Assistant Professor in Comparative East European and/or Eurasian Literature and Culture, UC San Diego 
The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a beginning- to advanced-assistant professorship in comparative Slavic East European and/or Eurasian literatures and cultures. We seek a colleague to teach, and design courses in the literature, film, and/or culture of Eastern Europe and/or Central Asia. Candidates will also be expected to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed academic venues, advise undergraduate and graduate thesis projects, and contribute to departmental and university-level service.

UCSD’s Literature department includes world literatures, as well as English, creative writing, and religion. The department is committed to building a diverse, rigorous, and equitable learning environment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position builds upon a departmental and campus-wide interest in the dynamic networks of cultural production, exchange, and translation, as well as studies of empires, indigeneity, and environment.

As a member of the Literature department, the ideal candidate will contribute a commitment to teaching, research, and building an academic community within and beyond our department. We seek candidates focusing on any historical period, with a strong record of research in their field of critical inquiry. We welcome candidates who have expertise in specific regions of Eastern Europe or Eurasia, such as the Caucasus, Crimea, the Baltics, or former Yugoslavia. The successful candidate may contribute to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, in a variety of subfields including, but not limited to: translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, environmental studies, film studies, children’s literature, or disability studies.

Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

  • ABD in Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field at the time of application
  • Native or near-native command of English
  • Fluency in a Slavic or geographically related language

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

  • Ph.D in Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field by the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience designing and teaching college-level literature courses

Application opens: August 19, 2023

Next Review Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time 

Final Date: Sunday, Aug 18, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Curator, Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA
The Museum of Russian Icons offers a unique opportunity to play an important role in shaping a leading institute for icons and Eastern Christian art in the USA. The Museum is currently in the last phase of a reorientation and rebranding project, and its new plans will be shared with the public in the second half of 2023. The curator will also spearhead the Study Center, which will be an essential part of the new Museum.

The Museum seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual who is excited by this challenge. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, published scholar passionately interested in the arts of the Eastern Christian world and deeply committed to the Museum's mission. The ideal candidate should be fully able to employ the latest technologies to connect to global audiences. The candidate reports to and works closely with the Executive Director.

Please send your application including a letter or interest, a resume, and names of three references to Simon Morsink, Executive Director: No phone calls, please.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Director of Community Engagement, Razom, Inc. - Washington D.C. or New York, NY
Razom’s mission is building a prosperous Ukraine. Razom means “together” in Ukrainian and serves as a constant reminder of the community that it takes to create, build, and do. Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine. They maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground to support Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States.

The Director of Community Engagement serves as the main liaison between Razom and its network of partner organizations through the American Coalition for Ukraine. The role involves reaching out to external organizations, connecting people and ideas, and building bridges between external partners and Razom’s Advocacy Team. The Director also co-manages and oversees the Community Engagement team, setting strategic goals and managing workflow for staff, volunteers, and interns in partnership with the Director of Grassroots Advocacy.

Program Associate, Eurasia: National Democratic Institute (NDI) - Washington, D.C.
NDI Eurasia is looking to hire a Program Associate based in Washington DC to provide administrative and programmatic support for multiple designated programs in the Eurasia region, including programs in Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus. We will particularly welcome applications from candidates with a strong interest in topics related to information integrity such as disinformation narrative monitoring, trend analysis, and disinformation countermeasures. Based on donor funding, portfolios may change as needed across the Eurasia region.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.


  • This is an entry level program position requiring no previous work experience. Previous internships in international development, political campaigning, legislative affairs or a related subject are desired.
  • Prior relevant international field work experience in-country and/or completion of one or more semesters of education abroad is highly desired.

Language- Reading, Written, and Oral/Spoken

  • Russian language skills are desired

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of 20th-Century Russian Studies and Cinema, University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2024, pending budgetary approval. The area of specialization is in twentieth-century Russian studies, with expertise in historical Russian cinema. Candidates with additional expertise in the cinematic and cultural traditions of Eastern and Central Europe as well as Eurasia, and with additional fields of specialization in such areas as digital humanities; disability studies; media studies; performance studies; race, ethnicity, and migration studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies are particularly welcome. 

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL Superior-level) proficiency in English is required; ACTFL Advanced High proficiency in Russian is required, with ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Russian desirable. The position entails teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, where undergraduate courses may involve some combination of Russian language and general-education literature, culture, and cinema courses in English.  

Candidates should submit a letter of application; CV; representative student teaching evaluations; representative syllabi; samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles); a teaching statement; a research statement; a brief description of how their research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; as well as the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation, via the link below. Questions may be directed to Kelly Britcher, Faculty Actions Coordinator, at

Application Deadline: Monday, November 20th, 2023.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track scholar as the inaugural Askwith Family Assistant or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies. We invite applications from historians of the Holocaust who can teach courses in Jewish history and the history of the regions or thematic topics they study. PhD required by the date of appointment (July, 2024). The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate students in their areas of specialty on a 2/2 semester course load.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples. Qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

The candidate must receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions
All applicants are required to apply through Interfolio. The completed application should include:

  • C.V.
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages outlining research and teaching
  • A diversity statement of no more than 500 words that summarizes potential contributions to the diversity of our department and university communities
  • A writing sample of no more than 50 pages

For applicants who advance beyond the initial review, we will also request three letters of recommendation, the doctoral dissertation, and sample syllabi from courses taught.

Applications must be received on or before December 1, 2023. Review of applications will commence immediately. With questions, contact Victoria Donahoe:

Tenure-Track Position in Russian Language and Culture, Emory University 
The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA seeks an excellent scholar-teacher for a full-time tenure-track position in Russian language and culture at the rank of Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor, to begin Fall 2024.  REALC is a dynamic multidisciplinary community of scholars who work at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences in our study of the area from Eastern Europe through East Asia.  Research field is open for this position in Russian language and culture, but priority will be given to Interdisciplinary specialists in linguistics, inter-cultural studies, transnational studies, media studies, or related areas.   Candidates must have their Ph.D. in relevant field and successful experience teaching undergraduates in North American universities.   Ability to teach Russian language at all levels as well as courses in English in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies is required.

Review of applications will begin on November 1. Applications received by December 1, 2023, will be given full consideration.

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Russian- Arizona State University 

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for an assistant or associate teaching professor in the area of Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy. We seek a candidate who specializes in Russian Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy with interests including Russian language outside of Russia, Russian language in global media, and foreign influences in Russian language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of Russian to undergraduates, coordinate the Russian language program, and participate in service to the unit, university, and profession. Initial one-year contract, contingent on merit and funding, and the possibility for promotion. Competitive salary. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.

The initial application deadline is December 6, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. 

István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies at Columbia University
Columbia University invites applications for István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies for one or two semesters (fall and/or spring) in the academic year 2024-2025. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák’s legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to scholars who have active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. Appointment(s) will be open-rank, to be filled at any level from Visiting Assistant to Visiting Full Professor.

The visiting professor(s) will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses per semester, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or professional equivalent. Distinction in teaching and research within the field of East Central European studies.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023 and continue until the position(s) are filled.

Associate Director: Program in Jewish Culture & Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Program in Jewish Studies & Culture is searching for an Associate Director with a focus on public engagement, campus life, and coexistence. The Associate Director will provide academic and administrative continuity to the Jewish Culture & Society Program. They will teach courses; grant development and management; academic co-leadership and public engagement; advise students, oversee the undergraduate and graduate program, and provide strategic intellectual guidance for developing core areas of the Program in Jewish Culture & Society in a professionally efficient and effective manner.

Required qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in history, English, Slavic Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in History, English, Slavic Studies, Anthropology, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field, with a research specialty dealing in Jewish history, cultural studies, or political studies.
  • Experience in grant writing, public outreach, planning of academic conferences and seminars, and social media.

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The preferred start date is May 1, 2024, but accommodations can be made to start by August 16, 2024, if needed.

Applications must be received by 6pm (CST) on December 15, 2023.

Lecturer in Russian and Language Program Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites applications for a Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator position with a target start date of August 16, 2024. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly based on enrollments and strong performance reviews. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will teach Russian language courses at all levels as needed, courses for graduate students in language pedagogy, introductory courses on Russian culture, and, depending on qualifications and departmental needs, beginning to advanced language courses in another Slavic Language (e.g., Polish or Ukrainian).

Teaching assignment: 3/2 course load.

Position also entails supervising the department’s language program, which includes the following duties:

  • Select materials and design course syllabi for Russian language courses;
  • Advise and consult with supervising faculty on that process for other languages offered by the department
  • Coordinate, supervise, and train graduate teaching assistants and instructors in the language program in Slavic
  • Generate interest in Slavic languages among current and prospective students to help build and sustain enrollments
  • Co-coordinate placement testing in Slavic; represent the Slavic language program at appropriate venues

Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching and mentoring are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials by December 15, 2023. 

Director of Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian, Middlebury, Vermont 
The Director of the School determines and supervises the instructional and co-curricular program, including lectures, films, concerts, field trips, etc.; they hire the School’s faculty and summer staff, works with instructors on developing and implementing curriculum, administers the School budget, supervises student progress, provides advice and support to students, faculty colleagues, and staff, and represents the School at professional meetings. They also have curricular oversight for the MA and DML programs and the graduate program at the School Abroad in Kazakhstan.

The Director spends the summer in residence on the Vermont campus where they oversee the instructional and co-curricular program and teaches one organized course, if time allows. During the academic year the Director plans the curriculum, hires faculty and summer staff, evaluates and publicizes the program, recruits students, and oversees the admissions process in collaboration with the assistant director.

Initial appointment is for three years. Directors submit an Annual Report in the fall of each year summarizing School performance for the summer, goals for the next year, and vision for the School.

The candidate review process will begin December 15, 2023

Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Professor: Russian/Soviet history- Macalester College, Minnesota

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Macalester College seeks to hire a distinguished scholar and teacher of Russian and/or Soviet history to hold the Hubert H. Humphrey visiting professorship during the 2024-2025 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses.
We are seeking a scholar at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The candidate’s courses and research interests should complement the teaching and scholarship of the permanent faculty in the department. Research specialties within Russian/Soviet history are open. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work would contribute to Macalester College’s emphasis on internationalism. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Benefits and salary are competitive; benefits include health insurance, a moving subsidy, and professional development funds. To apply, go to Academic Jobs online and electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two syllabi for classes you would like to teach, a diversity statement (see below), and the names of two references.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Julia Chadaga (

STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Language Instructor- Oklahoma City University 
Oklahoma City University is seeking a Russian language instructor for their 2024 STARTALK program. The Russian language instructor should have at least an MA in Slavic Studies or a related field and experience teaching Russian at a university or high school level. The teaching duties are the following: once a week for an hour online, Feb-May 2024; residential summer camp July 8-29, 2024, in Oklahoma City (the grant assists with the transportation costs); and once a week online, Aug-Nov. 2024. Here is the link to the teacher application form:

STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Camp Counselor- Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University is seeking 3 camp counselors for their 2024 summer STARTALK program taking place from July 8-29, 2024. The camp counselors should have at least an Advanced Low proficiency in Russian, be at least 21 years old, and have a bachelor's degree or be in the process of completing one. Here is the link to the camp counselor application form:

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Russian History- Indiana University, Bloomington

The Department of History ( at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for the newly endowed Stephen F. Cohen Chair. We seek a scholar of Russian History in the long Twentieth Century – including Soviet history, and Russia’s Eurasian borderlands and contact zones – committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be hired at full or associate level, but outstanding junior candidates with a proven research record are encouraged to apply. This position is tenured/tenure-track. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. 

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Applicants should apply online at and include a cover letter; CV; statement on teaching and a statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom; and contact information for three referees. Applications received by January 14, 2024 will be assured full consideration. Expected start date is August 1st, 2024. Queries can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Mark Roseman ( 

(Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) of Russia and Central Europe National Security Policy- University of Texas, Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation's preeminent academic centers for national security research and policy engagement, exemplified by relevant course offerings across campus and the work of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security. The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs now seeks a dynamic scholar to contribute to its curricular offerings on national security and the policy-relevant activities of the Clements Center.

The LBJ School in collaboration with the Clements Center invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor of National Security to begin in Fall of academic year 2024-25 (with an August 2024 start date). This faculty position will be housed at the LBJ School while serving as a faculty affiliate of the Clements Center.

We seek applications from scholars whose research focuses on modern political, intelligence, national security or military history with a focus on Russia, the former USSR, Central Europe, and nearby states. Ideal applicants will demonstrate the ability to draw on their scholarly research to inform the formulation of contemporary U.S. foreign policy. While we have a preference for applicants with a PhD in history, we will seriously consider applicants with PhDs in political science and interdisciplinary scholars with the requisite foci. Applicants with prior experience in diplomacy, intelligence, or defense are highly encouraged to apply.

The appointee will teach policy-oriented students at the graduate and undergraduate level. The appointee will conduct and publish scholarly research and seek grant opportunities in support of their research. The appointee will participate in faculty governance at the LBJ School.

The search committee will begin considering applications January 15, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Associate Professor/Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies- Columbia University 

Columbia University invites applications for an appointment in Ukrainian studies to be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies for one semester (fall or spring) in the academic year 2024-2025. Rank commensurate with experience. History is the preferred area of research and teaching specialization, but literary/cultural studies and other areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses: a course of broad interest for upper-level undergraduates and a second course for graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to give one public lecture and to participate in the academic life of the University, including as an affiliate of the Harriman Institute.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian History, University of North Carolina Wilmington 
The History Department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian history for a fixed-term two-year non-renewable appointment beginning August 2024 through May 2026.

Area of expertise is open. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys covering the entirety of Russian history including the post-Soviet period, upper-division courses and seminars in their area of concentration, and lower-division surveys in European history. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach seminars for our MA programs. Faculty members at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department teach eight courses per academic year (4-4). Online teaching experience is preferred. 

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2024. 

ACTR Summer Professional Development and Fellowship Opportunity for US Teachers of Russian at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers and two alternates will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2024 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today.  

The ACTR Board has recommended a priority in 2024 for in-service K-12 teachers and university-level instructors or teaching fellows holding a teaching appointment for AY 2024-25. Applications from teachers serving historically under-represented US populations are particularly encouraged.    

Participants will reside with local, Russian-speaking professional families and participate in cultural activities and excursions. American Councils shares academic leadership of the program with KazNU; on-site organizational and emergency support includes a full-time US resident director and dedicated local staff for the duration of the program.  

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive academic credit from Bryn Mawr College. More detailed information about the program can be found at:  

Please submit your applications here by February 15, 2024 and do not hesitate to contact me at with any questions.   



Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)
Through OPIT's eight-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, gender equality, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 19 countries throughout Southeast Europe, Eurasia, the Baltics, and East Asia.

A full-time in-country American Councils staff person oversees the professional and intercultural program, assists participants in administrative and personal matters, and works closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects. The OPIT program draws on an extensive network of community partners, expert regional staff, and overseas resources developed by American Councils over the years.

Knowledge of a foreign-language for most sites is not required; intermediate level proficiency in Chinese is required for placement in Taiwan. In addition, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

Participants elect to intern in one of 19 countries:

  • Yerevan, Armenia
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Tartu, Estonia
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Athens, Greece
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Pristina, Kosovo
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Chisinau, Moldova
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • New Taipei City, Taiwan


  • Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals
  • No foreign language skills required (exception: programming in Taiwan)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline

Program Term: Summer (8 weeks) 
Program Cost: $4,000 (excludes international airfare) 
[Financial aid is available]
Annual Application Deadline: Feb. 15 



Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives
We invite historians, researchers, political scientists, sociologists and socially engaged artists to reflect on the lessons from/of the Cold War by taking cues from the Blinken OSA collections. The current call is part of a reflexive-research program at OSA interested in connecting past issues related to oppressive regimes, censorship, violence and information manipulation to current phenomena. We would like to assess the potential of a genealogical project linking the contemporary epistemic and political crisis of democracy to past modes of inquiry and activism. We seek to promote exchanges among people with backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the way they think through and about archives while being concerned with current problems. From this point of view, the invitation is not only addressed to scholars working specifically on Cold War topics, but to all those interested in theories of knowledge, who would use OSA documents as props for larger reflections and activist concerns. While working on their own subject, fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with OSA researchers and to transform their archival investigation into a full research experience. The fellows are invited to give a final presentation about their research findings at OSA and the ways in which the documents were relevant to their research. The presentations are organized within the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA lecture series and as such are open for the general public.

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowships
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers as well as provides flexibility to travel to other countries.

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship has been running since 1993 and supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are 'all but dissertation', and US scholars who have earned their PhD or terminal degree. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating center. Twelve awards of $12,600 will be granted.

Application Deadline: December 6, 2023 at 5:00pm ET (applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions).

Recommendation Letter Deadline: December 13, 2023 at 5:00pm ET

Notification of Award Decisions: Late March, 2024​​

If you have questions, please email

Learn more:

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Applied Research in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Life (various locations, including remote)
Housed within The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) is an alliance of educational, philanthropic and research institutions aiming to provide improved data and scholarship relevant to the practical needs of American Jewish educational and communal institutions.

CASJE is currently recruiting three fellows for its post-doctoral training program in applied research. This program prepares individuals to conduct applied social scientific research related to contemporary Jewish education and Jewish communal life. Individuals with earned doctorates are welcome to apply at any stage in their career.

The fellowship program, led by CASJE at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, aims to prepare scholars to meet the research needs of American Jewish educational and communal organizations, to thereby expand the pipeline of researchers positioned to conduct critical, high-quality applied research in Jewish education and contemporary Jewish life.

Fellowships run for two years. Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000, plus benefits.

Candidates for the fellowship hold completed doctorates and bring an interest in learning to conduct applied studies in American Jewish education and Jewish communal life. Fellows must have training in and facility with social science research methods from fields including education, sociology, psychology, political science, or economics. Fellows must be legally permitted to work in the USA.

CASJE especially encourages applicants who are from or whose research focuses on traditionally under-represented Jewish communities.

The program offers fellows financial support, mentorship, a cohort learning experience and the opportunity to conduct original applied research that engages with timely and critical Jewish educational and communal questions.

Fellowships begin in July 2024 and run through June 2026. They are full-time,12-month positions. Appointments are initially for one year with renewal for a subsequent year based on satisfactory performance.

All materials, including recommendation letters, must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, December 17, 2023. 






Call for Papers: Criminalized Again: Culture(s) of LGBTQI+ in Search for Freedom, Harriman Institute at Columbia University 
The conference intends to bring together artists, community leaders, cultural practitioners, media practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Speakers will address a wide range of questions, including: 

  • How have (self-)definitions of queer communities evolved over different historical periods?
  • What are the regimes of (in)visibility of queer cultures in different historical and geographical settings?
  • What are the international and transnational dimensions of Russian and Russophone queer cultures?
  • What is the role of queer communities in de-colonizing ‘Russian culture’?
  • How can Russian and Russophone queer cultural heritage be preserved?

Materials presented at the conference will form the basis of the planned edited volume on Russian and Russophone LGBTQI+ in the last 30 years.

If you are interested in attending the conference and taking part in the planned publication, please send your bio (100 words), and your paper title and abstract (300 words) to Mark Lipovetsky ( and Vlad Strukov ( by DECEMBER 1, 2023. Travel by economy class and accommodation (3 nights) will be covered by the Harriman Institute. 

2nd Annual NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Master's and Undergraduate Research Symposia 
The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is excited to announce a call for applications for our second annual master’s research symposium and undergraduate research symposium! This upcoming spring, we will host 20 undergraduates and 20 master’s students at two separate symposia for a day of presentation, discussion, networking, and exploration! 

We invite presentation proposals from undergraduates and master’s students enrolled at universities in the USA who are pursuing or have pursued research projects, internships, or other opportunities related to Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Students from any academic field are welcome to apply.

Both symposia will feature two different types of panels: 

  1. Traditional research panels featuring 10-12 minute talks on executed research projects 

  2. Casual, discussion-based panels featuring 4-5 minute talks on experiences - internships, study abroad, volunteer opportunities, and more - related to the region 

Each accepted participant presenting a research project will be placed onto a panel organized by format and theme, will receive feedback from a discussant, and will be given time to discuss questions with the audience. Accepted participants presenting on experiences in the field will be placed on a single panel and will get the chance to discuss with both a moderator and the audience. All participants are highly encouraged to create well-polished presentations, including slides. 

Each separate symposium will run for one day in the Jordan Center. Symposia will feature keynote speakers and will each conclude with a networking dinner off-campus. All accepted participants will have their travel costs covered by the Jordan Center, as well as one night in a hotel close to campus. Participants traveling from outside of the northeast may be eligible for up to two nights of lodging. 

The master’s symposium will take place on March 8, and the undergraduate symposium will take place on March 9. Applications for both symposia are due by no later than December 15, 2023. 

Please feel free to contact with any questions! 

Call for Papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 

The Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) is the oldest and largest affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. The purpose of SCSS is clear: to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the southern region of the United States. Every year for nearly 60 years SCSS has sponsored a conference, bringing together the finest scholars in the country in an intellectually challenging yet friendly atmosphere. 

The 60th annual SCSS meeting will be hosted by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in Chapel Hill, NC on March 14–17, 2024. Please submit your paper and/or panel proposals before December 15 by completing this form

Dr. Olesya Khromeychuk, a historian and writer, will deliver the John Shelton Curtiss lecture at the SCSS banquet in Chapel Hill. Dr. Khromeychuk is the author of The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister (2022) and ‘Undetermined’ Ukrainians. Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division (2013). She is the Director of the Ukrainian Institute London.  

SCSS encourages new faculty members and graduate students to participate in the annual conference. The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) is pleased to offer a limited number of travel awards to graduate students presenting papers at the conference, especially to first-time attendees or those who have no institutional resources for travel support. If you are interested in the opportunity, please contact Adnan Džumhur (CSEEES Associate Director) for more information (

NESEEES Conference: Call for Papers and Panels
The North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Executive Board invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for the 44th annual NESEEES conference. The conference will be held in New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University). Details on the conference format and procedures will be provided to registered participants. The registration fee is $40 ($25 for students).

Scholarly papers and panels are welcome on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Proposals for complete panels of thematically related papers are strongly encouraged. Recommendations for discussants and chairs are not required for panel proposals but are invited and will be taken into consideration.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Title and a one-paragraph abstract
  • Technology requirements
  • Presenter’s email address
  • Presenter’s institutional affiliation and professional status (professor, graduate student, etc.)
  • The name and contact information for the panel organizer, where applicable. 

Proposals may be submitted directly by graduate students enrolled in related programs as well as by independent scholars with academic credentials and by faculty members of all ranks.  Proposals may be submitted on behalf of undergraduate students by faculty mentors supervising their projects. 

Please submit your proposals here no later than Friday, January 12, 2024.

We strongly urge professionals in the field to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants. Those wishing to volunteer may do so using the space provided on the proposal submission Form

Call for Papers: Western Association of Slavic Studies Annual Conference, 2024
Location: Texas, United States (San Antonio, TX, 3–6 April 2024)
Subject Fields: Asian History / Studies, European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, World History / Studies

Held in conjunction with the World Social Science Association (WSSA), 66th Annual Conference

The Call for Papers and registration are now open for the annual conference of the Western Association of Slavic Studies (WASS) to be held from 3-6 April 2024, in San Antonio, TX at the Hyatt Regency.

To submit a proposal for a paper or panel, please register on the World Social Science Association website:

We encourage participation of graduate students and advanced undergraduates.  The best graduate paper wins a monetary prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by ASEEES.

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2024.

Papers from any academic discipline covering the range of Slavic and Eurasian Studies will be accepted.

For more information on the Western Association of Slavic Studies, please see or email

Contact Information:

Robert Niebuhr

Barrett, The Honors College

Arizona State University

P.O. Box 871612
Tempe, AZ 85287

Affiliated Faculty, Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies
Affiliated Faculty: School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies
Affiliated Faculty: Center on the Future of War

Contact Email

Call for Papers: American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) Conference 
The American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) will hold its 48th Annual Conference in person from May 2 – 4, 2024 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. We welcome participation by academics, independent scholars, and graduate students interested in Hungarian culture, history, literature, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, education, folklore, fine arts, music, and other related disciplines. This year’s conference theme is: Reimagining Boundaries: Hungary and Hungarians in a Global Context 

Presentations should report the results of original research. Proposals can address a broad range of topics dealing with Hungarian culture, including interactions between Hungarians and others, as well as life in the Hungarian diaspora. We also welcome presentations on methodology and those that provide directions for future research. 

Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2024. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis. Presenters should expect to hear back within two weeks. Abstracts (200-250 words) should be submitted through this form.  

Submission guidelines: 

  • The official languages of the conference are English and Hungarian. Abstracts and presentations in either language are welcome. 
  • Only one “Individual Presentation” per author will be considered. Roundtables, workshops, and book presentations are exceptions in that scholars participating in those can also submit an “individual presentation”. 
  • All authors must be AHEA members. Information on joining or renewing membership may be found on the AHEA website. 

 We invite abstracts in the following categories:

  • Individual presentations 
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Book Presentations

Call for Papers: 30th Annual REECAS Northwest Conference, 2024
REECAS Northwest, the annual ASEEES northwest regional conference for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) will take place April 11-13, 2024 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. The REECAS Northwest Conference welcomes students, faculty, independent scholars, and language educators from the United States and abroad. Proposals on all subjects connected to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions are encouraged. The conference hosts panels on a variety of topics and disciplines including political science, history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, culture, migration studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, film studies and more.

Established in 1994, REECAS Northwest is an important annual event for scholars and students in the Western U.S., Canada, and beyond. This interdisciplinary conference is organized by the University of Washington’s Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies.

The REECAS Northwest Conference welcomes both individual paper proposals and also panel/roundtable proposals. Individual proposal submissions will be grouped into panels with a common theme.

The CfP is open! To submit your proposal, please submit a 250-word abstract and C.V. using the form on the REECAS Northwest Conference webpage: February 5, 2024.

Questions? Please email with any questions not answered on the conference website.


Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Fellowships for Advanced Overseas Russian Language Study
American Councils for International Education has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, to provide fellowships for advanced overseas Russian language study. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Yerevan, Armenia.

Fellowship awards of $9,000 for the semester or $5,000 for the summer are available for overseas study of Russian. Fellowship awards for online programs are also available: $3,100 for part-time semester or full-time summer online programs; $5,800 for full-time track semester online programs.

To be eligible for Fulbright-Hays funding, applicants must:

  • Meet the requirements of their selected program;
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Be undergraduate students with upperclassmen standing (junior or seniors), graduate students, or U.S. K-12 teachers;
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.

To be considered for Fulbright-Hays funding, simply indicate your wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for your selected program and complete all the questions and forms that follow. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding academic ability, strong potential to gain from an overseas language-immersion experience, and future plans to work in education or other fields critical to the U.S. government.

At the conclusion of the semester abroad, participants who received Fulbright-Hays funding are expected to conduct outreach activities in the U.S. to promote Russian study to the larger community.

Applications Deadlines

Spring semester: October 15

Summer: February 15

Fall & Academic Year: March 15

Aspirantum- Armenian School of Languages and Cultures
ASPIRANTUM provides life-changing education for academically-oriented people, students, researchers, and professionals. ASPIRANTUM - School of Languages and Cultures has a long tradition of organizing language schools in the Republic of Armenia.  ASPIRANTUM operates as a separate brand/entity with the aim to offer language courses in Armenian, Persian, Russian, Georgian, Arabic, Turkish, and Kurmanji. Since 2014 we have organized Armenian, Persian and Russian summer and winter schools for students and scholars from around the globe. ASPIRANTUM has already served more than 100 students from more than 20 countries. Current ASPIRANTUM programs include: Persian Language Winter School and Russian Language Winter SchoolCIEE Study Abroad in Russia

Since 1947, nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization CIEE has been bringing the world together, advancing peace by building bridges of mutual understanding between different people, different countries, and different cultures. The current programs CIEE offers are: Semester or Year Russian Area StudiesSummer Russian Area StudiesSemester or Year Russian Language, and Summer Russian Language.

Deadlines differ based on program.

Eurasian Regional Language Program 
The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azerbaijani, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Through homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff.

ERLP currently offers programming for the following languages and locations:

  • Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kazakh
  • Baku, Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani, Turkish (Turkish is only available during fall and spring semesters)
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz
  • Chisinau, Moldova: Romanian, Ukrainian
  • Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), Uzbek
  • Kyiv, Ukraine (temporarily suspended): Ukrainian
  • Tbilisi, Georgia: Chechen, Georgian, Ukrainian
  • Various Cities, Russia (temporarily suspended): Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut
  • Yerevan, Armenia: Armenian

Eligibility / Prerequisites:

  • Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals who have completed at least two semesters of college-level instruction or the equivalent in the target language, Russian, or a related language.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline.

Spring 2024 Program Dates: January 22 - May 10, 2024
[There are also Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs offered]

Program Cost (excludes international airfare):
Summer: $6,100
Semester: $14,200
Academic Year: $25,600
[Financial aid is available]

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 15 

American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program 
RLASP is designed to provide intensive, immersion-based instruction in Russian while also providing unique opportunities to explore the language, history and culture of Armenia, Georgia, or Kazakhstan. The program features approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction. Students are placed according to proficiency level in groups of three-to-five for language classes. Course work typically includes phonetics, grammar, and conversation, as well as composition, oral comprehension, and reading. Language courses also cover topics in literature, history, politics, culture, mass media, and area studies. Academic year and semester students may audit classes at their host university.

Academic year participants with advanced Russian skills may substitute an independent research project for one of the American Councils area studies courses while continuing their language classes during the second semester. Research projects culminate in a 15- to 20-page research paper written in Russian.

Participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College, an institutional member of American Councils. Upon successful completion of the program, Bryn Mawr College issues:

  • 8 undergraduate/10 graduate credit hours for the summer program,

  • 16 undergraduate/15 graduate credit hours for the fall or spring semesters, and

  • 32 undergraduate/30 graduate credit hours for the academic year program.

Locations and Host Institutions

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • American Language Center Tbilisi (with faculty from Tbilisi State University) in Tbilisi, Georgia*

  • Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia

*Program currently offered in summer only

Deadlines: Spring Semester: October 15, Summer: February 15, Fall & Academic Year: March 15

American Councils Balkan Language Initiative 
Participants receive 15 to 18 hours per week of classroom instruction - either individually or in small groups - designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the target language. Course work typically includes classes in phonetics, grammar, and conversation as well as composition, oral comprehension, and reading. Language courses also cover topics in literature, history, politics, culture, and area studies. All classes are conducted in the target language by host-country faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students.

Participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College, an institutional member of American Councils. Upon successful completion of the program, Bryn Mawr College issues:

  • 8 undergraduate/10 graduate credit hours for the summer program;

  • 16 undergraduate/15 graduate credit hours for the fall or spring semesters;

  • and 32 undergraduate/30 graduate credit hours for the academic year program.

Languages & Locations

BLI currently offers the following languages:

  • Albanian in Tirana, Albania

  • Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia

  • Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia

  • Montenegrin and Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro

Deadlines: Spring Semester: October 15, Summer: February 15, Fall & Academic Year: March 15

Critical Language Scholarship Program, U.S. Department of State
We are delighted to announce that the application is now open for the U. S. Department of State's 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical language on a funded virtual or overseas summer program. The application is available here . The deadline for applications is 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The CLS Program provides intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Depending on language and level, U.S. students can either apply for the overseas CLS Program or its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. The CLS Program offers in-person cohort-based programs at partner institutions abroad that provide instruction at various levels for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in 13 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

The CLS Program, through its CLS Spark initiative, provides beginner-level virtual instruction for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian for competitively selected U.S. undergraduate students whose home campuses do not offer these languages. More information on eligibility is available here .

The CLS Program will host webinars, Q&A sessions, and alumni panels for students and advisors throughout the fall. A full calendar with these events and corresponding registration links is available here .

If you have any questions, please contact the CLS Program team at:

STARTALK Summer Russian Immersion Program- Oklahoma City University 
High school or university students interested in learning Russian in an intensive, federally sponsored Russian immersion program, the STARTALK Russian immersion program at Oklahoma City University is enrolling students in grades 9-12 and first and second-year university students who have had at least a semester of Russian. This does not apply to heritage speakers of Russian. The online program begins February 2024, followed by a 3-week residential summer camp at Oklahoma City University during July 8-29, 2024, and the online post-camp classes from August through November 2024.

The early application deadline is November 25, 2023. The final deadline is January 5, 2024.  More details can be found here:

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals. Language courses are supplemented by a rich program of cultural events, excursions, and a weekly academic lecture series.

Course offerings each summer are dependent on student interest and enrollment. Typical course offerings include Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Languages are generally offered at the beginning and intermediate level, although advanced level courses may be offered with sufficient student interest. Additional languages, such as Kyrgyz or Azerbaijani, may also be offered with sufficient interest.

Several funding opportunities exist for students of any type. Graduate students (including incoming students), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship*, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer.  Note: This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork. *TVIII funding is provided by the United States government. Funding is conditional on final approval from U.S. State Department.

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2024.

Pitt Project GO Scholarships for ROTC Students’ Intensive Summer Russian Language Study
The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2024. Project GO is sponsored by the federal Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered nationally by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. An intermediate-level class is also available. These classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 3 – July 26, 2024. Pitt Project GO domestic scholarships for Beginning or Intermediate Russian cover:

  • Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
  • Housing and a living stipend
  • Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
  • Textbooks

Students who have already begun studying Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week intensive abroad program at the intermediate (2nd-year), advanced (3rd-year), or 4th-year level. Classes are held at Narva College of the University of Tartu in Narva, Estonia from June 8 – August 3, 2024. Pitt Project GO overseas scholarships cover:

  • Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
  • Housing and a living stipend
  • Travel between the student’s home city and Estonia
  •  Textbooks  

To Apply:
Visit Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) website at for more information on these scholarship opportunities, eligibility requirements, and links to the online application form. Applications are due on January 18, 2024 for the abroad program in Estonia and on February 27, 2024 for the domestic program in Pittsburgh.

For More Information:
Visit the Project GO website or contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Zita Toth-Shawgo at  

The Project GO national sponsoring agency will hold webinars for prospective student applicants on October 18 and December 7, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Registration links are at and

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language
This fellowship program offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul during the summer 2024.  Participants must have completed two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline will be in February, 2024.

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Ohio State University
The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University host a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: (1) Manuscript Description and Access and (2) Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the HRL’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and homework assignments. There are also a number of lectures on related specific topics. By the end of the Institute, each participant will be able to describe an original Slavic manuscript relying on lectures and hands-on work.

The intensive nature of the Institute leaves little to no room for participants to have time to pursue outside commitments such as teaching online courses, studying for general exams or spending significant time conducting their own research. (HRL/RCMSS offers other types of grants for individual research.)

Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Deadline for submission of application: March 1, 2024

For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, or financial aid, please contact

The University of Pittsburgh Summer Language Institute 


The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute celebrates a 30-year tradition of passionate teaching and proven results. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages and proficiency-based instruction, SLI offers courses in ArabicBosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/SerbianBulgarianCzechHungarianPolishRussianSlovakTurkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer.

Students who complete SLI programs rapidly acquire language proficiency and deepen their understanding of a foreign culture. Every day, students receive intensive language training in both spoken and written modes. Small class sizes ensure constant interaction with experienced instructors. A rich program of lectures, films, music, cooking, picnics, and excursions provides students the opportunity to explore the cultures they are studying while socializing in their target languages.

SLI is proud to support undergraduates, graduate students, non-traditional students, and motivated adult language learners with generous scholarships. All program applicants are eligible for scholarship funding, regardless of student status. Thanks to the scholarship program, SLI is one of the most affordable accredited programs for intensive language study in the US and attracts students from every region of the country.

For priority consideration, please complete your SLI application by March 1, 2024. Students may continue to apply for the SLI and SLI scholarships until mid-May or until scholarship funds are depleted.

Bard Abroad- Russia in Central Asia Summer Program 2024

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the Russian in Central Asia Summer Program 2024 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The program is hosted by the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), a Bard College long term dual-degree partner.

The Summer Program combines intensive Russian study with an academic course to contextualize Central Asia’s historical, cultural, and contemporary ties to Russia and the former Soviet Union. This 8-week program consists of two 4-credit courses: Post-Soviet Central Asia: Sovereignty, Community, and Cultural Self-Expression and Russian Language Course.

Academic Program 

Track 1

● Beginners to Intermediate: Transitional Russian Language Course

Track 2

● On the Road to Proficiency: Russian from Intermediate to Advanced

Cultural Program and Extracurricular Activities

Participants experience the culture, history, society, and natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan through weekly excursions in Bishkek, and trips to sights of interest in Kyrgyzstan including the stunning Lake Issyk-Kul and Ala-Archa Nature Park.


Participants live with local Russian-speaking families in Bishkek, experiencing daily life in Kyrgyzstan while immersing themselves in a Russian language environment. Homestays include two meals a day during the week and three meals on weekends.

Program Dates: June 6 to August 3, 2024

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

For more information and to apply visit the website. 

This program is designed to gather students from around the world for a fantastic international seasonal experience centered in Tbilisi, the main campus of Ilia State University, along with trips to regions of Georgia. 

During the program, you will have an opportunity to learn or improve a foreign language of your choice (Georgian, Ukrainian, or Russian); engage with ILIAUNI recognized faculty selected from different fields of studies. The faculty will also include invited and guest of honor speakers and practitioners (Harvard University - the Davis Center, U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia). You will gain new knowledge and expand your network of fellow students and faculty, and broaden your understanding of the Black Sea and the Caucasus Region countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine.

A 4-week ILIAUNI International Summer School will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, from June 22 to July 21, 2024.

The program and seminars are delivered in English by bilingual and multilingual faculty, and students will be surrounded and supported by proficient English language users.

The summer school includes two Bachelor level academic courses that result in total 6 European credits (equal to 3 US credits): Black Sea and Caucasus: Diversity, Conflicts and Networks and a language course of student’s choice. The program offers an opportunity to choose to follow the language course in Georgian, Ukrainian, or Russian language with intensive practice and interaction with instructors and the local community.

The classes will take place from Monday through Thursday, while the cultural and study trips will be organized on weekends. The program includes cultural and social events including field trips to historical and cultural sites in Tbilisi and the different parts of Georgia. The program package includes all costs for study and extracurricular activities, as well as living and dedicated services, excluding airfare, evening meals and personal costs.

The application for interested candidates is open until May 1st, 2024 and can be submitted via Online Application Form. Early bird application and special offer deadline is April 1st, 2024.