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SRAS Newsletter: Study Abroad Office Edition
A Resource for Students, Educators, and Anyone Curious about Eurasia
Late Summer Programs, 2014: Apply by March 30, 2014
Fall Programs, 2014: Apply by May 15, 2014

  How will Crimea affect study abroad to Ukraine, Russia, and Eurasia?

Добро пожаловать!

With the current crisis in Crimea, the world's media and Internet forums are awash in stories, reports, and opinions. This brief newsletter discusses how that crisis is likely to affect study abroad and students abroad in Russia and Ukraine.

In addition, we also give a brief overview of the Russian visa process, a look at how SRAS builds and maintains its programs and locations, and a brief overview of some of our greatest online resources for understanding life on the ground in Eurasia.

SRAS continues to closely monitor the situation on the ground and make program adjustments to ensure the welfare of our students. We are still accepting applications for study abroad programs this summer and fall. We will, as always, continue to work with students to make sure that they can safely fulfill their educational and professional goals.


In this month's newsletter:

- Study Abroad        - Programs
 - News           - Selected Resources


 Study Abroad
in Eurasia!
 Research Abroad
in Eurasia!

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


- News and Announcements -

Meet SRAS at NAFSA 2014
SRAS will be happy to discuss with you any issues related to our study abroad programs, faculty led tour and research travel services, or any other questions about our organization! Contact Lisa Horner to make an appointment.

SRAS on TDS for Study Abroad
SRAS is on TDS for Study Abroad (formerly StudioAbroad). We've recently made some updates there to make life even easier for study abroad departments.


- SRAS and Study Abroad -

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

Crimea and the Effect on Study Abroad
Now that the Ukraine and Crimea crises are beginning to settle, we'd like to assess what affects they may have on study abroad in general and on any students who are on the ground.

All About Russia Visas
We would like to outline for you the basics as concerns visas for either individual students, traveling researchers, or faculty-led groups.

Dual Citizens, Adoptees, and Heritage Speakers
Very often, these individuals are not aware that most are still considered Russian citizens by Russia. This actually complicates study abroad to Russia.

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: UNECON in St. Petersburg
Students on this program 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 of the program is such that a student who does not speak Russian at all would still do well here.

Site Visit: Ukraine and Georgia
It was a bit of a whirlwind trip, eating lots of food and having fun, but the overall consensus was that it was a fantastic capstone experience to our Policy and Conflict in the Post Soviet Space.

Michelle Obama: Study Abroad is "Citizen Diplomacy"
Can Learning a Language Boost Your Creativity?
What It Looks Like to Learn a Language in One Year
The Evil Empire is Back - So is My Career


- Programs -
Click here for a listing of all SRAS programs

Summer Seminars & Russian as a Second Language
NEW! Sign up for a full summer of Russian as a Second Language and choose from one of four specially priced seminars - in art, business, environment, or anthropology. Our RSL page has been revamped to make it more user-friendly. Let us know what you think!

International Business: Russia's Consumer Markets
Experience what goes into launching a new business in international markets. Develop a business plan, learn effective management styles, and create resonant marketing.

Art and Museums in Russia
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!

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?

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.

- Research Travel Services
- Funding for Study Abroad
- Get Paid to Write Abroad

- Selected Resources -

SRAS Newsletter
This monthly publication delivers free information about scholarships and programs, as well as about the culture, language, politics, and current affairs affecting Russia and Eurasia.

SRAS Guides
These extensive guides cover how to prepare for a journey abroad and how to live for several months in SRAS locations abroad. The guides also cover histories of the cities and information about the universities themselves.

SRAS on YouTube
SRAS now has videos profiling each of our locations and the programs offered in each. 

SRAS Projects
SRAS involves students in meaningful projects. We provide extensive online resources to understanding life on the ground in Eurasia.

- Students Abroad (SRAS students write about food, culture, and travel)
- Art in Russia
(SRAS students write about art)
- SRAS on Facebook


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