Author Archives: Kimberly Gordy

Study Abroad: Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi, Georgia (Harvard)

Deadline for application: January 25, 2018

Dates: June 10 – August 4, 2018

2018 Faculty: Dr. Veronika Egorova

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 and in opportunities to participate in an archaeological dig.

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Competition: Machine Learning in Moscow (IDAO)

Deadline for application: February 10, 2018

For students who combine an interest in data with an interest in Russia, this could be a very enriching experience. Students interested in math and computer sciences are invited to participate in the first ever international contest in Data Analysis.

The IDAO (International Data Analysis Olympiad), created by leading experts in data analysis for their future colleagues, aims to bring together analysts, scientists, professionals, and junior researchers from all over the world on a single platform. This is the first time an event of this scale will be held in Russia. The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex and Harbour. Space University organize the Olympiad with the support of Sverbank.

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Graduate Programs: MA & PhD (University of Virginia)

Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for three graduate programs, the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies, the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the MA+PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The
MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced
Russian language. The MA and MA+PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures train scholars primarily in Russian literature and culture. At the PhD level students take secondary offerings in Polish language and Polish and Central European literature. Students may also take courses in related areas in other language departments, English, History, and Religious Studies, among many others.

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Study Abroad: Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (ACSA)

Deadline for application: February 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for summer 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.

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CfP: Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories (U of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for application: December 20, 2017

Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories
March 15-16,2018 (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017

What does it mean to be a ‘post-Soviet person’ today? The Soviet Union was created and held together on the premise that the power of class consciousness could create a community that transcends the limitations of ethnicity and language. The events of 1991 shattered this illusion. As the USSR dissolved, newly created states and people across the post-Soviet space were left with the task of figuring out who they were and to what country, body politic, language, and culture they belonged. In the early post-Soviet years, this process was manifested in social violence in the form of armed conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, the expulsion of Russian nationals from Central Asian states, and criminal infighting over the privatization of former Soviet industrial complexes. As time passed, however, it began to seem that the people and states of the region were embarking on an era of peaceful co-existence, built on shared recognition of their common history and present situation in the world.

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Job Abroad: Program Liaison in Prague (UT)

Deadline for applications: January 7, 2018

BBA IP – Prague, Czech Republic, Summer 2018

Program Liaisons are an integral part of the BBA Short Term International Programs (BBA SIP) and are responsible for assisting the BBA SIP Program Coordinator and faculty leader(s) in delivering study abroad programs that meet the academic and cultural objectives of the BBA International Programs Office.

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Graduate Program: PhD in Critical European Culture (U of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for application: January 5, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is excited to announce the opening of a new PhD program in Critical European Culture Studies in the University of Pittsburgh.
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking two students for graduate positions in the program in Critical European Culture Studies. This elite program offers a unique opportunity to study the cultural questions of Europeanization in an interdisciplinary setting. It prepares students for a broad profile of academic and non-academic careers.

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Study Abroad: Meeting Russia (PICREADI)

Deadline for application: December 31, 2017

The Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI), a Russian NGO working in the field of public diplomacy, has the pleasure to introduce you to their Meeting Russia program.

Meeting Russia is a unique public diplomacy program for young leaders from the United States, Canada, and Europe interested in Russia. Held in Moscow on March 21–25, 2018, the program focuses on Russia’s foreign policy and its relations with the West. Through meetings with senior Russian officials and top experts and exchange with their peers, 20 international participants will have a chance to address critical issues related to Russia’s role in world affairs and to connect with a diverse professional community.

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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.

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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.