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November 12, 2012

Study Abroad: Russian Overseas Flagship Program

Deadline: January 15, 2013

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to remind all advanced students of Russian that the application deadline for the 2013-14 Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg, Russia is January 15, 2013.

Russian Overseas Flagship Program, an essential component of The Language Flagship, prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. Based at St. Petersburg State University, the academic program is structured around an integrated curriculum featuring classes in contemporary mass media, language and culture, expository writing, and advanced oral communication. The program offers about twenty hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well as content courses for credit or audit in any major at St. Petersburg State University. The program curriculum includes focused instruction in large and small (4-5 students) groups, guided excursions, and professional internships with local government and private organizations. The program features classrooms equipped with SMART Boards, and comprehensive textbooks specially designed for Flagship students. Each student is assisted by a peer tutor. Two administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical support to students. Participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College. All participants live with Russian host families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture, and cuisine of Russia.

Partial financial aid through American Councils may be available to qualified participants. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for Boren Awards, which may be used to support participation by qualified applicants on the overseas Flagship program.

The Russian Overseas Flagship Program was established in 2004 to address the critical need for U.S. professionals able to speak, read, understand, and write Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The program is open to advanced-level learners of Russian who are committed to attaining "professional" or "distinguished-level" language proficiency (ILR 3, 3+, 4/ACTFL "Superior" or "Distinguished" levels) through an intensive nine-month language training program tailored to their professional interests and academic specialization.

To read more about the program and application requirements, please go to http://flagship.americancouncils.org/russian/
To apply, please follow this link:

If you have questions, please contact:
Gennady Babankov
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036

Posted by jychai at November 12, 2012 02:21 PM