Study Russian in Russia (Summer 2018)

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The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History invites applications for one Alexander Potemkin Award and four Susan Carmel Lehrman awards for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations. Each award provides up to $10,000 for tuition and travel expenses to attend the interdisciplinary summer programs in Russian language, culture, and international relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) or the Higher School of Economics in June-August 2018.
The award is open to all students in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Applications will be judged based on the student's academic record (unofficial transcripts are fine) and an essay explaining how summer study in Russia fits in with the student's current academic interests and professional goals.
A completed application form (attached), official or unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable), and an essay of no more than 150 words are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2018. Please send application materials in a single email to carmelinstitute@american. edu
If you are an AU student and would like to receive academic credit for your summer courses, please contact Mark Hayes ( For all other students, please check with your respective institutions' study abroad offices with questions about credit transfers and home tuition rates. Please note that the award is taxable.
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