Information Session for Siberian Voices
Fri, October 26, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • CAL 422
INFORMATION SESSION will be held: Fri, Oct 26th at 12:00pm in CAL 422
"Siberian Voices: Mapping Culture, Environment, and Everyday Life in Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, and Kyzyl"
A Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) Program
June-July, 2013 (4-weeks)
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is proud to announce a 4-week study seminar opportunity in southern Siberia, a region of the Russian Federation. Made possible by a U.S. Department of Education grant, a group of ten select Texas educators, administrators, and advanced University students will be invited to participate in this Siberian seminar, with the goal of cultural immersion, language study, and curriculum development. Studying and teaching the geography and anthropology of Siberia respectively, UT’s Dr. Bella Bychkova-Jordan and Dr. Craig Campbell will lead these 10 participants, who will participate in lectures and discussions on the region, excursions, cultural events, interactive experiences, and the gathering of local materials for the creation of curriculum units. Participants will also engage in either a crash-course in Russian, or be allowed to refine their intermediate or advanced Russian language skills. The seminar will be based in the cities and environs of Kyzyl, Irkutsk, and Ulan-Ude, selected because they provide an excellent cross section of Siberia’s diverse cultural and physical geography. The final objective of the program is the enhancement of Russian area studies, and by extension, global studies at UT, other institutions of higher education, as well as K-12 institutions in Texas. In the process we hope to offer a life-changing experience in one of the most remote and fascinating regions in the world.
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