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Russian Language, History and Culture International Summer School

Studying Russian or other Slavic languages at university? Maybe your scientific interests are related to the culture and history of Russia — modern, of the Soviet period or of the times of the Russian Empire? The International Summer School «Russian Language, History and Culture» will allow you in two weeks to upgrade your knowledge and skills in Russian, expand and widen your knowledge about Russian culture and history in general and the culture of the Russian province.

Organization

The summer school is organized and supervised by the Perm branch of the National Research University «Higher School of Economics». Full teaching, administrative and academic support is provided by university professors and specialists.

If

  • you are a student, a graduate student or a teacher at a foreign university or college, OR you a foreign enrollee or a foreign student at a russian university,
  • you are 18-40 years old,
  • you want to start learning Russian or are already studying it,
  • you do not have restrictions for obtaining an entry visa to the Russian Federation (for countries with visa entry, visa support);
  • you are ready to pay in full or in part (as we allow partial coverage of costs in the form of a scholarship) for your studies, as well as service fees, travel and other necessary fees and charges,

we invite you to visit Perm from 1st to 14th of July, 2019!

 

Program

The program of the school includes 72 hours of classes. Russian language classes will be organized in two tracks — for students with none and elementary level of language proficiency and for students who speak Russian to a certain extent. The program of the school includes lectures on Russian culture and history. Part of the classes will take place in the form of excursions to a theater, museums, art gallery, archive, etc. Two full day excursions are provided: to the open-air museum of Khokhlovka, where you can see unique examples of wooden architecture of the Russian north, and to the town of Kungur, an ancient merchant town on the once famous Great Tea Road.

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Students with none and elementary level of the Russian language will be assisted by volunteers. Lectures on history and culture will be partially delivered in English, partially — with translation from Russian into English. The program provides that students, after receiving necessary theoretical knowledge, explanations of grammar, vocabulary, phonetics of the Russian language, can immediately apply them in conversational practice — during walking city tours, visiting cafes, shops, theaters, museums, etc. Completion of the school will be the preparation and presentation of an individual or group project.

 

Perm

The city of Perm can not be compared in touristic popularity with such areas as, for example, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan. However, lots of interesting, attractive things for someone who studies history and culture of Russia can be discovered in Perm. Cultural artifacts of capitals are replicated in catalogs and described on the Web. Perm gives a chance to touch a different cultural and historical layer — the life of the Russian province in its amazing diversity.

Modern Perm is a city with a million population, the capital of one of the subjects of the Russian Federation, a large industrial, educational, cultural center.

The history of Perm as a provincial city reflects all the milestones of the history of Russia.

The culture of Perm as a territory where people lived from ancient times appears before us through unique artifacts, in particular, through the phenomenon of the Permian animal style and wooden religious sculpture. All these things and much more you can see during your visit to our city.

 

Cost and additional payments

Educational program: € 320

What is included in the educational program:

  • 72 hours of classes (Russian language, history and culture of Russia);
  • travels through the city to museums, a gallery, a theater and other locations for educational purposes;
  • entrance fees to museums, galleries;
  • 2 excursions outside Perm for a full day;
  • educational materials;
  • transfer from / to the airport.

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Service program: € 180

What is included in the service program:

  • accommodation in the university dormitory, 2-3 persons in a room (details of accommodation);
  • lunch;
  • meals during full-day excursions.

 

Additional payments

Participants pay by themselves:

  • flight to Perm and back;
  • visa fee (if a visa is required, standard — € 35, urgent — € 70);
  • medical insurance.

 

Compensations and scholarships 

There are scholarships for full or partial coverage of the cost of the educational and / or service program. To get the Grand Prix scholarship and educational scholarships participants should prepare motivation letters, which will be considered on a competitive basis.

The organizers reserve the right, without prior notice, to increase the number of scholarships in each category or not to award scholarships if the motivation letters submitted for the competition do not meet the requirements and expectations.

Scholarships are provided as a discount substracted from the cost of the educational and / or service program.

Scholarship categories and approx. % for coverage

Amount

Number of scholarships that can be awarded

Conditions

Deadlines

Grand-Prix, 100% coverage both for educational and service programs

€ 500

1

 

Participants should prepare motivation letters, which will be considered by the organizers on a competitive basis

Apply no later than Appril 29, 2019. Decision on scholarship awards will be taken no later than May 10, 2019

Educational, 100% coverage for educational program

€ 320

1

Educational, 40% coverage for educational program

€ 130

2

Educational, 20% coverage for educational program

€ 65

5

Service, 17% coverage for service program

€ 30

Each participant, if qualifies

Participants should apply no later than May 05, 2019.

Adds up with other discounts, except Grand-Prix

Apply no later than May 05, 2019.

Go together, 4% coverage for educational + service programs

€ 20

Each participant, if qualifies

2 and more participants from one and the same university or college.

Adds up with other discounts, except Grand-Prix

Application forms from all the participants from one and the same university or college should be sent no later than April 29, 2019, if an entry visa is required, and no later than June 1, 2019, if not.

 

Requirements for motivation letters:

  • language: Russian (preferred) or English,
  • volume: not less than 300 and not more than 500 words,
  • content: your motivation for participating in the Summer School, your interest in the Russian language, culture and history of Russia, how the knowledge of Russian is related to your career, why you want to come to Perm;
  • deadline: a motivation letter should be sent to learnrussian@hse.ru no later than May 05, 2019.

 

I want to participate in the Summer School, what should I do next?

If you need an entry visa to Russia:

  • send an application for participation no later than May 05, 2019,
  • receive from the Higher School of Economics confirmation and further instructions for processing documents and passing formalities,
  • conclude a contract, pay,
  • arrive in Perm by July 1.

If you do not need an entry visa to Russia:

  • send an application for participation no later than June 1, 2019 (if you are applying for a scholarship, then it must be done no later than April 29 or May 05 — see terms and conditions of scholarships),
  • receive from the Higher School of Economics confirmation and further instructions for processing documents and passing formalities,
  • conclude a contract, pay,
  • arrive in Perm by July 1.

 

For any questions related to participation in the Summer School, please, contact:

Personal assistance and consultations will be provided by: