Balkan, Russian, Eurasian Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

American Councils Study & Research Abroad is pleased to announce that our applications for Spring 2023 are now open. Prospective participants are encouraged to apply to the American Councils programs below. For all Spring 2023 programs, the application deadline is October 15, 2022. 

  • 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 at the sites below, 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 and Kurmanji in Yerevan, Armenia
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Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Armenia (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15 (Spring); February 15 (Summer); March 15 (Fall)

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will be offered for semester as well as summer study in Yerevan, Armenia beginning in spring 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.  

Hosted by the Faculty of Russian Philology at Yerevan State University, the program provides 20 hours per week of intensive in-class Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, weekly meetings and activities with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Armenia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through university extracurricular activities, internships, and community service. 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 Yerevan 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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Centre for Research on Minorities and University of New Europe (UNE) Winter School “How to Document the Present: Oral History and Memory of the War”

Deadline: October 31, 2022

We would like to share with you the call for participation in the winter school on oral history and memory research and their uses for studying the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. The school will take place in Como (Italy) on January 23-27 2023 and is the result of cooperation between the University of Insubria (https://www.uninsubria.eu/) and the University of New Europe (https://neweurope.university/). It is going to cover both classic approaches to oral history and memory research in the context of armed conflicts and more innovative digital-oriented techniques, including the ones dealing with the machine learning and algorithm audits and their potential uses in the field. Applications are invited from both scholars of different levels and and non-academics interested in oral history and memory research. More information is available via the link:

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Learn Russian in the EU Study Abroad Program (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Deadline: July 31, 2022

2022 Fall Semester Abroad Programs at Daugavpils University, Latvia
Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) reminds July 31 is
the deadline for the 2022 Fall Semester applications.

The following undergraduate study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils
University are available:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM with theory and laboratory
practice in Russian/English.

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Summer Camp Internship (Siberia)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is still accepting applications to their summer camp internship program that is located in the Altai Mountain region.

The summer internship is offered for two weeks or four weeks from June 27th until July 25th at the children’s camp in the picturesque Altai Mountain region. It is absolutely safe to travel to Siberia. Our life here is normal. Visas are being processed and issued in the usual manner. Some of our prospective participants from the US have recently got their visas without any problem. We maintain the same friendly feelings towards the American people. Everyone, who comes, will receive a very warm welcome. If someone is interested in a more extended stay we can add a Russian course in the city of Novosibirsk on completion of the camp. Further details of such extended internship can be discussed.

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Study Abroad: Partnership for Russian, East European and Eurasian Folklore, Kazakhstan

Program Dates: August 10-23 2022 

Frustrated that you can’t travel to Russia this summer?  Consider Kazakhstan, home to millions of native Russian speakers in both urban and rural settings.

PREEEF is a non-profit that supports folklore expeditions to Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  We do this by  connecting volunteers with local scholars who welcome the extra hands in the field.

This summer PREEEF is collaborating with Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova (Pavlodar State University) on an expedition to the Katon-Karagai District of East Kazakhstan.   The team will document songs, stories, rituals, oral histories, a honey festival and local lore. Most informants trace their descent from Old Believers who settled here 3 centuries ago.

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Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Deadline: July 13, 2022

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for faculty to engage in full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. 

Program features

Faculty may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than three months and no more than 12 months. Funds support the travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, maintenance allowances based on the salary paid by the fellow’s U.S. home institution, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

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SRAS Study Abroad Info Sessions

Event Dates: April 7 and April 12, 2022

Please join SRAS info sessions to discuss your future study abroad program! We will go over funding and scholarship opportunities as well. 

SRAS is gearing up for summer programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Batumi, Georgia as well as online from Warsaw, Poland. We are also accepting applications for fall programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Chisinau, Moldova. Both programs will include intensive Russian-language study as well local cultural and travel programs that will introduce students to the unique peoples, cultures, and identities of these locations. 

We will also have our Security and Society in the Information Age program in Warsaw, Poland this fall, a particularly pertinent program looking at European security and global security issues. 

With so many students now in our Bishkek location, we’ve taken the opportunity to update and expand our Vegan and Vegetarian Guide to Bishkek, our guide to Fitness, Training, Gyms, and Jogging in Bishkek, and several other resources, now all linked from our giant SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek.

Elsewhere on our Family of Sites, we have new articles on the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater, a profile of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy, and a book review of This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia.

Lastly, we are heartened to report that all our friends and colleagues at Novamova, our partner school in Ukraine, are still safe. If you would like to donate to help them, please click here

Study Abroad: AUCA-Bard College Study Abroad Program (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the introduction of a Russian Language Track through the AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program in Kyrgyzstan. This track is open to students with at least two years of college-level Russian.

Although more than 30 years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Bishkek remains largely a Russian-speaking city, with Russian used as the common language between the many groups of people that call Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia home. Students will have the opportunity to use Russian in and out of the classroom, in home-stays, with student peers, and in daily life. With a rich history and culture of its own, a shared-Soviet experience and common customs and cultural traditions which transcend borders, Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating place to study Russian (outside of the European context) and experience post-Soviet society.

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