September 03, 2010

AMCULT 390: INTERNSHIP IN ARAB AMERICAN STUDIES

AMERICAN CULTURE 390

Internship opportunities available at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (www.adcmichigan.org), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (www.cairmichigan.org), the Arab American National Museum (www.arabamericanmuseum.org), and Michigan Citizens for Palestinian Rights this winter term. All internship opportunities are located in either Dearborn or Southfield, about 40 minutes away from Ann Arbor, so students need access to a car.

Students start by contacting Prof. Alsultany (alsultan@umich.edu), the internship faculty adviser, for information on the internship positions available and to setting up an interview with the organization of interest. Students can sign up for 2 (6 hours of work), 3 credits (9 hours of work), or 4 credits (12 hours of work). Mandatory credit/no credit determined based on two short papers (one at mid-term and the second at the end of the term) submitted to the faculty adviser by the student and comments on the student’s performance submitted to the faculty adviser by the sponsoring organization. This opportunity is intended to provide students experience with the chance to explore career options related to Arab American Studies, particularly in legal, social, and cultural issues and the arts.

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July 15, 2010

School of Russian and Asian Studies Translation Program

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) sponsors a work study translation program, as well as two types of grants for study in Russia. The next cycle of deadlines is for those interested in studying abroad this spring.

a) Work Study: Translation. Applicants are expected to have both the English writing skills and Russian comprehension skills to be able to produce well-written and accurate English translations of Russian materials. This is a practical academic program offering intensive Russian lessons, professional, hands-on translation experience, and a small stipend.

Application deadline: Oct.16, 2010.
Read more here: http://sras.org/sras_work_study_translation

b) The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant. Students who apply for an SRAS language program (http://sras.org/programs) and who have completed two semesters of Russian, Chinese, or the study of any Central Asian language may apply. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying.

Application deadline: October 1, 2010
Read more here: http://sras.org/language_grants_russia

c) SRAS Research Grants. Upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), graduate and postgraduate students in any field of study may apply. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.2 or above and must be enrolled in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. The applicant must also apply for an SRAS educational program (http://sras.org/programs) to be eligible.

Application deadline: Sept. 17, 2010
Read more here: http://sras.org/research_grants_russia

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February 03, 2010

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program

Application Deadlines:
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2010 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

For over 30 years, American Councils has offered quality-assured, intensive language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars. Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies. Students greatly benefit from individual attention in our small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who have extensive experience in second language acquisition. Additionally, qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at the local host university in each city as part of our honors program. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program as well. During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and international NGOs. Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city. Students also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to award substantial scholarships to qualified participants, thanks to significant grant support from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, recipients of FLAS, Boren, Benjamin A. Gilman and university fellowships frequently apply these funds to study on our programs.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. Applications are available on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.

Application Deadlines:
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
outbound@americancouncils.org
www.acrussiaabroad.org

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