Prof. Development/Study Abroad: Russian Language in Context

Deadline: February 1, 2024

 Russian Language in Context: The Caucasus – a fantastic opportunity for current instructors of Russian to not only refresh their Russian language skills, but to do so within the context of a location that is drawing more and more students each year.

During this 15-day itinerary, educators will explore Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and Armenia (Yerevan) with ample opportunity to

  • Use Russian language extensively in formal and informal authentic settings;
  • Engage in discussions with colleagues (U.S. and non-U.S.) about current approaches to teaching Russian, particularly in a study abroad environment;
  • Learn about the Caucasus region and the opportunities for study abroad and faculty-led programs there;
  • Gain insight on the use of Russian language in the region and the context in which it is taught; and
  • Visit SRAS active study sites to gain firsthand information about the programs offered there.

Dates: June 8 – 23, 2024
Application deadline: February 1, 2024
Cost: $2,450
Program details/inclusions

Space is limited – 15 maximum! We encourage you to apply early – and to reach out to us with any questions.

Online Russian and Slavic Language Courses from UT Austin

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Russian Language Courses

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Slavic Languages

Critical Languages Scholarship Program (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 14, 2023

The application is now open for the U. S. Department of State’s 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and its virtual initiative, CLS Spark! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical language on a funded virtual or overseas summer program. The application is available at The deadline for applications is 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The CLS Program provides intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Depending on language and level, U.S. students can either apply for the overseas CLS Program or its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. The CLS Program offers in-person cohort-based programs at partner institutions abroad that provide instruction at various levels for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in 13 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

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 Old Slavonic Online Course

Deadline: September 28, 2023

ASPIRANTUM, the Armenian School of Languages and Cultures, is hosting a three-week online school for Old Slavonic. The program will commence on November 6, 2023, and conclude on November 24, 2023. The online school is designed to help participants improve their skills in reading and interpreting Old Slavonic texts.

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Study Abroad: Winter Break in Riga (SRAS)

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Enjoy a winter break experience in Riga, Latvia while developing your Russian language skills. Our focus will be on conversation both in and out of the classroom. In addition to intensive Russian language lessons, you will experience both Russian and Latvian culture during this festive time of year.

  • Stay with a Russian family (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Boost your Russian with 20 hours/week in a small group (40 academic hours total)
  • Learn about and observe Orthodox Christmas traditions
  • Get to know Riga – from the Old Town to the Art Nouveau area to Maskavas Forštate (Moscow District)
  • Learn to cook Russian traditional holiday foods

This trip is open to students, educators, and anybody with a passion for exploration & looking to improve their Russian language skills. Those looking to hit the ground running will want to look at our online flex-schedule Russian course, which will also earn you SRAS Learning Credit for your future study abroad experience.

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Hungarian and Ukrainian Online Language Courses

In 2023-24 UC Berkeley will offer online instruction in these languages at two levels: Elementary and Advanced Readings.

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

Introductory Ukrainian:

Continuing Ukrainian:

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Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2023

This is a reminder that the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs application deadline is October 1, 2023.   

Research can be conducted in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

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Online Slavic Language Courses Open to All via UT Austin (Ukrainian, Bos/Cro/Serb, Czech, Russian)

Classes begin August 21, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin offers online Slavic language courses that are open to all for college credit (or just for fun)!

Learn Russian in Armenia, Scholarships available

Deadline: July 25, 2023

10 scholarships are available through ASPIRANTUM’s Dostoyevsky scholarship scheme to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Russian in Armenia during the 4-8 weeks of Russian language winter school – 

The participation fee for the 4-8 weeks Russian Language course is $2500-$4920 ($4920 – 8 weeks, $4350 – 7 weeks, $3700 – 6 weeks, $3100 – 5 weeks, $2500 – 4 weeks). The Dostoyevsky scholarship will cover $500-$700, and the student, if awarded the scholarship, will have to pay $500-$700 less for the course. 

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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Russian Language Opportunities for 2024-25

Deadline: September 15, 2023

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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