Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Funding: Critical Lang. Scholarship (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2018, 8pm EST

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org/apply

The fifteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org

CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

CLS Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLSscholarship

For other questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org

Applications are due November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.

Grad. Program: M.A. in Russian (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2018

European University at Saint Petersburg has more available spots at its two graduate programs:

Both programs are in English, no prior knowledge of Russian is required.

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Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: TBD

Accepting applications for SLI summer intensive language programs!

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu ) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2019! SLI offers intensive language courses through domestic, study abroad, and hybrid programs in the following languages:

Arabic (Beginning)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Beginning-Advanced)
Bulgarian (Beginning)
Czech (Beginning-Advanced)
Hungarian (Beginning)
Polish (Beginning-4th-year)
Russian (Beginning-4th-year)
Slovak (Beginning-Advanced)
Turkish (Beginning)
Ukrainian (Beginning)

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Funding: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2019

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

Lang. Training: Summer Lang Workshop 2019 (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The 2019 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is now accepting applications for intensive summer courses in: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), German, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as 19 other languages.

* Courses run June 3 to July 28
* Russian Levels 1 and 2 runs May 28 to July 28
* 2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6-10 credits)
* Immersion options available for Russian
* Extensive cultural programming
* In-state tuition for all participants
* Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available. See https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding/index.html  for details.
* Partner opportunities and events with the IU Russian Flagship

Apply before February 2019 for priority admission and funding. (See http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding  for comprehensive list of funding deadlines.)

Find more details and apply at: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu .

Questions? Write to languageworkshop@indiana.edu or +1 812-855-2889.

Prof. Dev.: Year long Fellowship in Moscow (Alfa Bank)

Deadline for Applications: November 12, 2018

The Alfa Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2019-20 year program.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany.

The Alfa Fellowship Program brings young professionals with considerable expertise to Moscow to both experience the Russian work culture and to contribute their knowledge in a professional setting. Fellows’ backgrounds and interests are diverse, but generally lie in the areas of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or related fields. Fellows are required to have a Master’s degree, at least two years of work experience, a strong interest in Russian and Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, and proven personal initiative and leadership skills in order to qualify for the program.

For more information see the program website https://alfafellowship.org/

Study Abroad: Spring Break Ukraine (U. South Alabama)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

Study Abroad – Spring Break 2019 – USA in Eastern Europe: Ukraine 2019

Spend Spring Break (March 04 – May 24, 2019) in Ukraine learning about its culture and place in the international community! Students will receive 3 credit hours while spending 8 days in Kyiv and Lviv exploring the country’s complex history, culture, economy, and politics.

For more information contact the Program Director, Dr. Nick Gossett (CREEES and Slavic alum) at ngossett@southalabama.edu. Check out the program here: https://southalabama-ie.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=34854

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Study Abroad: Math in Moscow (MCCME)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2018

Math in Moscow is a joint project of the Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education for undergraduate or graduate students specializing in math and/or computer science to study math for one semester in Moscow. Established in 2001, over 350 students from 180 universities have participated in the program. Over 100 of them have already received their PhD degrees. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language Winter School (Omsk)

Deadline for Applications: November 20, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU invites international students who are interested in learning the Russian language and immersing themselves in the Russian traditional culture to take part in our Russian Language Winter School.
Russian Language Winter School in February is a 2-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn and/or practice Russian, and explore what Siberia has to offer.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 385 €/450 USD).
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.
An extensive social and cultural program is designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local Siberian heritage as well as keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what students got up to in 2018, or read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said.
Click the links to find more information about recent Summer Schools or upcoming Winter School!

Grad Program: M.A. in St. Petersburg (Euro Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018

European University in St. Petersburg is currently offering two MA programs in English. Many courses on various subjects are offered, in addition to Russian language courses.

–          IMARES (Russian and Eurasian Studies) focuses on Russian and Eurasian History, Politics, Culture and Arts. A full list of IMARES courses with their brief descriptions can be found here.

–          ENERPO (Energy Politics in Eurasia) is the other MA program. It provides a deep understanding of the Eurasian and global oil and gas affairs, markets and trends. A full list of ENERPO courses is available here.

Eligibility: BA degree. No prior knowledge of Russian is needed.