American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to remind all students of Russian that the application deadline for the 2012-13 Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg is January 20, 2012.
The 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 the grant support from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, many students also apply for Boren Awards and other academic grants to study on Russian Overseas Flagship Program.
For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036