Academic Opportunities (study abroad, internships, etc)

University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute -- Summer 2019

Accepting applications for SLI summer intensive language programs!


The Summer Language Institute ( ) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2019! SLI offers intensive language courses through domestic, study abroad, and hybrid programs in the following languages:

Folklore Expeditions: Romania to the Golden Mountains

Folklore Expeditions: Romania to the Golden Mountains


An invitation to teachers, scholars, students, and other adventurers


You could spend next summer at the beach. Or you could step into another world.


A world where you discuss business plans with a professional witch in Romania, collect legends of Bronze Age cities in Russia, record Belarusian songs transplanted to Siberia, or witness the revival of traditional religions in Russia’s Altai Mountains.


Soudavar Scholarship for Persian Language Study in Yerevan, Armenia for Summer 2019

ASPIRANTUM Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes International Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 07 to August 17 (6 weeks) or July 07 to July 27 (3 weeks), 2019.


This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Farsi, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Persian.


Call for Applications: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

The University of Illinois is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Open Research Laboratory (ORL). An expansion of Illinois’ renowned Summer Research Laboratory, the ORL program is aimed at scholars who wish to visit Urbana-Champaign any time between January 22 and May 10, 2019, in order to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The ORL is open to researchers from all fields at all stages of their work, from initial conception to final revision.

Internship: Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Turkey, and Civil Society

Internship: Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Turkey, and Civil Society

German Marshall Fund of the United States
Washington, D.C.


GMF‘s Eastern Europe, W. Balkans, Turkey and Civil Society Team in our Washington DC office seeks an intern to work closely with senior GMF staff and provide event assistance and research, logistical and administrative support as needed and irrespective of program. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community.


Russian and Kazakh Summer School at Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive summer language program in Russian or Kazakh (SSRES), which is fully FLAS compliant. We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2019 summer session.


Winter internships in Siberia, Russia

Educational Center "Cosmopolitan", Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we have several vacancies available for the winter internship program at the children's camp that we will be running in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. The dates of the program are January 3rd through January 12th, 2019.


CESSI Now Accepting Applications

CESSI Now Accepting Applications
Deadline: February 1, 2019


The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.


Steiner Summer Yiddish Program 2019

Steiner Summer Yiddish Program


A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students
June 2-July 19, 2019
Apply by February 11, 2019

Course Assistant Opportunity for Winter 2019: REES 27027/37027 “Cinema and the Holocaust”

Work opportunity for a graduate student in the Winter Quarter 2019.


The purpose of this job is to assist in various logistical tasks related to my course REES 27027/37027 “Cinema and the Holocaust” such as film screenings, grading some papers, taking attendance and keeping class participation records. Please submit your CV and a brief description of your qualifications to Tracy Davis: and Bożena Shallcross:




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