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Literary Russia 2015 Summer Trip

Call for Applications: Literary Russia IRC summer class trip, July 13-23, 2015

The Initiative for Russian Culture's 2015 summer class trip to Russia will explore "Literary Russia" through nine short stories by nine great writers. Professor Anton Fedyashin will take ten students to visit the most significant cultural sites in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and beyond, which students will explore through the context of the short stories. Students will explore these texts through daily seminars after visiting museums, galleries, and places that appear in the short stories themselves. This will be a 3-credit course open to all graduate and undergraduate students within the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Selection will be based on academic merit and the quality of applicant responses. The course will culminate in a paper exploring one of the short stories in its historical context.

The trip is open to all students in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Applications will be judged based on the student's academic record (unofficial transcripts are fine) and two essays of no more than 250 words, answering the specific questions in the application information document.

There are three need-based Susan Carmel Lehrman fellowships to assist students in defraying the costs of the trip. See the application information document for details.

Essays with the required student information and transcripts are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015. Please send all the application materials requested to irc@american.edu and fedyashi@american.edu with the subject line LITERARY RUSSIA APPLICATION in capital letters. For details on the application requirements and format, see the application information document.

2015 AU Summer Stipends for Language Study in Russia

Call for Applications: AU IRC Russian Language Study Stipends, Summer 2015

The AU IRC encourages applications from AU undergraduate and graduate students for stipends to defray the cost of summer language study in Russia. These stipends will average approximately $3000 per student. Applicants wishing to enroll in intensive Russian language courses will receive priority consideration.

The AU IRC summer stipends are for use in Russia only.

These awards are open to American University students only. Applications will be judged based on the student's academic record (unofficial transcripts are fine) and an essay of no more than 250 words, as specified in the application information document.

Essays with the required student information and transcripts are due by 5 pm on Monday, March 16, 2015. Please send all the application materials requested to irc@american.edu, fedyashi@american.edu and elohr@american.edu with the subject line "2015 SUMMER STIPEND APPLICATION" in capital letters. For details on the application requirements and format, see the application information document.

AU Study Abroad Programs in Russia

Moscow State

American University offers several opportunities to study abroad in Russia. The American Councils program offers three programs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir. The Bard Smolny Program offers several options for study in St. Petersburg. For more information, please follow the links below and contact AU Abroad.

American Councils: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir

Russia: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program

Bard Smolny Program: St. Petersburg

Russia: Advanced Russian Language and Russian-language Academic Program

Higher School of Economics

Higher School of Economics in Russia

Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO)

Moscow State Institute for International Relations in Russia