Internships Abroad and Intensive Language Study, SRAS

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) offers a range of study abroad programs. We also host several not-for-profit initiatives, listed below as the "SRAS Projects."



SRAS Projects are designed to fulfill multiple objectives: to inform about today's Russia and Eurasia in multiple fields (politics, arts, science, pop-culture, economy, etc.); to build the reader's Russian language skills; to enable educators to advocate, promote, and diversify their programs; and to excite and encourage students to study Russian and the countries of Eurasia. Whenever possible, our resources strive to fulfill all functions at once.



Internships Abroad in Russia, Ukraine, or Kyrgyzstan: Translation, Journalism, Business, NGOs, Think Tanks, and More

Eurasia is a challenging place to work. This is why many foreigners choose to work here. Having these locations on your resume is a good way to invite conversation from a potential employer. It shows that you are able to work with people from different cultures who speak different languages. You are able to work with bureaucratic and personal challenges. You are able to work far from home, forming your own support groups, and still get the job done. You are, in short, exactly the sort of self-starting, adventurous, and flexible candidate that can actively contribute to any organization.



Business students especially should know that time abroad can make you more confident, creative, and flexible. Journalism students should not be surprised that many award-winning western reporters got their start covering Russia and Eastern Europe. Students interested in cultural and social work will find no end of opportunities in Eurasia’s diverse, educated, but often troubled societies. Translation students should consider time abroad mandatory – knowledge of the local culture, history, and current use of the language in conversation are just as important to their craft as an impeccable knowledge of grammar.



SRAS combines internships with intensive language study, giving you an added edge. For those with sufficiently advanced language skills, lessons can be tailored to your professional field. Each internship is individually placed based on the student’s professional goals and internship availability.



SRAS invites you abroad to expand your world view, gain experience, and join the growing ranks of today’s global professionals.



Home and Abroad Scholarships ($5,000 - $10,000): Develop Your Language Skills, Boost Your Career

SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholarship program combines intensive language study with a generous scholarship and a resume-building internship. Designed for maximum flexibility, this program will help support and nurture student interests in fields as diverse as journalism, economics, history, and art.



The scholarship will apply $5000 to a semester of Russian as a Second Language in select SRAS locations. Students begin their intensive internship from home and continue it while abroad. Students who complete a full semester abroad can elect to continue their studies for an optional second semester, with up to an additional $5000 applied to any SRAS program.



For additional details, please visit SRAS' website on Internships Abroad and Home and Abroad Scholarships.


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