K-12 Opportunity: Summer Russian Language Teachers Program (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2016

The Summer Russian Language Teachers Program provides fellowship support for Russian teachers and graduate students to study Russian language, pedagogy, and culture at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen) in St. Petersburg for a six week summer session.

Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged.

The American Councils Summer Russian Language Teachers Program offers qualified U.S. pre- and in-service teachers of Russian language and culture from elementary schools, high schools, and universities the opportunity to improve Russian language skills while developing a portfolio of authentic teaching materials for use in the classroom. Courses on Russian language, pedagogy, and culture are led by distinguished faculty from the Russian State Pedagogical University’s Department of Philology. The program is six-weeks long, and takes place from late-June to mid-August.

To be eligible for Fulbright-Hays funding applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently serving as K-12- or university-level teachers of Russian language and culture, or graduate students who intend a teaching career. Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently serving as K-12 or university-level teachers of Russian language and culture, or graduate students who intend a teaching career. Partial funding available.

Cost includes:

  • Round-trip international airfare from Washington, D.C. to St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Housing with a host family in St. Petersburg that includes 2 meals per day during the week and 3 meals per day during the weekend
  • Tuition and fees at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen)
  • Weekly cultural excursions and a trip Moscow, Vladimir, and Suzdal
  • Russian visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Ten graduate hours of academic credit through Bryn Mawr College

Funded By: U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays
Contact Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Contact Phone: 202-833-7522
Website URL: http://www.acstudyabroad.org/sumteach