Study Abroad: EUSP Summer School: Russian History, Arts & Life (St. Petersburg)

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2019 – for the June School; April 30, 2019 – for the July School

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers,  journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.

June School: 03 – 29 June 2019

July School: 01 – 27 July 2019 

For more information: https://eu.spb.ru/en/international/academics/summer-school

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Language Program (Russia)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Dates: June 6 – August 8, 2019 (Russia)   /   June 11 – August 11, 2019 (Almaty)

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, conversation, and phonetics, as well as Russian literature, history, political science, and mass media
  • Small class sizes (4 – 6 students) — all courses taught in Russian
  • Weekly cultural activities and extended regional field study excursions led by U.S. resident directors
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in Russian language from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of Education — Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Moscow only): $5,000
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to $6,000.

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Study Abroad: Czech Program via Harvard (Prague)

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2019

Harvard in Prague Study Abroad Program
 
June 2nd – July 28, 2019

Program leader: Dr. Veronika Tuckerova, vtuckerova@fas.harvard.edu 

Immerse yourself in Czech language and culture in the heart of Europe…

This program is situated in Prague, Czech Republic, one of the world’s most beautiful cities that for centuries benefitted from its position at the crossroads of cultures and languages. You will learn the Czech language in class, through immersive exploration of the city with its rich history and vibrant present, and through interactions with the locals. You will broaden your global perspectives on politics, philosophy, and history, and expand your knowledge of Central Europe.

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CFP: The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism (Paris)

Abstract Due: January 20, 2019

AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2019

The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism

Event date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Event Location: American Graduate School in Paris, 101 Blvd Raspail, 75006 Paris, France

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Symposium: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Monterey, CA)

Appilcation Deadline: March 1, 2019

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

MSSR, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, is an annual 7-week long program for which twelve distinguished fellows from the top MA and PhD programs in the United States and Europe are selected. The main goals of the Monterey Symposium are to offer a unique, comprehensive curriculum on Russia and U.S.-Russian relations and to nurture a new cohort of U.S. and European experts on Russia.

Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia Program Highlights: 

Dr. Thomas Graham and Ambassador John Tefft will be the keynote speakers of the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2019

  • Practicalities of diplomacy in U.S.-Russian relations by Ambassador John Tefft of the Wilson Center, Michael Kimmage of Catholic University of America, and Jon Finer of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • History of Runet and the rise of Russia’s security state through the internet by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov of Agentura.ru.
  • Harvard Negotiation Boot Camp and simulation of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine by Arvid Bell and Taylor Valley of the Davis Center at Harvard University.
  • History of Russian culture and literature by Professor Andrei Zorin of the University of Oxford and Arkady Ostrovsky of the Economist.
  • U.S.-Russian relations by Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Feodor Voitolovsky of IMEMO, and Matthew Rojansky of the Kennan Institute.
  • Russian society, elites, and ethno-politics by Dr. Lev Gudkov of the Levada Center and Dr. Emil Pain and Professor Petrov of the Higher School of Economics.
  • History of lab-to-lab cooperation by Dr. Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University.
  • U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperationby Dr. William Potter and Sarah Bidgood of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
  • Russia in Northeast Asia by Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Ambassador Park of the Republic of Korea’s Foreign Ministry, and Professor Hu Yong of Peking University.
  • Russia in the Middle East by Dr. Hanna Notte of The Shaikh Group and Vasily Kuznetsov of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Russian history and art by Dr. Andrei Tsygankov of San Francisco State University and Natalia Sevagina of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
  • Russian leading news, culture, and history portalsby Yury Saprykin of Polka, Philip Dzyadko of Arzamas Academy, and Ilya Krasilshchik, formerly of Meduza

Scholarship: American Councils Business, Technology, and Innovation (Moscow)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

On the program, student interns:

  • Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
  • Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
  • Make their resumes stand out
  • Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
  • Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
  • Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication

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Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

More information about the programme: https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/litmaster

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian | Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus)

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2019 (winter school); May 25, 2019 (summer school)

Russian Language Winter School: February 10-23, 50 hours, €210 

Russian Language Summer School:August 4-24, 70 hours, €325 

 

We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Winter / Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Who can participate?

The program of the School is designed for those, who would like to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and explore Belarusian culture. The classes will be conducted in small groups (max. 8 participants), which will be formed according to the level of the Russian language proficiency.

What are you going to receive?

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher;
  • a 10 hour elective course:  Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language;
  • a cooking class;
  • 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 practise Russian with Belarusian students;
  • the certificate of participation.

At extra cost: day-tours outside Grodno at the weekend

How to become a participant?

Just fill the application form at our website: http://rls.grsu.by/en/apply

till January 25, 2019 (Winter School),

till May 25, 2019  (Summer School)

Do you have any questions?

Call us + 375 29 569 88 12, + 375 152 68 02 29 or write an email rls@grsu.by.

 

Study Abroad: Harvard (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Dates:  June 8 – August 3, 2019

2019 Faculty: Dr. Oksana Willis

Advance your 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. You’ll 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.

Program Structure 

Your 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.

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Grad Program: 1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures  (Atlanta, GA)

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Russian | Spanish

The MS-GMC is a joint degree by Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It offers targeted bilingual preparation for careers in media, international business, and global leadership. We provide experiential training in media studies, cross-cultural communication, and advanced competence in a high-impact language and region. Students build a bilingual portfolio through internships, media production, research, and leadership opportunities. The degree builds on the rapidly growing media industry in Atlanta, the No.1 location in the U.S. for film production and home to over 2000 multinational businesses.

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

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