Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Internship: Winter Children’s Camp (Cosmopolitan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that there are several vacancies available for their winter internship program. These will take place at the children’s camp just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. The dates of the program are January 3rd through January 12th, 2019.

These positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Interning at our camp, students will gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture and having intensive practice in the Russian language. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the coolest festive season in Siberia with lots of exciting events, and experience all the winter fun one could dream of in just ten days.

This program will be an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession. They will be immersed in Russian culture, receive intensive practice in Russian language, and interact with real Russian people. Students will receive room and board, visa support, transportation, and formal Russian lessons during their stay. Interested students should contact the Program Director for more information, including participation fees.

Students who wish to spend more time in Russia and are still looking for internship opportunities may be interested in the Russian language study internship. Free accommodation is provided in Novosibirsk throughout the academic year. The dates are flexible and interested students should contact the Center to discuss further details.

For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at cosmoschool2@mail.ru  or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)

Deadline for Submissions: November 12, 2018

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnership Coaching Program

Call for Proposals FOR Partnership Grants

Purpose of Grants: Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, five grants will be awarded to U.S. universities to establish partnerships between faculty and administrators at U.S. and Kazakhstani universities or advance current U.S. and Kazakhstani collaborations in higher education. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the grants will support direct travel, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for faculty or administrators in the U.S. and Kazakhstan. Grants are intended to support institutional capacity building, professional development for administrators, joint curriculum and co-curriculum, joint faculty research, student exchanges, and other new areas of collaboration. Proposals that support international student tuition or faculty salaries will not be eligible. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Language Immersion (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 intensive language immersion programs. Applications are due by October 15, 2018.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the program in Moscow.)

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The Program provides participants intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.)

Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

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 5 regional languages including: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)

Open to students of all proficiency levels, the Indonesia Overseas Program is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia. It offers students the opportunity to gain new cultural knowledge and language competency while experiencing the vibrant everyday life and rich traditions of Indonesia. No prior knowledge of Indonesian is required.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
  • U.S. academic credit administered through Bryn Mawr College;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

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), U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays), Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Of particular note among the scholarships offered is the Dan Davidson Fellowship. This fellowship  supports highly qualified and deserving individuals who would otherwise not have the opportunity to build the skills that allow them to operate, negotiate, and establish ties in countries critical to U.S. economic, political, and social interests through language study and area studies coursework. Awards range up to $6,000 for semester study.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs and fellowships is October 15, 2018. Please do not hesitate to reach out either by phone (202-833-7522) or by email with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.

Funding: Scholarship and Research Grants (DAAD)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

DAAD Study Scholarships and Long-Term Research Grants for 2019/2020

Deadline for pre-selection at the University of Texas at Austin: 10/15/2018

In order to foster academic exchange at the graduate level, DAAD offers grants and scholarships for students with at least a Bachelor’s degree to either study or research in Germany.·

Terms of Award:

  • Monthly stipends are approximately € 750 for graduate students/€ 1000 for doctoral students and postdocs. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat arte subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Funding Period:

If you would like to submit an application please feel free to contact Dr. Barbara Laubenthal for further information:  Barbara.Laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Long-term Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

  • Study Scholarship: between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program
  • Long-term Research Grants are awarded for periods of 7-10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant. They may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Application:

The application should include the following documents:

  • Full resume
  • study proposal of max. 3 pages that includes a narrative about academic and personal reasons for the planned study explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further your educational and career goals. No format restrictions regarding font, spacing and paragraphs
  • transcript of all university studies with individual grades

Please note: Applicants for grants in the fields of architecture, music, performing arts and fine art, design/Visual Communication and Film must submit their applications directly to DAAD Bonn, Germany (also, different deadlines); they can not participate in the UT preselection. Candidates from all other fields can apply for the UT preselection process.

Please submit applications both via the DAAD online application portal and per email as a PDF file to Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, Department of Germanic Studies, by 10/15/2018Barbara.laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Laubenthal with any questions. Further information is available at: https://www.daad.org

Prof. Dev.: Year long Fellowship in Moscow (Alfa Bank)

Deadline for Applications: November 12, 2018

The Alfa Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2019-20 year program.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany.

The Alfa Fellowship Program brings young professionals with considerable expertise to Moscow to both experience the Russian work culture and to contribute their knowledge in a professional setting. Fellows’ backgrounds and interests are diverse, but generally lie in the areas of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or related fields. Fellows are required to have a Master’s degree, at least two years of work experience, a strong interest in Russian and Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, and proven personal initiative and leadership skills in order to qualify for the program.

For more information see the program website https://alfafellowship.org/

Study Abroad: Spring Break Ukraine (U. South Alabama)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

Study Abroad – Spring Break 2019 – USA in Eastern Europe: Ukraine 2019

Spend Spring Break (March 04 – May 24, 2019) in Ukraine learning about its culture and place in the international community! Students will receive 3 credit hours while spending 8 days in Kyiv and Lviv exploring the country’s complex history, culture, economy, and politics.

For more information contact the Program Director, Dr. Nick Gossett (CREEES and Slavic alum) at ngossett@southalabama.edu. Check out the program here: https://southalabama-ie.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=34854

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Study Abroad: Math in Moscow (MCCME)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2018

Math in Moscow is a joint project of the Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education for undergraduate or graduate students specializing in math and/or computer science to study math for one semester in Moscow. Established in 2001, over 350 students from 180 universities have participated in the program. Over 100 of them have already received their PhD degrees. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language Winter School (Omsk)

Deadline for Applications: November 20, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU invites international students who are interested in learning the Russian language and immersing themselves in the Russian traditional culture to take part in our Russian Language Winter School.
Russian Language Winter School in February is a 2-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn and/or practice Russian, and explore what Siberia has to offer.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 385 €/450 USD).
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
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.
An extensive social and cultural program is designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local Siberian heritage as well as keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what students got up to in 2018, or read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said.
Click the links to find more information about recent Summer Schools or upcoming Winter School!

Study Abroad: Info Webinars on Programs (American Councils

Dates of Events: September 27, 2018; October 4, 2018

In the coming weeks, American Councils for International Education will be hosting two webinars for students, faculty, and international education professionals interested in learning more about American Councils Study Abroad programs, the application process, and available financial aid.

For over 40 years, American Councils has been a leader in innovative study and research abroad programs in many of the world’s most interesting places, including Russia, Eurasia, the Balkans, and East Asia.

Webinars:

Tips for Completing your Application

Thursday, September 27

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/746278548

 

Available Financial Aid from American Councils

Thursday, October 4

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/866398665

Can’t join? Webinars will be recorded to share with interested parties. Email outbound@americancouncils.org to receive links to the webinar recordings.

As a general reminder, the application deadline for AC Spring 2019 study abroad programs is October 15, 2018. For a comprehensive list of American Council programs, please visit their website at www.acstudyabroad.org.

For any questions, contact outbound@americancouncils.org.

Study Abroad: Russian Language Programs (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: Varies by Program – January 20, 2019; March 1, 2019

American Home is offering multiple programs for travel and study abroad in Russia with applications open now.

1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2019 (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf)

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

2) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee: one-to-one instruction group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks $3,651 $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks $5,009 $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks $6,367 $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+ study from one week to one year;

+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+ on-site administrative support;

+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

3) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2019 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.