Russian Overseas Flagship Program, American Councils, Deadline: January 15

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to
remind all students of Russian that the application deadline for 2010-11
Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg is January 15, 2010.

Russian Overseas Flagship Program, an essential component of The Language
Flagship, prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the
highest levels of functional proficiency.  The Program offers about twenty
hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well as content
courses for credit or audit in any major at St. Petersburg State University
alongside Russian students.  The Program features focused instruction in small
groups (5-6 students), classrooms equipped with SMART Boards, and a
comprehensive textbook specially designed for Flagship students by American
and Russian second language acquisition specialists.  Each student is assisted
by a peer tutor.  Two administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical
support to students.  All participants receive academic credit through Bryn
Mawr College.

Russian Overseas Flagship enhances its curriculum through a careful
combination of classroom instruction with language immersion outside of the
academic program.  The Program includes bi-weekly guided excursions in and
around St. Petersburg, and discussion clubs.  All students complete at least
one semester-long internship (one day per week) with local government and
business organizations, charity foundations, NGOs, and cultural institutions.
Finally, all students live with Russian host families where they can become
fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to provide partial financial aid to qualified
participants, thanks to significant grant support from The Language Flagship,
the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department
of State (Title VIII). In addition, many students also apply Boren Awards and
other academic grants to study on Russian Overseas Flagship Program.

For more information and application form, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
flagship@americancouncils.org
http://flagship.americancouncils.org/russian/home

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