At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alfa Fellowship Program

Program Overview
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program accepts 10 American citizens and 5 British citizens per year. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing US/Russian and British/Russian relations.

Program Highlights
Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, government, and nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with participants to identify suitable professional assignments at leading Russian institutions in business, media, and civil society. The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the participants and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Center for International Fellowships in Moscow.

Alfa Fellowship Program also includes:
  • 4-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S.
  • 4-month intensive Russian language course in Moscow
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
  • Monthly stipend
  • International health, accident, and liability insurance
  • Moscow seminar program
  • 3 regional excursions in Russia and 1 in a neighboring country
Application Deadline
December 1, 2010 for the 2011–2012 program year.

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