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  • Locations: Barnaul, Russia
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer 16 ONLY
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-Term Summer Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
HWS  Short Term Summer Faculty Led Program
Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai; 1 Credit
Led by: Kristen Welsh
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APPLY NOW!
Ready to apply? Click HERE to download the PDF application for this program and save the PDF to your computer or device. The application is a fillable PDF which means you can type your responses directly into the PDF after you have saved it to your computer. Answer all essays and e-mail your COMPLETED application to mandela@hws.edu

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Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline is Nov 2nd 2015. Late applications will be automatically waitlisted.

I. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai is a 5-week course that is based in the city of Barnaul, Russian Federation. This seminar will foster interdisciplinary learning and teaching in Russian area studies by immersing participants in the language, culture, and contemporary issues of Siberia. Participants will complete language training appropriate to their level, and coursework in English on Altai culture.

Note: This program is fully funded through a Fulbright grant. Limited space available, with preference given to students studying Russian/Russian area studies.


Themes and Focuses of the Course:
  • Foster interdisciplinary learning and teaching in Russian area studies by immersing participants in the language, culture, and contemporary issues of Siberia
  • Examine firsthand the complexity and diversity of Russia in terms of culture, ethnicity, and physical environment
    Enable a multifaceted understanding of Russia, critical in order to interact with the country and its people on a professional basis
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from all relevant topics and fields in order to best grasp the changes that make Siberian Russia what it is today, and the influences that will shape it in the future
  • Offer participants a different, and rarely visited, region of Asiatic Russia in which to study 
* Intensive language component- Russian language training (3hr/day) will take place formally for the program in partnership with the Altai State Pedagogical Academy (ASPA) with local professors. Instruction follows standards set by the ASPA Faculty of Russian Language and Literature for courses in Russian as a Foreign Language, and will be offered in three sections (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) with participants placed according to a language assessment conducted on arrival.

For more information regarding this course, contact professor Welsh by emailing Welsh@hws.edu

Course Pre-requisities:
Important note on Application Criteria and Course Credit for Short-term Programs.

All accepted students will be required to attend a Readers College in the spring prior to the program, which will meet weekly and will be worth ½ a credit. All accepted students will need to register for this course in January.

 
Click below for a complete program PDF and description (subject to change):
Siberia 2016 Program PDF

 
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II. PROGRAM DATES & ITINERARY
 
Travel Dates: Late June - Early August, 2016 (Tentative) Confirmed Dates Coming Soon

Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015

Itinerary Highlights:
  • Visits to sites of historical significance such as the Archaeology museum, Altai State Museum of Local Lore, City Museum, and the State Museum of Literature, Art and Culture of Altai
  • Fine Arts excursions to places such as Art Gallery of Schetinin, Republic of Fine Arts Gallery, Turin Mountain Gallery, and the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Excursions to the foothills of the Altai and Belokurikha natural hot springs, Golden lake Teletskoye, and geological tour of Karakol Valley
  • Four day/four night journey to Kosh-Agach (Mongolian border region)
  • Scenic visits to the Altai Botanical Gardens, Tyd-Tuyaryk yurt camp, and Kalbak Tash (home of over 500 petroglyphs dating back to 8th century BCE)
Click below for a detailed itinerary:
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III. FINANCES
Program Fees:

The program costs are heavily subsidized by a Fulbright grant. The program fees will be only $160 for the 35-day program. This covers all usual expenses in Russia, including tuition, meals, accommodations, train travel, flight to and from Russia via NYC, internal flight from Moscow to Barnaul, entrance fees, day trips and excursions and local travel.
 
The following costs are NOT included and are the responsibility of each participant: visa costs ($285-300), passport costs/renewals, immunizations, personal spending, as well as any costs incurred traveling from participants’ homes to and from New York City.


*Costs are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, changes in costs of services provided and the number of students confirmed on the trip.
     
Click below to access our comprehensive budget estimator, which includes an estimate of all expenses:
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Funding/Aid:

This program is heavily subsidized through a Fulbright grant in partnership with the US Department of Education. 


Payment Schedule and Program Timeline:
 
Application Deadline DUE: Nov 2, 2015  
Decision Date Nov 24-Dec 18, 2015  
Funding/aid Applications Not Applicable  
Funding Decisions Made Not Applicable  
Deposit Deadline DUE: Dec 18 2015 $500.00
Program Billing Date Not Applicable Not Applicable
Final Payment Not Applicable Not Applicable
Please note: Students must make the initial non-refundable deposit in person at the business office.

Cancellation Policy:

After applying and being accepted to the program, students will need to make a $500 non-refundable deposit to the business office in Demarest Hall to hold their place in this program. Students will be required to pay a $500 deposit if accepted.

As long as you participate in the program, you will be refunded $340 of the deposit; $500 less the $160 program fee ($100 admin fee + $60 insurance charge). If you withdraw after accepting your spot, you will lose the $500 deposit.
 
For further information about recommendations on traveler's health please refer to the Center Disease Control's website.
 
APPLY NOW!
Ready to apply? Click HERE to download the PDF application for this program and save the PDF to your computer or device. The application is a fillable PDF which means you can type your responses directly into the PDF after you have saved it to your computer. Answer all essays and e-mail your COMPLETED application to mandela@hws.edu

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline is Nov 2nd 2015. Late applications will be automatically waitlisted.

 


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.