Job: Diplomatic Couriers (US Department of State)

Deadline: Ongoing

Who May Apply

Must be a U.S. citizen. Potential applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements and understand a Foreign Service career. Applicants may not reapply for one year after the previous application for the same position. If a State Department Suitability Review Panel denied suitability in the last two years, you may not apply (except Diplomatic Security Special Agent (SA) candidates whose denial was based solely on the unique requirements for SAs.)



The U.S. Department of State is hiring Diplomatic Couriers (DSC). The salary listed is from the FS Base Schedule Payscale. In most cases, new-hires are paid at the FS Overseas Comparability Pay rate ($49,108 to $72,117). The Department of State offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Joining the Foreign Service is more than just salary.

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Online Hungarian, Polish, and Turkish Language Programs (University of Florida)

The University of Florida Center for European Studies (CES) is happy to announce the launch of three online language programs. CES is a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and a Foreign Language and Area Studies provider. As part of our NRC grant, the Center developed online language courses for HungarianPolish, and Turkish. We are currently offering the beginning level language sequence online with plans to add intermediate language classes in the future. 

Attached below is a brochure with additional information on less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and how to apply. 

The Center offers two methods for non-UF students to enroll in the online language courses:

  1. UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Shared Language Program (for students enrolled in a state of Florida public university)
  1. CES Special Program for Online Language (for anyone outside the FL state university system)

Prof. Devt: Russian Teacher Training Workshops (Indiana U)

Deadline: Ongoing

Indiana University invites Russian instructors of all levels to a workshop series on topics in effective language teaching organized by the Russian Flagship program and the Hamilton Lugar School. A limited number of seats are still available. Registration for the remaining seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Conference: NAFSA Int’l Education Virtual Workshops

Deadline: Ongoing

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is hosting their 2021 Annual Conference and Expo. The conference will be held June 1-4, 2021. Registration is ongoing, but early registration ends April 15.

NAFSA 2021 Workshops are available for registration! Perfect for both new and experienced practitioners, NAFSA workshops address recent changes, new approaches, and timely content that continue to advance the field of international education, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Attendance at the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo is not required to participate in these trainings!

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Study Abroad: Summer Virtual Kazakh Language Program (ASU & Nazarbayev U)

Deadline: March 15, 2021, Ongoing

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in collaboration
with Arizona State University, is pleased to announce their next session
of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), which
will be an online, intensive summer language program in Kazakh
(SSRES). The 8-week intensive course, which will be online for summer
2021 offers over 140 contact hours.

Program dates for SSRES 2021:
June 7 – July 30 (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year)

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Grad. Program: Contemporary Russian Studies and Regional Studies Consortium (UVA)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

UVA’s programs in regional studies have partnered to create a vibrant intellectual and professionally minded community for master’s students that multiplies their academic and career opportunities. The four separate degree programs allow students to engage directly with cultural, historical and political experts on the topics and populations that are most central to their research interests. At the same time, the regional studies consortium provides students with communal training in research methods and professional writing, access to academic exchanges and industry-based internships, and interaction with a network of accomplished graduates in shared employment sectors.

The four MA programs are: East Asian Studies; European Studies; Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures; and Contemporary Russian Studies

For students interested in the new Consortium on Regional Studies, visit the website for more information.

Funding: Postdoc Grants from Bassi Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Bassi Foundation is pleased to provide a small number of postdoctoral grants, the sizes of which vary by year. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a 2-page statement of research, a writing sample not exceeding 10,000 words, and a copy of their CV to Applications are assessed as part of a double-blind peer review process.
The results for this cycle will be released in May 2020, contact the foundation for more information

Max Kampelman Fellowships (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship program. Named for a longtime U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Kampelman Fellows represent the next generation of American leaders in security policy, human rights, and strategic communications.

Kampelman Fellows join a team of world-class experts at an independent, bicameral, bipartisan, inter-branch federal agency. The Helsinki Commission advances American national security and national interests by promoting human rights, military security, and economic cooperation in 57 countries. Fellows regularly interact and work on policy with Congressional offices, executive branch officials, foreign diplomats, civil society, and the broader policy community.

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