31, 2018. Please click on the ‘frequently asked questions’ link above for further details.

For more information, and to apply, click here.