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Georgian Intensive Language Workshop, American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), Application Deadline May 23

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS presents theGeorgian Intensive Language Workshop, a ten-day Georgian language immersion program in Bazaleti, Georgia.


PROGRAM DATES:

Beginning Level Workshop: June 13-22, 2011

Intermediate/Advanced Level Workshop: July 20-29, 2011

PROGRAM FEATURES:

*5 hours of intensive instruction per day (3 hours per day of grammar and 2hours per day of vocabulary and conversation – 50 hours total)

*Evening activities and films

*Accommodation and 3-meals per day in the Bazaleti Training Center

*Certificate of Program Completion from American Councils

PROGRAM FEE: $760

USDAPPLICATION DEADLINE: May 23, 2011
Applicants will be required to complete a bio-data form and to confirmparticipation by making a deposit of $100 by credit card or wire transfer tothe American Councils office in Washington, DC by the application deadlinedate. Final payment should be made by the same mechanisms by the programstart date.

For more information and an application, please contact:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCEL
S Chavchavadze Ave. 27/29, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Telephone: (995-32) 292106
Email: Irma@amcouncils.ge
Website: www.americancouncils.ge

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Program Officer for the Higher Education Program Office, American Councils

Program Officer, Higher Education Outbound Programs

Location

Washington, DC

Description

Based in Washington, DC, the Program Officer for the Higher Education Program office administers research grant programs for U.S. scholars and students in Eurasia and Southeast Europe. Responsibilities focus on the administration and promotion of programs funded by the U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as self-funded programs. However, he/she may be called on to work on all outbound programs, as needed. The position requires close attention to detail, strategic thinking, the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently, and a readiness to communicate with diverse groups of people. The Program Officer works closely with the Program Manager on the administration of the research scholars’ program, including promotional efforts, coordination of selection committees, and compiling of reports to funding agencies. While knowledge of marketing strategies and budgets will be an important plus for any candidate, an extensive understanding of U.S. academic culture and study abroad in Eurasia and/or Southeast Europe is also important. Some travel is required.

To Apply for this Position

Responsibilities

• Processes and maintains program applications;
• Recruits outside readers and selection committee members for Selection Committees;
• Distributes applications to outside readers and selection committee members;
• Arranges travel and logistics for selection committee members;
• Oversees and directs visa process for program participants;
• Updates and edits applications, research handbooks, selection materials, and program evaluations;
• Maintains database of participants, research projects, and outside readers;
• Writes and prepares reports for funding agencies;
• Assists in writing and preparing grant proposals for funding agencies and acts as liaison with Development department;
• Organizes Policy Briefs at Department of State for Title VIII;
• Assists in carrying out promotional strategy;
• Responds to participant requests and inquiries;
• Prepares and distributes program materials.

Qualifications

• BA required; MA strongly preferred;
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
• Proficiency in Russian and/or other Eurasian language strongly preferred;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;
• Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
• Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment;
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Extended overseas experience, and
• Strong computer skills.

 

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ACTR/ACCELS 2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program, Deadline October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from ACTR/ACCELS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ACTR/ACCELS 2011 Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Deadline October 1

Please find an application announcement from American Councils for International Education below:

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

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

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

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

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

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. American Councils also offers specialized programs for Heritage Speakers and those interested in
studying Business Russian. More information and  applications are available on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.

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

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

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ACTR/ACCELS Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training, Deadline October 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia,
Southeast Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for these awards.

The application deadline for Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Academic Year 2011-2012, and Spring 2012 programs is OCTOBER 1, 2010.

Programs must begin between February 1st, 2011 and June 30, 2012; and must be completed by September 30, 2012.

Fellowships will be offered in three categories:

*Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three- to nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipend, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides full support for research and up to ten academic hours per week of advanced language instruction for three-to-nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the
South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipend, tuition, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open
to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*Title VIII Southeast European Language Training Program: Provides fellowships for graduate students, faculty, and scholars to study language for a semester, academic year or summer in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Open to students at the MA and Ph.D. level, as well as post-doctoral scholars and faculty, who have at least elementary language skills.

For a full list of countries eligible for each fellowship, please see our website: http://www.americancouncils.org/research.php.

Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).
All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.

Applications are available for download at www.americancouncils.org/research or by contacting the American Councils Outbound Office. Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date.

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

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Host High-School Students from Eastern Europe and Eurasia (American Councils)

American Councils for International Education is looking for individuals and families interested in hosting high school exchange students from Eastern Europe and Eurasia for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year. High school students arrive to the United States on a highly selective scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

While in the U.S., students live with an American host family for one academic year. The program focuses on volunteer community service and cultural exchange and encourages students to become involved in activities that develop their leadership skills and sense of civic responsibility. A number of these students are on honor roll while studying here and stand out in their academics and involvement in extracurricular next to their American peers.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine

These State Department scholarship recipients have undergone a competitive process to earn the right to represent their country. About 1 of 50 students who apply receive a scholarship to come. Each student speaks English, has full medical insurance, receives a monthly stipend, funds for school-related expenses and enrichment activities and is supported by a local coordinator in their community.

American Councils is looking for families willing to host who are able to provide students with a safe, nurturing and English-speaking environment, a place to sleep (sharing a room is okay), meals and snacks as you would normally provide a member of your family and a quiet place to study. All types of families are welcomed including those with teenagers or younger children in the home, retirees, “empty nesters”, young couples and single parent families.

Host families have expressed how rewarding it has been for their children, extended family and communities to learn about another part of the world, particularly countries that we don’t know much about like the former Soviet Union, Serbia and Montenegro, and Afghanistan.

For more information, to share information with others, or to view student profiles, please visit http://apps.americancouncils.org/acinbound or contact American Councils’ placement office at 202-833-7522 or inbound@americancouncils.org.

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American Councils Participant Recruiter Position, Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, East Europe

Participant Recruiters

Location

Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, East Europe

Description

The four-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment including: publicizing competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping. The position requires extensive travel throughout the country or region assigned. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating the testing process. The position reports to the country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative office. The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning mid-August and ending in December 2010.

Responsibilities

 Attend initial training conference in Kyiv, Ukraine;
 Coordinate recruitment activities to ensure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
 Secure publicity and advertising;
 Organize and arrange the testing location;
 Conduct testing;
 Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
 Conduct interviews with semi-finalist candidates;
 Complete all document and material processing;
 Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.

Qualifications

 Program administration experience;
 Fluent in regional language;
 Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
 Experience with multitasking in a time intensive environment;
 Experience in reporting and budget management;
 BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian and/or other area language, Russian and/or other area studies, education, etc.) required.

Site: http://www.americancouncils.org/empDetail.php?emp_id=MTg5

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