June 02, 2010

Peace Academy, Sarajevo, 18-27.7.2010

Deadline: May 31, 2010

Center for Nonviolent Action
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Sarajevo
Nansen Dialogue Center, Sarajevo
TERCA, Mostar/Sarajevo

Invite you to apply to the 3rd POST-YUGOSLAV PEACE ACADEMY

www.mirovna-akademija.org

Sarajevo, July 18 - 27, 2010

For activists, students, researchers, theoreticians, journalists and all others whose focus is peace work and who are active in the fields of peace building, dealing with the past, human rights' protection.

This year's Academy is representing following courses:
1. Religion and Nationalism - course leader Vjekoslav Perica, professor at the University of Rijeka;
2. Understanding elements of collective violence and mass crimes (with the Yugoslav and Rwandan case - in the context of Great Lakes region) - course leaders Vlasta Jalusic and Tonci Kuzmanic, Peace Institute, Ljubljana
3. Memory and its role in Conflict and Conflict Transformation - course leader Orli Fridman, SIT Study Abroad (Balkans) and MA program in Conflict Studies, Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University Belgrade (working language of the course is English)

If you wish to partake, please fill out the attached application and
send it to us by May 31, 2010 at the very latest and e-mail it to: info@mirovna-akademija.org or send it by fax to: +387 33 715 482

Each participant can only attend a single course. Number of participants is limited! Academy is being organized in Sarajevo, from 18-27th of July.

Participation fee for participants from ex-Yugoslav countries is 50 EUR, and for ones from other countries is 200 EUR. Organizers will cover accommodation costs. Travel costs will be covered only for participants from Macedonia and Kosovo.

For all additional information regarding the Peace Academy please visit our website at www.mirovna-akademija.org or contact us via e-mail info@mirovna-akademija.org or telephone + 387 33 715 481

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May 28, 2010

Belarusian Studies Summer School

Deadline: May 25, 2010

2nd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies
Hajnówka, Poland

Scholarships for qualified undergraduate and graduate students are available. Further information about the program, together with a downloadable application form, can be found on the website of the Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College: http://belarusiancenter.org/?p=646

International Summer School of Belarusian Studies
Hajnówka, Poland

July 7-August 6, 2010

The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its second International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 7 to August 6, 2010. The program, co-sponsored by the Poland-based Belarusian Historical Society, will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnówka in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland’s ethnic Belarusian minority — an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the expanded EU.

Coursework will include intensive Belarusian language instruction (beginning and intermediate levels and individual advanced-level tutorials) and lectures in English and Belarusian on Belarusian history, literature, contemporary politics and society. The program will also include a regional studies component, with lectures and events focusing on the history, culture and current status of the Belarusian minority in Poland, as well as of the Podlasie region’s other ethnic groups, including Poles, Jews, Tatars, Lithuanians, and Russian Old Believers.

The Summer School faculty will include instructors from Bialystok University and the Belarusian Lyceum in Hajnówka, as well as visiting instructors from a number of Belarusian universities. Additional guest lectures on Belarusian history, politics and culture will be given by visiting researchers from Europe and North America. Participants will have a choice of hotel accommodations at the Belarusian Cultural Center, or homestays with Belarusian-speaking families in Hajnówka.

Coursework will be supplemented by a rich and diverse cultural program, including visits to Belarusian minority cultural organizations and media outlets, meetings with Belarusian writers and artists, films, concerts, and excursions to important sites related to Belarusian culture and the other cultures of the Podlasie region: the city of Bialystok, the recently restored Orthodox monastery and Museum of Icons in Suprasl, the Bialowieza National Park (the largest and ecologically most diverse remnant of the primeval forests of the Northern European plain), the historic towns of Bielsk Podlaski, Drohiczyn and Mielnik, the Holy Mountain of Grabarka (the most important Eastern Orthodox pilgrimage site in Poland), the 17th- century Great Synagogue in Tykocin, the Tatar mosque and cemetery in Kruszyniany, and the Borderland Center in Sejny, a unique institution dedicated to preserving the rich multicultural heritage of the borderland region and promoting dialogue and mutual understanding between its many ethnic groups and cultures. In mid-July students will also have the opportunity to attend Basovishcha, the annual festival of Belarusian rock music organized by the Belarusian Students’ Association in the town of Gródek (Haradok) east of Bialystok.

Following the Summer School from August 7-21, students will have the option of traveling to Belarus on a guided tour including Hrodna, Slonim, Navahrudak, Mir, Niasvizh, Minsk, Polack, Viciebsk, Mahilou, Pinsk and Brest. The trip will end with a visit to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, including important sites related to the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the modern Belarusian national movement.

The program cost, including tuition, room, board, cultural program and excursions is $3,000 (the cost of the optional Belarus tour at the end of the program will be announced as details become available). Financial aid from the Center for Belarusian Studies will be available.

For further information, please contact the program director: Dr. Curt Woolhiser, Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Barker Center 327, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge MA 02138-3804; e-mail: cwoolhis@fas.harvard.edu; tel. (617) 495-3528.

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May 06, 2010

Summer Study, Harvard

Announcing HUSI 2010 -- Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, June 21-August 6, 2010

Courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Ukrainian
Courses in History and Literature:

-------- Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture (Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern)

-------- 20th Century Ukrainian Literature: Rethinking the Canon (George G. Grabowicz)

In particular, let me turn the attention of PSA members to the new history course being offered this summer, which should be of interest to students of Jewish and Polish as well as Ukrainian history:

Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Associate Professor in Jewish History, Northwestern University
Who were Ashkenazi Jews and why did they migrate to East Europe? How did they manage to create one of the biggest and diverse Jewish communities in the world? This introductory level survey course of Jewish history and culture in Ukraine seeks to answer these questions. Using the tension between various national narratives as an intellectual tool, this course explores how Jews in Ukraine perceived historical upheavals such as the 1648 Cossack revolution and the 1881 pogroms, how they built a robust communal autonomy active over 500 years, and how social and cultural developments in Ukraine shaped Jewish identities that guide Jewish mentality to date.

There is the possibility of FLAS fellowships for language study.

Applications are available online at http://www.huri.harvard.edu/husi/husi_admissions.html
For more information, contact

Dr. Patrice M. Dabrowski
Director, Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI)
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
34 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: pmd@post.harvard.edu
617-496-6001

or

Tamara Nary
Programs Administrator
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3549
Fax: (617) 495-8097
E-mail: huri@fas.harvard.edu


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April 15, 2010

Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies, Belgrade, 20-27.6.2010

*Deadline to submit applications: April 19, 2010*


Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

20-27 June, 2010

Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK),Belgrade

Call for Applications

The CFCCS (Center for Comparative Conflict Studies) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2010 Summer School will run from 20th -27th June and will take place at the facilities of the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.

We are offering three courses to choose from: language of instruction in all courses is English.

* Managing Violent Pasts: The Case of Northern Ireland

Dr. Marie Breen-Smyth

* Dilemmas of National Minorities: The Case of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Dr. Abigail Jacobson

* After the Violence: The Break Up of Yugoslavia and its Consequences

Dr. Aleksandra (Sasha) Milicevic

We invite undergraduate, graduate students, NGO leaders and activists from all countries to apply.

With the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, scholarships are available for participants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional scholarships are available for a number of students from other conflict or post-conflict regions.

Application form and cost information are available on our website.

FOR MORE DETAILS please visit http://www.cfccs.org/

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Funding for Balkan, EE, Caucasus language study

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is pleased to announce scholarships for its summer intensive courses and study-abroad programs in MACEDONIAN, POLISH, ALBANIAN, ARMENIAN. Additional funding is available for students at the intermediate level and above.

Tuition is waived for scholarship recipients. Scholarships cover all ASU fees associated with the course.

Visit http://cli.asu.edu and http://cli.asu.edu/scholarships for details.

--------------------------------------
Kathleen Evans-Romaine
Director, Critical Languages Institute
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4202
Phone: 480 965 4188
Fax: 480 965 1700
http://cli.asu.edu

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April 14, 2010

Using Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom - Teacher Workshop

Using Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom - Teacher Workshop with Fellowship Support
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
June 25-26, 2010

In this two-day workshop for teachers of East European and Central Asian languages, participants will explore ways of transforming authentic print, audio, video, internet, and other materials into effective foreign language classroom activities that address the National Standards in Foreign Language Education 5Cs framework for foreign language education (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, Communities). The workshop will focus primarily on instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels, but it should also benefit teachers of advanced-level students.

Open to pre-service and in-service teachers in both pre-college and university/college programs, the workshop will be led by Thomas Garza, University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Director of the Texas Language Center at the University of Texas in Austin. The author of influential textbooks and teaching guides for Russian and English as a second language, Professor Garza has pioneered the use of computer technology and the integration of contemporary popular culture in foreign language classrooms. He has led workshops on these and other topics for foreign language teachers in all parts of the United States and in Russia and Hungary as well. A recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages National Award for Post-Secondary Teaching, Professor Garza has also published on such diverse topics as Slavic vampires, political attitudes of contemporary Russian youth, and Russian consumption habit.

A limited number of travel fellowships are available to pre-college Russian teachers who wish to attend the workshop. The fellowships will cover the cost of round-trip transportation between the teacher's home and the workshop site, one night's accommodation, and a small per diem towards meals. Preference will be given to applicants who currently teach Russian in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, or Michigan, but all are encouraged to apply.

To apply for a travel fellowship to the workshop, please contact Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu by May 1st.

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April 05, 2010

Intermediate Latvian at BALSSI 2010

The 2010 Baltic Studies Summer Institute at UW-Madison was recently informed that, due to a generous grant from the ACLS, we will be able to offer intermediate Latvian for free to grad students in any field of East European studies at this year's BALSSI. This is in addition to a previous ACLS grant we received that allows us to waive the program fee for beginning Estonian for grad students in any field of East European studies. (In both cases, students will be responsible for paying UW-Madison segregated fees.)

We are still seeking applicants to BALSSI 2010, June 14 - August 6.

Nancy Heingartner
BALSSI Program Coordinator
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin - Madison
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1328
PHONE: 608/262-3379
FAX: 608/890-0267
http://www.creeca.wisc.edu/balssi/

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April 01, 2010

Comparative Conflict Studies, Belgrade

Deadline: April 19, 2010

Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
20-27 June, 2010
Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK),Belgrade
Call for Applications

The CFCCS (Center for Comparative Conflict Studies) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2010 Summer School will run from 20th -27th June and will take place at the facilities of the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.

We are offering three courses to choose from: language of instruction in all courses is English.

* After the Violence: The Break Up of Yugoslavia and its Consequences
Dr. Aleksandra (Sasha) Milicevic

* Managing Violent Pasts: The Case of Northern Ireland
Dr. Marie Breen-Smyth

* Dilemmas of National Minorities: The Case of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Dr. Abigail Jacobson

We invite undergraduate, graduate students, NGO leaders and activists from all countries to apply.

With the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, scholarships are available for participants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional scholarships are available for a number of students from other conflict or post-conflict regions.

Deadline to submit applications: April 19, 2010

Application form and cost information are available on our website.

FOR MORE DETAILS please visit http://www.cfccs.org/

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March 31, 2010

MGIMO Summer School 2010 Moscow, Russia

International Department officer at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).

MGIMO University offers the International Summer School this year.

About MGIMO

Founded 65 years ago MGIMO rapidly expanded to become Russia’s leading institution for training diplomats and politicians, as well as, the leading Russian educational and research centre in the field of international relations. Its 8 schools and 5 institutes have made MGIMO a prime training ground for economists, international lawyers, business entrepreneurs, consultants and excelled journalists. MGIMO-University teaches 53 full time languages during every academic term. It is consistently ranked in the Top-5 of Russian universities.

Program overview

MGIMO International Summer School provides foreign students with courses which concentrate on the contemporary Russian politics, institutions and processes as well as on international energy policy. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn and practice the Russian language or to upgrade their knowledge.

Courses language: English

MGIMO International Summer School 2010 offers lectures and classes in three terms:

Term I: 1 – 20 June
Term II: 21 June – 11 July
Term III: 12 July – 30 July

Each term includes:
• One major course - 30 contact hours with final written exam, 4 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) credits;
• One elective course - 16 contact hours, no exam, 1ECTS credit;
• One Russian language course – 30 contact hours, 2 ECTS credits.

Participants: Approx. 20-25, undergraduate and graduate international students.

Accommodation: student dorm on campus, shared double-rooms.

Food places at dorm and university, reasonable prices.

Library, sports and recreation facilities, swiming pool.

MGIMO International Office offers participants a variety of cultural and social activities in Moscow and surrounding area about twice a week.

Fee for one term: EUR 2.000
(EUR 1.700 without Russian language course).
This includes tuition and application fees, accommodation, culture and leisure programme.

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2010
Ilya SHOR
International Relations Department
MGIMO University
Shor.i.r@gmail.com
Tel./fax. +7-495-434-9066

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March 30, 2010

Russian Language Courses at Michigan

Deadline: March 31, 2010

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Spring/Summer Russian Language Program

Intensive Russian 123 (First Year) - May 4 - June 21, 2010

Intensive Russian 223 (Second Year) - June 30 - August 17, 2010

Intensive Russian 303 (Third Year) - May- 4 - June 21, 2010

Intensive language courses provide an opportunity to rapidly increase your level of fluency. Condensed into an 8 or 10 week format; they are an excellent means for you to prepare for a study, internship, or work abroad experience, graduate school, or for expanded career opportunities.


More information about these courses can be found on the following website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/UMICH/slavic/Home/2010_SLI_classes.pdf. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.

Please contact slavic@umich.edu if you have any questions.

Svitlana Rogovyk,
Slavic Language Program Coordinator,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Office:(734)764-5355

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March 29, 2010

Youth Leadership Conference for Polish Americans, DC

ACPC Youth Leadership Conference 2010

Since 1994, the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) has been sponsoring the Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) in Washington, D.C. The conference assists youth of Polish background who are interested in civic and political activism to realize their full potential and to assume leadership roles in various fields at all levels of society. The week-long conference, will be held this year from June 20 – 26 and is open to high school graduates or college students, ages 17 to 26 of Polish descent.

It is an up close and intensive opportunity for 20 to 25 young Polish Americans, chosen from all over the U.S., to explore the political processes and interact with national and international leaders in the realms of foreign policy, business, science, education, journalism, culture, Polish American and east-central European affairs.

Plan to attend. A deposit of $50 (refundable) will guarantee a place as attendance is limited.

Report of a past Conference, with photos http://www.polishcultureacpc.org/ylc/ylc-05/index.html

For a documentary film on YouTube about the 2001 conference
Play Film - Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqhUj0til60
Play Film - Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAR0FlJyuE

Requirements: Applicants must be:
of Polish descent (through at least one grandparent)
high school graduate as of June 2010, or college/univeristy student or graduate
not over 26 years of age.

The ACPC Youth Leadership Conference registration fee is $500. Housing at George Washington University and one meal per day, along with most other conference expenses are generously made possible by the American Council for Polish Culture. (Transportation to and from Washington, D.C., as well as each student's optional expenses are up to the individual and/or local supporting ACPC affiliate, Polish club or student organization, etc.)

The application form is available from http://www.polishcultureacpc.org/ylc/ylc-applic.htm

or by contacting the Youth Leadership Conference director (address and e-mail given below).

The following must be received by the YLC Chair by May 15, 2010 :

completed and signed application form
release form, signed by parent/guardian for participants under the age of 21, by applicant if over 21
student's resume
two (2) letters of recommendation
check for $500 payable to ACPC-YLC

In the event of non-acceptance or cancellation, all fees will be refunded.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail.

Irena Mirecki, Conference Chair
4041 41st Street
McLean, VA 22101

irena@mirecki.us

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Intensive Russian Language Courses at UWash

JUNE 21st - AUGUST 20th 2010

Earn one year of foreign language credit in NINE WEEKS - an excellent way to learn a new language! Our immersion program offers over 100 hours of classroom instruction. In addition, students attend activities such as films, lectures, sing-a-longs, concerts, day trips, and picnics!

This Summer 2010 includes:
INTENSIVE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
First-, second- and third-year courses

Register beginning April 19, 2010: Email: slavicll@u.washington.edu

SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
http://depts.washington.edu/slavweb
Smith Hall M253 Box 353580
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206.543.6848

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March 17, 2010

Summer Study Abroad, Ohrid

Deadline: May 1st, 2010

INSTITUTE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH “EURO BALKAN” –
SKOPJE , REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Is announcing

OHRID SUMMER UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME 2010

with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage and Ministry of Education

IN THE GLORY OF SAINT CLEMENT’S UNIVERSITY

August 16 – 29, 2010 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

In the framework of the efforts for renovation of the Ancient Saint Clement’s University founded in Ohrid at the end of the 9th century by the favorite disciple of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, we are announcing the Summer School Programme to be held in the period August 16-29, 2010 in Ohrid, thus reconstructing the colossal educational and spiritual role of the first European Medieval University. Becoming the cradle of literacy and creative expression of the entire Balkans' territory, the ancient city of Ohrid grew into a center of the Slavonic culture, while Saint Clement was entitled as patron of the educational skills and training opportunities for the Slavs, transforming the newly settled tribes into highly dedicated followers of the Byzantine civilization.

In that regard, Euro-Balkan Institute with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Ministry of Education, will give its contribution to the preparation phase of the renovation of Saint Clement’s University in Ohrid by organizing three Summer Schools, appropriate to the authentic “curriculum” and educational significance of Saint Clement’s original academic center:

* Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium : Historical and Cultural Legacy that Divide and Integrate Europe
* The Bogomils: Dissident Bridge of European Cultural Continuity
* The Universal Character of Saint Clement’s Enlightenment and of Medieval Literature and Art in Macedonia

The Summer Schools will offer master classes held by the most prominent scholars from the field of Byzantine Studies from the Universities in Glasgow , Cambridge , Venice , Birmingham , Vienna and Nitra , as well as by the leading Byzantine experts from the Republic of Macedonia . In regard to the high standards established by the Euro-Balkan Institute in organization of Summer School Programs and due to its membership in the Erasmus Charter, each Summer School will grant the participants appropriate certificate with 10 credits (ECTS), applicable in the master studies of participant’s home universities.

The academic programme of Ohrid Summer University 2010, which encompasses the courses of the Summer School Projects, will be supplemented by other educational activities, such are the intensive course in Old Slavonic language and the workshop in paper production, offered for all the participants of Ohrid Summer University .

In addition, the diverse social and cultural events, which will include:
excursions and sightseeing trips in Ohrid and its vicinity, should contribute to the didactical and entertaining dimensions of the extracurricular activities. The beach parties, the beach bar and the concerts of Ohrid Summer Musical Programme should also contribute to the pleasant stay in the campus situated in the close vicinity of the UNESCO protected city of Ohrid , located at the shore of the unforgettably beautiful Ohrid Lake .

The dead line for application is May 1st, 2010 .

The full tuition, the accommodation, the food and the excursions will be covered by the organizers. The total fee for the participants is 100 Euros.

Contact person:

Ms. Jasminka Kuzmanovska M.A.
Academic Coordinator of Ohrid Summer University

e-mail: ohridsummeruniversi

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Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy, Harvard

Deadline: March 31, 2010

Harvard Law School Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy, June 2-11, 2010

The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School will hold its first annual Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy, June 2-11, 2010.

IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive ten day residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The Workshop aims to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis. The initiative will bring young scholars and faculty from around the world together with leading faculty working on issues of global law and economic policy for serious research collaboration and debate.

Hosted by Harvard Law School, The Workshop aims to bring together specialists from across the arts and sciences as well as the professional schools who are interested in the intersections between law, economics and global policy. The Institute for Global Law and Policy is committed to keeping the Workshop as cost-free as possible for admitted applicants, including travel, meals and lodging.

Neal O'Connor
Institute for Global Law and Policy
Harvard Law School
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: +1 617-495-3145
Fax: +1 617-496-4947

Email: iglp@law.harvard.edu

Visit the website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/iglp/workshop/index.html
http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/iglp/

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March 16, 2010

Bryn Mawr College Russian Language Institute

Bryn Mawr College Russian Language Institute (RLI)
(http://www.brynmawr.edu/russian/rli.htm)
June 9 - August, 2010

General Information


Founded in 1977, the Russian Language Institute (RLI) at Bryn Mawr seeks to support the study and teaching of Russian in the United States by providing an intensive-immersion setting for both teachers and learners of the language. RLI offers both four- and eight-week programs for male and female high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, concentrating on language training. Specialized seminars are also periodically offered for high school and college Russian teachers of Russian under the auspices of RLI.


The eight-week Russian Language Institute offers a highly-focused curriculum and a study environment conducive to the rapid development of the four language skills (oral, aural, writing, reading) as well as cultural awareness. The program draws participants from a broad spectrum of academic fields, occupations, ages, and interests. Course offerings are designed to accommodate a full range of language learners, from the beginner to the advanced learner (three levels total). The highly intensive nature of the course work and the culturally-rich immersion environment have proven very successful in providing the equivalent of a full academic year of college Russian to participants who complete the program.

Through RLI, Bryn Mawr was one of the first American institutions in the United States to establish an ongoing cooperative exchange agreement with the Pushkin Institute of the Russian Language in Moscow. The agreement covered exchanges of students, faculty, and teaching materials, some of which are still used in the summer programs. While Bryn Mawr today cooperates with several other institutions in Russia, through the College's cooperative agreement with the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), it maintains special links with the Pushkin Institute.


Recently, the Department of Russian and the Russian Language Institute at Bryn Mawr College have been designated as Domestic Russian Language Flagship Programs. The Language Flagship was created under the auspices of the National Security Education Program (NSEP)/National Flagship Language Program (NFLP) to address the critical need for U.S. professionals to use Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The program is an intensive language training program tailored to students' professional interests and academic specialization. Students who have already completed one year of Russian and signed a Russian Language Flagship statement of agreement can apply to RLI as a Flagship student.


Admissions and Financial Aid


To apply, all applicants must provide the following:

• On-line application form (https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/russian-language-institute-rli/);
• Two (2) letters of recommendation: ( Note: On-line recommendation forms can be found (https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/russian-language-institute-recommendation-form/). Hard copies of recommendations should be submitted in sealed envelopes with a signature or stamp across the flap);
• Official transcripts ( Note: Transcripts should be submitted in sealed envelopes with official seal or stamp across the flap);
• Financial aid application (Required only for students wanting to request aid and Flagship designated students).


Course Descriptions


Russian 001, 002: Intensive Elementary Russian:
A beginning-level course of Russian with strong emphasis on the development of oral and written communicative skills, development of basic vocabulary, and mastery of the writing system and grammatical structure.


Russian 101, 102: Intensive Intermediate Russian:
A complete second-year Russian course emphasizing intermediate-level oral and written skills. Vocabulary study of up to 2,500 words, systematic grammar review, readings of expository and artistic prose of medium difficulty. Most aspects of the course are in Russian.

Russian 201, 202: Intensvie Advanced Russian:
Intensive practice in oral and written expression based on literary and non-literary texts of Modern Standard Russian. Emphasis is particularly on oral development. Almost all aspects of the course are in Russian.


Cultural and Language Immersion Activities


Outside of the classroom, RLI offers a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enhance the language skills being learned in the classroom. Activities may include guest lecturers speaking on a variety of topics related to Russian studies and culture, screenings of Russian and Soviet films, Russian and Slavic choirs, and international folk dancing, field trips.

Housing and Meals


Students of Russian are expected to reside in campus dorms during the summer. Some faculty members may also reside on campus, as will a dorm adviser.

The Russian Table takes place in Haffner Dining Hall, where the College's own award-winning dining service provides participants with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the dining service provides brunch and dinner. On weekdays, all students and faculty are present at lunch, and the seating arrangement and meal time is structured to promote the fullest possible interaction in Russian. While students are freer at breakfast and dinner to eat when they choose, during service hours, everyone will continue to speak only Russian in the dining hall. Those faculty and staff members living in the Russian residence hall will be present at most meals. Students choosing to live off-campus are expected to eat lunch with their fellow participants and the faculty Monday through Friday in Haffner. A special lunches only meal plan will be available for these commuting students.


Estimated Costs for 2010 Russian Language Institute (room and board rates set in late March):

Semester I Semester II Total
Tuition and Activities Fee* $1,675 $1,675 $3,350
Room and Board, for those on campus*+ $1,360 $1,360 $2,720
Total $3,035 $3,035 $6,070


Billie Jo Stiner
Coordinator, Department of Russian
Assistant Director, Russian Language Institute (RLI)
Coordinator, Russian and Arabic Language Flagship Programs
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Tel: 610-526-5187
Fax: 610-526-5192

http://www.brynmawr.edu/russian/
http://www.brynmawr.edu/russian/rli.htm

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March 15, 2010

MGIMO Summer School 2010 Moscow, Russia

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2010

Founded 65 years ago MGIMO rapidly expanded to become Russia's leading institution for training diplomats and politicians, as well as, the leading Russian educational and research centre in the field of international relations. Its 8 schools and 5 institutes have made MGIMO a prime training ground for economists, international lawyers, business entrepreneurs, consultants and excelled journalists.
MGIMO-University teaches 53 full time languages during every academic term. It is consistently ranked in the Top-5 of Russian universities.

Program overview

MGIMO International Summer School provides foreign students with courses which concentrate on the contemporary Russian politics, institutions and processes as well as on international energy policy.
Participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn and practice the Russian language or to upgrade their knowledge.

Courses language: English

MGIMO International Summer School 2010 offers lectures and classes in three terms:

Term I: 1 - 20 June
Term II: 21 June - 11 July
Term III: 12 July - 30 July

Each term includes:
 One major course - 30 contact hours with final written exam, 4 ECTS
(European Credits Transfer System) credits;
 One elective course - 16 contact hours, no exam, 1ECTS credit;
 One Russian language course - 30 contact hours, 2 ECTS credits.

Participants: Approx. 20-25, undergraduate and graduate international students.

Accommodation: student dorm on campus, shared double-rooms.
Food places at dorm and university, reasonable prices.
Library, sports and recreation facilities, swiming pool.

MGIMO International Office offers participants a variety of cultural and social activities in Moscow and surrounding area about twice a week.

Fee for one term: EUR 2.000
(EUR 1.700 without Russian language course).
This includes tuition and application fees, accommodation, culture and leisure programme.

Ilya SHOR
International Relations Department
MGIMO University
Shor.i.r@gmail.com
Tel./fax. +7-495-434-9066

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March 08, 2010

PhD Students in European-Jewish History

Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD Students in European- Jewish History and Culture

Veranstalter: Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex,
Falmer, BN1 9QN, United Kingdom Brighton, UK
Datum, Ort: 13.07.2010-16.07.2010, Brighton, UK
Deadline: 31.03.2010

Applications are invited for a workshop for PhD students in European Jewish History and Culture organised by the Centre for German-Jewish Studies (CGJS) at the University of Sussex (www.sussex.ac.uk/cgjs/) that will take place from July 13-16, 2010 in Brighton, UK. The purpose of the workshop that began last year and is planned also for the following years, is to create an interdisciplinary network of younger scholars engaged in any area of European Jewish history, thought, and culture from the early modern to modern periods. This year's focus will be on modern and contemporary Jewish history. Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in an informal and welcoming atmosphere with leading scholars in the field.

Participating faculty in 2010 will be Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler- Springorum (Institute for the History of German Jewry, Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Christhard Hoffmann (University of Bergen) and Prof. Dr. Christian Wiese (University of Sussex).

This year we particularly invite applications of students working on projects outside the area of German-Jewish history. A separate call for papers inviting applications for projects devoted to German Jewry will be published for a workshop organised by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts. Both workshops will take place at the same time at the University of Sussex, thus enabling a dialogue between students in German Jewish and European Jewish history and culture.

Travel expenses, accommodation and meals for the Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School will be paid for by the CGJS. Students from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply; individual candidates from Israel and the United States will also be considered, but may be asked to contribute towards their flight costs.

Candidates should send (by email) a 3-5-page proposal outlining their PhD project, a c.v. and one letter of recommendation (by the supervisor or any other relevant scholar with expertise on their topic) by 31 March 2010 to:

Prof. Dr. Christian Wiese
Centre for German-Jewish Studies
University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9QN
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044/1273/877344
Email: c.wiese@sussex.ac.uk

Successful candidates will be notified by 15 April 2010.

Kontakt:
Prof. Christian Wiese
Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9QN, United Kingdom
0044-(0)1273-877344
c.wiese@sussex.ac.uk

URL: website Centre for German-Jewish Studies

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March 04, 2010

Summer Study Abroad: International Peace & Security Institute, Bologna

Early Decision Applications: Monday, March 15th
Regular Applications: Wednesday, May 12th

International Peace & Security Institute, Bologna, Italy

In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is accepting applications for the 2010 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation to be held at the SAIS Bologna Center, June 19 - July 17, 2010.

The International Symposium in Bologna will bring together up to 100 of the globe's brightest young minds from top graduate institutions, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, the participants will undergo intensive training by the field's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the skills necessary to bring peace and security to their communities and to the world.

In addition, students may apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world's top graduate schools for international affairs.

Cameron M. Chisholm
PO Box 34556
Washington, DC 20043
Phone: (202) 569-1634
Fax: (202) 330-5376
Email: info@ipsinstitute.org
Visit the website at http://www.IPSInstitute.org/bologna

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HSE Summer School in Russian Studies 2010 in Moscow and St.Petersburg

This year the 2010 program for Higher School of Economics (HSE) Summer School will be managed by the new team with strong background in international education at the recently established unit of HSE - Center of International Education. For HSE this is without a doubt an indication of further expansion of programs for international students taught in English.

We are delighted to announce the Summer School 2010 as two weeks in Moscow and two weeks in St.Petersburg. Studying in both Russian capitals is a unique cultural experience for international students.

The Higher School of Economics is continuously ranked as the leading Russian university in the field of economics, political science, business and management. HSE currently enrolls more than 17000 students at 18 faculties and schools. The university has branches in the major Russian cities: Moscow, St.Peterburg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Perm.

The program includes:

2 major and 5 optional courses taught in English. Transcript of records with ECTS credits/US grades provided;
• Russian language courses (optional) for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners;
• cultural immersion program;
• master classes from renowned experts and practitioners;
• program of visits to government bodies, NGOs, leading business companies and mass media;
• various social actvities;
• studying in friendly multicultural classrooms

To find out more information on the proposed program, please visit http://cie.hse.ru/index.php/programs/summer-program

If you or any of your students have any inquiries about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you will find this information useful. We would also appreciate if you could distribute this to the colleagues who might be interested in this program.

Best regards from the Center of International Education at the HSE.

We look forward to working with you this year.

Yours faithfully,

Roman Kotov, Director
Center of International Education, HSE

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March 02, 2010

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Deadline: 3/5/2010

Announcing HUSI 2010 -- Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, June 21- August 6, 2010

This summer we are offering:

* Courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Ukrainian
* Courses in History and Literature:
- Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture (Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern)
- 20th Century Ukrainian Literature: Rethinking the Canon (George G. Grabowicz)

In particular, let me turn the attention of HABSBURG members to the new history course being offered this summer, which should be of interest to students of Jewish as well as Ukrainian history:

Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Associate Professor in Jewish History, Northwestern University Who were Ashkenazi Jews and why did they migrate to East Europe? How did they manage to create one of the biggest and diverse Jewish communities in the world? This introductory level survey course of Jewish history and culture in Ukraine seeks to answer these questions.
Using the tension between various national narratives as an intellectual tool, this course explores how Jews in Ukraine perceived historical upheavals such as the 1648 Cossack revolution and the 1881 pogroms, how they built a robust communal autonomy active over 500 years, and how social and cultural developments in Ukraine shaped Jewish identities that guide Jewish mentality to date.

Please let your students know of this opportunity.

Fellowships are available!

Application Deadline for Fellowships: March 5, 2010

Applications are available online at http://www.huri.harvard.edu/husi/husi_admissions.html

For more information, contact

Dr. Patrice M. Dabrowski
Director, Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
34 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: pmd@post.harvard.edu

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Summer School for PhD Students in European- Jewish History and Culture

Deadline: 3/31/2010

Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD Students in European- Jewish History and Culture

Veranstalter: Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QN, United Kingdom Brighton, UK Datum, Ort: 13.07.2010-16.07.2010, Brighton, UK
Deadline: 31.03.2010

Applications are invited for a workshop for PhD students in European Jewish History and Culture organised by the Centre for German-Jewish Studies (CGJS) at the University of Sussex (www.sussex.ac.uk/cgjs/) that will take place from July 13-16, 2010 in Brighton, UK. The purpose of the workshop that began last year and is planned also for the following years, is to create an interdisciplinary network of younger scholars engaged in any area of European Jewish history, thought, and culture from the early modern to modern periods. This year’s focus will be on modern and contemporary Jewish history.
Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in an informal and welcoming atmosphere with leading scholars in the field.


Participating faculty in 2010 will be Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler- Springorum (Institute for the History of German Jewry, Hamburg), Prof.
Dr. Christhard Hoffmann (University of Bergen) and Prof. Dr. Christian Wiese (University of Sussex).

This year we particularly invite applications of students working on projects outside the area of German-Jewish history. A separate call for papers inviting applications for projects devoted to German Jewry will be published for a workshop organised by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts. Both workshops will take place at the same time at the University of Sussex, thus enabling a dialogue between students in German Jewish and European Jewish history and culture.

Travel expenses, accommodation and meals for the Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School will be paid for by the CGJS. Students from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply; individual candidates from Israel and the United States will also be considered, but may be asked to contribute towards their flight costs.

Candidates should send (by email) a 3-5-page proposal outlining their PhD project, a c.v. and one letter of recommendation (by the supervisor or any other relevant scholar with expertise on their
topic) by 31 March 2010 to:

Prof. Dr. Christian Wiese
Centre for German-Jewish Studies
University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9QN
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044/1273/877344
Email: c.wiese@sussex.ac.uk

Successful candidates will be notified by 15 April 2010.

Kontakt:
Prof. Christian Wiese
Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex Falmer, BN1 9QN, United Kingdom
0044-(0)1273-877344
c.wiese@sussex.ac.uk

URL: website Centre for German-Jewish Studies

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Summer Research Laboratory - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center is pleased to announce the applications for the 2010 Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

14 June to 7 August 2010

Apply here:
http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/apply/

Since 1973, the Summer Research Lab has provided scholars with access to the university's Slavic and East European Library (one of the largest REEE collections in the country), the services of SRS librarians, and specialized workshops and forums for junior scholars. Previous SRL participants have called the lab "the best place to do Slavic research outside of Russia."

Please consider participating in the additional programming:

Scholars can apply for an Individualized Research Practicum, in which SRS librarians aid the scholar in developing a personalized, project-based program for their research project. Two Junior Scholar Training Workshops will take place 14-16 June. Scholars apply for workshops as part of their SRL application. The 2010 Ruth and Ralph Fisher Forum will be held 24-26 June. Specific information about these events is on our website.

Extensive information about the 2010 SRL is at this website.
http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/. And please contact me with any questions.

Stephen Sherman, GA for SRL
sashermn@illinois.edu
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
104 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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March 01, 2010

Bosnian - Croatian - Serbian Language Courses

BOSNIAN - CROATIAN - SERBIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

PROGRAM A:

*beginners level
*no previous knowledge required
*40 hours during 2 weeks intensive training
*4 hours per day 09.00 am - 01.00 pm
*Saturdays and Sundays off

PROGRAM B:

*basic knowledge of Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian required
*40 hours during 2 weeks intensive training
*4 hours per day 02.00 pm-18.00 pm
*Saturdays and Sundays off

PROGRAM C: individual training at request

From Monday 12 July 2010 - Friday 6 August 2010: Evening Courses (2
hours/day)

All programs include material & courses.
Classes take place in the Conference room (air-conditioned) at the Hotel Grand Courses are given by Spomenka Brasic.

PRICES PROGRAM A AND B:

- include bed & breakfast + 13 nights + course: 850 EUR per person (Price based on two persons bedroom!)
- extra's + 7.5 EUR for lunch/dinner
- all prices are based on a two persons bedroom: single bedroom + 50 EUR per course (900 EUR for complete course) COURSE PERIODS:
- Monday 12 July 2010 - Friday 23 July 2010 (check-in hotel 11 July from 12.00 pm - check-out hotel 24 July at 12.00 pm)
- Monday 26 July 2010 - Friday 6 August 2010 (check-in hotel 25 July from 12.00 pm - check-out hotel 7 August at 12.00 pm)

For info and reservations send an e-mail to sarajevosummerschool@gmail.com or visit the website of the Summer
School: https://sites.google.com/site/sarajevosummerschool

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Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management

Deadline: 4/1/2010

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management
21.06.2010 – 02.07.2010
Bozen/Bolzano – Italy
www.eurac.edu/summerschool

The Summer School deals with the complexities of human and minority rights and diversity management in Europe mainly through the discussion of the international and interregional protection mechanisms of the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe. Moreover, the wide range of linguistic, educational and political rights to be found in different national constitutional systems will be explored. A special focus explores the concept of cultural diversity under EC law as gaining more and more significance beyond the context of minority protection, as well as the phenomena of immigration and social inclusion. The Summer School will attempt to clarify what it is that forms the core of European identity and whether this factor can overcome the ethno-national legacies of the past.

We offer not only an in-depth overview on human and minority rights but also the possibility to discuss their implementation with international leading academics, lawyers and practitioners from international organisations.

As a conclusion to the Summer School participants will participate in an international conference presenting the final results of the research project: MIMI – Minority Protection in Central Europe (see www.eurac.edu/mimi). Thus students will have the opportunity of engaging in expert discussions about the implementation of minority rights and its impact on those concerned.

Applications online at www.eurac.edu/sumemrschool until 01.04.2010.

The program is tailored for civil servants from local, regional or national administrations who primarily deal with the minority related issues and therefore require both theoretical and practical training in diversity management; lawyers, economists, social scientists and others in the employment of non-governmental organisations wishing to enhance inter-disciplinary skills and to specialise within different aspects of European integration and diversity; journalists and teachers interested in the recent developments and advanced training in the related fields; Master and PhD students wishing to acquire greater competitive personal competence beneficial for a future career in the academia or practice-orientated professions.

Tuition fee: 500€. Accommodation, travel costs and other expenses are not covered by the tuition fee. 5 scholarships covering the tuition fee are available. Convenient accommodation for every participant can be arranged by the organizers.

EURAC - The European Academy is located in the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol in northern Italy. The case of South Tyrol is often quoted as a model of self-governance and regionalism as well as a model solution for minority protection. Hence EURAC is able to provide exceptional theoretical and practical knowledge in the examination and application of issues related to minority protection and regionalism.

For further information, including detailed programme and enrolment procedure, please visit: www.eurac.edu/summerschool

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The International Institute on Peace Education

International Institute on Peace Education
Location: Colombia
Summer Program Begins: 2010-07-12

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE ON PEACE EDUCATION
July 12-18, 2010
Colombia

"Learning to Read the World from Multiple Perspectives: Peace Education toward Diversity & Inclusion"

The International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2010 will take place in Colombia from July 12-18, 2010. The Institute is being co-organized by the National Peace Academy (home of the IIPE secretariat) and Fundación Escuelas de Paz in partnership with the Colombian National Ministry of Education and a consortium of organizations invested in furthering peace education in Colombia.

The IIPE was founded in 1982 by Dr. Betty Reardon and faculty colleagues at Teachers College Columbia University and has been held annually in different parts of the world. For 27 years the IIPE has been providing unique short-term, residential, cooperative learning experiences in peace education. The IIPE is not a conference but rather a "learning community" in which the organizers and participants work together to nurture an inclusive, highly interactive learning environment. It is an intensive multicultural and cooperative learning experience in which participants learn from and with each other about substantive peace issues and interactive teaching approaches. The IIPE is also an opportunity for networking and community building among those who educate and work for a culture of peace in the host region and around the world.

Kristin Famula
National Peace Academy
Email: kristin@nationalpeaceacademy.us
Visit the website at http://www.nationalpeaceacademy.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=195&Itemid=42

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Intesive course of Polish in Krakow

Summer 2010 / Two-week intensive courses of Polish in Krakow

Varia Center of Polish Language in Krakow invites you to the next

VARIA-tions with the Polish language and culture in Krakow

a recipe for a creative and beneficial way to spend summer holidays

Learn Polish
Visit Krakow
Have fun

The price of 440 Euro and 390 Euro (for students) includes:

• two–week intensive Polish course – for all language levels, tuition materials, course completion certificates
• accommodation near the city centre – in a double room with a Polish family, students or other course participants.
• cultural programme: outdoor Polish lessons (Polish in pubs, restaurants, shops…), thematic lectures, guided city tours and sightseeing in the Jewish district of the city, trips to Krakow’s interesting surroundings (Zakopane, Ojcow, Wieliczka), intercultural parties, meetings with Polish students, experiments with Polish cuisine, language games…
• competent care – round the clock

Dates:
Summer courses
I 04.07 - 17.07.2010
II 18.07 - 31.07.2010
III 01.08 - 14.08.2010
IV 15.08 – 28.08.2010
V 29.08 – 11.09.2010
VI 12.09 – 25.09.2010

More information about our Center can be found on our website: www.varia-course.com

Best regards, serdecznie pozdrawiam

Katarzyna Hoffmann

VARIA Center of Polish Language
Phone.: +48/12 633 58 71, Mobile: +48/501 584 623

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Summer Study abroad: Siberia

Deadline: 3/2/2010

We are currently accepting applications for intensive Russian language study abroad this summer in Krasnoyarsk.

The program dates are June 25-July 31st and include two days in Moscow at the beginning and a trip to Lake Baikal.

The application deadline is March 5, 2010. For more details, please visit the study abroad website at the University of Utah:

https://utah-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?mode=form&id=52a92d8340152f620b6175fa7f9be020&s=programs&au=&ck

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jane Hacking (j.hacking@utah.edu).

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February 26, 2010

Intensive Armenian Language and Culture

Deadline 3/31/2010

Intensive Armenian Summer Course, Venice, Aug. 2-18

University of Venice

Intensive Summer Course of Armenian Language and Culture

August 2010

The intensive summer course of Armenian Language and Culture of the University of Venice (Department of Eurasian Studies, Chair of Armenian Studies), in collaboration with the Cultural Association "Padus-Araxes" and ESU of Venice (Student Homes Administration of Venice) will take place from August 2nd to August 18th . Examinations on August 19th. ARRIVALS: on July 31st and August 1st. DEPARTURES: on August 20th and 21st.

Applications must be done personally and BY written giving a phone and a FAX number, and also an EM address. For acceptance, it is necessary to be at least of eighteen years of age.

The course has four basic levels from the Absolute beginners to the Advanced. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday five hours a day in the morning. Attendance of lessons is compulsory.
Various cultural initiatives will accompany the course.

Also free courses of Armenian dance will be offered in the afternoon, to participants who wish to take part.

On August 13th through the 15th , the 25th anniversary of the Course will be celebrated. Details will be announced subsequently.

Tuition fee is 700 euros or its equivalent in other currency. Of this amount 500 euros must be sent as a registration fee upon acceptance within the deadline of March 31st.

After this date, it will be of 550 euros. The total amount will be settled on the arrival day in one of tthe main Western currencies.
This payment in full on the arrival day is an absolutely basic condition for access to the lodgement. Money once paid will not be refunded for any reason.

A 10% discount is applied to those who have already attended the course, at least twice, with a good result as well as to one of the close relatives (parents, brothers, husband/wife). International bank checks or money-orders must be made out only to Associazione Padus-Araxes, and mailed to: Assoc. Padus-Araxes - c/o Dipt. Studi Eurasiatici - S. Polo 2035 - 30125 Venezia (Italia). Postal checks as well as personal checks are not accepted. All checks must have the cover of the bank and set on an associated Italian Bank. Those who wish to pay through a bank transfer will receive the Bank account to which to send their payment. All bank charges are at the expenses of the applicant.

A Lodgement is offered to the participants at a Student Home in the Historic Centre of Venice. Accommodation Fee for the whole period from July 31st through August 20th included is: 820 euros for a single rroom, 610 euros for a double room. Within this period ANY per diem calculation is not admitted for any reason. A lunch or dinner will cost 8 euros to be paid on place.

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Intensive language courses Portland State University

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES --- JUNE 21–AUGUST 22, 2010

RUS 101, 102, 103 Intensive First-Year Russian (4, 4, 4) A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on beginning reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.

RUS 210, 202, 203 Intensive Second-Year Russian (4, 4, 4) A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on intermediate reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.

RUS 301, 302, 303 Intensive Third-Year Russian (4, 4, 4) A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.

INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR PROGRAM JUNE 21–AUGUST 15, 2010

Visiting Professor Vladimir Tikhonov from the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novogord will offer classes on Russian history and on contemporary Russian society. Conducted in Russian, they are recommended for advanced students (three years and beyond) and for native speakers of Russian.

RUS 410 Russian Alaska 1741-1867 (4) A content-based language class focusing on Russian expansion into Siberia, the Russian Far East, and the Pacific Northwest, especially the Russian settlement of Alaska.

RUS 421 Topics in Contemporary Russian Culture: Culture and Society (4) A content-based language class focusing on contemporary issues in Russian society in their historical context.

IMMERSION HOUSING
Students who have completed at least two years of Russian are encouraged to live with fellow students and with visiting faculty in the Russian Immersion Living/Learning Community in Stephen Epler Hall. See http://www.pdx.edu/housing/russian-immersion for details.

Anna Yatsenko
Assistant Professor of Russian
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
Portland State University

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Slavic Language at the University of Chicago

Summer 2010 Slavic Language Program at the University of Chicago
* courses in Russian at the first-year and second-year levels
* two 3-week courses in simultaneous interpretation in Russian<->English (open to students at multiple levels)
* all courses run 6 weeks, June 21-July 30, 2010
* these 6 week courses are equivalent to one year (3 quarters) of study in the UofC program during the academic year
* the first-year courses prepare you to satisfy the undergraduate Language Competency requirement in only 6 weeks of study
* courses will be supplemented by weekly lunches from area Slavic restaurants and possible field trips to Russian, Czech, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian restaurants, shops, etc. in Chicago

Program descriptions are available at:
http://languages.uchicago.edu/summerslavic

and registration and tuition details are available from the Graham School at:
http://summer.uchicago.edu

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Bulgarian Language, Culture, and History

Deadline: June 25, 2010

July 25 – August 14, 2010
American University in Bulgaria

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

The American University in Bulgaria invites high school and college students 15-20 years of age to a non-credit Summer Program on Bulgarian Language, Culture, and History (BLCH) in the town of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Additional information and Registration Forms are available at: www.aubg.bg/BLCH

Contact person : Mrs. Nadejda Afendova, Program Coordinator
Tel: +359-73- 888 212; Fax: +359-73- 888 161; e-mail: nadia@aubg.bg


The program includes Bulgarian language instruction at three levels, Bulgarian literature and history classes, workshops on culture and traditions, and teacher accompanied field trips to sites of historical and cultural interest. Sports, crafts, folklore dances, movie nights, cooking, and other activities make the program intensive and entertaining. The field trips will take the students to exciting destinations such as Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria; the Rila Monastery, included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites; Kazanlak, situated in the Valley of Roses and the Thracian kings; Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
The BLCH Summer Program is designed in such a way that students who do not speak Bulgarian and/or have never been to the country can easily learn some basics of the language and get a first-hand experience of Bulgarian language, culture, traditions, and nature. Students who speak Bulgarian at an intermediate or higher level will improve their writing, reading, and conversational skills while gaining additional knowledge or filling some gaps in their knowledge of Bulgarian history and culture.

Looking forward to meeting you in Bulgaria!

The Program Fee is 720 EURO, and covers:
• Tuition and teaching materials
• Accommodation for 16 nights in the AUBG Residence Halls with Internet access
• Accommodation in hotels in Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, and Sofia
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 16 days in Blagoevgrad
• Breakfast and dinner for the last 3 days of the field trip
• Participation in selected cultural and sports activities
• Participation in all field trips
• Entrance fees to sports facilities and visited sites

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SUMMER STUDY CROATIA

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

CROATIA: Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Split
June 21 – July 30, 2010

Croatia, the rising star of the Mediterranean, is an oasis of untouched beauty, and the legacies of the Romans, Venetians, and Habsburgs intermingle on its dazzling Adriatic coastline. This program is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary perspective on Dalmatian and southeast European history, culture, and society from the early medieval period to the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Faculty include leading specialists on the Balkans from the United States, Europe, and Croatia.

The program takes place in the cities of Dubrovnik and Split on
Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Students focus on Renaissance culture and on the complex political and historical fate of the city and the region. Field trips to sites in surrounding areas include Zadar, and the Plitvice National Park.

For more information:
http://www.cics.northwestern.edu/summerabroad/croatia/index.html

Contact: Rita Koryan r-koryan@northwestern.edu
847.467.1152

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February 10, 2010

Archival Research Training for PhD students, Washington DC, 2010

Deadline: February 25, 2010

"The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research," June 7-11, 2010

SICAR is a five-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003. SICAR welcomes students working on dissertation topics related modern history and international affairs. In 2010, the Summer Institute will continue to welcome participants from various disciplines including history, government and politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and public policy, as well as area and regional studies. Applicants from any nationality and studying at universities abroad are eligible.

SICAR will be limited to 20 participants, and preference is given to students who have defended their dissertation proposal and are about to embark on dissertation research. Applicants must submit the application form (see website), a two-page proposal indicating how they would benefit from participation in SICAR, a CV, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in their department.

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2010 and decisions will be announced by the end of March.
Please send applications via e-mail (ATTN: SICAR APP) to sicar@gwu.edu.
Letters of recommendation can be sent via email to the same address or by regular mail to:

The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
ATTN: SICAR
1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052.

GWU will cover the costs of housing and meals and may in some cases help with transportation.

The Summer Institute is directed by the faculty of the GW Cold War Group and researchers at both the National Security Archive and the Cold War International History Project. SICAR is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information on all of the above, please contact Elidor Mehilli, elidor@gwu.edu.

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Elidor Mëhilli
Princeton University
Department of History PhD ABD
2009-2010 Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
George Washington University

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February 03, 2010

Belarusian Summer School in Hajnówka, Poland

Deadline: April 30, 2010.

International Summer School of Belarusian Studies
Hajnówka, Poland

July 7-August 6, 2010

The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its second International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 7 to August 6, 2010. The program, co-sponsored by the Poland-based Belarusian Historical Society, will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnówka in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland's ethnic Belarusian minority - an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the expanded EU.

Coursework will include intensive Belarusian language instruction (beginning and intermediate levels and individual advanced-level tutorials) and lectures in English and Belarusian on Belarusian history, literature, contemporary politics and society. The program will also include a regional studies component, with lectures and events focusing on the history, culture and current status of the Belarusian minority in Poland, as well as of the Podlasie region's other ethnic groups, including Poles, Jews, Tatars, Lithuanians, and Russian Old Believers.

The Summer School faculty will include instructors from Bialystok University and the Belarusian Lyceum in Hajnówka, as well as visiting instructors from a number of Belarusian universities. Additional guest lectures on Belarusian history, politics and culture will be given by visiting researchers from Europe and North America. Participants will have a choice of hotel accommodations at the Belarusian Cultural Center, or homestays with Belarusian-speaking families in Hajnówka.

Coursework will be supplemented by a rich and diverse cultural program, including visits to Belarusian minority cultural organizations and media outlets, meetings with Belarusian writers and artists, films, concerts, and excursions to important sites related to Belarusian culture and the other cultures of the Podlasie region: the city of Bialystok, the recently restored Orthodox monastery and Museum of Icons in Suprasl, the Bialowieza National Park (the largest and ecologically most diverse remnant of the primeval forests of the Northern European plain), the historic towns of Bielsk Podlaski, Drohiczyn and Mielnik, the Holy Mountain of Grabarka (the most important Eastern Orthodox pilgrimage site in Poland), the 17th-century Great Synagogue in Tykocin, the Tatar mosque and cemetery in Kruszyniany, and the Borderland Center in Sejny, a unique institution dedicated to preserving the rich multicultural heritage of the borderland region and promoting dialogue and mutual understanding between its many ethnic groups and cultures. In mid-July students will also have the opportunity to attend Basovishcha, the annual festival of Belarusian rock music organized by the Belarusian Students' Association in the town of Gródek (Haradok) east of Bialystok.

Following the Summer School from August 7-21, students will have the option of traveling to Belarus on a guided tour including Hrodna, Slonim, Navahrudak, Mir, Niasvizh, Minsk, Polack, Viciebsk, Mahilou, Pinsk and Brest. The trip will end with a visit to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, including important sites related to the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the modern Belarusian national movement.

The program cost, including tuition, room, board, cultural program and excursions is $3,000 (the cost of the optional Belarus tour at the end of the program will be announced as details become available). Financial aid from the Center for Belarusian Studies will be available for qualified individuals.

For further information and application materials, please contact the program director: Dr. Curt Woolhiser, Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Barker Center 327, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge MA 02138-3804;
e-mail: cwoolhis@fas.harvard.edu;
tel. (617) 495-3528.

Please notethat the deadline for all applications is April 30, 2010.

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February 01, 2010

European Summer School - Prague - July 2010

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process organizes the 8th year of summer school program for university students in 2010.

In July 10 - 20, 2010 the summer school under a title "Central Europe in the EU – After the Lisbon Treaty" will take place in Prague.

You can find further details on our homepage www.europeum.org/ess2010 or you can see the promotion leaflet at http://www.europeum.org/ess2010/doc/poster2010.pdf.

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January 27, 2010

Arizona State Summer Language Programs

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute announces
three tuition-free summer programs for 2010.

8-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAMS AT ASU:
June 1 -- July 23.
8-credit intensive courses in:
Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian,
Modern Hebrew, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi/Tajik),
Polish, Russian, Uzbek, Yiddish

3-WEEK STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAMS:
July 26 -- August 13
2-credit courses in:
Tirana -- Albanian
Yerevan -- Armenian
Sarajevo -- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Ohrid -- Macedonian
Kazan -- Russian
Dushanbe -- Persian, Uzbek


8-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN KAZAN:
May 31 -- July 23
8-credit intensive courses in:
Tatar
Advanced Russian

TUITION FREE: For all participants

SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for selected languages

DEADLINE: March 1, 2010 (rolling admissions thereafter)

DETAILS: http://cli.asu.edu

CONTACT: cli@asu.edu

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January 25, 2010

Faculty Seminar: The New Russia (summer 2010)

-Social and Political Challenges of the New Russia-
May 22-29, 2010

Brief Description:
This seminar investigates the social and political challenges facing the new Russia and critically examines Russia's identity in the reality of the world today. Through site visits and lectures led by local experts in political science, sociology, history, and culture, this seminar gives participants a firsthand sense of the Russia in the new millennium.

Please visit www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/russia for complete rationale and seminar details.

CIEE will also offer 19 other seminars next summer with varied themes and locations around the world including Tibet, Botswana & South Africa, Italy, Peru and Turkey.

Please visit www.ciee.org/ifds to obtain further information, or contact Kate Shalvoy (kshalvoy@ciee.org) with inquiries.

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Globalizing Religions: Conflict or Conflict Resolution?

Application Deadline: March 31, 2010


Intensive Summer Program on World Religions
2010: Globalizing Religions: Conflict or Conflict Resolution?
http://www.bu.edu/cura/calendar/summer/

The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University conducts an annual summer seminar. It is organized by the well-known sociologist of religion Peter L. Berger, co-sponsored with the School of Theology of Boston University, under the guidance of Dean John Berthrong. The seminar is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation's Henry R. Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.

The program is an intensive two-week seminar on special topics in religion and world affairs. The 2010 program will run June 13-25. It will examine the world's major religious traditions, in each case asking the following questions: How has each tradition globalized? Has it contributed to conflict or conflict resolution? The seminar is designed for professional residents of the United States, with some coming from abroad, who are concerned with the international role of religion in politics, economics and social change. Those particularly encouraged to apply are journalists, policy analysts (in or out of government), and educators.

The program is taught by a combination of faculty from Boston University and other universities, as well as by active or former members of the foreign policy community. Details of the 2010 summer seminar will be posted here once the program is finalized.

CURA will provide housing and meals for all participants. Travel fellowships will be available on a competitive basis.

To apply, send a one-page letter of interest, along with a brief CV, and an indication whether assistance with travel is required, to:

Ms. Laurel Whalen, Administrator
Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
10 Lenox Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Email: cura@bu.edu Fax: (617)-353-6408
Application Deadline: March 31, 2010

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January 15, 2010

Moscow

Summer study in Moscow, Russia
June 22-July 28, 2010

A five-week program focusing on area studies, Contemporary Russia offers courses in Russian economics, politics, and culture; all content-based classes are taught in English by faculty of the State University: Higher School of Economics, one of Russia's most prestigious centers for the study of social sciences. Program participants receive ten hours per week of Russian language instruction geared toward their skill level. No prior knowledge of Russian is required -- we can accommodate students of ALL proficiency levels. Participants are registered for academic credit at Bryn Mawr College.

Other program features include room and board with Russian families; a full-time Resident Direct who oversees the program; weekly cultural excursions; Russian peer tutors; and pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.

Twelve finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. Finalists will each receive round-trip international airfare from Washington, D.C., to Moscow, Russia; housing with a Russian host family or in the Moscow International University dormitory, including two meals a day; tuition and fees at the Higher School of Economics; Russian visa; insurance; and academic credit from Bryn Mawr College. Participants are responsible for the $850 administrative fee; the cost of domestic transportation in the United States (to from Washington, D.C.); and for incidentals.

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be (1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently K-12 teachers of culture, history, or literature, or (2) U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduate students or rising juniors and seniors at the undergraduate level, and plan to pursue a career in teaching.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010. Applications are available at: http://www.americancouncils.org/program/1g/CRU/

For more information and an application, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.acrussiaabroad.org/

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Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages, IN

Deadline: March 22, 2010

Indiana University's 60th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages
June 18-August 13, 2010
Bloomington, Indiana

ALL participants pay IN-STATE TUITION. Foreign Language Area Studies Awards and Title VIII funding is available. The following languages are ACLS-funded and TUITION-FREE for graduate students specializing in any field related to these languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, Polish,
and Romanian.

All fellowship deadlines are March 22nd. Acceptance is on a space-available basis after that date.

The following languages will be offered:
Russian (1st through 6th years); Azerbaijani (1st & 2nd); Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian; Czech; Georgian (1st); Hungarian; Kazakh (1st & 2nd); Macedonian;
Mongolian; Pashto (1st and 2nd); Polish; Romanian; Tajik (1st through 3rd); Turkmen (1st & 2nd); Ukrainian (2nd); Uyghur (1st through 3rd); Uzbek (1st & 2nd).

For more information contact:
Director
Ballantine Hall 502
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-2608
swseel@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/.

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Romany Studies, Budapest

SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND THE ROMANY MINORITY IN EUROPE TODAY

LINKING POLICY AND RESEARCH TO WORK AGAINST POVERTY, DISCRIMINATION AND ETHNIC CONFLICT

funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme
June 21-July 19, 2010
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary,
Detailed course description: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/romany

Faculty:
Michael Stewart, Department of Anthropology, University College London/CEU, Nationalism Studies; Yaron Matras, University of Manchester, UK; Peter Vermeersch, Catholic University of Leuven, Institute for International and European Policy, Institute for International and European Policy, Leuven, Belgium; Violetta Zentai, Central European University, Department of Public Policy; Lilla Farkas, Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority's Advisory Board; Gabor Kezdi, Central European University, Department of Economics/Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Livia Jaroka, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; Judit Durst, University College London, UK

Target group:
This summer school encourages applications from academics (junior faculty, MA or PhD students, researchers) from the fields of anthropology, sociology, European studies, history, public policy, linguistics, political science, law and human rights, economics, human geography, urban studies, public administration and social policy as well as from practitioners, policy-makers, NPOs, and civil servants.

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: February 15, 2010
Online application (from end of November): http://www.sun.ceu.hu/03-application/howto_apply.php


Kornelia Vargha
CEU Summer University
Program Officer
Budapest, 1051
Nador u. 9.
Hungary
Tel. (36-1) 328-3699
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124
Email: varghak@ceu.hu

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second language teachers, MN

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. This internationally-known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

CARLA summer institute participants—more than 3,100 to date—have come from all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, as well as program administrators, curriculum specialists, and language teacher educators.

The institutes that will be offered during summer 2010 are:

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Character-Based Languages

Using Technology in Second Language Teaching

Focusing on Learner Language: 
Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers


Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner


Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching 


Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)


Improving Language Learning: 
Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction


Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom


Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom


Language and Culture in Sync: 
Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language


Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development 


For more information on these offerings, see: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2010/schedule.html

The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2010 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms will soon be available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes

Brochures are available now at the CARLA office. To request a copy you can email the CARLA office at: carla@umn.edu

The institutes have been developed and are offered with the support, in part, of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Center program. The summer institutes are co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts.

Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching Certificate

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota announces an exciting opportunity for teachers of foreign languages and English as a second/foreign language to showcase their professional development work through the CARLA summer institute program.

The new Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching Certificate provides teachers with tangible recognition of their successful completion of a set of CARLA summer institutes. The institutes may be taken in any sequence, and institutes taken for credit previously can be applied to the certificate.

More information about the certificate, admission criteria, and application materials can be found on the web at: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/students/Certificates/Advanced-SLT.html


Website: http://www.carla.umn.edu/

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January 14, 2010

Russian, WI

Summer intensive language program in Russian
Beloit College, Wisconsin

Since 1983 the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Beloit College has offered students a unique opportunity to achieve a year's worth of college-level language training in just eight weeks. Excellent faculty, small class sizes that allow for individual attention, and twenty-six hours of classroom instruction per week in a beautiful residential environment provide an immersive approach to learning that encourages students to focus exclusively on the target language and culture.

For graduate students who receive FLAS funding, the Center for Language Studies will provide an additional grant which will cover the remaining portion of tuition.

Detailed information on our programs can be found at www.summerlanguages.com http://www.summerlanguages.com.

Patricia Zody, Director
Center for Language Studies
Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
Tel: 608.363.2277
Fax: 608.363.7129
cls@beloit.edu

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Central European University, 06/07-07/30/2010

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Central European University's summer school
June 7-July 30, 2010
Budapest, Hungary

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school offers an international program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, faculty and professionals in the social sciences and humanities, drawing its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

In 2010 the summer school offers 17 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.

The general application deadline is February 15, 2010. More information about the courses and the application process are available at www.summer.ceu.hu

Eva Gedeon
Executive Director
SUN
Summer University Office
1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.
Hungary
Tel.: (36-1) 327-3069
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124
Email: gedeone@ceu.hu

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January 13, 2010

Warsaw

Collegium Civitas is now accepting applications from North American undergraduate and graduate students for the 2010 summer internships (June 1 – July 31). We partner with Warsaw-based organizations seeking ambitious, open-minded, and talented interns. Our unique program offers solid professional experience, optional summer school classes, and many cultural and social events. If you would like to spend summer 2010 in a dynamic and attractive city, and participate in an interesting and challenging internship, you’ve come to the right place. Explore the companies on our website, and drop us a line. If you do not see an institution matching your interests and abilities, we can help. A professional internship coordinated by Collegium Civitas will make next year’s summer a memorable experience. Internships are in English.

To ensure the quality of your experience, we work closely with your internship mentor at an organization of your choice. Our staff oversees your placement and progress. We match the expectations of both parties involved, and monitor the internship throughout its length. We invite you to peruse our website, and to read about other students’ experiences firsthand.

You do not have to speak Polish to be successful in Warsaw; all our partnering organizations speak English. While there are no requirements for our program’s participants to speak Polish, we teach it to all interested students to ensure they have greater access to Polish culture, and feel at home while in Warsaw. You can also gain extra academic credits while in the internship program. Collegium Civitas offers summer school courses in political science, history, sociology and cultural studies. In most cases, students in our internship program choose to enroll for academic credit, and we finalize the credits’ transfer.

Being a small, private university, Collegium is dedicated to the wellbeing and continuous support of its students. Join us for summer 2010, and become a member of our community. From the moment you express interest in our program ‘til your departure from Warsaw, we are here to provide support, counsel and company.

To learn more, you can visit our website http://www.civitas.edu.pl/internships and drop us an email with your questions at internships@collegium.edu.pl

We invite you as well to visit our US partner's web-site to learn more about the application process: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/

Collegium Civitas
International Internship Team

internships@collegium.edu.pl

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January 12, 2010

International Affairs and Multilateral Governance, 06/07-25/2010, Switzerland

Deadline: April 1, 2010

Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance 2010

Switzerland

The Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn and think about major current issues in world politics and the resulting challenges for multilateral governance. The programme makes participants experience the world of multilateralism through direct interaction with diplomats, negotiators and activists and through visits to some of the prominent international organizations located in Geneva.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Students at MA level or senior undergraduate level with an interest in international affairs
Young professionals keen to improve their knowledge on current major issues in multilateralism, governance and international affairs

DURATION
This is a 3-week course from June 7 to June 25, 2010. Participants may enroll for the whole programme or for one or two weeks only.

KEY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The summer programme explores key issues in international affairs with a substantive focus on the three following concentrations:
Global Public Goods: Health and Environment (week 1)
Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions (week 2)
Global Migration, Cooperation and Development (week 3)

Participation in at least two weeks of the programme may be accepted for credit at other universities (6-9 ECTS credits; or the U.S. equivalent credits). All participants receive a course certificate.

Tuition costs for attending the full 3 weeks is CHF 3800 (approximately US$ 3500 and EUR 2500). Participation on a weekly basis costs CHF 1500 (approximately US$ 1400 and EUR 1000) per week. Tuition costs do not include travel costs to Geneva, nor accommodation or other living expenses in Geneva.

Applications include:
application form
2 references

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
April 1, 2010

Bénédicte Gilbert
Summer Programme on International Affairs
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
CP 136, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland

Tel +41 22 908 59 60
Fax +41 22 908 57 10

Email: summeraffairs@graduateinstitute.ch

Visit the website at http://graduateinstitute.ch/summer

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January 06, 2010

Summer study: Critical Language Scholarships

Deadline: December 18, 2009

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2010.

Azerbaijani Russian
Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan, or others where the target languages are spoken.

Azerbaijani, or Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Full program details and number of scholarships available per language are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org

On-line application will be available November 9, 2009.

Deadline to Apply: The 2010 CLS Program deadline for all application materials will be December 18, 2009.

Prospective applicants may register to be notified when further information on the 2010 CLS Program is available, as well as to receive a reminder when the online application is available.

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers

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Jewish Program, Berlin

Deadline: February 15, 2010

SUMMER PROGRAM 2010 IN BERLIN - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

Students are enrolled in a daily three hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted 12 ECT credits.

LBSU will take place from July 9 to August 20, 2010. Tuition includes housing, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships covering transportation and tuition are available.

Application deadline is February 15, 2010.

Application online at: www.lbsu.de or e-mail to Anna Held at: held@lbsu.de

Leo Baeck Summer University
Executive Manager
Sophienstr.22 a
10178 Berlin
030 - 20 93 82 70

held@lbsu.de

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