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2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program, ACTR/ACCELS, Application Deadline March 1

American Councils offers intensive language study programs in
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. For more information on these programs, visit

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

Eligibility Requirements:
Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and working professionals who have completed two years of college-level study in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language may apply to the Eurasian Regional Language Program. American Councils may request a telephone Oral Proficiency Interview to verify language level.

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American Exchange to Serbia 2011 Program, WorldChicago

Please find bellow a message from our friends at WorldChicago:

We are excited to announce an opportunity for Chicago-area adults and students to participate in the American Exchange to Serbia (AES) in March 2011 as part of the Serbia Youth Leadership Program (SYLP).  The AES in March 2011 will be comprised of 15 American students and 3 adults from various communities throughout the United States that hosted the SYLP participants throughout 2010 (WorldChicago administers this program in Chicago).  Two students will be selected from the Chicagoland area to participate.  This two-week exchange will begin in Belgrade, providing the group with an overview of Serbian culture and youth rights and involvement.  The SYLP alumni will be responsible for designing the local community programs in their towns, where the Americans will be hosted for five days before retuning to Belgrade for synthesis, reflection, and dialogue workshops about the program.

Timeline (Students):

  • Student Application Deadline (must be submitted to WorldChicago c/o Lexy Sobel): December 8, 2010
  • Student Application Interviews: Week of December 13, 2010
  • Student Finalists Notified: Week of January 3, 2011
  • Pre-Departure Info Sessions @ WorldChicago: February 14-18, 2011
  • Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC: March 18, 2011
  • American Exchange to Serbia: March 19-April 2, 2011

Timeline (Adults):

  • Adult Applications Sent to World Learning (must be submitted to World Learning): December 13, 2010
  • Adult Application Review and Interviews: January 3-13, 2011
  • Adult Finalists Accepted/Notified: January 14, 2011
  • Pre-Departure Info Sessions @ WorldChicago: February 14-18, 2011
  • Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC: March 18, 2011
  • American Exchange to Serbia: March 19-April 2, 2011


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Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia, a Collaboration with the IMARES Program; Deadline October 30

The following message comes to CEERES from the USSR-St.Petersburg (Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia) Program:
30 October 2010 – USSR deadline

(Please respond to Sergey Erofeev at

We are happy to announce that following the successful experience of RSSA (Russian Studies Semester Abroad) the European University at St. Petersburg will repeat this program from 1 February 2011.  It has been rebranded USSR (Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia) and will be delivered to advanced undergraduates.  As a BA study abroad module, USSR is finely tuned to the needs of undergrads.  At the same time, it also brings the benefits of collaborating with the famous IMARES program (

– Ideal for those who at the undergraduate level are seriously planning careers in relation to Russian and Eurasian affairs

-The program draws upon the resources of IMARES, the internationally renowned Master’s program in Russian and Eurasian Studies (

-Professional academic training plus diverse personal experience of Russian society

-Courses include on-site classes in cultural and historical venues of Saint Petersburg, an international cultural hub

Workload and Credits:

-Semester of 13 weeks, from 12 to 24 class hours per week

-The choice of 3 to 5 courses corresponding to 18 to 30 ECTS credits (9 to 15 US credits).

-Each subject course carries 6 ECTS credits (3 US credits) and is taught for 4 academic hours per week plus homework.

-Delivered through lectures and seminar sessions for which home reading is assigned, each course involves submitting one or two essays.

-Russian language is taught for 8 hours per week in groups corresponding to proficiency level. The course carries 12 ECTS credits (6 US credits).

USSR Courses
-History of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
-Russian Art from Icon to the Avant-garde
-Russian Society, Media and Culture
-Post-Soviet Political and Economic Transition
-Russian language


EUSP provides visa and registration support. It also helps to house international students in Russian families or to rent separate apartments. Students use the library, computer facilities and other university services. More information on EUSP student life:

The applicants to USSR (St. Petersburg) are expected to excel in their BA study at their home institution in one or more disciplines from a wide range of humanities, area/cultural studies or social sciences: from linguistics to history, from art history to journalism and from philosophy to sociology. There is no Russian language prerequisite as the main curriculum is
taught in English.


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Head of Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Deadline October 11

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Dr. Denise Baker. Please send additional inquiries to

Professor and Head
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the newly-established Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, effective August 1, 2011. The new department will formally come into existence on July 1, 2011, and will combine the faculty and programs of the existing Department of Romance Languages and the Department of German and Russian. The Head is expected to provide administrative and intellectual leadership for the department, to support the faculty in their work as scholars and teachers, and to work with the faculty to create a vision for this new department. Applications are invited from individuals whose scholarship encompasses any of the areas currently represented within the two existing departments, or whose experience could enrich the opportunities that will become available. Strong leadership and communication skills, including native or near-native command of English and the language related to the candidate’s primary research and teaching, and a record of scholarship appropriate to an appointment at the rank of Professor are required. Previous administrative experience is highly desirable.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be one of 19 departments in the College of Arts & Sciences (, with approximately 120  undergraduate majors in Spanish, French, and German, and 15 Master’s students in Spanish and French. In addition, it will offer courses in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, with the intention of adding others in the future. The department will have 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 22 full-time lecturers.

UNC Greensboro, one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity. Enrollment is approximately 18,400 students, including 3,800 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, a description of their scholarship, a description of their approach to the responsibilities of a Department Head, and contact information for four references. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and should be sent to DNBAKER@UNCG.EDU. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Denise N. Baker, either by e-mail or by telephone (336-334-5547). Inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially on request.

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School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) Research Grants, Deadline September 17

Upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), graduate and postgraduate students in any field of study may apply for an SRAS Research Grant. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.2 or above and must be enrolled in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. The applicant must also apply for an SRAS educational program ( to be eligible.

Application deadline: September 17. For more information, please visit

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

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SRAS Charles Braver Central Asian Language Exploration Grant, Deadline October 1

Students who apply for a School of Russian and Asian Studies language program ( and who have completed two semesters of Russian, Chinese, or the study of any Central Asian language may apply for The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. Application deadline: October 1. For more information, please visit

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

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Georgian Intensive Language Workshop (Beginning Level) in Borjomi, Georgia, June 14-24

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Started by Brita Ericson, Information and Outreach Officer at American Councils for International Education

A 10-Day Immersion Georgian Language Course in Borjomi, Georgia

Program dates: June 14-24, 2010 (with arrival in Borjomi on June 13, and departure following classes on the afternoon of June 24)

Program features include:
• 5 hours of intensive instruction per day (3 hours per day of grammar and 2 hours per day of vocabulary and conversation – 50 hours total)
• Housing with a local host family and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
• Logistical support from American Councils office and local coordinator in Borjomi
• Round-trip transportation from Tbilisi to Borjomi
• Excursion on the intervening Sunday, June 20
• Certificate of Program Completion from American Councils



Applicants will be required to complete a bio-data form and to confirm participation by making a deposit of $100 by credit card or wire transfer to the American Councils office in Washington, DC by the application deadline date. Final payment should be made by the same mechanisms by the program start date.

For more information and an application, please contact:
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Chavchavadze Ave. 27/29, Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Telephone: (995-32) 292106
Email: <>
Website: <>
By Brita Ericson, Information and Outreach Officer at American Councils for International Education

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Fully-funded Summer School for Georgian Studies at the Georgian Academy of Sciences in Tbilisi, July 1 to August 15

Event Description:

We intend to have a summer school for Georgian studies at Arnold Chikobava Institute of linguistics (Georgian Academy of Sciences) in Tbilisi. We’ll teach interested applicants the Georgian Language and culture for free from the 1st of July till the august 15th 2010. The program will include the excursions all over Georgia and other type of activities as well. Actually this is a very good possibility for students to learn more about other countries.

Georgian side covers all expenses except foreign traveling (plane). Accommodation, teaching, excursions, food and local traveling will be covered by our grant program.

We need the names of interested applicants as soon as possible. The number of applicants is limited.

Anyone can apply for this scholarship. There are no age or gender limitations.

Please send us personal information:

Your name and surname –

Passport number –

Citizenship –

Place and time of birth –

Contact info

Address –

Telephone –

Email – .

Professor Tamar Makharoblidze

Tel.(99532) 778090
+ 995 99317776

Time: July 1, 2010 at 9am to August 15, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Georgia
Organized By: Arnold Chikobava Institute of linguistics, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Tamar Makharoblidze <>

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Arizona State University Critical Language Institute: Tuition-free Summer Programs, Deadline: May 15

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is pleased to
announce scholarships for its summer intensive courses and study-abroad
programs in MACEDONIAN, POLISH, ALBANIAN, ARMENIAN. Additional funding
is available for students at the intermediate level and above.

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting
applications on a rolling-admissions basis for the following programs:

Albanian (100, 200, and Advanced Mastery levels)
Armenian (100 & 200 levels)
Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian (100 & 200 levels)
Modern Hebrew (100 level)
Macedonian (100 & 200 levels)
Persian (200 level)
Polish (100 level)
Uzbek (100, 200, & 300 levels)
Yiddish (100 level)

Tirana — Albanian
Yerevan — Armenian
Sarajevo — Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Ohrid — Macedonian

TUITION FREE: For all participants

FULL & PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for Albanian, Armenian,

DEADLINE: Rolling admissions until May 15.




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Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (ACTR/ACCELS) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg; Deadline: April 1

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 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:

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

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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