Tag Archives: February 2018

Language Training: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (UW-Madison)

Deadline for application: February 1, 2018

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at UW-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. Several funding opportunities exist for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and working professionals. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. Graduating seniors may also be eligible for Title VIII fellowships. So please share this information with any students or colleagues who may be interested.

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2018. Please contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu with any questions.

Language Training: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana U)

Deadline for application: February 1, 2018

Explore a World of Language at Indiana University! The IU Summer Language Workshop offers intensive, effective language and culture training in 20 languages to tomorrow’s global scholars and leaders.

The Workshop is…

Effective. Small, student-focused classes provide 20+ hours of instruction a week by highly qualified instructors from around the globe, trained in IU’s renowned second-language instruction programs.

Accessible. It is open to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals. All participants pay in-state tuition, regardless of residency.

Affordable. Nearly a dozen scholarship and fellowship programs offer support to grads, undergrads, and others.

Fun. Participants enjoy access to over 100 special events each summer, from language tables and clubs; through concerts and cultural presentations; to job recruiting, career planning, and proposal writing workshops.

Recognizing that global leadership requires a deep, informed understanding of language and culture, the IU Summer Language Workshop has been preparing students to be Globally Ready since 1950. Learn more online.

APPLY by February 1, 2018 for priority admission.

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and 16 more.
New this year: Indonesian & Korean!
Funding: Wide range of scholarships & fellowships available for grads, undergrads, and others.

Funding: Beinecke Scholarship (Sperry Fund)

Deadline for application: February 13, 2018

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 610 college juniors from more than 110 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

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Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Georgia Institute of Technology)

 

Deadline for applications: Until filled

The School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics. This position is full-time with a 2/2 teaching load and is renewable for up to two years.

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in Linguistics or related field in hand by Aug 2018; (2) an active research and publication agenda; and (3) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching across a range of linguistics fields.

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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: “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.

Graduate Program: Masters in Economics, Statistics, and Finance (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2018

Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics invites highly motivated international students who excel in mathematics to apply to do master studies in economics, statistics and finance. If you have any student who is interested to study in Russia please advise them to look at the faculty of economic sciences at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) located in Moscow, Russia.

Deadline for full scholarship application is February 28, 2018

Graduate study at HSE in Moscow provides students with dual degrees opportunities, career development, and employment opportunities.

Affordable and safe dormitories are provided for all enrolled students.

HSE offer two master’s programs are taught in English:

– ICEF’s Financial Economics, taught in cooperation with University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science), and
– Strategic Corporate Finance program

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Prof. Devel.: Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies, Research and Proficiency Testing (Duke U.)

Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2018

Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies,
Research and Proficiency Testing
at
Duke University
July 23-25, 2018

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 23 to July 25, 2018 on Language Pedagogy, Research & Proficiency Testing, and is pleased to invite applications from interested K-12 and university faculty, scholars, graduate students, and professionals to enroll in the workshop.

There is an additional session devoted exclusively to Russian language proficiency testing training and certification in CEFR proficiency testing from July 26-29, 2018.

Topics of presentations at previous workshops have included:
•       Neuroimaging and multilingualism
•       Teaching language and culture through film
•       Language proficiency testing
•       Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
•       The use of technology in the language classroom
•       Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
•       Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
•       Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
•       The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
•       Popular culture and language instruction
•       Web resources for language teachers

Individuals interested in enrolling in the workshop should write to Jessica Dougherty at jessica.dougherty@duke.edu no later than February 28, 2018. There are no registration or participation fees for the workshop. Modest funding support to defray expenses for travel and accommodations is available for participants.

Academic Job: Russian Program (Queens College)

Deadline for applications: Until filled

The Russian Program at the Department of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College, CUNY, invites applications for a position of adjunct instructor in Russian for the Spring 2018, subject to budgetary approval. Native and near-native fluency in Russian and English, experience in teaching Russian at a North American University, and ABD in Russian are required, Ph.D. preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels, working in close connection with the Russian coordinator as part of the Russian program.  Please email your c.v., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Svetlana.Cheloukhina@qc.cuny.edu. Queens College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Study Abroad: Russian and Kazakh (Nazarbayev U)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2018 summer sessions.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits. The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website.

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