American Councils Offering New Summer Study Program in Moscow, “Contemporary Russia,” Deadline: February 15

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to
announce an exciting opportunity for summer study in Moscow, Russia. 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 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.

Program dates: June 22, 2010 to July 28, 2010

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010. Applications are available at:

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

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