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THE NEWSLETTER >> THE STATE OF STUDY ABROAD IN EURASIA

The SRAS Newsletter - Study Abroad Edition
An Update for Study Abroad Professionals and Their Students
Deadlines for Summer, 2018 start March 1, 2018!
Deadlines for Fall, 2018 start May 1, 2018

  CEA This summer, achieve your professional development goals abroad - in Georgia and Ukraine!

This latest update to study abroad in Eurasia will cover the latest changes to US State Department travel advisories for Russia (see out State of Study Abroad) as well as important information for anyone planning study abroad or travel to Eurasia this summer (get applications in early!).

We are also proud to announce an ambitious lineup of new and updated programs inviting students to study security, identity, conflict studies, ecology, the arts, diplomacy, languages, and much more. Contact us about tiered group discounts for these programs, starting from three students – and about faculty led programs.

SRAS believes that study abroad is more pertinent than ever. For those interested in truly understanding current events, their roots and likely long-term effects, these programs offer valuable insights. For those who simply want to gain global perspectives and expanded world views, study abroad is also one of the most direct paths to achieving those goals.

If you’ll be at Forum or NAFSA this year, contact us about meeting. If you have any questions about any issue affecting study abroad in Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, or Poland, please let us know! We hope to see you abroad soon!

 

In this month's newsletter:

- For Study Abroad / Education Professionals      - Program News
- Resources for Study Abroad          - SRAS Publications


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 – For Study Abroad / Education Professionals –

State of Study Abroad
Russia's position and image internationally have greatly changed in recent months. How has this affected Russia as a study abroad destination for students? 

Summer Study Abroad: Important Announcements
With FIFA arriving to Russia and new State Department travel warning classifications, SRAS expects significant shifts in where students are studying abroad and urges students to get their applications in early!

SRAS Site Visit: Irkutsk
SRAS is pleased to see Irkutsk continue to grow and develop as a premier location for Russian language immersion in a city rich in culture, history, and the energy of youth.

Join SRAS at NAFSA and FORUM 
Contact Lisa Horner by email to start your conversation with SRAS! She’ll be happy to schedule a time to meet at Forum/NAFSA, or to schedule a call if you have any questions about SRAS, affiliation, etc.

Continuing Education Abroad
This new program takes education professionals to Ukraine and Georgia. These two beautiful destinations are using rising geopolitical interest in their countries to push for greater awareness of their cultures and histories. We will explore all these things from a local perspective: exploring the countries, meeting with locals, and, of course, dining on delicious local foods.


– Program News –

Russian Studies Abroad (RSA) Splits Into Two Programs
SRAS' popular Russian Studies Abroad program has split into two more focused programs: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO and Society, Business, and the Arts in St. Petersburg.

Updated Cultural Programs 
SRAS is currently updating the cultural programs we include in each location to better showcase the unique history and culture that can be found there. Explore Eurasia's diversity in Moscow, Siberia's nature and native culture in Irkutsk, and Odessa's unique historical development under the Greeks, Turks, and Russians. St. Petersburg also offers unique language exchange opportunities.

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

The programs below are also new or recently updated for this coming summer
The Cuba-Russia Connection Security and Society
Georgian Foodways Russia and the Environment
Central Asian Studies The Art and Science of Museums

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 – Resources for Study Abroad –

Russian Student Visas
SRAS has completely updated its guide to understanding Russian student visas. See also our guide to Kyrgyz visas.

Packing List
Will your electronics work abroad? Will you be able to get your needed medications abroad? How should you pack to handle the local weather? This updated guide will walk you through all of it!

Student Budgets and Finances
Quite a bit has changed in the last year - we've updated our guide to student finances abroad to reflect the new exchange rates, costs of living abroad, and more.

Teaching English in Russia: The Complete Guide
Many of our students, past and present, have inquired as to the logistics of teaching while abroad, while as students or otherwise. We have therefore provided this resource.


– SRAS Publications –

Students Abroad
Our current students share insights on topics like budgeting, identity, being a minority, and the food and culture they experience abroad.

GeoHistory
SRAS students share thoughts on world events, geography-driven histories of Eurasian places, profiles of major figures, news round-ups and more.

PopKult
SRAS students review popular bands, movies, TV shows, and food to help spark interest in learning about cultures and languages!

Museum Studies Abroad
Our students share insights on how museums, cityscapes, and high culture help form and express the identities of the cities and cultures in which they are contained.

SRAS Guides
These extensive guides help students prepare for an extended stay 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.


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