Category Archives: Travel/Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad: Summer Program in Russia (Arizona Global Soccer Program)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

The University of Arizona (UA) and the GRINT Centre at the Moscow University for the Humanities ( are pleased to announce a new summer study abroad opportunity through the Arizona Global Soccer Program.

The Arizona Global Soccer Program gives students the opportunity to attend classes (all conducted in English) in Moscow, Russia, from June 10 – July 5, 2018.  Students will earn 6 UA credits from a choice of 3 courses (“Global Soccer,” “Intercultural Competence,” and “Eastern European Science Fiction”), all taught by UA and GRINT faculty.  All inquiries about the 2018 program can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Jens (

While the Arizona Global Soccer Program will be held in Russia in 2018, the program will “travel” in future years in coordination with major soccer-related events.  The 2019 program will be in Paris, France, while the 2020 program will be in Munich, Germany.

Students can start the application process and find more information at

Internship: Summer Program in Russia (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Crossroads Eurasia is accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program in Russia. 
What is Crossroads Eurasia
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.
What you 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
The application deadline is 15th March 2018. Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early. Discounts are also available to early applicants.
For more information and to apply

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Program in Southeast European Studies (Univ. of Belgrade and Graz)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies ( &
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.

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Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Astana, Kazakhstan (Nazarbayev University and Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, has  announced their next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). They are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for the 2018 summer sessions. There are both 8-week and 5-week programs available.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits.The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website at

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Study Abroad: Peace and Security in the Caucasus Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program!

Summer 2018 program dates: June 28 – August 4, 2018

 While rich in natural resources, scenic beauty, and vibrant cultures, the South Caucasus continues to be hampered by age-old conflicts and political instability. Based in Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, this five-week summer program explores cultural identity and nationalism, development strategies, the emergence of new political systems and parties, and ongoing efforts to foster peace throughout the region.

The academic program features approximately twenty-two hours per week of in-class instruction. Content courses are designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of modern political history of the region, security issues, nationalism and identity, state-building, and democratization. As part of the academic program, participants also receive language instruction at any level in one of the regional languages, including Azeri, Chechen, Georgian, or Russian; no prior language study is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing with local host families, two meals per day, a comprehensive pre-program orientation, and visa and logistical support. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive 8-10 credits in political science and sociology, issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email:

For more information regarding the Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program, please visit our websiteFinancial aid is available on all programs.

Study Abroad: Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15th, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Balkan Language Initiative (BLI).  The application deadline is February 15; applications can be submitted here.


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


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Study Abroad: Central Asian Studies (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

Summer students focus on how issues of identity and ethnicity currently affect Kyrgyzstan and its diverse demographics. Students chose from two tracks: – either broadly studying culture, clan structure, history, language, art, folk crafts, and cuisine – or focusing deeply on linguistic anthropology in Kyrgyzstan. Urban/rural divides are also discussed in both options with a week-long horseback trekinto the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to directly introduce students to modern nomads and their way of life.

Central Asian Studies is for adventurous students looking to understand a militarily and economically vital part of the world where Islam and Christianity, as well as the interests of global and local groups mix and sometimes collide. You’ll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on geopolitics and societal formation for your future in government, business, or academia.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Study Abroad: From Auschwitz to Human Rights (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018

From Auschwitz to Human Rights

From Auschwitz to Human Rights (FAHR) Program is an eight-day intensive program for students and young professionals, using Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland’s dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues—from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.

FAHR uses Polish-Jewish relations as a background case study, allowing participants to examine activism and social change locally through experienced histories, individuals, and institutions. The program’s approach addresses broad concepts in the human rights field by focusing on historical and contemporary Poland, which offers lessons that can be applied globally.

During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, lectures, materials, and transportation are included in the $1,199 program fee.

For more information click here.

Study Abroad: Program for Students Abroad (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2018

The AJC PSA was established in 2010 as long-weekend programs in Kraków open to students of all backgrounds. The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oświęcim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland.

The program takes place during fall and spring semesters and is facilitated by American and Polish staff of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, and transportation are provided and included in the $400 program fee.

College and graduate students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and majors are eligible to apply online . All programs begin Thursday evening and end Sunday evening. Housing is available Sunday evening upon request. Participants are responsible for arranging individual transportation to and from Kraków.

For more information click here.

Language Training: Summer Language Study (ASU Critical Languages Institute)

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is accepting applications for its 2018 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI offers intensive courses in less commonly taught languages in the U.S. and overseas. CLI students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for up to 13 semester credits, in addition to study-abroad fees if they opt to study overseas.

Generous scholarships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-students:

– Department of State Title VIII Fellowships for selected languages

– ROTC Project GO Scholarships for selected languages

– Melikian Scholarships for all languages

– Language-specific support for several languages

See for details and to apply.

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