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The Indiana University Bloomington Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Russian and East European Institute, in collaboration with Southern Federal University (SFedU) in Rostov-on-Don, Russia present:

Spring - Summer 2010

Students may choose from the following components of the program:

#1) Spring 2010: REEI-R 300 31073/500 31074 Global Public Health Dialogue – 1 credit
#2) Spring 2010: A Russian-language course
#3) Summer 2010: OVST W496 10636 International Health Care Delivery: in-country Russian Field Experience3 credit Study Abroad

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2010 (extended until January 22, 2010 for IUPUI applicants only)

Although we anticipate that many students will complete at least two, if not all three components of the pSouthern Federal University in Rostov on the Donrogram, in the interest of flexibility we are not making any component a co-requisite or pre-requisite of the other. However, students enrolled in Global Health Care Dialog course will be better prepared for writing a research paper and a presentation for the conference in Russia, while applicants with prior Russian-language experience might feel more comfortable in the Russian-language environment.

Funding is available (on competitive basis) for students pursuing language training and/or study abroad under this program. Students doing component(s) #2 and/or #3 of the program will be automatically considered for language training stipend awards ($1,000, associated with component #2) and student mobility stipend awards ($4,000 associated with component #3) to support their participation in the U.S.-Russia Global-Health Care Course with 2-Week Study-Abroad (it is a common application to be considered for all funding).  While the program is open to all IU students, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for stipend awards. Students who complete both components #2 and #3 may receive a maximum award of $5,000.

This program is funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education United States-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education (U.S.-Russia Program), administered under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the Russian Ministry for Education and Science, Russian Federation. The goals of the IU-SFedU partnership is to support U.S. students in gaining Russian language ability. The strength of the language training program will be integrated within a joint IU-SFedU research program focusing on the broad topic of  Global Public Health, a key issue demonstrating the growing interconnectedness in virtually all aspects of human life.


For additional information and/or questions contact:
Natalia Rekhter 317-410-3148 nrekhter@iupui.edu, nrekhter@lincolncollege.edu
Olena Chernishenko 812-855-3046 ochernis@indiana.edu
Email is the preferred method of communication

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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: (812) 855-2608

Last updated: 29 February 2012
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