Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Funding: Davis Fellowships for Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program (Monterey)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019, 11:59pm PST

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is honored to award up to 10 Davis Fellowships for Peace this coming summer! These 10 recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship to Middlebury’s Summer Intensive Language Program at Monterey.

The deadline to submit a completed application is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., pacific time.

All students will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Next steps:
Apply to the Summer Intensive Language Program
Apply to the Davis Fellowship for Peace

Lang. Training: STARTALK Summer Russian (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019

The applications are now open for the STARTALK Summer program at Middlebury College Davis School of Russian.

The principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

The Institute includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

Online Session: June 24 – July 3, 2019 (required)

Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 7 – 21, 2019 (required)

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Funding: $8,000 Language Fellowships for Summer 2019 Intensive Language Study Abroad Programs (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Don’t forget: American Councils is hosting a webinar, February 6 at 2pm Eastern about all the financial aid available on our study abroad programs. Join by clicking this link tomorrow at 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/396484178. Can’t make it? No problem. They will record the session and post it on their social media for later viewing.

American Councils has Title VIII Language Fellowships available to help students pursue intensive language study in RussiaEurasia, and the Balkans with American Councils this coming summer.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII fellowships are available to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to U.S. policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Fellowships for the Summer 2019 term are awarded in the amount of $3,000 to $8,000 on the basis of financial need and academic merit and are available for use on any of the following AC Study Abroad programs:  Continue reading

Funding: $5000 Fulbright-Hays GPA Fellowships for Study of Russian (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

American Councils for International Education is offering U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) fellowships for advanced overseas Russian and Persian language study. Fulbright-Hays fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Fellowship awards are made in the fixed amount of $5,000 for select summer programs. Continue reading

Funding: Intern/Scholarship Russia (Russian Folklore Friends)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2019

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students, teachers and academics to join folklore expeditions to Russia, Siberia and the Russian Altai region.

Expeditions are led by respected Russian scholars with years of experience in the field. Scholarship recipients and other volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, and processing the collected field materials. Research team members live in rural villages, immersed in local customs and language.  Fluency in Russian is helpful, but not required.

The $1500 AFRF scholarship, or the $1000 K12 Teacher scholarships, may be applied to any of the six expeditions scheduled for July, August and October 2019.  For details, please visit
www.russianfolklorefriends.org  or email at info@russiafolklorefriends.org

Travel: Internship at “Cosmopolitan” Camp (Novosibirsk)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is accepting applications for summer internship programs in Novosibirsk and in the Altai Mountains area.

Summer Internships at children’s camps run from mid-June until mid-July 2019, in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk and in the beautiful Altai Mountains area. For the Altai Mountains session there is an exciting excursion and tourist program that comprises many exciting tourist activities such as rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal can be organized between and after the camp sessions. Continue reading

Lang. Training: Summer Workshop (Indiana U)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The 2019 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive summer courses in: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Estonian, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as 17 other languages.

* Courses run June 3 to July 26
* Russian Levels 1 and 2 run May 28 to July 26
* 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/ for details.

Apply before February 1, 2019 for priority admission and funding.

Title VIII Domestic Fellowships of up to $6,500 and Title VIII Overseas Fellowships of up to $8,000 are available to support U.S. graduate students, area specialists, and scholars studying the languages and cultures of Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Apply by February 1, 2019.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available to support of graduate and undergraduate students studying less commonly taught languages and cultures, in particular those considered to be of critical interest to the United States. Apply by February 3, 2019.

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

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

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Language Program (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Dates: June 6 – August 8, 2019 (Russia)   /   June 11 – August 11, 2019 (Almaty)

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, conversation, and phonetics, as well as Russian literature, history, political science, and mass media
  • Small class sizes (4 – 6 students) — all courses taught in Russian
  • Weekly cultural activities and extended regional field study excursions led by U.S. resident directors
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in Russian language from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of Education — Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Moscow only): $5,000
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to $6,000.

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Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

More information about the programme: https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/litmaster

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian | Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus)

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2019 (winter school); May 25, 2019 (summer school)

Russian Language Winter School: February 10-23, 50 hours, €210 

Russian Language Summer School:August 4-24, 70 hours, €325 

 

We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Winter / Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Who can participate?

The program of the School is designed for those, who would like to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and explore Belarusian culture. The classes will be conducted in small groups (max. 8 participants), which will be formed according to the level of the Russian language proficiency.

What are you going to receive?

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher;
  • a 10 hour elective course:  Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language;
  • a cooking class;
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture;
  • excursions around the city of Grodno;
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno;
  • a daily opportunity to practise Russian with Belarusian students;
  • the certificate of participation.

At extra cost: day-tours outside Grodno at the weekend

How to become a participant?

Just fill the application form at our website: http://rls.grsu.by/en/apply

till January 25, 2019 (Winter School),

till May 25, 2019  (Summer School)

Do you have any questions?

Call us + 375 29 569 88 12, + 375 152 68 02 29 or write an email rls@grsu.by.