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Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History; Susan Carmel Lerhman, Founder.

Our Mission

The Carmel Institute builds lasting connections between Russian and 麻豆果冻传媒 students through musical and theater performances, Russian and Soviet film screenings, conferences, academic travel, and art exhibits. The Institute also offers grants to AU students to study Russian language and history.

Summer 2024 Call for Applications Carmel Institute聽Language Acquisition Awards

Landmarks from Moscow and St. Petersburg; Red Square, Bolshoi Theater, Winter Palace, Moika River

The Carmel Institute invites students from the聽聽to apply for awards to defray the costs of instructor-led Russian language programs during the summer of 2024. The funds will be distributed to successful applicants upon proof of acceptance to a program.聽The deadline for applications is April 22.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a Washington, DC-area Consortium partner institution. Applications will be assessed based on the academic record and an application essay.

To apply, assemble the information listed below and complete the appropriate form:聽

  • the email address you prefer for communications about your application

  • your major and any minor fields you intend or have declared

  • your year of postsecondary study (undergraduate rank or graduate year)

  • if you are a graduate student: where, when, and in what field your undergraduate degree was earned

  • your overall GPA and major GPA in your current program

  • your current Russian language facility level

  • the Russian language program(s) you intend to enroll in and apply these funds

  • an estimate of the costs for your desired Russian language program

  • essay of no more than 500 words explaining how your proposed program contributes to or expands your academic interests and career goals.

  • all college-level academic transcripts (unofficial versions, including screen image captures are acceptable)

聽- AU students can copy and paste their essay and upload the transcripts in the form itself.

聽- non-AU students can copy and paste their essay but need to email all transcripts to聽carmelinstitute@american.edu.

If you would like to receive academic credit for your chosen program, please contact your academic advisor. Please contact me if you聽have聽any questions or issues with the application form.

Please contact us聽at carmelinstitute@american.edu聽if you聽have聽any questions or issues with the application form.

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