Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Russian Express: Kiev-Moscow 2014 Information Session

Mon, November 18, 2013 | BUR 231

3:00 PM

Russian Express: Kiev-Moscow 2014 Information Session

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new summer study abroad program. This overseas adventure will combine intensive Russian language-learning and cultural immersion, with lectures and excursions that highlight the history, culture, and contemporary politics of Russia and the Ukraine.  Your educational journey will begin in Kiev, the current capital of Ukraine, and the medieval capital of Kieven Rus’—a historical entity claimed by both Russians and Ukrainians. In Kiev students will study Russian at the highly innovative and effective NovaMova International School, while living with Russian-speaking families. Here you will learn about the complicated relationship between Russians and Ukrainians, past and present, as you live for four weeks in Ukraine’s captivating capital city. From there you will follow the trail of Russian history—by overnight train—to Russia’s late medieval, and current, capital, Moscow. In Moscow, students will live in dorms with Russian roommates and study Russian at the Moscow School of Higher Economics, one of the most prestigious institutions in the Russian Federation. Your intensive language program will continue, supplemented by content-based lectures and excursions in Moscow, where you will be exposed to Russian culture, history, and contemporary issues. An excursion to St. Petersburg will expose students to Russia’s window to the West, its third capital—with historical and contemporary significance all its own. 

Information session is on Monday, November 18th at 3 PM in BUR 231.

For more information before the session, click here!

This event is apart of UT's 5th Annual International Education Week (IEW) which is an opportunity to celebrate the enriching benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. First held in 2000, International Education Week is celebrated today in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The University of Texas at Austin invites you to celebrate the 5th Annual International Education Week (IEW) from November 18 – 22, 2013. This campus-wide event brings together the UT community of students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of fun, informative and culturally-rich events which collectively help to promote and celebrate language acquisition, international exchanges, cross-cultural awareness, and global citizenship!

See their blog and Facebook for more information and a schedule of events!

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