Study Abroad: UA Moscow Program, Summer and Fall (University of Arizona)

Deadline: February 25, 2020 (Summer); May 1, 2020 (Fall)

The University of Arizona’s UA Moscow program, in partnership with the GRINT Centre, is accepting applications for study abroad for the Summer 2020 session, as well as the 2020 Fall Semester and/or the 2020-21 Academic Year sessions.

Application deadlines:
•       Summer program: Feb 25, 2020
•       Fall / Academic Year programs: May 1, 2020

Summer Program (May 18 – July 11, 2020) includes:
•       Language classes, available for every language level from beginning to superior;
•       Accommodations on the campus of the Moscow University for the Humanities, with easy access to downtown Moscow via the metro;
•       A cultural program with excursions in and around Moscow, as well as an extended trip to St. Petersburg.

To begin an application for the UA Moscow program, please see https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/moscow

For more information about the program, please email Dr. Benjamin Jens, Director of UA Moscow, at bcjens@email.arizona.edu.

Study Abroad: Global Seminar: Mission Siberia (University of California San Diego, SRAS)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The first course in this program looks at the largest indigenous group in Russia, the Buryats, and issues of race, ethnicity, and power vis a vis Russian culture. We will study both the historical and current situation, as well as the intersection with gender, sexuality, age, and class. Emphasis is on the strength of Buryat identity around Buddhism and Shamanism. Russian language instruction will be integrated according to student proficiency. The second course explores physical and biological characteristics of Lake Baikal, risks to its survival, and changes already observed in the ecosystem. It also looks into Baikal’s cultural significance in arts, literature, religion, political, historical, and economic issues. As a final project, students will draw on their own research, and personal experiences with Baikal to form policy proposals and a media campaign supporting them.

This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to integrate the study of Russian language and culture into the important emerging field of ethnic studies in the context of Russia and indigeneity. The ethnic studies course may fulfill upper division requirements for majors and minors in REEES and ethnic studies, arts and humanities, or social science general education requirements, and the ERC regional specialization. The environmental studies course may also fulfill upper division requirements for majors or minors in general biology, BIEB, Muir environmental studies, and the natural science general education requirement. Consult your academic advisor to determine officially how the courses will apply to your graduation requirements.

The detailed calls for applications are available here:

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

Study Abroad/ Prof Dev: Geophysics (Ground-Penetrating Radar) Exploration and Roman Archaeological Excavation Workshop (Romania)

Location: Rapolt / Micia / Uroi, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania
Dates:
     Session 1: June 7 – July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 – August 1, 2020
Team Size: 3 participants per GPR system per session
E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
DWeb Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration-and-excavation
Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our intensive Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) program allows (if interested) 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, in both rough terrain and cart configurations. The field component will allow them to explore the Roman town of Micia as well as a collapsed medieval castle, in two fundamentally different environments.
Our participants will not only explore the archaeology of the region, but will have the opportunity to sample the magic of Transylvania, through its amazing historical and natural landscapes.
Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

Study Abroad: Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier (Romania)

Our program offers a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments,  respectively the northern Dacian Provinces (i.e. modern historical Transylvania, Romania), through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. The integrated outcomes of our various approaches have yielded extraordinary results: a palatial size villa with a rural built space of ca. one hectare, surrounded by 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 living practices. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

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-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation
Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our participants will not only explore the archaeology of the region, but will have the opportunity to sample the magic of Transylvania, through its amazing historical and natural landscapes.
Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.


Study Abroad: 8-Week Summer Intensive in Russian or Kazakh (Kazakhstan)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is pleased to announce that the application is now open for our Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. We operate on rolling admissions until April 1 and there is no application fee.

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)

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Study Abroad: Russian, Math in Moscow (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline: February 15, 2020; April 20, 2020

 I would like to invite your students to apply to top Russian university and study in English, study Russian or do REM in Moscow (and travel to St Pete, Volga River or Siberia). If you are interested in combing study with unpaid  internship with the international office of the faculty of economic sciences, please contact obudjko@hse.ru  as soon as possible and be ready to apply before February 15, 2020

HSE International Summer University https://www.hse.ru/international/summer in Moscow,  REM in math https://math.hse.ru/en/reu and Russian language intensive course https://www.hse.ru/en/rfl/intensive  are accepting applications. The Summer U. or REU can be combined with courses of Russian language on various levels, starting from beginners. All courses are taught in English.  More courses in various fields, including Russian studies are available via the Summer University website https://www.hse.ru/international/summer

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Study Abroad: Semester Programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 study abroad programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Please share this information with your students. 

All CIEE semester programs in Russia feature:

  • 24/7 on-site support 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure and onsite orientations: an introduction to Russian culture, practical matters of living in the city and being in the program 
  • Carefully vetted housing: host families (St. Petersburg); on-campus dormitory (Moscow)
  • Diverse cultural activities and volunteer opportunities to promote intercultural understanding
  • Excursions in and beyond the city to enhance classroom learning 
  • Program with Russian peers (in both Moscow and St. Petersburg) for language and cultural immersion
  • US academic record administered through Tulane University
  • Medical insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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Study Abroad: Free Summer Polish Language Program in Poland

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Announcement of the call for proposals to participate in the Summer Courses of Polish Language and Culture 2020 Program

The Director of the National Academic Exchange Agency announces the call for applications for participation in the Summer Courses of Polish Language and Culture 2020 Program.

Program objective

The aim of the Program is to teach and promote Polish language and Polish culture abroad by enabling foreign students to participate free of charge in several-week long Polish language and culture courses organized in Poland.

The program is addressed to students learning Polish as a foreign language, as well as to those who are just planning to start learning. The aim of the Program is to encourage foreign students to continue learning Polish after returning to their universities or to study in Poland.

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Study Abroad: Summer 2020 in St. Petersburg and Moscow

Deadlines: February 14; March, 1; April 1

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is now accepting applications for summer 2020 study abroad programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

All CIEE summer programs in Russia feature:

  • 24/7 on-site support 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure and onsite orientations: an introduction to Russian culture, practical matters of living in the city and being in the program 
  • Carefully vetted housing: host families (St. Petersburg); centrally-located hostel (St. Petersburg); on campus dormitory (Moscow)
  • Diverse activities with Russian students to facilitate language and cultural immersion 
  • Co-curricular activities and excursions to enhance classroom learning, including an overnight trip
  • US academic record administered through Tulane University
  • Medical insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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Funding/Study Abroad: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana University, Abroad)

Deadline: (priority) January 31, 2020

January 31 is the deadline to apply for funding for the summer 2020 Indiana University Language Workshop and its overseas programs.

Title VIII, FLAS, and other funding is available to support students of Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Ukrainian, Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Turkmen, Uzbek, and 13 other languages.

Fellowships and scholarships are available for graduate students, undergraduate students, researchers, and lifelong learners.

APPLY AT: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/

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