Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad: Critical Languages Program (ASU Melikian Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is still enrolling for the 2018 summer semester, in selected languages. They are proud to offer a tuition-free program, regardless of residency. Students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for 4-13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Programs are offered in the U.S., overseas, or in “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

FUNDING:
Select scholarships are available for Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Rolling admission continues through May 11, 2018.
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS

Please contact with any questions at: cli@asu.edu OR +1 (480) 965-4188

 

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Study Abroad: Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries (Uni. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018

*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***

The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.

Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.

Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi

For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countrieshttp://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/problems-of-democracy-in-the-eastern-eu-countries/

Study Abroad: Summer in Krakow (Jagiellonian Uni)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018 or When Filled

The School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is pleased to announce that 2018 summer programs are open for applications.

Every July and August several hundred participants from more than 40 countries have the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture, and society, but also to spend time in the beautiful city of Kraków, meeting people from all around the world and making new friends. In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program, and 3-week programs.

  • Four-week program from July 5-August 1
    • This program has been reintroduced with a new format! Every week additional activities  will take place within the language course: classes held in the city space, in museums and galleries, and in places loved by locals of Krakow as well as tourists.
  • Six-week program from July 5-August 15
  • Three-week program from July 5-25
  • Three-week program from July 26-August 15

DEADLINES:

• four-, six- and three-week programs which begin on July 5: MAY 31st, 2018

• three-week program which begins on July 26: JUNE 30th, 2018

• or until there are places available.

Check out the website  or take a look at the attached brochure for more information on program options, pricing, accommodation, available courses, and more!

Polish Summer School 2018 Brochure

Study Abroad: Summer University in Moscow (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 8, 2018

Students are invited to apply to Summer University in Moscow, REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) in math, or Russian language intensive course. 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. The application is free and the deadline is April 8, 2018. Along with courses in computer science, international relations and Russian studies, HSE will offer courses in economics for the first time:

Here are course dates and available slots for economics courses.

More courses and registration are available at the Summer University website https://www.hse.ru/international/summer.

Partner universities’ students get 20% discount for the Summer University classes.

Please see the leaflet via link for your convenience and check out the video prepared by the HCUST study abroad office during HSE Summer University in summer 2017.

For more information, contact Oxana Budjko at obudjko@hse.ru.

Study Abroad: Language & Culture in St. Petersburg (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2018

Language & Culture Program in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Program Overview
This unique summer study abroad program at a premier university in Russia combines intensive Russian language coursework with cultural immersion and excursions in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. The program is open to students of all levels, including those with no Russian language skills. The program will run for six weeks and will be based at the Higher School of Economics, one of Russia’s most prestigious and top-rated universities.
Itinerary
July 17- August 25, 2018 (6 weeks)

July 16: Arrive in Saint Petersburg
July 17-Aug 24: Language and culture program
August 26: Departure from Saint Petersburg
The six-week language and culture program in Saint Petersburg includes:
Intensive University Academic Program
●       Four hours of Russian language coursework every weekday taught in Russian by faculty of the Higher School of Economics
●       Weekly lectures in English about Russian politics, culture and economy
●       One-on-one Russian language practice with a student buddy
●       Official transcript eligible for transfer credit upon successful completion of the program
Housing, Meals and Host Families
·      Comfort, convenience and security in a recently renovated student residence hall with kitchens, Wi-Fi, and 24 hour residential support
·      Shared double rooms
·      Option to stay with a Russian host family (includes breakfast)
·      Lunch will be provided at the University cafeteria Monday through Friday
Cultural Program
With one excursion each week, you will explore the city through a series of visits to museums (including the world-famous Hermitage), concerts, ballets, and other events.
A team of HSE Russian buddies will organize additional activities, such as day-long trips to Saint Petersburg historical suburbs, Russian sporting events, cooking and game nights.
About the City
Envisioned by Peter the Great as Russia’s window to the West and designed by French and Italian architects, Saint Petersburg became a testimony to opulence with golden palaces, pastel-colored mansions, and landscaped parks, gardens, and canals. Having endured the horrors of World War II and Stalinist repression, the people now cope with a new political and economic reality. Known as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, the city of nearly five million is easily navigated by foot, bus, trolley, and an efficient metro system.
Program Cost
The program fee of $3,850 includes:
●       Tuition
●       Housing in a residence hall
●       Lunches on weekdays
●       Full-time program leadership and support
●       Weekly field trips and cultural activities
An additional fee of $600 applies for the host family option which includes breakfast. The final price is subject to change depending on the currency exchange rate.
Students will need to pay for their visa, airfare, textbooks and remaining meals.
Program Requirements
The program is open to Five College students.
Students with no Russian skills are encouraged to apply.
Students are required to have a valid passport in order to be accepted. Russian immigration requires that this passport is valid for 18 months beyond the end date of the program.
Application Process
Application Deadline is April 10, 2018.
Questions?
Contact Irina Shchemeleva at ishemeliova@hse.ru

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.