Three education technology startups from Russia traveled to the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore regions on March 2-12 as part of the U.S.-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) program.
Administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the US-Russia Foundation, USRIC connects Russian startups to universities, scientists, business development experts, industry associations, and customers in the U.S. with the goal of accelerating commercial activity and creating win-win economic partnerships.Read More
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Professor William Brumfield who will present a detailed view, with stunning photos, of one of the best preserved villages of the Arkhangelsk oblast – Oshevensk, and its Church of the Epiphany. The church, and the remarkable paintings on its interior, are under grave threat, illustrating the fragility of Russia's cultural heritage.Read More
Half of Kosovo’s population is under the age of 30, but according to Brikena, Kosovo’s youth feel their voice doesn’t matter.
Brikena Avdyli, a native Kosovar, is working tirelessly to change that. “Only when we see one another as equals can we start working together to contribute to a better future for our city, country, and ultimately, the world,” says Brikena. “This belief, which seems naïve some days, is the reason I choose to work with youth, women, and people with disabilities.”Read More
Branko Backovic, a dynamic and motivated student from Despotovac, Serbia, worked hard to pass three rigorous rounds of competition to win an A-SMYLE scholarship. He spent the 2006-07 academic year in the U.S. living with a host family in Lisle, Illinois.
Now a graduate of Yale University, Branko works in the financial services industry in New York and is dedicated to helping other students from Serbia.Read More
Not a Small World After All
Inside Higher Ed
Enrollments in foreign language courses in the U.S. have decreased by 6.7 percent since 2009—after increasing steadily since 1995—according to a new report by our colleagues at the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Language advocates investigate what caused the drop and debate whether it is the beginning of a new trend of moving away from foreign language study.Read More