Study Abroad: RLASP Program in Tbilisi, Georgia with American Councils

Deadline: February 15, 2023

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will also be offered for summer study in Tbilisi, Georgia beginning in 2023. For more than 40 years, American Councils programs have provided U.S. students of Russian unique opportunities to engage with the Russian speaking world through intensive study and cultural immersion designed to produce measurable gains in language proficiency and cultural understanding.   

The program provides approximately 20 hours per week of intensive Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, practice with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Georgia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through extracurricular and volunteer activities. A fully trained U.S. Resident Director provides ongoing logistical support and assistance, including 24-hour emergency aid, to participants throughout the program. The American Councils office in Tbilisi is also available to assist and support program participants throughout their time in country. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of Russian language study.    

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Prof. Dev: 2023 ACTR Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the 2023 Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We kindly ask your assistance in drawing this opportunity to the attention of potentially interested colleagues.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2023 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today. 

The ACTR Board has recommended a priority in 2023 for in-service K-12 teachers and university-level instructors or teaching fellows holding a teaching appointment for AY 2023-24. Applications from teachers serving historically under-represented US populations are particularly encouraged.   

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Study Abroad: SRAS Study Tours and Summer Study Abroad Programs

Deadline: Varies

Study Abroad – Summer 2023

Russian as a Second Language (RSL): 4-10 weeks in BishkekBatumiYerevan, and Riga

The Arts and Architecture of Uzbekistan: 3.5 weeks of exploration and learning

Navigating the Future – Then and Now: 3.5 weeks in Tallinn, Riga, Tbilisi, and Yerevan

Security and Society Summer School: 4 weeks of security studies in Warsaw with travel to Krakow and Berlin, and a Russian language extension option in Yerevan

Ukrainian Language Workshop: Two 4-week sessions in Warsaw

Deadlines start from March 1. RSL programs can be combined with other summer programs.

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American Councils 2023 Programming Abroad

Deadlines: February 15 and March 15, 2023

Prospective students are encouraged to apply to the following programs: 

  • Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, currently offered at:
    • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan  
    • Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia   
        
  • Balkan Language Initiative, which offers the following languages and locations:
    • Albanian in Tirana, Albania  
    • Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina  
    • Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria  
    • Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia  
    • Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia  
    • Montenegrin and Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro 
       
  • Eurasian Regional Language Program, offering 15 different languages, including:
    • Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan  
    • Azerbaijani and Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan   
    • Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  
    • Romanian and Ukrainian in Chisinau, Moldova  
    • Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), and Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan  
    • Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian in Tbilisi, Georgia  
    • Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia 
       
  • Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (summer only):
    • Internships in 19 different countries in the Balkans, Caucasus, East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia  
    • Disciplines in Business and Innovation, Democracy Building and Human Rights, Ecology and Environmental Issues, Education Management, Gender and Women’s Rights, Journalism and Mass Media, Marketing and Communications, Public Health, and Social Services 
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Study Abroad in Poland (Jagiellonian University)

Deadline: March 21, 2023

YEAR ABROAD IN POLAND
A scholarship to attend an intensive Polish language course at the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest continuously operating universities in the world, dating back to the 14th century! Our award includes a tuition fee waiver & a monetary scholarship of approximately $2,975 per semester. Application deadline is March 21st, 2023.
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STUDIES & RESEARCH PROGRAMS
A grant to study full-time or conduct research by Americans studying at universities in Poland or American researchers who conduct undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral research at leading Polish universities and research institutions. This grant includes an allowance for housing and living expenses in Poland. There are no restrictions to fields of studies and research. Application deadline is March 21st, 2023
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International Programs at European University at St. Petersburg

EUSP’s International programs division unites the best educational and research traditions of the European University at Saint Petersburg making them open to the students, scientists and specialists from all over the world.

Some of our international programs are conducted at our Yerevan campus — the EUSP Center for International Education Foundation.  The location offers a safe environment combined with high-quality teaching by EUSP faculty, local Armenian scholars and foreign guest-lecturers. It also gives amazing opportunities to explore the region along with its rich heritage, history and unique way out of Soviet past.

https://eusp.org/en/international

South Caucasus Overseas Program for Educators

Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2023

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites applications to the South Caucasus Overseas Program for Educators (SCOPE) taking place in the summer of 2023.

SCOPE will consist of an immersive ten-day visit to Armenia and Georgia for post-secondary educators, with priority given to faculty at community colleges and minority serving institutions. The program will run in the South Caucasus from Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 29, 2023.

The program will be co-led by regional experts Dr. Anna Ohanyan (Stonehill College) and Dr. Benjamin Bamberger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). SCOPE participants will attend lectures and workshops run by local academics, visit sites of historical and cultural significance, and engage with scholarly communities in Armenia and Georgia from a variety of disciplines. The program will also offer Introductory virtual talks on the regional languages prior to travel as well as opportunities to collect and develop curricular resources.

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Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Armenia and Georgia)

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIRS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey invites applications for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2023.
It is our pleasure to announce the upcoming Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2023. It will be held in Armenia and Georgia, running from July 2 to July 17, 2023. Armenia and Georgia are two very different countries, differently positioned geopolitically, though with shared history in the Soviet Union and Russian Empire. They stand at a proverbial crossroads of international affairs. China’s Belt and Road Initiative runs through the South Caucasus, which are crucial to global energy supplies. On energy and regional security, the United States plays an important role, while Turkey and Iran are neighboring countries, connected to Armenia and Georgia through bonds of tension and affiliation. Armenia and Georgia have been profoundly affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has added degrees of uncertainty to a region long familiar with uncertainty.

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Interdisciplinary Summer Courses (CEU Sumner University/Budapest, Vienna)

Deadline: February 14, 2023

CEU Summer University offers high-level, research- and policy-oriented interdisciplinary courses from June 26 to July 31, 2023. All courses will be held in Budapest (with the exception of one, which will be  taught in Vienna.)  

We invite applications from advanced undergraduates, MA and Ph.D. students, postdocs, junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and practitioners for the short, intensive courses taught by teams of internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU and OSUN professors). Financial aid is available.

First upcoming application deadline: February 14, 2023   

·                     Course Listings and link to the Application Form: https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/courses   

·                     Contact email: summeru@ceu.edu   

·                     Latest news and updates that can be shared: https://www.facebook.com/ceu.summer   

Summer Intensive Program in Russian & Eurasian Studies (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 25, 2023; Info Session: December 2, 2022

The University of Arizona, in collaboration with Eurasian National University (ENU), is now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Intensive Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan. We particularly welcome undergraduate as well as graduate students whose research focuses on Central Asia and students interested in learning multiple foreign languages. We accept all types of funding. The Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program is fully FLAS compliant.

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