PROGRAM: Each summer approximately 25 college and university-level instructors participate in advanced language training for seven weeks on- site in Eurasia. Traditionally, the Russian-language program is held at Moscow State Univeristy. For summer 1994 funding limited the program to Russian and Ukrainian. It is undetermined as to the scope of future programs. This program began over 25 years ago under the US-USSR inter- governmental agreement. The program runs from mid-June to early August.
QUALIFICATIONS: For the Russian program, individuals must have four years of college-level Russian or the equivalent, be employed as teachers of Russian at the college or university level, and have a minimum of two years of teaching experience; and applicants for programs in other languages must also follow this eligibility criteria.
MONETARY SUPPORT: Host country provides cost of instruction expenses, housing, ruble allowance, and a study-related tour. IREX provides round- trip transportation between participant's home institute and Moscow.
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