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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Lang. Training: Third Year Russian (Portland State University)

Russian Flagship at Portland State University offering Third Year Russian this Summer
Portland State University (Portland, OR) will be offering Third Year Russian in person during summer 2022.  This is a basic intermediate level Russian course. In oral proficiency it works from Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid level and assumes students have completed a full elementary program (such as Между нами).  Themes and language forms under focus include biography, description of people and character, static description of interior spaces and cities, retelling plot with a focus on relations between characters, and narrating actions.   After the course at PSU, students continue to fourth year Russian where we use the textbook “Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced”.

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Lang. Training: Online Summer Ukrainian Course (American University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

American University is offering online synchronous Ukrainian-language course taught by Prof. Olena Chernishenko

When: M, T, Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 6/27/2022 – 8/6/2022

Where: online

What: WLC-196 (World Languages and Cultures) Beginner’s Ukrainian. This course lays a foundation for functional acquisition of Ukrainian, with a goal of proficiency in oral and written interaction. Students develop the ability to conduct short conversations related to daily activities, understand simple factual texts, and write routine messages. Class time is devoted to language tasks that foster communicative competence, stressing listening and reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition, authentic input, and oral production. All four basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, receive attention. Role-playing to simulate real-life conversation, verbal games, film screenings, learning and singing of popular Ukrainian songs complement classroom activities. Students are introduced to Ukrainian culture, politics, geography, and society.

Credits: 3

Lang. Training: Russian Practicum at Columbia Univ.

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Russian Practicum at Columbia University is offering three
intensive courses in Russian language (beginning, intermediate and
advanced) during two sessions this summer (June 6 – July 1 and July 5
– July 29, 2022) and there are still spaces available in all three

Russian Practicum courses can accommodate undergraduate and graduate
students, high school students and working professionals, with a
variety of backgrounds and reasons for studying Russian. Students may
earn up to 8 credits in the full 8-week program.

For more information about this program, visit Columbia’s Summer
Sessions site at
or contact Alla Smyslova at

Lang. Training: STARTALK Summer Immersion at University of Cincinnati

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please notify any interested students of UC’s 2-week Summer Russian Immersion program, which is funded by the NSA’s Startalk program, and will be free of charge for students. It will be on campus in Cincinnati during mid-June (6/12-26), so it could be a great opportunity to participate in multiple Russian language programs this summer.

We have recruited mostly in the Cincinnati area, but we are open to students living anywhere. 

Attached please find a brochure for the program with an application link and contact information.

Lang. Training: CLS Spark – New Critical Language Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: May 26, 2022

We are pleased to share information with you about CLS Spark — a pilot initiative providing funded virtual opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Designed to leverage best practices in online language learning developed by the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) during the pandemic, CLS Spark provides American students the access and opportunity to start their language learning journeys even when these critical languages may not be offered on their campuses or when they may have responsibilities that limit their ability to go overseas. Participants will spend an academic year learning either Arabic, Chinese or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad. A program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and CLS Spark are part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.

The CLS Spark program will be offered in academic year 2022-2023 with approximately 18 hours of virtual language instruction offered per month, as well as monthly cultural activities.  

You can learn more and apply at:

Applications are due Thursday, May 26, 2022 by 8:00pm EST.

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Lang. Training: Online Summer Russian Course (Tufts University)

Dates: May 25 – July 1, 2022

An intensive elementary Russian language course will be offered by the Russian
program at Tufts University this June.  The link to the course information is

It is open to high school students, college students, and the community. The
course is virtual and runs in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. With
any questions, please write to

SRAS Study Abroad Info Sessions

Event Dates: April 7 and April 12, 2022

Please join SRAS info sessions to discuss your future study abroad program! We will go over funding and scholarship opportunities as well. 

SRAS is gearing up for summer programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Batumi, Georgia as well as online from Warsaw, Poland. We are also accepting applications for fall programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Chisinau, Moldova. Both programs will include intensive Russian-language study as well local cultural and travel programs that will introduce students to the unique peoples, cultures, and identities of these locations. 

We will also have our Security and Society in the Information Age program in Warsaw, Poland this fall, a particularly pertinent program looking at European security and global security issues. 

With so many students now in our Bishkek location, we’ve taken the opportunity to update and expand our Vegan and Vegetarian Guide to Bishkek, our guide to Fitness, Training, Gyms, and Jogging in Bishkek, and several other resources, now all linked from our giant SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek.

Elsewhere on our Family of Sites, we have new articles on the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater, a profile of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy, and a book review of This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia.

Lastly, we are heartened to report that all our friends and colleagues at Novamova, our partner school in Ukraine, are still safe. If you would like to donate to help them, please click here

Lang. Training: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (UW Madison)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals. Language courses are supplemented by a rich program of cultural events, excursions, and a weekly academic lecture series.

Course offerings each summer are dependent on student interest and enrollment. Typical course offerings include Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Languages are generally offered at the beginning and intermediate level, although advanced level courses may be offered with sufficient student interest. Additional languages, such as Kyrgyz or Azerbaijani, may also be offered with sufficient interest.

CESSI was founded in 2011 by a consortium of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities. Since its creation, CESSI has been hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CESSI is part of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), which offers training in more Less Commonly Taught Languages than any other university in the U.S. For more information, visit the WISLI website. Sign up to receive information from WISLI here.

Kazakh language courses through CESSI also qualify towards fulfilling the UW Russian Flagship Kazakh language requirement.

For more information, click here.