online courses being offered by a new nonprofit initiative, Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. These courses are open to anyone with interest in the topic, including the general public, undergraduate/graduate students, and teachers and professors.
Below are just a few of the online courses offered in Winter/Spring 2021 that may be of particular interest to members of SEELANGS. Most courses are seminar-style, and are capped at 20 students.
Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)
Instructor: Sibelan Forrester
Sundays 3–5pm ET, January 10–31, 2021
Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice
Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould
Fridays 5–7pm ET, January 15–February 5, 2021
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Deadline: January 13, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2021. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 7–July 30, 2021. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:
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• Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
• Housing and a living stipend
• Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
Info Sessions for IR/Global Studies
Join SRAS for a series of information sessions aimed at students in IR/Global Studies and a range of related fields – security, terrorism, diplomacy, peace, business, and more. In the general sessions we discuss “Building the International Resume” and look at the non-traditional locations offered by SRAS. In thei Special Topic Info Session series, the hosts of the programs abroad will do a short talk on a relevant topic, followed by an opportunity for Q&A and discussion with SRAS alumni. Check it out!
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian
When: 4 meetings + asynchronous work
What: Looking to “sample” Russian and determine whether it is the language for you? This is a no stress, no test way for you to familiarize yourself with a language that may look intimidating on the surface, but is so rewarding to learn. Our colleagues in Kyiv (morning/early afternoon/Saturday) and Irkutsk (evenings) are ready to introduce the Russian language and convince you that you can and should do it – whether taking a course at your home institution, online, or abroad!
Deadline: October 15, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils is offering its Spring 2021 language programs as both overseas and online options. Applicants interested in remote study abroad can connect with host country faculty and peers through one of the virtual opportunities available for the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, please visit https://acstudyabroad.org/spring2021/.
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Deadline: November 1, 2020
The Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP) as a funding program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers has funds for 2021.The program is funded by the European University Viadrina and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The VIP aims to support the international networking of doctoral candidates and their stronger involvement in international research contexts and discourses.
International doctoral candidates may apply for research stays in 2021 at the European University Viadrina to get familiarize with the research environment at the Viadrina. These fellowships allow international doctoral candidates to get in touch with Viadrina professors for research co-operations or potential doctoral opportunities (e.g. joint degrees and cotutelle agreements). International doctoral candidates may apply for the following funding line:
• Fellowships for research stays at the European University Viadrina (max. 3 months)
The application deadline is November 1, 2020 (23:59 pm CET).
For detailed information please see the individual calls on the website of the VIP.
Kimberly DiMattia will be offering a free virtual Master Class in Russian Pronunciation this fall based on her textbook Unlocking Russian Pronunciation (which can be found at: https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/unlocking-russian-pronunciation-supplementary-multimedia-mini-course-phonetics-based-famous). The course is open to students at all levels of Russian as well as to instructors who would like to observe Dr. DiMattia’s method in action and apply it to their own teaching!
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Deadline: September 6, 2020
“Learn Russian in the European Union” designed full-featured virtual study abroad programs and a set of flexible online components that may be integrated into Russian curriculum at home universities in the Fall 2020 semester.
In spring and summer 2020, we completed several successful and feature-rich virtual study abroad programs for our long-time partners in the USA. Now we make this experience and infrastructure available to all students, teachers and universities.
“Learn Russian in the EU” is accepting applications for Fall 2020 Semester programs:
• Virtual semester abroad program: Russian language and cultural communication
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This program includes academic courses (standard and electives), individual peer communication tutors, and interactive virtual excursions.
Daugavpils University will award 24 ECTS (12 US) credits.
Deadline: August 2020
Translation and Interpreting Studies program (UWM TIS).
Due to stringent and immediate budget cuts imposed by our administration, the Russian to English track is “likely to be suspended for the foreseeable future” (read: cancelled) unless more students enroll in the 3-credit-hour Introductory Russian to English Translation Workshop *this fall*. I have been informed that our admin is aware of the value of TIS, of Russian expertise, etc.; still, something must go in order for the department to comply with system-wide financial measures, so this Russian translation seminar is on the chopping block unless enrollment increases enough to make the course profitable.
If you or someone you know might be interested in Russian to English translation, please reach out to Anne Fisher at fisherao AT uwm DOT edu so she can expedite your UWM application and free 2-hour online qualifying exam.
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Deadline: (varies) August 15 – September 25, 2020
· Perspectives on US-Russia Relations (3 US Credits)
2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. In this course, we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth. Students will also virtually tour St. Petersburg and Moscow.
· Central Asian Studies (3 US Credits)
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This 10-week course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic as well as the historical and religious dimensions of the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Lectures will be combined with virtual workshops in crafts, cooking, and yurt building as well as virtual tours of Bishkek, Almaty, and Bukhara.