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.