Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

Both academic and non-academic opportunities to travel and/or study abroad.

Study Abroad: Spring Study Abroad (SRAS)

Deadline for applications: October 2017

SRAS programs are based in Moscow, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Bishkek, Irkutsk, Kiev, and Vladivostok. Students can study a range of subjects including: security issues, history, international relations, government policy making, culture, languages, and more.

Funding is available through SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholars program and Challenge Grants

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Funding Opportunity: Fulbright-Hays fellowships (ACIE)

Deadline for application: October 16, 2017

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce 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 amount of $7,000 for semester programs and $4,000 for summer programs, and are available on the following programs:

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Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Spring 2018 internship: Oct 30, 2017.

Intern at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw for UT students and recent graduates

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but only required to receive travel funding.

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Study Abroad: American Councils Balkan Language Initiative (ACIE)

Deadline for applications: October 16, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 semester Balkan Language Initiative.

The American Councils Balkan Language Initiative provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including:

  • Albanian in Tirana, Albania
  • Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia or Podgorica, Montenegro 

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Conference: Russian Revolution: What’s Left? A Century in Revolution (Durham University)

Event date: September 29 – October 8

Durham University curatorial team is pleased to announce the special program of films, art-projects and discussions, titled What’s Left? A Century in Revolution, which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, between Friday 29 September and Sunday 8 October 2017.

The program is produced as part of the Cross-Language Dynamics (Open World Research Initiative Project) and is curated by a team of Durham scholars (Dušan Radunović as lead curator) and Tyneside Cinema Newcastle (Una Henry as curator).

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Study Abroad: Russian Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline for applications: October 16, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 semester Russian language study-abroad programs.

Operating since 1976, American Councils Russian-language programs are conducted in partnership with Moscow International University, the Russian State Pedagogical (Herzen) University in downtown St. Petersburg, the KORA Russian Language Center in Vladimir, and the Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. All American Councils programs are uniquely designed to maximize participants’ language gain by combining intensive, small-group instruction with a rich array of immersion activities to ensure participants break out of the ‘study abroad bubble’ and truly engage with local communities. Experienced resident directors provide 24-hour support and personal guidance to participants throughout their time abroad.

The application deadline is October 16, 2017 for the following programs:

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Language Training: Eurasian Regional Language Program (Bryn Mawr College)

Deadline for applications: October 16, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages spoken in Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut.

The program offers comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city; expert university faculty and classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs; 15-18 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;  housing with carefully-vetted host families; U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College); conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning; and creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

Students admitted to the Eurasian Regional Language Program are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is October 16, 2017. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team (phone: 202-833-7522; email:outbound@americancouncils.org).

 

Job/Travel: Summer 2018 Openings Now Available (Peace Corps)

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017; January 1, 2017

We’re accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 53 countries – including Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine – with departures in spring and summer 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in April, May, and June 2018 – Apply by October 1, know by December 1.

Departures in July, August, and September 2018 – Apply by January 1, know by March 1.

12% of volunteers serve in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice!

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Funding Opportunity: 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date.

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: October 2, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Continue reading