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The Director General of the Center for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg recently visited Indiana University’s Bloomington campus to present a talk on his most recent book, "Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?" As it turns out, there's a lot that the world could learn.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center's semiannual newsletter is now available year-round on our website!  Continuing the same great coverage of the Center's activities, news from Central Eurasia, and upcoming events, our new e-Newsletter will remain a central part of the IAUNRC's mission.  Don't miss the Fall 2011 e-Newsletter, already published and available online here.

2012-2013 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident and either 1) an undergraduate student enrolled in intermediate level language instruction or higher, or 2) a graduate student enrolled in any Arts and Sciences or professional degree program.

Fellowships include tuition and fees plus a stipend and required enrollment in one year of more than 40 modern foreign languages offered at Indiana University.

The Center for Social Studies and International Education would like to inform you about an exciting professional development opportunity for middle and high school social studies teachers being offered this fall.

The SWSEEL 2012 Summer Language Workshop will be held from June 4 to July 27, 2012 (May 29 to July 27 for Russian and Arabic). Applications will be available at the SWSEEL website in December.

The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

This year at Bloomington's annual Lotusfest, the IAUNRC sponsored a performance of Finnish Folk music by the Folk Collective group Frigg.

The 2011 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) officially ended on August 12, having marked the introduction of Tatar and Turkish and record enrollments across many Central Eurasian Languages.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center was awarded in August 2011 a 2010-2011 Pinnacle Award Honorable Mention by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).

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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Damesh Satova
Damesh Satova

Damesh Satova is the 2013-2014 Kazakh FLTA at Indiana University and recently met with the IAUNRC to introduce herself.