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The School of Russian and Asian Studies to Change Names, Launch Fully Updated Website

Summer Study Abroad: Update on Recent Diplomatic Events

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 - Educator Edition
An Update for Educators and Their Students
Deadlines for Summer, 2018 Extended - Apply ASAP!
Deadlines for Fall, 2018 start May 1, 2018

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

It will be a busy summer for study abroad in Eurasia. This newsletter provides information for educators and study abroad professionals working in the area, as well as for those looking to encourage immersive experiences for students at home and abroad. 

First, we have launched a few new programs: Tajik Intensive for students of Persian/Farsi/Dari, Literature in St. Petersburg for upper intermediate and advanced language students, and a special St. Petersburg-Moscow RSL program for 2018. Our Continuing Education Abroad program for educators, announced in our last newsletter, has been expanded with a second option to look specifically at using food in teaching language, identity, geopolitics, and more. Also, most of our Summer, 2018 offerings now have extended deadlines.

For those interested in creating more immersive experiences for their students, we have several articles below on how SRAS is encouraging and facilitating such experiences at home and abroad! SRAS can also assist in creating affordable, immersive faculty led programs. Contact us today to get started for 2019!

We'll also include again our State of Study Abroad in Russia and Summer Study Abroad Updates (featured in our last newsletter).

If you will 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:

- Creating Immersive Experiences      - Program News
- For Study Abroad Professionals


Study Abroad
in Russia!
Study Abroad
in Russia!

 – Creating Immersive Experiences –

Why I Teach Food
This article by Dr. Michael Denner discusses how food can provide both an immediate sensory connection to another culture and a basis for informed intellectual discussion. Dr. Denner will be leading our Georgian Foodways program this summer.

SRAS & SPBGIKIT Language Partnership
SRAS, with a local partner university, has developed unique language exchange opportunities in St. Petersburg to ensure that students get not only language practice, but also insights into local culture.

Eurasian Cookbook
Our online cookbook provides bilingual recipes and extensive cultural information and history of ethnic foods that can be found in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Central Asia, and Georgia. We encourage educators to use these in their classrooms!

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.

 – For Study Abroad 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!

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
Two new programs take 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 perpective: exploring the countries, meeting with locals, and, of course, dining on delicious local foods.

– Program News –

Tajik Intensive
SRAS students have for many years studied Central Asian languages as part of broader coursework in our Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan location. Beginning summer 2018 we offer an intensive program in Tajik. Intensive lessons and peer tutoring in Bishkek are supplemented with a week-long guided language and culture immersion in Tajikistan.

St. Petersburg-Moscow Special RSL Offering for 2018
The arrival of the FIFA World Cup to Moscow has disrupted the logistics of our regular Moscow summer programming. But sometimes disruption is pretty cool! Our summer Moscow programs are now split between Moscow and St. Petersburg. We're now announcing this special program to those who have applied to our Moscow programs already. If you would like to apply directly for this special opportunity, you have until March 15!

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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