December 20, 2013

Overseas Professional Development for Russian Language Teachers through American Councils

American Councils for International Education (ACTR) is pleased to announce a limited number of fully-funded fellowship positions available for current in-service teachers of Russian in the 2014 Summer Russian Language Teacher Program, June 18 to August 4, 2014. Priority in fellowship awards will be given to active K-12 teachers of Russian who have not been to Russia in the last three years; university faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

All expenses will be paid for selected fellows, less the cost of an initial program administration fee and domestic travel to and from Washington, D.C.

The Summer Russian Language Teachers Program has supported the professional development needs of U.S. teachers of Russian for more than 40 years and is one of the most respected and long-standing U.S.-Russian exchange activities. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and hosted by Moscow State University, the six-week program is designed to strengthen professional language skills and provide participants new insights in Russian language, culture, and pedagogy.

Applications for the Summer 2014 program are due March 1st. Interested applicants can access the online application via:

The fellowships provide:
- Full tuition for six weeks of study at Moscow State University,
- Housing in the Moscow State University dormitory,
- Round-trip, international airfare from Washington, D.C. to Moscow,
- Pre-departure orientation in Washington. D.C.,
- Pre- and post-program testing,
- Russian visa,
- A weekly stipend of $180,
- Weekly cultural excursions,
- Weekend trip to the Golden Ring,
- Medical insurance, and
- Ten graduate hours of credit from Bryn Mawr College.

For additional information, visit:

Or contact:
Russian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education (ACTR)
1828 L St, NW Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
outbound at americancouncils dot org

Warchol, M. [SEELANGS] Overseas Professional Development for Russian Language Teachers through American Councils (ACTR). SEELANGS listserv (SEELANGS@LISTSERV.UA.EDU, 16 Dec 2013).

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