Grad. Program/ Language Training: Ukrainian Summer Institute (Harvard University)

Deadline: March 20, 2020

June 20–August 8, 2020

The 2020 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard and visiting faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Students intending to participate in the HUSI program are asked to submit a HUSI enrollment form. Students must also complete the Harvard Summer School registration process and enroll in the classes they intend to take as part of HUSI.

Tuition for HUSI is commensurate with tuition rates charged for all other Harvard Summer School courses. Tuition for 2020 and the cost of on-campus room and board are posted on the Harvard Summer School website

Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. Applicants seeking the I-20 certificate for the student F-1 US visa must register for 8 credits.

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Lang. Training/Internship: Ukrainian Museum Archives (Pittsburgh/Cleveland)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

1st-year Ukrainian

1st-year Ukrainian classes taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year’s worth of study. Classes meet on the University of Pittsburgh campus Monday – Friday from 9am to 3pm. In addition to intensive language classes, students attend Ukrainian films, lectures, and other activities centering on Ukrainian art, food, and culture.

Post-SLI Internship Opportunity for 6-Week Ukrainian Students
SLI is pleased to announce that during the summer of 2020, we are partnering with the Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Cleveland, Ohio to offer a limited number of internships to SLI-Ukrainian students. Students who apply and are accepted to the internship would work at the museum-archives on a project that makes direct use of their newly-acquired knowledge of Ukrainian. Students would also have the opportunity to use the vast resources of the archives to complete a research project related to their academic or career interests. This internship must be taken for academic credit and would commence immediately after the completion of the 6-week beginning Ukrainian course in Pittsburgh. The number of credits taken and the duration of the internship would be negotiated between the applicant, SLI, and the director and curator at the museum-archives. Interested students should contact SLI Managing Director, Kathleen Manukyan, to learn more about this unique opportunity.

Lang. Training: Summer, Academic Year Russian Immersion Programs (Moscow)

Deadline: February 1, 2020 (summer); February 10, 2020 (academic year)

Dickinson College is now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Immersion Program—an intensive five-week language and culture course in Moscow and St. Petersburg—and for the Dickinson-in-Moscow Program for Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021. 

Summer Immersion Program (May 22 – June 27, 2020):

  • Experience both Moscow and St. Petersburg in one summer
  • Rich cultural syllabus of excursions and hands-on experiences
  • Small group setting tailored toward liberal arts model
  • Classes for every language level, from beginner to heritage

For more details: 

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Lang. Training/Study Abroad/Funding: Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (Wisconsin/Azerbaijan)

Deadline: January 29, 2020 (graduate);
February 5, 2020 (undergraduate)

In 2020, Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to study Turkish as part in the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI). Boren Scholars and Fellows selected for this initiative will receive funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion, beginning with a summer 2020 domestic program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an overseas program in Baku, Azerbaijan. Please see our website for more information on the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative:

  • Summer Program: The summer domestic programs will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the Arabic, Persian & Turkish Language Institute. APTLI begins on June 15 – August 7, 2020. Please see the program website for more information for students:
  • Overseas Program: The fall overseas programs will take place at the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) centers in Baku, Azerbaijan. Dates for the overseas programs are yet to be confirmed. This program will be administered by American Councils and UW-Madison jointly. Students will be considered UW-Madison students for the duration of the overseas programs.
  • Language Level: The TURFLI program is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as those with intermediate or advanced proficiency in Turkish.
  • Application: The applications for the 2020 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at
  • Undergraduate deadline: February 5, 2020
  • Graduate deadline is: January 29, 2020

The Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

To learn more about the Boren Awards and TURFLI, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit The schedule for webinars being held in January can be found at

You can contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions. TURFLI staff can be contacted at or 608-265-4149.

Lang. Training/Funding: Intensive Summer and Winter courses in Armenian, Persian, and Russian

Deadline: varies

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM is Organizing Intensive Summer and Winter Language Courses of Armenian, Persian and Russian languages. You may check the language courses here:

Below you may check the available scholarships. 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program for US students

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

Melik-Bakhshyan Scholarships to Learn Armenian in Yerevan

Up to 3 Melik-Bakhshyan scholarships are available for eligible applicants to learn Armenian in Yerevan.

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Lang. Training: Intensive Russian, BCS, Ukrainian, Latvian, and more. (Indiana University Language Workshop) Online and Study Abroad options

Deadline: January 31, 2020

The 2020 Indiana University Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Ukrainian,
Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Turkmen, Uzbek, and 13 other languages.

Fellowships and scholarships are available for graduate students, undergraduate students, and lifelong learners.
All participants pay in-state tuition. Graduate credit is available for most courses.


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Lang. Training/Resource: Reality Czech Online Textbook and Curriculum (UT Austin)

Reality Czech is a next generation openly licensed Czech textbook and curriculum currently under development by Dr. Christian Hilchey from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies in collaboration with the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin.

All materials will be freely available online under a Creative Commons license to any university or individuals who wish to use or adapt them.

Resource/Lang. Training: Instagram with Russian Grammar/Vocabulary

This instagram posts weekly challenges of Russian grammar/vocabulary with free exercises supported with Russian/Soviet art visuals. They also post Instagram stories with fun Russian grammar in a trivia quiz style.  For lower levels of Russian (mostly first and second years).

The account name is kto_smeliy, or you can follow this link: Екатерина (@kto_smeliy) • Instagram photos and videos

Lang. Training: Summer Programs in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, Uzbek (University of Wisconsin)

Deadline: February 1, 2020

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 (including international students) are eligible for the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) tuition scholarship or for tuition remission scholarships.

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Lang. Training: Translation and Interpreting Courses (UMass Amherst)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst has a line-up of online translation and interpreting courses in spring 2020, with well-known and experienced faculty members. Students can complete a 15-credit Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting in one year or take as long as they want based on their individual needs. Courses can also be taken independent of the certificate to meet students’ needs for continuing education.  

When filling out the application form, students are required to demonstrate high proficiency in English and at least one LOTE (Language Other than English), via proficiency exams, university-level coursework in the language, and living/work experience in country where LOTE is spoken.