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SRAS PROJECTS


SRAS Projects

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) offers a range of study abroad programs. We also host several not-for-profit initiatives, listed below as the "SRAS Projects."

SRAS Projects are designed to fulfill multiple objectives: to inform about today's Russia and Eurasia in multiple fields (politics, arts, science, pop-culture, economy, etc.); to build the reader's Russian language skills; to enable educators to advocate, promote, and diversify their programs; and to excite and encourage students to study Russian and the countries of Eurasia. Whenever possible, our resources strive to fulfill all functions at once.

Publications

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SRAS-Art-LogoArt in Russia is a student-powered project dedicated to educating English-speakers about achievements in the arts made in Russia and countries of the former USSR. Art in Russia facilitates and encourages students to study art at home and abroad as part of a study abroad program. Art in Russia is hosted and sponsored by The School of Russian and Asian Studies. Students-Abroad---Projects-Students Abroad allows SRAS students to contribute restaurant and cultural reviews and other thoughts about their study abroad program and location. We hope this will alleviate concerns about basic infrastructure and safety in various locations and help students better adapt and learn while abroad. Students Abroad is hosted and sponsored by The School of Russian and Asian Studies.

SRAS free monthly newsletterNewsletter
A free monthly publication delivering all new material on our site for the month: articles and interviews, news and analysis, the Russian pop charts, and free Russian lessons.

Status: Publishing monthly
Volunteer: accepting articles and other material, contact the editor for more info. 

Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian StudiesVestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies
An academic journal publishing the best of student research on subjects relevant to Russia or Eurasia.

Status: Publishing twice yearly
Volunteer: Accepting submissions. See project home page for more info.

Resources

Politics in TranslationPolitics in Translation
Presents Russian political platforms and other documents in (usually) side-by-side translation. Build advanced vocabulary skills, and study Russian political parties and political rhetoric.

Powered by Translation Abroad and volunteer student efforts.

Status: Updated sporadically
Volunteer: translators and writers needed; see project home for more info.

Student Guide to RussiaStudent Guide 
A three part guide about:

1) Visas, health and safety, budgets, travel, packing, communications and more.

2) Food, entertainment, and transport in several major Eurasian cities.

3) Histories and articles covering everything from from Kiev to Vladivostok.

Status: Updated regularly
Volunteer: writers and contributors welcomed; contact the editor for more info.

The Library on Russia and Eurasia The Library  
Find out more about almost anything related to Russia and Eurasia with annotated lists of the best online resources we've found.

Current entries include politics, religion, pop music, language, art, the press, and more.

Status: Updated regularly
Volunteer: writers and contributors welcomed; contact the editor for more info.

Free Russian TestingTesting 
Free TORFL practice exams, as well as verbs of motion, grammar and vocabulary quizzes.

Educators may make special accounts to track how their students do.

Status: Updated sporadically
Volunteer: educator comments and contributions welcomed - contact us.

Interviews with Students and Professionals in RussiaInterviews
What to do with a degree in Russian or Area Studies? How do you get the most from study abroad?

This project showcases interviews from students and from professionals who turned language skills and
a sense of adventure into real career-building experiences!

Status: Updated regularly
Volunteer: writers and contributors welcomed; contact the editor for more info.

SRAS Eurasian CookbookEurasian Cookbook
Offers recipes from Eurasian countries as well as information about their history and associated culture.

Doubles as a language lesson with words and phrases associated with preparing and enjoying these dishes provided in Russian and English.

Status: Updated regularly
Volunteer: writers and contributors welcomed; contact the editor for more info.

Free Russian Lessons Mini-Lessons
Short texts describing various aspects of modern Russian life in English with Russian vocabulary and phrases worked in to help build vocabulary on those subjects.

Texts focus on such topics as religion, folklore, business, humor, childbirth, love, and the military.

Status: Updated regularly
Volunteer: writers and contributors welcomed; contact the editor for more info.

Educator ResourcesEducator Resources
Ideas on how to market Russian programs, increase program practicality, advocate to university administration, increase and keep enrollments.

Note that SRAS also offers Faculty-led Tour services which, while very affordable, are not offered on a non-profit basis.

Status: To be updated and reorganized.
Volunteer: comments and contributions welcomed - contact us.

Archive
(currently discontinued or unorganized material)

SRAS ArticlesArticles
Original and republished articles on topics as diverse as Russian holidays, Kyrgyz culture, Siberian agriculture, and minorities in Russia.

Status: Updated sporadically, not organized.
Volunteer: Comments and contributions welcomed - contact us.

Olga's BlogOlga's Blog
A language and culture resource describing Russian education and youth culture in modern Russian as spoken by today's Russian youth.

Status: discontinued: time/labor constraints.
Volunteer: Think you can help us revive this project? Contact us!

   

Image of the Month Image of the Month
A language and culture resource creating language lessons from Russian signs, advertising, and packaging.

Status: discontinued: time/labor constraints.
Volunteer: Think you can help us revive this project? Contact us!

Image of the MonthNews and Obzori
Russian news as reported by Russian news agencies as well as extensive "obzori" with links and headlines from these and other news sources.

Status: discontinued: time/labor constraints. replaced by synopsis of some major TV reports from Russia and synopsis of news outlet reporting in Kygyzstan.