American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 -11 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies
Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.
Applications for the Fall 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011 programs must be
postmarked by April 1st, 2010. Visit www.acrussiaabroad.org for more
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
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. Applications are available
on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1