US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Fellowship

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is offering fellowships to over 50 Russian and American Emerging Professionals. Fellows will be placed in host organizations connected to their thematic specialty. During the Fellowship, they will work on relevant projects, developing hands-on experience and deepening connections between our countries.

Polish Films at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival

The 49th Chicago International Film Festival, taking place October 10-24, will be presenting 180 films from over 60 countries. The festival will specifically highlight Polish films, including "Lasting" - a story of secrets and a tumultuous romance between college students. "Floating Skyscrapers" will also be featured, which follows a self-assured swimmer contending with his insecurities "in this moving depiction of the psychic turmoil wrought by homophobia." Note that screening dates and times are subject to change.

Russian speaker needed for International Food Processing Conference at McCormick Place

An international Food Processing conference will take place at McCormick Place on November 3, 4, 5, 2013: 9 AM - 5 PM.


They are looking for a fluent Russian student or TA to work at the International Business Center located at McCormick Place during the convention.


The duties will be to answer questions of the attendees regarding Chicago (general tourism information), the convention program itself, or information relating to the venue.

There will be booklets available to acquaint the candidates with the proceedings and content of the show.


Conference Call: EURO CHALLENGE 2014



You and your school are invited to participate in the Euro Challenge 2014, an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and its single currency, the euro. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, modern European languages and European studies to economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.


2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Call for Papers: A joint annual SOYUZ* and the Havighurst Center Young Researchers’ conference on "The Topos of Justice"

Call for Papers:


A joint annual SOYUZ* and the Havighurst Center Young Researchers’ conference on The Topos of Justice, February 28-March 1, 2014, Miami University (Ohio).


Georgian Language Courses at U. Chicago, 2013-14

Please share with your students:

Elementary Georgian (GEOR 221/321) will be offered again this year. This is a three-quarter course that covers basic Georgian grammar and includes writing, reading, listening, and speaking. The University of Chicago is the only university in the U.S. to regularly offer Georgian! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to study a unique language!

Georgian is a super fun language to learn and tantalizing for linguists:

American Home's (Serendipity-Russia) March 2014 ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK IN RUSSIA

The application deadline for the American Home's (Serendipity-Russia) March 2014 ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK IN RUSSIA is October 15, 2013 (


VLADIMIR: Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children's Association “Light” and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.



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