Balkan, Russian, Eurasian Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

American Councils Study & Research Abroad is pleased to announce that our applications for Spring 2023 are now open. Prospective participants are encouraged to apply to the American Councils programs below. For all Spring 2023 programs, the application deadline is October 15, 2022. 

  • Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, currently offered at: 
    • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia 
  • Balkan Language Initiative, which offers the following languages and locations: 
    • Albanian in Tirana, Albania
    • Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia
    • Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia
    • Montenegrin and Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Eurasian Regional Language Program, offering 15 different languages at the sites below, including: 
    • Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Azerbaijani and Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan 
    • Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    • Romanian and Ukrainian in Chisinau, Moldova
    • Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), and Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    • Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian in Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Armenian and Kurmanji in Yerevan, Armenia
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Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Armenia (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15 (Spring); February 15 (Summer); March 15 (Fall)

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will be offered for semester as well as summer study in Yerevan, Armenia beginning in spring 2023. For more than 40 years, American Councils programs have provided U.S. students of Russian unique opportunities to engage with the Russian speaking world through intensive study and cultural immersion designed to produce measurable gains in language proficiency and cultural understanding.  

Hosted by the Faculty of Russian Philology at Yerevan State University, the program provides 20 hours per week of intensive in-class Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, weekly meetings and activities with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Armenia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through university extracurricular activities, internships, and community service. A fully trained U.S. Resident Director provides ongoing logistical support and assistance, including 24-hour emergency aid, to participants throughout the program. The American Councils office in Yerevan is also available to assist and support program participants throughout their time in-country. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of Russian language study.   

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Online Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian Language Courses Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

S C 506 First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I MW 12:00PM – 1:00PM

S C 312K Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I TTH 10:00AM – 11:30AM

These courses prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week each time for an hour. On other days, you will work on your own. 

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Online Czech Language Course Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

CZ 506 First-Year Czech I MTWTH 10:00AM – 11:00AM

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin will be offering 1st-year Czech online in Fall 2022. This 5-credit introduction to Czech is open to all (not just UT students) for college credit. Utilizing Dr. Hilchey’s free, online textbook, Reality Czech, this course is completely online and features easy-to-follow lesson formats and activities. Modules follow a sequence of pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities ideal for a flipped classroom. 

This course is 100% online and includes live streaming video. Real-time participation is required during scheduled meeting times.

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Online Courses in Ukrainian and Hungarian (UC Berkeley)

Applications Open August 10

In 2022-23 UC Berkeley will offer online instruction in Ukrainian and Hungarian at two levels: Elementary and Advanced Readings.

For more information on individual courses, please click the following links. All times PST.

Elementary Ukrainian:

Advanced Readings in Ukrainian:

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Fulbright US Scholar Program Russian Language Opportunities 2023-24

Deadline: September 15, 2022

At a time when we face many global challenges, international engagement is more important than ever. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for scholars like you to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad to advance their professional and academic interests, promote mutual understanding, and collaborate with partners abroad. Many countries are actively seeking experts especially with Russian language skills.

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Learn Russian in the EU Study Abroad Program (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Deadline: July 31, 2022

2022 Fall Semester Abroad Programs at Daugavpils University, Latvia
Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) reminds July 31 is
the deadline for the 2022 Fall Semester applications.

The following undergraduate study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils
University are available:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM with theory and laboratory
practice in Russian/English.

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Summer Camp Internship (Siberia)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is still accepting applications to their summer camp internship program that is located in the Altai Mountain region.

The summer internship is offered for two weeks or four weeks from June 27th until July 25th at the children’s camp in the picturesque Altai Mountain region. It is absolutely safe to travel to Siberia. Our life here is normal. Visas are being processed and issued in the usual manner. Some of our prospective participants from the US have recently got their visas without any problem. We maintain the same friendly feelings towards the American people. Everyone, who comes, will receive a very warm welcome. If someone is interested in a more extended stay we can add a Russian course in the city of Novosibirsk on completion of the camp. Further details of such extended internship can be discussed.

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