Administrative Policies and Procedures
Contests and Scholarships
- Critical Languages Scholarships - The U.S. State Department sponsors intensive overseas study in critical foreign languages, including Russian. Scholarship recipients receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners
- National Flagship Language Program - Fellowships provide full financial support to students that wish to participate in a Flagship Program in a critical language, which includes Russian. Students must graduate prior to beginning the fellowship.
- Macalester's Russian, Central European, and East European Essay Competition - Students compete for two prizes, Best Essay and Best Thesis, awarded at the annual conference in May
- ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest - Compete against students from over 50 colleges and universities. The contest deadline is typically at the end of January, and is announced in the winter issue of the ACTR Letter.
- Trust for Mutual Understanding - The Trust makes grants to American nonprofit organizations to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe. Priority consideration is given to projects in which direct, professional interaction plays a major role. The Trust supported Macalester's participation in the Black Sea Project.
- The Macalester Internship Program provides advice on finding, applying for, and managing internships. They have a database of internship opportunities, but also encourage students to take their own initiative to contact local organizations. In Russian Studies, students have interned at the Museum of Russian Art, area high schools, the University of Minnesota, and Hamline University
- Olympiada of Spoken Russian - Each year, Minnesota high school students compete in the Annual State Olympiada of Spoken Russian, sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian. Macalester faculty and students are welcome to serve as judges or volunteers at the Olympiada
- Part of our mission is to work to enhance knowledge and understanding of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia in the Macalester community, in area schools, businesses, civic and nonprofit organizations, the media, and the general public
- Learn more at our outreach page
- Please send us a note if you have an idea for collaboration