Russian/American Educators' Exchange

The Russian/American Educators’ Exchange will send American teachers to rural Russian schools to meet their fellow teachers and to exchange curriculum materials based on folklore. Each American teacher will prepare a short lesson on some aspect of American folklore, to be presented to teachers in Russia. In addition, the American teachers will work under the guidance of an experienced Russian folklorist, the American teachers will record songs and stories, document traditional holiday customs, and photograph traditional handicrafts in the Russian host village. The American teachers will choose any aspect of the Russian folklore they have collected to incorporate into the curriculum of their home schools. All expenses are paid, including round-trip airfare between New York and Moscow. For details and application instructions, visit or email us at