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THE NEWSLETTER >> THE STATE OF STUDY ABROAD - SPRING, 2016

The SRAS Newsletter
A Resource for Students, Educators, and Anyone Curious about Eurasia
Deadlines for Summer, 2016 Start March 15, 2016!
Deadlines for Fall, 2016 start May 15, 2016

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SRAS is now on Twitter and LinkedIn in addition to our popular Facebook page. Come check us out! 

Добро пожаловать!

SRAS' study abroad office edition newsletters have now become a regular feature of our publication line up. As we now have a few under our belts, we wanted to ask you what you think of them. Is the information useful? Would you prefer to see something else or something in addition to what these newsletters usually carry? We'd love to hear your opinion! You can send it to us by simply hitting "reply" on this email.

SRAS has also expanded its social media presence and would like to know which social media platforms you typically use. We now have active pages on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Each feed is different - with LinkedIn geared towards professors with language, travel, and scholarship information, Twitter featuring frequent news and analysis on Russia and Central Asia, and Facebook featuring cultural and language material, contests, and occasional commentary.

Our study abroad office newsletter this round has updated information on student budgets (the exchange rate is crazy), health and safety, visas, and more. You'll also find new articles from SRAS staff on how sanctions, globalization, and the economic crisis is changing study abroad.

If you have any questions about any issue affecting study abroad in Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, or Poland, please let us know! Make sure to see us at NAFSA and Forum this year! We'll be at both.

 

In this month's newsletter:

- Study Abroad      - Programs
- Selected Resources

 


Study Abroad
in Eurasia!

Internship in Russia
Study Abroad
in Eurasia!

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Study Abroad
in Poland!

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 – Study Abroad –

The State of Study Abroad in Russia
Russia has been through extraordinary changes in recent months. How does this affect it as a destination to study abroad?

A Case Study Approach to Study Abroad
Globalization is changing study abroad - and in ways many may not have expected. However, we've found that the best way to reach students with academically strong programs is to think locally in each location.

Say Hello to SRAS at NAFSA and Forum
SRAS will be attending two major conferences. We'd love to talk to you about how we can help you boost study abroad from your university through affiliation, faculty led tours, or customized programs.

Cost of Living in Warsaw
SRAS student Callie Rades writes on what it takes to survive as a student in Warsaw, Poland.

University Life in Vladivostok
SRAS student Jonathon Rainey writes on how studying in Russia's Far East differs from studying back home.

Student Visas in Russia
SRAS has completely updated its guide to understanding Russian student visas.

Student Budgets and Finances
SRAS has completely updated its guide to managing your finances while abroad. It's not as simple — or expensive — as you might think.

Health and Safety Abroad
SRAS has completely updated its guide to health and safety abroad with revised information about health insurance, "anti-americanism," and more.

Faculty-Led Programs - Lead Your Students Abroad! 
Updated: Kyrgyz Student Visas
Updated: Common Questions about SRAS Programs
Updated: Student Guide to Moscow
Updated: Packing List


– Selected Programs –

Internships Abroad
Our internship page has been updated with new information detailing specific possible placements open in Kiev, Bishkek, and Warsaw. Internship options are available in Warsaw with no Polish language requirement.

Security and Society
Spend this summer looking at important global issues from the vantage of Poland/Central Europe. This region serves as a fascinating case study in courses on security (including cyber), criminal justice, urban planning, and elites/politics.

Siberian Summer Adventure
Join SRAS and the Great Baikal Trail (GBT) for a summer of language learning and hands-on eco-tourism development in the Baikal wilderness.

Russian as a Second Language
Intensive Russian courses for all levels in locations across Russia and Eurasia.

Art and Museums in Russia
Russia's 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!

Kyrgyz Summer Adventure
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?

View ALL 12 Summer Programs!
View ALL 12 Spring Semester Programs!

Funding for Study in Russia and Eurasia
Braver Grants
Service Learning Grants


– Selected Resources –

Students Abroad
Our current students share food reviews, cultural experiences, and other thoughts to help future students make the most of study abroad.

SRAS For Educators
A resource for educators looking to maximize their enrollment numbers through innovative practices.

SRAS Guides
These extensive guides cover how to prepare for a journey abroad and how to live for several months in SRAS locations abroad.

SRAS on Facebook
We post contests, links to free (legal) full-length foreign-language movies, the latest in pop-culture from abroad, and more.

Eurasian Cookbook
This cookbook also delivers lessons in culture and language! We've just added new recipes for foods from Central Asia.

SRAS Newsletter (A free, monthly publication with language lessons, history, news, and more).
Art in Russia  (SRAS students write about art)
SRAS on YouTube


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