Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad: Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia program!

Program Dates for Summer 2018:

June 20 – July 22, 2018

Are you interested in learning about the political situation in Russia today?  This five-week summer program is designed to give participants new insights into the historical and cultural trends that have shaped Russia in the late 20th and early 21st century. Through readings and intensive coursework in the form of lectures, seminars, and discussions conducted with faculty of Moscow International University, program participants gain a fuller understanding of the complex factors underlying politics and public diplomacy in Putin’s Russia.

The academic program features approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction.  As part of the academic program, participants receive six hours of instruction in Russian language each week. Participants are grouped according to language level for the Russian classes; no prior study of Russian is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing in university dormitories, two meals per day, a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC, and visa and logistical support.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).

For more information regarding the Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia Program, please visit our websiteFinancial aid is available on all programs.

Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).  The application deadline is February 15, and applications can be submitted here.

About the 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 of Eurasia. Participants may choose to study one of 16 regional languages:

Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES, Summer 2018

June 6 – August 9, 2018

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert university faculty with a unique understanding of U.S. students and American academic culture;
  • Classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • U.S. academic credit for coursework in the target language;
  • Home-stay housing with carefully vetted host families;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning and help them find a niche in their host-country communities;
  • Weekly cultural activities that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture;
  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • An active and extensive alumni network that includes international business consultants, professional translators, area-studies experts, and journalists reporting from the region.

COST

Program cost includes tuition, room and board, cultural activities, visa support, comprehensive overseas insurance, 24/7 emergency support, pre-departure orientation, and academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

FINANCIAL AID

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

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $4000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Summer 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?

For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or send an email. American Councils staff will also be glad to speak with you and can be reached at 202-833-7522.

Study Abroad: Summer Program in Russia (Arizona Global Soccer Program)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

The University of Arizona (UA) and the GRINT Centre at the Moscow University for the Humanities (www.grint.ru) are pleased to announce a new summer study abroad opportunity through the Arizona Global Soccer Program.

The Arizona Global Soccer Program gives students the opportunity to attend classes (all conducted in English) in Moscow, Russia, from June 10 – July 5, 2018.  Students will earn 6 UA credits from a choice of 3 courses (“Global Soccer,” “Intercultural Competence,” and “Eastern European Science Fiction”), all taught by UA and GRINT faculty.  All inquiries about the 2018 program can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Jens (bcjens@email.arizona.edu).

While the Arizona Global Soccer Program will be held in Russia in 2018, the program will “travel” in future years in coordination with major soccer-related events.  The 2019 program will be in Paris, France, while the 2020 program will be in Munich, Germany.

Students can start the application process and find more information at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-world-soccer-program.

Internship: Summer Program in Russia (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Crossroads Eurasia is accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program in Russia. 
 
What is Crossroads Eurasia
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.
What you get
– Resume worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Live, work, relax like a local
– Real friendships with Russians your age
– Locally based coordinator
– Career advice and alumni network
 
Deadlines
The application deadline is 15th March 2018. Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early. Discounts are also available to early applicants.
For more information and to apply

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Program in Southeast European Studies (Univ. of Belgrade and Graz)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies (www.seestudies.eu & http://www.jointdegree.eu/en/masees/)
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.

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Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Astana, Kazakhstan (Nazarbayev University and Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, has  announced their next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). They are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for the 2018 summer sessions. There are both 8-week and 5-week programs available.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits.The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-kazakhstan

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Study Abroad: Peace and Security in the Caucasus Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program!

Summer 2018 program dates: June 28 – August 4, 2018

 While rich in natural resources, scenic beauty, and vibrant cultures, the South Caucasus continues to be hampered by age-old conflicts and political instability. Based in Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, this five-week summer program explores cultural identity and nationalism, development strategies, the emergence of new political systems and parties, and ongoing efforts to foster peace throughout the region.

The academic program features approximately twenty-two hours per week of in-class instruction. Content courses are designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of modern political history of the region, security issues, nationalism and identity, state-building, and democratization. As part of the academic program, participants also receive language instruction at any level in one of the regional languages, including Azeri, Chechen, Georgian, or Russian; no prior language study is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing with local host families, two meals per day, a comprehensive pre-program orientation, and visa and logistical support. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive 8-10 credits in political science and sociology, issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).

For more information regarding the Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program, please visit our websiteFinancial aid is available on all programs.

Study Abroad: Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15th, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Balkan Language Initiative (BLI).  The application deadline is February 15; applications can be submitted here.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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 five regional languages: 

Albanian in Tirana, Albania

Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria

Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia

Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia or Podgorica, Montenegro

KEY FEATURES

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Study Abroad: Central Asian Studies (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

Summer students focus on how issues of identity and ethnicity currently affect Kyrgyzstan and its diverse demographics. Students chose from two tracks: – either broadly studying culture, clan structure, history, language, art, folk crafts, and cuisine – or focusing deeply on linguistic anthropology in Kyrgyzstan. Urban/rural divides are also discussed in both options with a week-long horseback trekinto the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to directly introduce students to modern nomads and their way of life.

Central Asian Studies is for adventurous students looking to understand a militarily and economically vital part of the world where Islam and Christianity, as well as the interests of global and local groups mix and sometimes collide. You’ll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on geopolitics and societal formation for your future in government, business, or academia.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Study Abroad: From Auschwitz to Human Rights (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018

From Auschwitz to Human Rights

From Auschwitz to Human Rights (FAHR) Program is an eight-day intensive program for students and young professionals, using Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland’s dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues—from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.

FAHR uses Polish-Jewish relations as a background case study, allowing participants to examine activism and social change locally through experienced histories, individuals, and institutions. The program’s approach addresses broad concepts in the human rights field by focusing on historical and contemporary Poland, which offers lessons that can be applied globally.

During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, lectures, materials, and transportation are included in the $1,199 program fee.

For more information click here.