Study Abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (American University of Central Asia)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the AUCA-Bard Fall 2024/Academic Year 2024-2025 Study Abroad Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The program is hosted by the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), a Bard College long term dual-degree partner. Undergraduate (typically second-, third-, and fourth-year) students at North American colleges or universities are invited to apply. Below is the program description. 

For more information and to apply visit the website.

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Prof. Development/Study Abroad: Russian Language in Context

Deadline: February 1, 2024

 Russian Language in Context: The Caucasus – a fantastic opportunity for current instructors of Russian to not only refresh their Russian language skills, but to do so within the context of a location that is drawing more and more students each year.

During this 15-day itinerary, educators will explore Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and Armenia (Yerevan) with ample opportunity to

  • Use Russian language extensively in formal and informal authentic settings;
  • Engage in discussions with colleagues (U.S. and non-U.S.) about current approaches to teaching Russian, particularly in a study abroad environment;
  • Learn about the Caucasus region and the opportunities for study abroad and faculty-led programs there;
  • Gain insight on the use of Russian language in the region and the context in which it is taught; and
  • Visit SRAS active study sites to gain firsthand information about the programs offered there.

Dates: June 8 – 23, 2024
Application deadline: February 1, 2024
Cost: $2,450
Program details/inclusions

Space is limited – 15 maximum! We encourage you to apply early – and to reach out to us with any questions.

Summer Program: Politics in a Democracy Under Stress (Bulgaria)

Deadline: January 10, 2024

Join our flagship Summer Academic Program: Politics in a Democracy Under Stress: Bulgaria. The program will be held in June 2024 at AUBG’s campus in Blagoevgrad and in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

We created the Politics in a Democracy Under Stress Summer School in cooperation with Georgetown University’s MA in Democracy and Governance. For its inaugural year, we gathered 16 graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members from three leading US institutions, Georgetown University, Princeton University and Washington and Lee University. Building on the successful first iteration, we are happy to invite you to participate in the summer 2024 program as we believe the University of Texas-Austin and the CREEES will benefit greatly from the hands-on experience. The aim is to build a community of academics and experts who are aware of the problems, challenges, and opportunities before transitional democracies in the Balkan region, having built tight relations with local communities, civil society, experts and scholars for future collaborations.

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NATO Field and Simulation Program (Simon Frazer University)

Deadline: December 17, 2023

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 NATO Field School and Simulation Program. This program is run by Simon Fraser University’s Department of Political Science in collaboration with the NATO Defense College in Rome and Canada’s Joint Delegation to NATO.  It offers a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from NATO member states to immerse themselves in the fields of international relations, security, and diplomacy while embarking on an unforgettable experience across Europe, including unique and exciting destinations in Latvia, Belgium, Italy, and more!

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Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

Deadline: January 4, 2024

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The International and Foreign Language Education team is excited to announce the launch of the FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad competition. The Seminars Abroad (SA) program provides short-term study abroad opportunities for groups of U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences, and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Successful applicants will have their in-country expenses provided for, including air transport, meals, and accommodation. This summer we will be hosting a seminar to Finland for K-8 educators, one to Thailand for 9-12 educators, and a seminar to Colombia for postsecondary educators and administrators. The application deadline is January 4, 2024.

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Study Abroad: Winter Break in Riga, Latvia; Spring Break in Georgia/Uzbekistan (SRAS)

Deadline: November 15; December 20, 2023

Enjoy a winter break experience in Riga, Latvia (Jan 5-20; apply by Nov 15)! Develop your Russian language skills (20 hours per week of Russian) while staying with a Russian-speaking host family. Explore Riga – from the Old Town to the Art Nouveau area to Maskavas Forštate (Moscow District). We will be hosting a special info session (via Zoom) on November 1 @ 7pm Eastern to discuss this unique opportunity! Click here to register.

Join SRAS for Spring Break in Georgia (March 2-10, OR March 9-17; apply by Dec 20). In this intensive 9-day/8-night trip you will be immersed in Georgian landscape, food, and culture.

Experience Navruz in Uzbekistan (March 9-18)! This 9-day trip will introduce you to modern Uzbekistan before taking you back in time, immersing you in the art, architecture, culture, and history of this very unique civilization. See for yourself the heritage of the Silk Road, the Great Game, citadels, arks, and caravanserais.

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Critical Languages Scholarship Program (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 14, 2023

The application is now open for the U. S. Department of State’s 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and its virtual initiative, CLS Spark! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical language on a funded virtual or overseas summer program. The application is available at The deadline for applications is 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The CLS Program provides intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Depending on language and level, U.S. students can either apply for the overseas CLS Program or its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. The CLS Program offers in-person cohort-based programs at partner institutions abroad that provide instruction at various levels for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in 13 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

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Study Abroad: Winter Break in Riga (SRAS)

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Enjoy a winter break experience in Riga, Latvia while developing your Russian language skills. Our focus will be on conversation both in and out of the classroom. In addition to intensive Russian language lessons, you will experience both Russian and Latvian culture during this festive time of year.

  • Stay with a Russian family (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Boost your Russian with 20 hours/week in a small group (40 academic hours total)
  • Learn about and observe Orthodox Christmas traditions
  • Get to know Riga – from the Old Town to the Art Nouveau area to Maskavas Forštate (Moscow District)
  • Learn to cook Russian traditional holiday foods

This trip is open to students, educators, and anybody with a passion for exploration & looking to improve their Russian language skills. Those looking to hit the ground running will want to look at our online flex-schedule Russian course, which will also earn you SRAS Learning Credit for your future study abroad experience.

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Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2023

This is a reminder that the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs application deadline is October 1, 2023.   

Research can be conducted in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

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Learn Russian in Armenia, Scholarships available

Deadline: July 25, 2023

10 scholarships are available through ASPIRANTUM’s Dostoyevsky scholarship scheme to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Russian in Armenia during the 4-8 weeks of Russian language winter school – 

The participation fee for the 4-8 weeks Russian Language course is $2500-$4920 ($4920 – 8 weeks, $4350 – 7 weeks, $3700 – 6 weeks, $3100 – 5 weeks, $2500 – 4 weeks). The Dostoyevsky scholarship will cover $500-$700, and the student, if awarded the scholarship, will have to pay $500-$700 less for the course. 

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