American Councils Program for Individualized Instruction in Belarusian Language
The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language program provides support for intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia, including Belarusian. Participants from the United States may in enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions.
Participants may select semester, academic year, or summer programs. The semester program provides approximately 14 weeks of study; the academic year program provides approximately 28 weeks (two semesters), and the summer program provides a minimum of 7 weeks.
Participants receive approximately fifteen hours per week of classroom instruction, led by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Courses are designed to strengthen participants oral, listening, reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Courses in literature, history, politics, culture, and area studies are available for advanced students.
Participants live with local host families. Host families expose students to authentic, contemporary language in informal social settings and provide supportive environments for students to test their growing language skills. All families are screened, selected, and monitored by local American Councils’ staff. They provide two meals per day; participants are guaranteed private rooms and telephone access.
Read more about financial aid and application procedure at the web site of American Councils.
Internet Guru Evgeny Morozov Moves to Georgetown as a Yahoo! Fellow
Evgeny Morozov became a Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown University for 2009-2010. A national of Belarus, Evgeny was a fellow of Open Society Institute in New York before moving to Washington. He publishes and speaks widely on of the impact of Internet and social media on democracy. He also runs net.effect blog with Foreign Policy magazine.
Evgeny Morozov appeared on CNN, BBC, published in the Economist, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and other periodicals. Below is his recent interview for a blog of Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper.