Study Abroad/Prof. Dev. : Roman Frontier Excavation Field School and Ground-Penetrating Radar Training Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Deadline: Ongoing

 https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org

These programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Concurrently, our intensive Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) program allows our participants to acquire a highly marketable skill set, becoming proficient in both GPR systems (250MHz and 500MHz) and  configurations used in near subsurface investigations. Our students will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, as well as  geophysical (GPR) surveys. Our programs provide a complete and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment. In a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

Programs:

Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier
Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania
Dates:
     Session 1: June 7 – July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 – August 1, 2020
Team Size: 18 participants per session
E-mailarchaeology@archaeotek.org
Description: The integrated outcomes of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of ca. one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two-story buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, mint condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices.

Program Fees: US$ 1695 per 4-week session (program fees, equipment, room and board – see webpage for details).

Web Sitehttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation
Application Formhttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

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Study Abroad: UCSD Global Seminars Program (Irkutsk)

Deadline: February 1 (early bird) or March 1, 2020

Please invite your students to apply to a new summer program we will be offering in Siberia this coming summer 2020 through the UCSD Global Seminars Programs. Students will enroll in Summer Session I (June 28-August 2) and receive credit for two 4-unit courses, LTEU 152 and 153. LTEU 152 is an Ethnic Studies course focused on the Buryats, Indigeneity, and Identity, while LTEU 153 is a multidisciplinary Environmental Studies course on Lake Baikal. Both courses will include a Russian language instruction component, but no prior knowledge of Russian is required. The courses will be rich in experiential learning. We will be based in Irkutsk and partner with students and specialists at Irkutsk State University, but we will also travel to Moscow, Petersburg, Olkhon Island, Balagansk, and Ulan Ude. We will work with the Great Baikal Trail organization and spend a night out on the trail by the campfire. Let me know if you have any questions. For more information, you and your students can access the program link below, contact me by e-mail (below), or contact the Global Seminars Director Jim Galvin at the phone number listed below.

Thanks for your interest and for sending us your students!

Rebecca Wells, Lecturer in Russian
Literature Department, University of California, San Diego

For more information:

https://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/students/programs/global-seminars/irkutsk/index.html

Phone appointment with Jim Galvin, Director of UCSD Global Seminars. Call  (858) 534-1123 for appointment.

E-mail with Rebecca Wells, Faculty Leader at prwells@ucsd.edu.

Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Program (University of New Hampshire)

Deadline: February 3, 2019

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire
What is the program?                       

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! (Moscow-Kazan-Irkutsk-Arshan, Buryatia-Utulik, Baikal-Vladivostok. Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.  

4 Week and 8 Week Programs


4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan,Irkutsk,Lake Baikal,Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 21-June 21.

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Prof. Dev. : International Center for Cultural Studies, NCTU, (Taiwan)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Global Context

PROBLEMATICS  

Rapidly increasing international migrations have radically changed the outlook of contemporary 21st-century societies, producing cases of massive displaced and precarious lives, and bring various impacts upon local communities. These emerging phenomena have attracted critical scholarship both in the humanities and social sciences in recent years.

The issues of migration and unequal citizens highlight the logistical continuum of biopolitics and governmentality from the colonial to the post-colonial state, from the Cold War Era to the post-Cold War global capitalism, as well as the operation of geopolitical and geo-economic apparatus of zoning politics. Critical logistics can orient the inquiry by emphasizing how the government of populations reaches beyond statistical measure to make new connections between life and work, technology and mobility, and politics and economy in and beyond any region. Logistics organizes the movement of people and goods and asserts its logic across the entire circuit of production, distribution, and consumption. Logistics has also remade the domain of global space and territory, through the operation of zoning politics, such as corridors, digital networks, extraction enclaves, financial districts, and other areas of transfer and exchange. Examining the nexus of migration and logistics offers ways of rethinking the politics of human mobility and the question of unequal citizens that not only reach beyond the logic of integration and identity but also question the standard analysis of post-war area studies.

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Study Abroad: Russian and Kazakh Summer Program (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: Varies

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. Classes follow standardized US curricula and textbooks, which means that students can return seamlessly to language programs at their home institutions.

At NU, students study languages on our modern campus in an environment that minimizes culture shock and maximizes close contact with multilingual local students.

Program dates:

May 23 – July 22 (equivalent to one academic year)

Program fees:

$5000  (for Russian)    OR       $4000 (for Kazakh)

The fee includes entrance and exit proficiency testing, 8-week language course, dormitory housing in a shared 2-person room, meal plan, cultural program, weekly excursions, local health insurance, airport pick up and drop off, tutoring, books (on loan), gym pass, and official Visa Invitation Letter.

For more information, please visit our website or check out our program video. 

If your institution would like to pre-approve our program or create an institutional linkage, please contact us. 

All questions should be addressed to the Director of External Programs, Dr. Amanda Murphy (amanda.murphy@nu.edu.kz).

Travel: ASB in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Building on years of successful experiences, the American Home in Vladimir, Russia, will again sponsor two Alternative Spring Break Programs in March 2020 (www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).

any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.(Vanderbilt University student)

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and Russian language lessons.

I hope that you will be able to share information about the programs with your students, colleagues, and anyone who might be interested in helping others in Vladimir and Murom! Please note that the first application deadline is November 15, 2019. Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

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Study Abroad: Learn Russian in the EU (Latvia)

Deadline: Ongoing

“Learn Russian in the European Union” (www.learnrussianineu.com) is accepting applications for 2020 Spring Semester and 2020/2021 Academic Year study abroad programs that are hosted at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia.

The following for-credit programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in English/Russian.

American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at American universities.

For all of the details please visit www.learnrussianineu.com/semester-abroad-programs.

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Study Abroad: Fieldwork Opportunities in Folklore, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology (Siberia, Russia, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: (Varies) December 2019 – May 2020

American Friends of Russian Folklore is pleased to announce eight folklore expeditions in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan for the summer of 2020.   Volunteer positions on theexpeditions are available to students, academics and others.

Expeditions are led by qualified scholars with years of experience in the field. Volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and helping to process collected field materials. Team members live in rural villages where they are immersed in  local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required.

Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the general expedition expenses. College credit through students’ home institutions can be arranged in many cases.   Scholarships are available.

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Lang. Training: Summer Intensive Language Programs (Pitt)

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (or until Mid-May)

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2020. We offer intensive language courses through a variety of domestic, study abroad, and hybrid (Pittsburgh+abroad) programs in the following languages:

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Funding/Study Abroad: Critical Language Scholarship

Deadline: November 19, 2019

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad over the summer studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

The CLS Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is part of a U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing American students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

·         The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences

·         Full scholarship covers all travel, tuition, housing, and a living stipend

·         Participants may receive undergraduate academic credit for the equivalent of one year of language classes

·         Language gains certified with the widely recognized ACTFL OPI test

·         Non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government jobs for up to three years after program completion

www.clscholarship.org