The American Councils Contemporary Russia Program offers students and current American teachers of history, social studies, and language arts an opportunity to study abroad in Russia and to gain new knowledge and competency in Russian area studies and Russian language. Contemporary Russia is the first American Councils program designed to serve participants at all levels of Russian-language proficiency, including those with no prior training in the language.
Contemporary Russia provides twenty-two hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian economics, Russian politics, Russian culture, and Russian language. All content-based courses are taught in English by faculty of the State University: Higher School of Economics in Moscow, 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 (participants with no prior training in Russian will be provided elementary instruction, while those who have completed previous language courses will attend more advanced classes). Participants are registered for academic credit at Bryn Mawr College.
A full-time resident director oversees academic and cultural programs; assists participants in academic, administrative and personal matters; and coordinates activities with the host institution faculty. Participants live with Russian host families or in university dormitories. Other program features include weekly cultural excursions, peer tutors, and pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.
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.
June 22, 2010 to July 28, 2010
Twelve finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. All program expenses (less the $850 administrative fee and their domestic travel to and from Washington, D.C.) will be paid for these participants.
Deadline: February 15
Participants; Scholarships available
** For more detailed program information, please visit the American Councils Study Abroad Programs website: Go to www.acrussiaabroad.org.
The application for 2010 is now available for download.
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