Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad: Summer Internships in Novosibirsk(“Cosmopolitan” Education Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” invites participation in language & creativity summer camp as an international intern teaching English to Russian children and supervising a creativity workshop from mid-June until early August, 2018. There are spaces available at each of the three summer sessions that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk.

The dates of 2018 summer camp sessions are as follows:
Session 1: June 9th – June 18th (Novosibirsk session)
Session 2: June 28th – July 11th (The ALTAI Republic summer camp session)
Session 3: July 11th – July 24th (The ALTAI Krai summer camp session)

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Study Abroad: Summer Internship (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

What is Crossroads Eurasia? 
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.

What participants 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.

For more information and to apply
www.CrossroadsEurasia.com

Apply for 2018 summer internship in Russia (DEADLINE: March 15, 2018)

Study Abroad: Russian Language in Omsk (Dostoevsky Omsk State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 and June 10, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU offers 2 summer programs with fixed start dates in July and August for international students who are interested in learning Russian language and would like to delve into Russian traditional culture.
Russian Language Summer School in July is a 3-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice all main skills in Russian, reinforce and enrich their knowledge of Russian.
Course Fees: 45 000 RUB (approx. 635 €/775 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (7 ETCS).
DatesJuly 3- July 28
Deadline for Application: April 15, 2018
Russian Language Summer School in August is a 2-week program that covers a balance of language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar at an appropriate level from beginner to advanced.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 425 €/520 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Dates: July 31- Aug 19
Deadline for Application: June 10, 2018
Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.
The social and cultural programs of Summer Schools are designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local heritage. The University wants to show the wide diversity of Russian culture, for which they have built a great program for participants to keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what participants got up to in 2017, read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said and check the information about recent Summer Schools.
For more information check the summer school website.
NOTE: In the application, please specify the program (July or August) of interest.

Study Abroad: New Summer Programs (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2018

SRAS has announced three new programs beginning this summer.  They have also extended deadlines on most of their other summer programs, but students should apply quickly. 
 
Tajik Intensive – New Program
SRAS students have for many years studied Central Asian languages as part of broader coursework in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Beginning summer 2018 SRAS will offer an intensive program in Tajik. Intensive lessons and peer tutoring in Bishkek are supplemented with a week-long guided language and culture immersion in Tajikistan.
Apply by April 1 – http://sras.org/tajik
 
Literature in St. Petersburg – New Program!
Students will read, analyze, research, and discuss Russian literature in Russian. To support this, this course will be taught as an integrated part of an intensive program of Russian as a Second Language. This program is open to students who have taken 4 or more semesters of Russian.
Apply by March 10 – http://sras.org/literature
 
Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL – Special Program for 2018

Special for 2018, SRAS is offering an Russian as a Second Language program that allows students to split their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
 
Extended Deadlines on Most Summer Programs

SRAS is still accepting applications for most summer programs abroad. See link below for details.
Application deadlines vary by program, but are generally March 10-April 1
http://www.sras.org/summer_programs_abroad_2018
 
Please contact (lhorner@sras.org) with any questions about the programs!

Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz,

Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES
Fall 2018August 26 – December 20, 2018
Academic Year 2018-19August 26 – mid-May, 2019

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. Please visit our financial aid page for full details.

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $7,000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Fall 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?
For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or email. American Councils staff will also be glad to answer questions directly; they can be reached at 202-833-7522.

Study Abroad: Rutgers in Russia- St. Petersburg (Rutgers Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick are pleased to announce their summer 2018 study abroad program—Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg.

Applications are due March 15The eight-week language and culture program will begin on June 9 and end on August 4, 2018. The program includes intensive language courses taught by instructors of the Derzhavin Institute (http://www.derzhavin.com/en/), excursions to museum and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, home stays with Russian families, and peer tutors.

Students from all majors and universities are eligible and invited to apply. No knowledge of Russian is required for admission, although some university Russian is preferred. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for in-state tuition. The program fee is $6,490 for New Jersey residents, and $7,230 for all others. More information can be found at http://reell.rutgers.edu/study-abroad.

To apply, go to http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10078. For any questions or concerns, please email Cori Anderson (Director, Rutgers in Russia): cori.anderson@rutgers.edu.

Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Ukrainian and Croatian (Uni. Kansas)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018

The University of Kansas invites applications to its summer programs in Ukrainian and Croatian language:

Ukrainian Language in L’viv, Ukraine

 June 3 – July 17, 2018

Expand regional expertise and Ukrainian language skills during this 6 week program in medieval L’viv.  The program is offered in conjunction with Ivan Franko National University; 6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  The on-site director, University of Kansas faculty member Dr. Oleksandra Wallo, is a L’viv native and alumna of Ivan Franko National University with more than ten years of experience teaching Ukrainian language and culture at U.S. universities.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is necessary. 

Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

May 20 – June 30, 2018

During this 6 week summer program, students receive highly individualized Croatian language instruction while living in Zadar on the Adriatic coast.  A program of lectures and cultural activities complement language instruction.  Students study at LinguaCroatica, run by Prof. Mile Mamić of the University of Zadar.  6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  One year of college-level Croatian is necessary for participation. 

For more information, visit the program websites linked above or www.studyabroad.ku.edu.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018 (priority deadline is March 1, 2018)

Questions can be directed to the faculty directors listed on the program websites or to jmhunter@ku.edu.

 

Study Abroad: Balkan Initiative Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its Fall and Academic Year 2018 Balkan Language Initiative (BLI).  The application deadline is March 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

PROGRAM DATES

Fall 2018: August 29 – December 20, 2018
AY 2018-19: August 29 – mid-May, 2019

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;
  • 15-18 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. Please see the financial aid website for full details.

QUESTIONS?
For program applications and detailed information, please visit the website, or email. 
American Councils staff can be reached at 202-833-7522.

Study Abroad: Georgian Foodways Summer Program (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Stetson University, in collaboration with the School of Russian and Asian Studies and NovaMova Language School, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Travel Program in Georgia: Georgian Foodways Global Pathways/Local Contexts (http://www.sras.org/foodways).
 
The program, with its two-week summer timeframe and an emphasis on travel and food studies in the emerging tourist-mecca of Georgia, is ideally suited for alumni, as well as degree-seeking students. Students will receive 1 unit (4 credit hours) of academic credit. (There is a reduced participation fee participants not requiring academic credit.)

Basic Information:
June 17 – June 30, 2018
+ Apply by March 15, 2018
+ 1 unit of academic credit in REES area studies issued
by Stetson University and transferable to all accredited
US institutions
+ Led by Dr. Michael Denner (Stetson University) and Gela
Turabelidze (NovaMova)
+ More information and the application can be found
http://www.sras.org/foodways


On this unique travel seminar, students will spend two weeks in an interdisciplinary exploration of Georgian national identity and history through its national cuisine. Using a variety of critical academic approaches, explore issues like climate change and state agricultural policies within the context of such issues as food security, the place of food in social justice and ethnic identity, and the role of Georgian foodways in the current global tourism economy. Learn the history, preparation, and traditions of regional dishes that make up Georgian cuisine: khinkali, khachapuri, lobio, suluguni, satsivi, and others while giving special attention to Georgian viniculture (winemaking) and viticulture (grape growing). Vegetarians and even vegans are welcome – while Georgian cuisine offers many tasty meat dishes, it also abounds in dishes that are meat-free and high-protien (from beans, dairy, and nuts). This travel seminar includes most meals so as to fully introduce you to the diverse, rich, traditions of Georgia’s foodways.

 

Feel free to contact Michael Denner (mdenner@stetson.edu) with any questions.

 

A day-by-day itinerary can be found here: https://goo.gl/VwE8ET

Internship: Peace Corp Volunteer Openings (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2018

Hundreds of new positions have opened up on the Peace Corps website with exciting new opportunities in Albania and Armenia!

Albania

Armenia

Visit https://www.peacecorps.gov to find out more about the program