SLI Summer 2021 Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Summer Language Institute ( at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Hungarian (Beginning) 

Polish (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Russian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Slovak (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Turkish (Beginning) 

Ukrainian (Beginning) 

For specific on program offerings, dates, and links to our applications, visit: 

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Intensive First Year Russian (University of Michigan, Online)

Winter 2021

Russian 103

8 credits. Taught remotely. M/T/Th/F  4-6 pm

This Intensive First Year Russian on-line language course is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of Russian. If you want to quickly develop practical Russian language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening – this is the course for you!  Cover two semesters in one!

Taught remotely by two full time faculty who speak Russian natively.

Synchronous and asynchronous class meetings.

English Teaching Positions, Maymester, Intensive Russian Courses and Spring Break Study (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: Varies

On behalf of the American Home in Vladimir, Russia – which is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year – I would like to remind you about several program opportunities and deadlines.

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

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Spring 2021 Russian Study Abroad Program in Latvia (in person)

Deadline: December 1, 2020

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is glad to announce that our Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University in Latvia will be provided in-person in the Spring semester 2021.

US students enrolled in our programs will be able to enter the European Union and come to Latvia regardless of existing travel restrictions. No visa is required, of course.

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Funding: Title VIII Funding for Summer Intensive Language Training, Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State)

Deadline: January 25, 2021

ASU’s Critical Language’s Institute will welcome their 8th cohort of Title VIII Fellows in summer 2021! The Department of State’s Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. If you are a current or incoming graduate student who would benefit for language training and Title VIII funding, please use the link below.

Their 7- or 8-week programs provide 8 credits, equivalent to a full two-semester sequence during the academic year, and offer online and in-person components providing cultural and geopolitical context, including a 1-credit online graduate class specifically designed for Title VIII recipients. This course connects students in different language programs, provides comparative perspectives on the post-Soviet world, and builds professional capacities in communicating their expertise to audiences beyond their academic specialty. Languages currently eligible for Title VIII support are Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian (3rd year or higher), Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

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Language Workshops (Indiana University)

Deadline: January 29, 2021

It’s never too soon to start planning! The 2021 Indiana University Language Workshop is now accepting applications for scholarships and fellowships for the intensive study of Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Hungarian, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Polish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and 16 other languages.


Generous Title VIII funding is available for graduate students for online, in-person, and overseas study.

Funding is also available for undergraduates and lifelong learners. All participants pay in-state tuition.

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Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) Scholarship for ROTC students

Deadline: January 13, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2021. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 7–July 30, 2021. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:
•       Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
•       Housing and a living stipend
•       Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
•       Textbooks

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Info Sessions for International Relations/Global Studies (SRAS)

Info Sessions for IR/Global Studies
Join SRAS for a series of information sessions aimed at students in IR/Global Studies and a range of related fields – security, terrorism, diplomacy, peace, business, and more. In the general sessions we discuss “Building the International Resume” and look at the non-traditional locations offered by SRAS. In thei Special Topic Info Session series, the hosts of the programs abroad will do a short talk on a relevant topic, followed by an opportunity for Q&A and discussion with SRAS alumni. Check it out!

Getting Started with Russian Online course (SRAS)

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

When: 4 meetings + asynchronous work

Cost: $99

What: Looking to “sample” Russian and determine whether it is the language for you? This is a no stress, no test way for you to familiarize yourself with a language that may look intimidating on the surface, but is so rewarding to learn. Our colleagues in Kyiv (morning/early afternoon/Saturday) and Irkutsk (evenings) are ready to introduce the Russian language and convince you that you can and should do it – whether taking a course at your home institution, online, or abroad!

Inaugural Session of Share Language, Culture, Life (Crossroads Eurasia)

Event Date: October 25, 2020

Join a conversation with your Russian peers

Please join us for the inaugural session of Share Language, Culture, Life – a new series of moderated online conversations through which you can learn what your Russian peers think on current cultural topics.  

In our first session, we will talk about Russian social media influencers – who they are, how they relate to their audiences, and how they are similar or different to those popular in the West. We will hear the perspective from students in Russia about how they and their friends relate to influencers and compare experiences between the West and Russia.

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