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SRAS Announces Special Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL Program for 2018

Summer Study Abroad: Important Updates

The State of Study Abroad in Russia

Russian Studies Abroad (RSA) Splits Into Two Programs

Join SRAS at NAFSA and Forum

SRAS and SPBGIKIT Language Partnership: The Year in Review

SRAS Site Visit to Irkutsk

Summer Programs Abroad - 2018

Travel Alert for Russian Cities: May 25 - July 25, 2018

Scholarships Available!

Stetson University and SRAS Announce New Partnership

Call for Papers: Vestnik!


The SRAS Newsletter
A Resource for Students, Educators, and Anyone Curious about Eurasia
Extended Deadline for Select Summer Programs!
Apply for Fall, 2014 by May 15, 2014!

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There is still time to study business, art, or anthropology abroad this summer! Deadlines for fall study abroad are also coming up soon. Don't miss out!

This month, our newsletter focuses on the implications of the Ukraine Crisis for Russian studies. Also, continuing to pursue our central goal of encouraging the study of Russia and Eurasia, we also present great student achievements in exploration, translation, and academic research.

All the world's striking diversity is increasingly on our doorsteps – presenting daily new challenges, dangers, and opportunities. To save the world or even succeed in it, you'll have to first understand it. Get out, research, read, question, and travel. Meet new cultures and new points of view. Welcome them. And contact SRAS. We'll be glad to help.


In this month's newsletter:

- Achievements      - Koroche!        - Books
- Crimea        - Programs


Call for Papers: Vestnik - Deadline: May 15!
Papers submitted for this edition of Vestnik will be eligible for a $200 Jury Award. Click here for details. Make your submissions by May 15, 2014.

 Study Abroad
in Eurasia!
 Research Abroad
in Eurasia!

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


- Featured Articles -
Crimea, Russian Studies, and Study Abroad

Crimea's Effect on Study Abroad
How will sanctions and political tensions likely affect study abroad to Ukraine and Russia?

Russian Mini-Lesson: A Crimean Timeline
Крым: хронология событий: Learn how Crimea was annexed and build your Russian vocabulary at the same time.

Ukraine Update in 7 Sentences
This reader covers seven major points to be aware of as the Ukraine/Crimea Crisis develops.

The Lesson of Crimea is the Power of Education
The US can remain a world leader only through critical thought, education, and travel.

6 Arguments: American Needs more Russia Experts
There have been many articles that have pointed to America's critical lack of Russia expertise. This resource sums up a few of them. 

- Now That the ‘Evil Empire’ Is Back, So Is My Career
- Condemned to Repeat It
- Why Washington and Moscow Talk Past Each Other
- The American Who Dared Make Putin’s Case

- In Defense of Russophiles


- Student Achievements -
Vestnik & Other Great Work

Worlds within Words: A Translation of "The Rosary"
Sophia Rehm graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Russian Language and Literature. She has translated a short story and written an introduction looking the challenges of the art and science of translation.

Boris Akimov: Agriculture as the Basis of a New Russia
Alyssa Yorgan is a recent graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington and currently on SRAS's Translate Abroad program. Here, she translates and introduces Boris Akimov, a leading Russian entrepreneur, activist, and thinker.

Conceptions of the Good Life in Anna Karenina
Anya Corke graduated with a B.A. in Russian and Philosophy from Wellesley College in 2013.

Trends in Udmurt Cultural Memory
Alana Holland, an MA student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, analyzes aspects of Udmurt cultural memory in Soviet and Post-soviet times.

Nationalism in Late-Soviet Kazakhstan
Helen Lilley will begin a Master's degree next year, specializing in Central Asian Politics. Here she looks at the rise of nationalism in Kazakhstan.

The Rise of Alash Orda in Kazakh Nationalism
David Galick is senior majoring in Russian Language and Area Studies and Political Science at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He explores one of Kazakhstan's earliest and most successful nationalist movements.

Students Abroad
Nearly a dozen students have recently contributed to our Students Abroad site, sharing thoughts, translations, restaurant reviews, and more.

- Call for Papers! Participate in Vestnik's next issue!
- What is a Foreign Language Worth?
- The Man Who Says You Can Learn a Language in 3 Months

- 'State in 60 Seconds' Video - Diplomacy Lab
- What it Looks Like to Learn a Language in One Year


- Programs - 

About SRAS!

What SRAS Adds to the Student Experience Abroad
Study abroad in Eurasia is already a unique character- and resume-building experience, but at SRAS we push students to the next level with unique programs, customizable experiences, and meaningful projects.

Site Visit to UNECON in St. Petersburg
Students here have a truly international experience in terms of course content and in the lifelong contacts they make there. The student support is excellent and overall infrastructure is such that a student who does not speak Russian at all would still do well here.


Late Summer Programs - Still Accepting Applications!

Art and Museums in Russia - Apply by April 25
Gain unique perspectives from Russia, whose art has survived war, censorship, revolutions, and several economic crises. Discover the creativity and ingenuity Russia has developed in how to create, display, and preserve art. Classes taught inside the Hermitage!

International Business: Russia's Consumer Markets
- Apply by May 1

Experience what goes into launching a new business in international markets. Develop a business plan, learn effective management styles, and create resonant marketing.

Kyrgyz Summer Adventure - Apply by April 25
Three intensive weeks of Russian language study followed by a one-week trek through the majestic mountains of Kyrgyzstan on horseback, practicing the language and learning about local culture. What better way to spend the summer?


Fall Semester - Selected Programs - Apply by May 15

Russian as a Second Language
Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program packages are designed for flexibility to suit almost any need or interest.

Russian Studies Abroad: St. Petersburg
Gain specific insight into political economy and business, as viewed from Russia's "window on Europe."

Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space
Visit Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Russia to discuss the conflicts in these states, both past and present, with local students, teachers, and experts.

- View ALL 14 Fall Semester Programs!
- Funding for Study in Russia and other Former Soviet States
- The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant

- The First Lady on the Importance of Study Abroad

- Kороче -

Top 5 Movies in Russia
Nashe Radio's Top 5
SRAS Recap of Russian TV News
SRAS Students Abroad: Food and Culture
Russian Cultural Events in Canada/the US

 Never Too Many Books!
Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia A Concise History of the Baltic States Trust But Verify: Reagan, Russia and me
Everything is wonderful History_Baltic_States trust but verify
The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors How the CIA made Dr. Zhivago a political tool
Between Heaven and Hell Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors 10003965_10152071868898753_

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