Scholarship Funding Available for Summer Study in Russia and Eurasia – application deadline February 15

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    American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 study abroad offerings in Russia, Eurasia, the Baltics, and the Balkans. With two regional studies programs both lasting 5 weeks and an overseas internship program lasting 8 weeks, we welcome students of all academic backgrounds and language levels abroad on an AC program this summer.

    Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.

    Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on all three programs:

    Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia program

    Host: Moscow International University – Moscow, Russia

    Dates: June 19 – July 23, 2019 (5 weeks)

    Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No Russian language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

    Program Features:

    • 20 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local conflict, elections and opposition figures, economic policy and sanctions, and the role of mass media, all taught in English by expert host faculty
    • Russian language instruction offered daily at all ability levels
    • Cultural activities and regional excursions, including a weekend trip to St. Petersburg, led by a U.S. resident director
    • Housing in university dormitories
    • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation upon arrival
    • Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
    • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in political science and Russian studies from Bryn Mawr College

     

    Peace & Security in the South Caucasus program

    Host: Ilia State University – Tbilisi, Georgia

    Dates: June 26 — August 5, 2019 (5 weeks)

    Eligibility: open to students 18 and older. No foreign language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

    Program Features:

    • 22 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local history, national identities, religions, and geopolitical events, all taught in English by expert host faculty
    • Russian, Georgian, Azerbaijani, or Chechen language instruction offered daily at all ability levels
    • Cultural activities and regional excursions, including short trips to Armenia and Azerbaijan, led by in-country staff
    • Housing with host families, including two meals per day
    • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation upon arrival
    • Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
    • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in political science and sociology from Bryn Mawr College

     

    Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) internship program

    Dates: June 12 – August 11, 2019 (8 weeks)

    Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No foreign language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

    Program Features:

    • Full-time, English-language internships in democracy building, business, STEM, journalism, marketing, public health, ecology/environmental issues, social services, and more
    • Offered in 19 countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine
    • Experiential learning and cross-cultural coursework advances participants’ critical thinking and global understanding through reflection and feedback sessions
    • Housing with host families, including two meals per day
    • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation upon arrival

     

    Financial Aid

    American Councils is pleased to offer financial aid for all our programs, including Diversity Scholarships, Need-Based Scholarships, and program-specific scholarships. Please visit the financial aid website for more information about all the scholarships we offer.

     

    American Councils can also work with students to accept university funding towards the program cost.

     

    Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.  

     

    The deadline to apply for all three programs is February 15, 2019.

     

    Do you have questions about any of these programs? Contact us at outbound@americancouncils.org.

     

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