Tag Archives: March 2018

Internship: U.S. Department of State Student Internships

Deadline to apply: March 2, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2018.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State. For more information, click here.

Prof. Devel.: Continuing Education in Ukraine and Georgia (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

SRAS and Novamova would like to invite all educators for an unforgettable professional development experience.

Specially formulated to immerse you directly in the subjects and regions you teach, this program will present the culture, history, politics, and current events of Ukraine and Georgia from the perspectives of locals on the ground. Student interest is rising in these fascinating, little-understood, but increasingly important geopolitical centers.

Combining masterclasses, lectures, guided tours, and degustation with an ambitious travel schedule, this course will teach why these regions appear in the news, but also touch on the demographic, religious, and geopolitical backgrounds of the regions. You will also dive into local life, learning about traditional crafts and sharing in delicious national dishes.

This is also an excellent opportunity for educators to explore how study abroad can best fit into the student experience abroad – whether through individual programs or faculty-led programming in Ukraine and Georgia. This reasonably-priced 10-day experience has all accommodation, two meals a day, travel within and between Ukraine and Georgia, and all scheduled activities priced in. Join us abroad this summer for an unforgettable professional growth experience!

Click for Full Program Information

Dates and Costs:
Program dates: June 30 – July 9, 2018
Application deadline: March 15, 2018
Cost: $1,360 Continue reading

CFP: Crimea – The Literary, Cultural, and Historical Reflection (Prague, Czechia)

Deadline for Submissions: March 01, 2018

INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Crimea – the literary, cultural and historical reflection

25th 6 to 27 6th 2018 Academic conference center Hus-Jilská, Hus
4a 110 00 Praha 1

The conference is part of an international project, which is supported
Czech Academy of Sciences (program strategy and 21 – Europe and the state:
between civilization and barbarism).

On the occasion of the international meeting of the project team wants imagine
their work and initiate a broader scientific debate on the topic.

We look forward to your contributions relating to the following topics:

• Literary topos Crimea
• traumatic Crimea as a place of cultural memory
• Crimea as a crossroads of cultures
• Crimean Tatars
• Crimea as Russian imperial figure
• The media war of Crimea
• Current research on intercultural Crimea
• Myth Crimea Crimea as a sacred place in the Russian imagination, as Crimea
exotic topos  Continue reading

Job: American English Program Teaching Positions (Vladimir, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Serendipity American English and Culture Program has been in continuous operation at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia since September 1992 under the auspices of Serendipity: Russian Consulting & Development, Ltd.—now doing business as Serendipity-Russia. Demand for English lessons from native speakers remains very strong. In addition to classes, as noted above, our teachers offer lectures on topics of special interest to Russians.

This is an exceptional opportunity to experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and to accomplish something worthwhile in the process. Previous teachers have commented very favorably on the quality of our facilities and teaching materials; the tremendous support provided by their colleagues, including our dedicated Russian staff; and how much they have enjoyed their Russian students. A significant number of our teachers have parlayed their experience in Vladimir into employment in Moscow or stateside—or into admission to major graduate programs, including top ranked law schools

Program Benefits:
  • Small stipend
  • Room and board with a Russian family
  • Three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons
  • Teacher training and lesson planning assistance
  • A pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment
Teacher Obligations:
  • Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week
  • Hold office hours
  • Present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture
  • Airfare to Moscow
  • Visa fee
  • Obtain TESOL certification

For more information please click here

Funding: Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant (ARISC)

Deadline for Applications: March 16, 2018

ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Contact Information: 
info “at” arisc. org

Project Description:
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and donors, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
  • Stabilization of historical resources
  • Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
  • Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
  • Cataloging and recording of collections
  • Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
  • Enhancement of conservation lab facilities
  • Advanced training for specialists

Given the level of funding, these awards can also be used as seed grants to demonstrate the feasibility of a pilot program and/or in concert with funds from parallel sources.

Grantees will be required to either give a talk or run a workshop pertinent to the subject of the grant while in Armenia. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Internship (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for application: March 15, 2018 (tentative)

Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia is a project to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience. Our summer internships take students away from Moscow and St. Petersburg and maximize daily exposure to Russian speakers at work, at home, and during free time. The result is language practice and a truly personal perspective on Russia and its people. Crossroads interns also come away with friendships and relationships with colleagues, peers, and host families that last well beyond the end of the program.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading