September 21, 2010

Study abroad: Intensive Language Study in Eurasia

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Ukraine.

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due October 1st, 2011. See http://www.aceurasiaabroad.org/ for more information.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Program features include: core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics, vocabulary development, and conversational skills; area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students; classes conducted in small groups of three to six students or in private tutorials; native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students; homestays with local families; undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College; pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.; and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Languages offered:
*Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia
*Azeri in Baku, Azerbaijan
*Chechen or Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia
*Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
*Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova
*Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki) or Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
*Turkmen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
*Ukrainian in Kyiv, Ukraine

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also received substantial fellowship support from the National Security Education Program ( <http://www.borenawards.org/> http://www.borenawards.org/), the Benjamin A.
Gilman International Scholarship (http://www.iie.org/gilman), and the U.S.
Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

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

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: http://www.aceurasiaabroad.org/

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September 10, 2010

Study Abroad: Russian Language and Area Studies Program

Spring semester deadline: October 1, 2010

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 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. American Councils also offers specialized programs for Heritage Speakers and those interested in studying Business Russian. More information and applications are available on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org

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

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
outbound@americancouncils.org

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September 07, 2010

Study abroad: Central Asian Languages Center at International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan

PROG. INFO.- Central Asian Lang. Center at Int'l Univ. of Central Asia, Tokmok


If you have decided to study Central Asian languages and do not know
where to study them, welcome to our Central Asian Languages Studies
Center (CALSC) at International University of Central Asia!

At our Center we offer courses in Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, Uighur and
Russian languages for international students and for those from
Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries.

CALSC's mission is to provide both foreign and local students with the opportunity to explore, learn, and excel in their language of
interest. The Center welcomes foreign researchers, scholars, and
students conducting studies in Central Asian languages to consider
studying at the International University of Central Asia.

CALSC is licensed by the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The language courses are six to nine months long depending on the
attendee's language skill level. Upon completion of the course,
students receive a certificate from the International University of
Central Asia. If they wish, they have the option to become a regular
student at IUCA.

While studying languages at our Center you will have an opportunity to take credits as IUCA regular students do, in languages you understand. Instruction takes place in both Russian and English.

For more details please visit the IUCA website at:
http://iuca.kg/index.php/en/programs/center-central-asian-languages

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Study Abroad: Romanian Language Courses, Bucharest

ROMANIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR FOREIGNERS
ROMANIA(N) IN A NUTSHELL

Applications can now be submitted for 2010 courses, for the following modules (series):
Intensive course: 3h x 3 = 9 h/week
5th series: October 12nd – December 9th (deadline October 5th)

Courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners at all modules!
The study groups comprise 8-12 students.

Duration: 36 study hours
Regular courses (5th series): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM (9 weeks)
Intensive courses (4th series): Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM to 9 PM (4 weeks)

Location: "Alexandru Vlahuþã" Secondary School, 5 ªcoala
Floreasca St., Bucharest (Piaþa Dorobanþi area).

Costs: 850 RON or 200 Euros.

Applications must be submitted to the e-mail address
relatii.interne@icr.ro (attn. Ms. Silvia Varbedian), with a cc at:
ana.borca@icr.ro or as a hard-copy, at the headquarters of the Institute.
For further information please contact: Ana Borca - tel. 031 7100 672

In order assess the knowledge in Romanian language of those enrolled, they will be given a language test before the beginning of the courses and will be placed in groups according to the evaluation of these tests.


http://www.icr.ro/roclasses

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August 24, 2010

Internship: Cold War History Research Center

The internship program can be found at coldwar.hu, and is hosted by the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, Hungary. The Center seeks individuals interested in doing humanities or social science research, and welcomes applications from anyone with a background in any of these areas, either theoretical or applied. Possible tasks include information gathering, proofreading, translating, web-editing, and navigation of archival and internet databases.. Interns are welcome at any time of the year, though most come during the summer months. Interns who work at the Center come from many parts of the world, and past interns have truly enjoyed working in this international environment.

The internship is unpaid. Interns are responsible for finding local housing, though the Center is willing to assist in this search.

I would be delighted to serve as a reference to anyone who may want more information. My email is dcat@umich.edu

All other applications and inquiries must be submitted to the director of the Center, Dr. Csaba Bekes: bek11339@helka.iif.hu

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June 16, 2010

2011 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program

It's not too early to start planning for your spring semester! The spring semester deadline is October 1, 2010.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 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:
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 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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February 26, 2010

Bard-Smolny

Application Deadlines

March 1 Summer Language Intensive (SLI)
April 1 Fall Semester / Academic Year
October 1st Spring Semester

Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program
Designed to meet the needs of students who have two or more years of college-level Russian (including heritage speakers), the Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg offers an academically rich environment for students from North American colleges and universities wishing to study in Russia for a semester or for the full academic year. Students enroll side-by-side with Russian students in classes at Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia. The Bard-Smolny Program enables students to advance their level of language competency in our Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program while simultaneously taking other academic courses that meet requirements for their B.A. degree at their home college or university. Smolny College offers courses in 20 academic areas including: art history and architecture; international relations, political studies and human rights; literature, music and performing arts; and sociology and anthropology.

For more information: http://www.smolny.org/bard-smolny

Summer Language Intensive (SLI)
The Bard-Smolny Summer Language Intensive (SLI) provides challenging courses for students who have completed between two and six semesters of college-level Russian. Students who enroll in the 4-week program will work on solidifying language concepts already covered while improving language skills. The 8-week program is the equivalent of one year of Russian at a North American institution. Language is taught in conjunction with our cultural program, which integrates academic experience with a real feel for the the city of St. Petersburg.
Coursework for upper-level students includes a thematic workshop that focuses on language learning through content-specific instruction such as Russian politics, literature and art history.

For more information: http://www.smolny.org/bard-smolny/summer/


Jennifer Kloes
International Program Manager
Institute for International Liberal Education / Bard College
Tel: (845) 758-7081
E-mail: kloes@bard.edu

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January 20, 2010

European Commission

The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC, in New York, and in Europe.

Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.

Internships are offered three times a year in keeping with the "semester calendar" from: September through December (Fall semester); January through May (Spring semester); June through August (Summer session).

Washington D.c. Internship Application Deadlines are as follows:

Fall Semester: May 15

Spring Semester: September 15

Summer Session: February 15

For further information on all internships, see http://www.eurunion.org/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2267&Itemid=50

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