Academics: Study & Intern Abroad

Summer Study Programs in Poland

Polish Language Coursesorganized by the International School of Polish Language and Culture in Cracow.

Experiencing the New Europe - a three-week international summer program in Wroclaw, Poland, supported by the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education.

United States-Poland Parliamentary Internship Program, a six-week internship to learn about election campaigns in Poland while developing Polish language skills. Contact Director Marek S. Podhorecki for more information.

Lublin: Szkola Letnia Kultury i Jezyka Polskiego

The Sopot School of Polish for Foreigners

Szkola letnia w Szczecinie

Rzeszow: Uniwersytet Polonus, contact for more information.

Polonicum: The Institute for Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners

Polonica (in Polish)

There are many opportunities to study or intern abroad. Although not an exhaustive or comprehensive list, the links below provide students interested in pursuing such opportunities with a starting point.
Study Abroad

Intern Abroad

Columbia undergraduates wishing to study abroad should visit the Columbia College Web site, or contact Michael Pippenger (, director of Columbia's Office of Global Programs.

Barnard students should visit Barnard's Study Abroad Web site

Travel Abroad

Bturn Magazine Presents Btour 2012:  Off the Beaten Track & Call for Contributions

Study Abroad

Call for Papers:  Warsaw East European Conference

                                   July 15-18, 2012

                                   "OLD AND NEW: 

Past, Present and Future of the Post-Communist World"

                     Deadline to Apply:  April 15, 2012

XVII International Summer University in Köszeg, Hungary:  Reinventing the Future:  Europe and Beyond - Emerging Movements and Power of Networks

American Councils Intensive Language Study Programs in Eurasia

International School of Polish Language and Culture in Krakow

Russian Area Studies with CIEE

European Academy of Diplomacy

Congressional-Parliamentary Fellowship Program

The Department of State’s Title VIII program is offering support for the study of Balkan languages at Arizona State University and its study-abroad programs in summer 2012.

Fellowships cover travel, housing, and program expenses for graduate students in ASU’s 7-week Critical Languages Institute and its 4-week overseas programs in Sarajevo, Tirana, and Ohrid.  Both components are tuition free.

Programs available:        

Albanian (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Mastery)

BCS (Beginner, Intermediate)

Macedonian (Beginner, Advanced)

Program dates: 

June 4–July 20 in Phoenix, July 23–August 17 in the Balkans

Academic Credit:              8 hours for Arizona-based courses

                                             3 hours for overseas courses

Application deadline: March 2, 2012.

Full details are available through (

The Prague's Center for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2012 on the following topics:

European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology

Summer School on European Union: Interests versus Culture?

Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

June 30 – July 7, 2012

The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

We invite you to visit our website to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website contains detailed information on academic content, guidelines to application process including on-line application, practicalities, photos and alumni feedback.

We also suggest students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools by Early Bird Application Deadline of April 30, 2012. The Final Deadline is May 15, 2012.

Should you have any questions regarding the Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Prague Summer Schools 2012
Center for Public Policy
Vyjezdova 510
190 11 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 737 679 605

Masaryk University

Energy Security Summer School

"Atlantic and Continental Approaches to Energy Security"

July 29 - August 4 2012

Telc, Czech Republic

Deadline for Applications is June 15, 2012

For further information please visit the website:

The University of Pécs, Hungary offers a wide range of semester & year-long Study Abroad Programs.
For more information

Central European University offers a summer school program (June 4 - July 27, 2012) for those interested in studying in Budapest, Hungary.  General application deadline is February 15, 2012For more information

Intern Abroad

United States-Poland Parliamentary Internship Progam

Internships at the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest

2010 Civitas Summer Professional Internship Program in Warsaw, Poland (June 1- July 31, 2010)

Language Programs

Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion


CIEE Study Abroad:  Russian

By studying abroad with CIEE, students can continue study in their major while living and learning in an Russian language environment. Through language seminars, direct enrollment options, and cultural excursions, students make the most of their experience both in and out of the classroom. CIEE offers the following Russian language programs:

St. Petersburg, Russia—Russian Area Studies
CIEE Study Center at St. Petersburg State University

St. Petersburg, Russia—Russian Language
CIEE Study Center at St. Petersburg State University

St. Petersburg, Russia—Summer Russian Area Studies
CIEE Study Center at St. Petersburg State University

St. Petersburg, Russia—Summer Russian Language
CIEE Study Center at St. Petersburg State University

For more detailed information on these programs, as well as others, please visit our website at

You can also receive more information by speaking with the CIEE Institutional Representative for your area. Click here to contact the representative for your institution. If you would like to order advising materials, please visit the Publications Center and download an order form, or contact us by phone at 1.800.40.STUDY and we’d be happy to place an order for you.


The Russian Overseas Flagship Program

Russian Overseas Flagship Program, an essential component of The Language Flagship, prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The Program offers about twenty hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well ascontent courses for credit or audit in any major at St. Petersburg State University
alongside Russian students. The Program features focused instruction in small groups (5-6 students), classrooms equipped with SMART Boards, and acomprehensive textbook specially designed for Flagship students by Americanand Russian second language acquisition specialists. Each student is
assisted by a peer tutor. Two administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical support to students. All participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

Russian Overseas Flagship enhances its curriculum through a careful combination of classroom instruction with language immersion outside of the academic program. The Program includes bi-weekly guided excursions in and around St. Petersburg, and discussion clubs. All students complete at least one semester-long internship (one day per week) with local government and business organizations, charity foundations, NGOs, and cultural institutions. Finally, all students live with Russian host families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture, and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to provide partial financial aid to qualified participants, thanks to significant grant support from The Language Flagship,the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, many students also apply for Boren
Awards and other academic grants to study on Russian Overseas Flagship Program.

For more information and application form, please contact:
American Councils for International Education:

1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036


International Summer Program 2012, Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna

View program Web site

The International Summer Program 2012 will take place from July 14th to August 11th, 2012.

The four week program offers high level European Studies courses in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.

The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on the emerging New Europe. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing.

More information about the Sommerhochschule and the International Summer Program can be found at

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nina Gruber, at



Summer Language Program in Russian

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Since 1983 the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Beloit College has offered students a unique opportunity to achieve a year's worth of college-level language training in just eight weeks. Excellent faculty, small class sizes that allow for individual attention, and twenty-six hours of classroom instruction per week in a beautiful residential environment provide an immersive approach to learning that encourages students to focus exclusively on the target language and culture.
For graduate students who receive FLAS funding, the Center for Language Studies will provide an additional grant which will cover the remaining portion of tuition.

Details about dates and fees for summer 2012 may be found at

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