Program details: This program will immerse students in Russia’s rich culture and history in the post-Soviet and post-Cold War world. In collaboration with the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Nizhny Novgorod, the program will provide students from both universities with an opportunity to engage in a rigorous scholarly investigation of Cold War rhetorics.
The six-week course will begin at UVU, where students will discuss Russian culture and history, the Cold War, and the current U.S./Russia political climate. In Nizhny Novgorod, participants will attend lectures with HSE students to develop a critical understanding of Cold War rhetorics from multiple and diverse perspectives. Students will also visit sites that will enable them to revise their perceptions of the Cold War (i.e., factories that helped shape Cold War Russian sentimentalities regarding labor; the Sakharov Museum, which describes Russian dissident movements during the Cold War—as well as museums in Moscow, like the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, which has exhibits dedicated to Cold War Russian, European, and American propaganda and history). Information Sheet
Tentative dates: April 22 - June 21, 2013; tentative travel dates: April 26 - May 26, 2013.
Program sites: Nizhny Novgorod, side-trips to sites outside Nizhny Novgorod, and Moscow.
Anticipated curriculum: Literature of Cultures and Places (ENGL 373R), Topics in Rhetoric (ENGL 401R), Topics in Literature (ENGL 486R), Directed Readings (ENGL 490R), Post-Soviet Politics (HIST 420R), Special Topics in Russian Studies (RUS 480R), Issues in Peace and Justice Studies (PJST 475R).
Estimated participation fee: $2,495. Apply by February 1, 2013, for this price.
Participation fee covers: Housing and program transportation in Russia, translator stipends, entry fees, visa, international health insurance.
Participation fee does not cover: UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), passport, meals, round-trip airfare, discretionary spending.
Director: Wioleta Fedeczko, professor of English & literature, 801.863.5403, email@example.com.
Application deadline: February 1, 2013. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Application materials are available at the International Center in WB147 or here: Application, Letter of Reference, Program Payment Card, Application Payment Card.
Tuition Waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to this program, based on eligibility.
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.
Scholarships: UVU will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants. For an application, click here.