Study Abroad/Prof. Dev. : Roman Frontier Excavation Field School and Ground-Penetrating Radar Training Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Deadline: Ongoing

These programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Concurrently, our intensive Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) program allows our participants to acquire a highly marketable skill set, becoming proficient in both GPR systems (250MHz and 500MHz) and  configurations used in near subsurface investigations. Our students will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, as well as  geophysical (GPR) surveys. Our programs provide a complete and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment. In a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.


Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier
Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania
     Session 1: June 7 – July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 – August 1, 2020
Team Size: 18 participants per session
Description: The integrated outcomes of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of ca. one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two-story buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, mint condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices.

Program Fees: US$ 1695 per 4-week session (program fees, equipment, room and board – see webpage for details).

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Acad. Job: Lead Russian Instructor and 3rd-year Russian Instructor (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Ongoing until Filled

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two positions with their Project GO Narva Program for Summer 2020: Lead Russian Instructor and 3rd-year Russian Instructor.

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Study Abroad: Learn Russian in the EU (Latvia)

Deadline: Ongoing

“Learn Russian in the European Union” ( is accepting applications for 2020 Spring Semester and 2020/2021 Academic Year study abroad programs that are hosted at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia.

The following for-credit programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in English/Russian.

American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at American universities.

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Internship: Teaching English & Studying Russian (Novosibirsk)

Deadline: Ongoing

Education Centre “Cosmopolitan” is pleased to inform you that we have urgent vacancy for our PAID TEACHING INTERNSHIP starting in November/December (dates are flexible). You might have students who are still looking for a program to intern or study or do a year abroad in Russia for this academic year, and this information may be of interest to them. Please let them know that we have a vacancy for one of our best internships available in the city of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia.

The internship comprises of a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk, a Russian course that is offered at a very special price, and participating in our children’s language camps as a volunteer teacher of English. A course on methodology of teaching English to Russian learners is offered to those who have not got any teaching experience. We provide FREE ACCOMMODATION in the city of Novosibirsk and, if necessary, an opportunity to work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable.

We are absolutely sure that our program will be an excellent opportunity for your students to gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture, having intensive practice in the Russian language, and interacting with Russian people.

The position is open to university students and graduates. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Please share this information with your students and colleagues, as this is an excellent opportunity that is not to be missed. Thank you for your support!

For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova or with any questions and application inquiries.

Acad. Job: Technology Director for Penn Language Center (University of Pennsylvania)

Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled

Posted Job Title: Technology Director for Penn Language Center

Job Description Summary: Technology Director reports directly to Penn Language Center (PLC) Academic Director and will serve as primary staff member for leading the development and execution of PLC Language programs in Less Commonly Taught Languages. (LCTLs).

Job Description: Since 1989, Penn Language Center (PLC) strengthens Penn’s language education and consistently supports the development of language professionals. In particular, PLC focuses on current trends in online instruction and teaching from within the National Standards. The center remains committed to its structural flexibility enabling its staff to respond quickly to changing demands for language instruction in a variety of languages that are not offered within the typical programs of established departments. PLC encourages dynamic and diversified language education with an emphasis on multilingual and transcultural competence that in turn imbue both the curriculum and the research effort of the academic community.

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Internships: US Department of State (Washington, DC or abroad)

Deadline for Summer: October 4, 2019

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

While the duties of U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants vary from bureau to bureau, office to office, and embassy to embassy, it is not uncommon for these students to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policymakers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives
  • Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences or
  • Engage directly with U.S. audiences in helping to explain the work of the Department of State or foreign audiences in helping to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society

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Call for Submissions: “All the Russias” Blog (NYU)

Deadline: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is calling for submissions. We welcome short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. As always, pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events;
  •  Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Please send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of your email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at, along with your one-line bio. Our detailed submission and style guidelines may be found here.

Acad. Job: Part-Time Lecturer (Boston)

The Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures is looking to fill a Part-Time Lecturer position in Russian at the Elementary and Intermediate levels. Candidates with strong training in Russian Language and Culture, and with experience in teaching at a North American university are encouraged to send a CV and letter of interest to the Department Administrator, Korina Tazbir ( for immediate consideration.

Boston College, a Catholic Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.