Author Archives: Kimberly Gordy

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 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.

Graduate Program: Modern Languages and Culture Studies (U of Alberta)

Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is proud to invite applications to its new innovative MA and PhD Programs in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. They offer:

  • an interdisciplinary and transcultural focus
  • collaborative, student-centred programs
  • dual emphasis on academic and professional development

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Graduate Program: Slavic Dept. (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  Their program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas as contemporary Russian prose, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 15 January 2018 and must be submitted electronically.  For more information, see online.

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Graduate Program: MA in REEES (UT)

Deadline for application: January 5, 2018

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is a two-year multidisciplinary program that offers advanced training for those qualified students who seek an integrated knowledge of the language, history, society and culture of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This graduate degree offers the opportunity to create an individually tailored program. Upon graduation, students will have an extensive understanding of the country or countries of specialization, including a working knowledge of one of the region’s languages. The program primarily serves students preparing for professional careers and those seeking an M.A. before pursuing a professional career trajectory or Ph.D. in a particular discipline.

This region of the world covers over one-sixth of the globe and comprises countries, which differ enormously in language, ethnicity, religion, culture, political history and economic development. Since the mid-1980s, the process of reform, collapse and reconstruction in the region has led to a heightened interest in the area and the need for serious and scholarly understanding of the region. It is the mission of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies to facilitate such understanding.

The M.A. program offers either a thesis or report option. Click here for more information about degree requirements.

Graduate Program: MA in Russian Studies (U of Colorado)

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for its interdisciplinary MA program in Russian Studies. This year the University of Colorado will have a few TAships (with tuition remission and stipend) available, and they also offer other forms of financial aid, including partial scholarships. Applicants should submit their materials online by 10 January, 2018.

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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.

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