Tag Archives: March 2019

Study Abroad: Russian and Kazakh Summer School (Astana)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive summer language program in Russian or Kazakh (SSRES), which is fully FLAS compliant. We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2019 summer session. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: STARTALK Summer Program on Pedagogy (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019

The STARTALK Institute at Middlebury is intended for current and prospective teachers of Russian. The principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

The Institute is a fantastic place for teachers of Russian – novice and experiences alike – to explore the principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction amidst the blue mountains of Vermont. It includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

Online Session: June 24 – July 3, 2019 (required)
Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 7 – 21, 2019 (required)

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Internship: Pathways Internship Experience Program, US Dept. of State (Charleston, SC)

Deadline for Applications: March 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for positions in Passport (Student Trainee) in the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Continue reading

Internship: Crossroads Eurasia Summer Teaching English

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

Crossroads Eurasia program
Similar to what you might do in Russia after graduation, this internship is about working with small groups on their English proficiency. Students engage with Russia outside the classroom and interact daily with native Russian speakers. Make yourself more competitive for future jobs with this resume-worthy experience.
  • Timing: One to three months over the summer. Can be combined with other options (e.g. camp)
  • Costs: $1,890+ for four weeks. $450 for each additional week.
  • Russian proficiency: At least 2 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019. 

Acad. Job: Post Doc Fellow in Eurasian Studies (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) invites applications for the two-year position of “Post-Doctoral Fellow in Eurasian Studies,” beginning in August 2019 to assist with our new Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies, which is a collaborative effort between the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University and Humboldt University (Berlin) made possible by a generous four-year grant from the VolkswagenStiftung.  Continue reading

Internship: Program Analysis (Student Trainee) at Pathways IEP, US Dept. of State (Arlington, VA)

Deadline for Applications: March 5, 2019 or Until Filled

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for a position in Program Analysis (Student Trainee) in the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: ACTR Webinar on Oral History in Russian Lang. Curriculum

Register by March 5, 2019

Oral History Projects in the Russian-Language Curriculum

In this webinar, Benjamin Rifkin and Colleen Lucey discuss how oral history projects can be used in the Russian language curriculum to the benefit of students, departments, and community partners. They will discuss what oral history projects are, how to organize and implement them, and discuss how such activities provide students with meaningful communicative interactions with native speakers. The presenters will share the example of an oral history project conducted at The College of New Jersey as evidence of the positive impact such initiatives can have on student motivation for the study of Russian.  Continue reading