2011 Summer Programs in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies
The following is a list of summer programs based on information provided by sponsoring institutions.
Please note that this listing does not imply endorsement or evaluation by ASEEES, and all programs should be carefully scrutinized by potential participants. Please check back often -- the list will grow as new submissions come in. Listings in gray italics have passed the application or other key deadline; see also last year's listings, which may be useful.
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The Association's Language Training Committee advises students interested in language study programs abroad to consider the following:
- Amount of instruction; class hours per day, per week, total hours of instruction
- Class size; number of students in the program
- Subjects offered; electives
- Language of instruction; language policy outside of class
- Materials used; textbooks or instructor-generated
- Input from American faculty in curriculum design
- Instructional staff qualifications and home institutions
- COST AND PROVISIONS
- Does cost include airfare, meals, lodging, medical insurance and care, cultural events, side trips, other travel offered as part of program?
- Is housing provided? Distance from instructional site?
- Arrangements for medical care
- Provisions made for dining and/or cooking, or stipend money for meals if meals not included
- Financial aid
- ACADEMIC PROGRAM
- Criteria for selection of students
- Pre-program orientation sessions; availability of orientation materials
- Language ability placement criteria
- Testing: pre- or post-program; in the U.S. or abroad; oral or written
- Credit or non-credit courses
- Opportunities for independent research
- Director, advisor, or other program official in residence
- Length of time program has been in existence
- Program evaluation procedures
- CULTURAL EXPOSURE
- Excursions, side trips, cultural events; obligatory or voluntary
- Housing: with local families or foreign students
- Cultural and other attractions
Other Listings of Programs
The Committee on College and Pre-College Russian makes available an annual listing of summer programs in Russian and other Slavic and east European languages, with information about course offerings at 16 colleges and universities across the country.
2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program, American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study at our growing language center in Dushanbe.
Applications for the Summer 2011 program are due March 1st, 2011. See http://www.aceurasiaabroad.org/ for more information.
The Eurasian Regional Language Program in Tajikistan provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive instruction in Persian. Participants may enroll in semester,academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study.
Program features include:
- Core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics,vocabulary development, and conversational skills;
- Area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students;
- Classes conducted in small groups;
- Native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students;
- Homestays with local families;
- Undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College;
- Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.;
- and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices.
Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in Persian, Russian or a related language are eligible to apply to the program.
Substantial fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also received fellowship support from the National Security Education Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).
American Councils also offers intensive language study programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. For more information on these programs, visit aceurasiaabroad.org.
If you have questions, please contact:Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Arizona State Critical Languages Institute Announces Graduate Fellowships for 2011
With funding from the Department of State's Title VIII program, Arizona State University will be offering full tuition waivers and fellowships to graduate students participating in its 2011 Critical Languages Institute programs in Arizona and abroad.
CLI offers summer instruction in 11 less-commonly taught languages in hybrid courses combining 8 weeks of study in the U.S. with 3 weeks of study abroad. Selected courses are offered in 8-week sessions abroad. See http://cli.asu.edu for details.
ASU is accepting Title VIII fellowship applications for domestic and overseas study in Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, Tajik, Tatar, Uzbek, and the upper levels of Farsi and Russian.
Central European University
In 2011 the summer school offers 19 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.
Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school offers an international program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, faculty and professionals in the social sciences and humanities, drawing its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries. In June and July of 2011 the summer school offers 19 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic one-, two- or three-week long courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts.
The general application deadline is February 15, 2011. Course-specific information about different deadlines, fees, etc. can be found at www.summer.ceu.hu; more information about the application process is available at www.summer.ceu.hu/apply and the relevant course web sites.
A Summer Institute Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities, Columbia University, New York, NY—June 13 – July 1, 2011 (3 weeks)
Building upon a successful NEH Institute of 2009 which dealt with Russian-American cultural contacts, the 2011 institute examines the evolution of America's "academic" engagement with Eurasia (defined here as including Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia/the Soviet Union, Central Asia, and the Caucasus) from the 19th century down to the present. The historic personalities, institutions, organizations, and research resources that collectively constituted the foundation of Eurasian studies in America will be considered within the broad framework of the geopolitical relations of America and Eurasia over more than 150 years.
The Institute's Principal Investigator Timothy Frye, and Co-Directors Edward Kasinec and Robert Davis hope also to suggest a more broadly applicable paradigm of area studies development in the United States (for Middle Eastern, East Asian, African, Latin American studies, etc.), suggesting avenues of comparative research.
Twenty-five undergraduate faculty, research librarians, curators, and museum educators will participate in sessions led by distinguished educators and professionals. This year, up to three graduate students may be selected to participate as well. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to work with the unparalleled material and academic resources of Columbia University and the city of New York.
Application postmark deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
The Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
The Nevsky Institute is pleased to announce two summer courses of Russian language:
- July Summer School is designed for participants with Pre-Intermediate level of Russian. Program provides 48 hours and lasts for one month, starting on July 4th and finishing on July 31st.
- August Summer Course is an intensive one and designed for participants with Upper-Intermediate and Advanced levels of Russian. Program provides 60 academic hours and lasts for two weeks, starting on August 1st (or August 15th) and finishing on August 14th (or August 28th) 2011.
Application deadline for both programs is May 30, 2011.
Participants from all the countries are welcome.
More details and application form are available upon request.
For any information, please contact Natalia Osmak.
Summer School in Russian Studies: Language, History, Culture, and Politics, The European U. at St Petersburg — July 2–29, 2011
During four weeks of July students from various countries study Russian language, history, culture, and politics. The Summer School offered by EUSP combines the richness of cultural experience of Saint-Petersburg with professional training in Russian studies. The history of the Russian Empire, the Russian Revolution, and contemporary politics are intimately connected to the city's magnificent architecture and museums. White nights and vibrant metropolitan culture make up a valuable addition to the academic program.
The Summer School is tuned to the needs of mature undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in Russia. Our goal is to improve their skills in Russian and to advance their understanding of the country's history, culture, domestic and foreign policy. The program includes intensive Russian as well as classes by the leading EUSP professors taught in English, plus site visits to historical suburbs and to Novgorod, the birthplace of the Russian medieval state. Special connections of EUSP with the Hermitage and the Russian Museum provide opportunities beyond the average tourist experience.
For further details, see the EUSP Summer Schools website.
Deadline for applications: 10 May 2011.
Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, The Ohio State U., Columbus, Ohio — June 27 - July 22, 2011
The deadline to apply to the sixth biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, to be held at the Hilandar Research Library at The Ohio State University June 27 to July 22, 2011, has been extended to March 31. We invite graduate students from any university who have successfully completed an introductory course in Old Church Slavonic or other premodern Slavic language to apply for this unique opportunity, which will help them to develop the skills to work with original medieval Cyrillic documents and manuscripts. Scholarships will be made available to qualified applicants.
For an application form, write to email@example.com. For further information, contact Dr. Daniel E. Collins; Dr. Predrag Matejic, the curator of the Hilandar Research Library; or Helene Senecal of the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies.
Information about the Hilandar Research Library and Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies may be found at http://cmrs.osu.edu/rcmss/.
Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars, The Ohio State U., Columbus, Ohio — July 10 - 15 and July 17 - 22
This summer, The Ohio State University is offering two sessions of the Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars (SLIYS, pronounced "slice"), a week-long summer event designed for high school students interested in the study of language. The sessions will be held on OSU's main campus from July 10 - 15 and July 17 - 22. The cost is $695.00, which covers instruction, materials, housing and meals for the week. (Need-based scholarships are available.) The application deadline is April 30, 2011, though enrollment is limited so interested participants are encouraged to apply early. For more information, visit the SLIYS website or contact SLIYS Program Director Dr. Julia McGory.
LINGUISTICS INSTITUTE FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS, The Ohio State U., Columbus, Ohio — June 20-24, 2011
LILT is a weeklong summer program designed specifically for language teachers. The goal is to provide language teachers with greater linguistic awareness and understanding, with the ability to think critically about language, and with a deeper appreciation for all aspects of language and language study. The program is not a general introduction to language, nor is it an introduction to linguistics, nor is it about second language pedagogy. Rather, the philosophy behind the program is that language teachers and learners can be well served by knowledge that offers them insight into the structure and use of their own language, so that they will be able to see more clearly how the language that they are teaching or learning differs from it and be able to profit from this understanding. In short, the objective is to provide the teacher/learner with what s/he needs to know about language in general in order to study a particular language more effectively.
- Course credit: 3 Ohio State University continuing education credits (CEUs)
- Course times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th
- Tuition: $395.00, includes cost of five days of lectures, all workshop materials, 3 Ohio State Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and participation certificate.
- Application deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2010
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Webpage: http://linguistics.osu.edu/newsEvents/lilt/yr2011/default
Summer 2011 programs at Portland State University
Intensive Language Courses, June 20–August 21, 2011
- RUS 101, 102, 103: Intensive First-Year Russian (4, 4, 4)
- A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on beginning reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.
- RUS 210, 202, 203: Intensive Second-Year Russian (4, 4, 4)
- A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on intermediate reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.
- RUS 301, 302, 303: Intensive Third-Year Russian (4, 4, 4)
- A proficiency-oriented course that focuses on advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as cultural skills.
International Visiting Professor Program, June 20--August 14, 2011
Visiting Professor Natalya Gronskaya, Vice Director of Research and International Activities at the Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, will offer two classes on contemporary Russian culture: "Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation" and "Images of the Soviet Union in Russian Cinema." Conducted in Russian, these courses are recommended for advanced students (three years and beyond) and for native speakers of Russian.
- RUS 421 Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation (4)
- A content-based language class focusing on contemporary Russian foreign policy, especially in regard to the United States. Conducted in Russian, this class is recommended for advanced students (three years and beyond) and for native speakers of Russian.
- RUS 421: Images of the Soviet Union in Contemporary Russian Cinema (4)
- A content-based language class focusing depictions of the former Soviet Union in Russian cinema. Conducted in Russian, this class is recommended for advanced students (three years and beyond) and for native speakers of Russian.
Students who have completed at least two years of Russian are encouraged to live with fellow students and with visiting faculty in the Russian Immersion Living/Learning Community in Stephen Epler Hall. See http://www.pdx.edu/housing/russian-immersion for details.
For more information, visit http://www.pdx.edu/russian-flagship/flagship-courses#Summer%202010 or contact the Department of World Languages & Literatures: Office: NH 491; Phone: 503.725.3522; Fax: 503.725.5276
Universiteit Leiden English-language Summer Programs
The Sixth Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics will be held from 18 July - 29 July 2011 at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. In 2011, the Summer School will consist of six programmes, each with its own courses: Germanic, Indo-European, Iranian, Indological, Russian, and Semitic. All courses are taught in English…. The courses of the Russian Programme are given in Russian.
For more information about the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, please e-mail the department.
Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum 2011: International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture, University of Prešov, Prešov, Slovakia—June 12-July 3, 2011
Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, announces its second annual three-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture to be held from June 12-July 3, 2011 (applicants from North America may begin arriving from Saturday, June 11, 2011). The program is hosted by the university's Institute of Rusyn Language and Culture. Prešov University is the only university in the Slovak Republic offering a full-time accredited academic program in Rusyn language and literature.
The Studium summer school is intended for those interested in studying the Rusyn language and the history of the Carpatho-Rusyns, including high school (18 and over) and college students, as well as Slavists and any who wish to broaden their knowledge of East Slavic language, history, and culture. Participants can expect to acquire a familiarity with or strengthen their competency in the Rusyn language, as well as gain a deep understanding of Carpatho-Rusyn history and culture.
Applications will be accepted online until February 1, 2011, and should be sent by email(preferred), or by post toPrešovská univerzita,
Ústav rusínskeho jazyka a kultúry,
Nám. legionárov 3,
080 01 Prešov,
For more information, please visit http://www.c-rs.org/National/10StudiumCR.html or contact:
- Within Europe, contact Mgr. Timea Verešová, Ph.D. (also English-speaking) at email@example.com, tel.: +421 (51) 7720 392, +421 915 412 917.
- Within North America, contact Dr. Patricia Krafcik, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn-in-Prague, Czech Republic
Explore Central Europe this summer and gain insight into the unique history and contemporary perspectives of the region.
All courses in this 6-week intensive program offer University of Pennsylvania credits, and the non-language courses are taught in English. The program includes group excursions to cultural sites. Students live in program-arranged housing in Prague.
Early Decision deadline: January 25, 2011; The program will continue to accept applications after January 25 on a rolling basis until it is filled.
For details about the program, courses, or location including academic advising, travel dates, housing and orientation, visit the Penn-in-Prague website or contact:Peter Steiner (profile)
Professor, Slavic Languages and Literature
University of Pennsylvania
For assistance with application, financial questions, pre-departure, or other general information, contact:Penn Summer Abroad
College of Liberal & Professional Studies (LPS)
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335
University of California, Berkeley
Take Intensive Elementary Russian at Berkeley this summer!
No previous language knowledge required!
30 weeks of Russian in 10 weeks (June 6–August 12, 2011)!
Open to all -- not just UC Berkeley students!
The enrollment deadline is approaching, so sign up now!
Slavic 10 is a 10-week intensive program in elementary Russian equivalent to the one-year Slavic 1 and 2 sequence at Berkeley. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of Russian grammar and a useful vocabulary. The program emphasizes the fundamental tools necessary for both written and oral communication at the beginning level. Small class sections meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and are taught by award-winning, experienced Russian language instructors. In order to maximize language acquisition, the course proceeds at a rigorous pace and is conducted, starting in the second week, entirely in Russian. The course also includes a significant cultural program, intended to supplement the language learning with a broader cultural literacy.
In addition to classwork, you will enjoy:*
- a weekly film series (Soviet comedies, cartoons, art house films, contemporary Russian cinema);
- Friday 'tea' (chaepitie) with special native speaker guests, games, discussions. Learn about Russian slang, youth culture and music;
- Field trips: a guided Russian Orthodox Church tour, Russian bookstores, cafes and restaurants;
- Picnic potluck: sample Russian cuisine, learn Russian party etiquette and maybe the balalaika!
- Chekhov's Cherry Orchard: a simulcast production by the British National Theatre (funding pending)
Testimonials from previous summer students:
- "Lots of ENERGY and a real passion for the language and its subtleties. Great insights into Russian culture and mindset. Very inspirational."
- "…fantastically unique instructors, who put all their energy into making the course material both fun and accessible to all levels of students. All classes were taught with a dynamic, engaging spark…"; "Obvious enthusiasm for the Russian language and Russian culture"; "Very encouraging and able to help students develop ideas further…notice those who are struggling and very willing to help."
With questions for the Berkeley Slavic Department, please contact: email@example.com
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Announces Two Summer Courses in Russian Language for High School Students:
- Russian 4 (341035110), "Russian for Russian Speakers" (5 units).
A class for high school students who have grown up exposed to Russian at home and want to learn to read and write or improve their literacy and speaking abilities.
6 Weeks: June 20 through July 29, TWR 9 AM-12:30 PM + after lunch tutorials.
For more information and to watch the video made by last year's class, visit our Russian for Russian Speakers page.
- Russian for Foreign Language Learners in High School
For high school learners with no previous exposure to Russian.
5 weeks: June 28 - July 28, TWR 9 AM-12:30 PM + after lunch tutorials.
For more information, visit our Russian for Foreign Language Learners page.
National Heritage Language Resource Center, 2011 Heritage Language Teacher Workshop — July 17-22, 2011
Do you have students in your K-16 language classroom or community school who are home speakers of the language you are teaching, i.e. heritage learners? Consider applying for a one-week workshop in July that targets this population. You'll have a chance to collaborate with teachers from Los Angeles and across the country as you learn to design your own curriculum for classes with heritage students as well as those with both heritage and second language learners. The workshop will also address topics such as selecting appropriate materials and assessment tools for heritage learners. Workshop faculty are experts in both heritage language teaching and bridging the gap between theory and practice, making for a dynamic learning environment.
The workshop's goals are to:
- Understand the differences and similarities between L2 and HL teaching, including assessment
- Set goals for HL instruction that differ from objectives for L2 programs
- Design a curriculum that takes students' initial proficiencies into account.
- Incorporate knowledge of the community including use of demographic tools in curricular design and materials development.
- Incorporate National Foreign Language Standards and California Standards for World Languages into teaching.
There is no charge for this workshop. A limited number of stipends will be available to cover travel & accommodations for out-of-state participants. Please visit the NHLRC website for more information and to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
First-year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is being offered in an intensive course in the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (June 13-August 6). Tuition at in-state level for all enrollees. For further information, see: http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu/
University of Pittsburgh
The 2011 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:
- Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):
- Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 29;
- Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program, June 6-August 12.
- Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 15:
- Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian;
- Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slovak;
- Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.
- Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:
- Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Montenegro 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;
- 4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Poland, and Slovakia;
- Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 6 Week Program in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb (for advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S).
Tuition for the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.
All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff who are chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt's SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.
All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships. Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above.
Further information and applications are available at www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli/. Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 18, 2011.
For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906.
University of Washington, Intensive Summer Language Programs
- Dates: June 20 - August 19
- Times: 8:30-9:30 am, 9:40-10:40 am, 10:50-11:50 am, and 1:10-2:10 pm, Daily
- Credits: 15
This course is a thorough introduction to the Russian language for students with no previous knowledge of Russian. A strong emphasis is placed on developing oral skills by practicing vocabulary and grammar in patterns that imitate natural conversational exchanges. Classroom instructions are mostly conducted in Russian. In addition, students will learn about Russian culture, history, traditions, and daily life routines. This intensive course will cover the entire curriculum of First-Year Russian in just nine weeks.
The program (we will also be offering intensive 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th- year Russian) includes extracurricular activities such as films, language tables for conversation practice, singing, poetry-reading and drama performances, and lectures on Slavic cultures. A number of recreational activities are usually organized, depending on the interests of the student group, ranging from hikes and bicycle rides to museum visits, concert outings, and even the culinary arts!
APPLYING AND REGISTERING
Call (800) 543-2320 or go online to http://www.summer.washington.edu/summer/home.asp. Applications by mail are accepted through June 1, later applications are accepted in person only. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are necessary. Telephone registration begins late April. Application materials should be sent to:Admissions Office
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5840
For further information, contact:Shosh Westen
University of Washington, Box 353580
Seattle, WA 98195-3580
Tel: (206) 543-6848 / Fax: (206) 543-6009
The Intensive Summer Language Program at the University of Washington offers a nine-week course in Beginning Ukrainian from June 20—August 19, 2011. It is open to non-UW students registering through the UW Summer Quarter.
- Credits: 15
- Tuition / Fees: $8,402 (non-res undergraduates); $8,222 (non-res graduate)
- Classes: Daily 1:10–4:30 PM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011 annual Summer Study program in Poland
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces its 2011 annual Summer Study program in Poland at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The five-week Polish language course (July 2-August 8) includes 100 hours of instruction at beginning, intermediate or advanced lavers, plus lectures of Polish culture and sightseeing. Cost estimate: $2,686, including tuition, room, and board, and 5 UWM credits, plus round air trip transportation Chicago-Warsaw-Chicago. The program is open to students and the general public.
Also being offered are two, three, and four-week courses as well as two, three, four, and five-week intensive and highly intensive courses of Polish language in July and August.
For information and application materials contactProfessor Michael J. Mikoś
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-4151 or 4948, fax (414) 229-2741
Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI), University of Wisconsin-Madison—June 13 - August 5
The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will once again host the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) in the summer of 2011 (June 13-August 5). First- and second-year Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses will be offered, as well as lectures (in English) on Baltic history and culture and a rich program of cultural events related to the Baltic lands.
For further information about BALSSI 2011, please contact Nancy Heingartner, BALSSI program coordinator, +1-608-262-3379.
Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI), University of Wisconsin-Madison—June 13 - August 5
The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the inaugural session of the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute in the summer of 2011 (June 13-August 5).
The CESSI summer 2011 program will focus on the languages of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (PRC). These languages serve as gateways to the ancient Islamic civilizations of the Silk Road. CESSI 2011 will also feature lectures (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia.
CESSI is a joint initiative of 22 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 12 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).
The priority deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is March 15, 2011.
The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2011.