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American Councils, formerly ACTR/ACCELS, administers more than 20 exchange programs with the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Alliance of Universities for Democracy is a consortium of Western institutions of higher education and universities in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe formed to enhance the role of education in promoting democratic institutions, and economic development.
American Academic & Cultural Exchange provides opportunities for teenagers from many countries around the world to live with a host family in the United States while attending high school.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies is the American professional association for scholars and others concerned with the region comprised by Eastern Europe and the NIS.
American Federation of Teachers offers training for teachers and help in the development of teaching plans that support democratization in the NIS.
American Latvian Association is the Latvian-American community's central organization to support the activities and growth of their community.
ASSIST: American Slavic Student Internship Service places American students or others in English-teaching positions at schools and businesses in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Other types of jobs also available.
Azerbaijani-American Educational, Cultural and Economic Center assists American and Azerbaijani academics in their studies of the two countries.
Bridges for Education Teach conversational English in Eastern and Central Europe in the summer! Since 1994 BFE has organized 66 camps in eight countries sending about 750 teachers and college students to serve 8,500 students from 33 countries. Summer 2002, join the summer conversational camps in Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Poland. Tax deductible, earn college and in-service credit. Pay your airfare and low BFE administrative costs. Receive 4 weeks room and board including one week travel in the country. The purpose of BFE is to promote tolerance and understanding using English as a bridge; it is not a religious or ethnic organization. BFE has state and federal tax exempt status 501(3)(c). Posted 8 March 2001.
Canadian Bureau for International Education dedicated to international education: the free movement of ideas and learners across national boundaries.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducts its own programs of research, discussion, publication, and public education.
Center for Citizen Initiatives pioneered "citizen diplomacy," taking thousands of Americans to the USSR to create "irreversible human links" between our two societies.
Center for Civic Education has run many projects in the UK promoting education for democracy and democratic citizenship.
Center for International Networking Initiatives sponsors a number of Internet based projects.
Center for International Understanding at Bluefield State College implements short term training for international entrepreneurs and officials and also promotes international trade initiatives between NIS, Eastern Europe and West Virginia.
Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Project administers a number of programs and exchanges between the two cities.
Civic Education Project supports higher education reform in Eastern Europe and the NIS. Also places lecturers (primarily in the social sciences) in CEE and NIS universities.
The Corvallis (OR) Sister Cities Association has had an exchange program with Uzhgorod, Ukraine, since 1989. In 2001 it received the "Best Overall Program Award" from Sister Cities International for cities with populations between 50,000 and 100,000
Cross-Cultural Solutions claims to be "one of the leading international volunteer organizations in the United States and sends over 1,000 volunteers overseas every year." It "employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower local communities, foster cultural sensitivity and understanding, and contribute grassroots solutions to the global challenges of providing health care, education, and social development." Short and long-term volunteer placements are available in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe (Russia). There is also an online Toolkit for Local Action on Global Issues.
Economics America promotes economic literacy in the NIS through curriculum development and translation and teacher training and exchanges.
European Association for Research on Transformation is a small non-profit network to support independent research on transformation in Russia with affiliates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and soon Irkutsk.
Foundation for International Professional Exchange, Inc. facilitates the exchange of professional persons, information, equipment, and students between the U.S. and the NIS.
German Academic Exchange Service administers academic exchanges between German institutions of higher education and similar institutions abroad. It also offers scholarships to foreign students.
German Russian Exchange Association promotes the creation of democratic structures in Russia through professional training programs and establishing professional networks.
Global Volunteers sends 120 teams of North American volunteers each year to work on human and economic development projects in 20 countries.
Institute for East-West Studies is a policy research center for Central Europe and Eurasia.
The Institute for the Study of Russian Education is a US based research organization that collects and distributes information on education in Russia and the NIS. The ISRE also sponsors seminars and educational exchanges with Russia.
Institute for Training and Development is a private, non-profit organization that specializes in designing and implementing international training, internship, and exchange programs.
International Exchange Council initiates and encourages educational, economic and cultural exchanges for improved understanding between the peoples of West Michigan and Russia.
International Research & Exchanges Board is involved in scholarly exchanges, professional development, technical assistance, and policy programs dealing with the Newly Independent States, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia.
ITC International TEFL Certificate Offers an internationally recognized 110 hour, 4 week TEFL Certificate Course in Prague and Barcelona.
Kazakh-American Studies Center is involved in professional trainings, educational exchanges, intensive language programs, ESL teacher trainings, text translations, conferences, and research projects.
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies is an academic research institute which focuses on the former USSR. Offers research fellowships and sponsors seminars. Meeting reports are available at their Web site and offer an excellent way to "attend" the institute's ongoing series of first-class lectures.
National Academy of Sciences organizes and manages collaborative activities relating to countries of the former Soviet Union and Central Europe.
Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors (OPEN) is a sister-city organization based in Newton Iowa, OPEN is strengthening it's links to similar groups in Ukraine, Russia, Korea, and Taiwan. OPEN needs your help in continuing these projects!.
Programs in International Educational Resources runs seminars and provides teaching resources for international and area studies including Russian.
Project Harmony sponsors wide variety of US-NIS professional and educational exchanges in such fields as environment, law enforcement, health, etc.
Québec Institute for International Research and Education (QIIRE) has programs in Russia that aim to strengthen the labor movement through training programs for labor educators and union members..
The Relief and Rehabilitation Network - RRN was conceived in 1993 and launched in 1994 as a mechanism for professional information exchange in the expanding field of humanitarian aid.
Russia and West Virginia: A Partnership for Exchange Foundation, Inc. is an exchange activity with the city of Korolev, which has a sister-city relationship with Charleston.
Salzburg Seminar International educational centers dedicated to the development of leaders with global perspective. Current "University Project" assists Higher Education Reform Process in the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe. Offices in US and Austria.
Scholarship for Belarussian-Americans provides stipends and grants for students of Belarussian descent.
Serendipity is a very fruitful project which began in 1992 as a sister city program between Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and Vladimir, Russia. Founded by professor Ron Pope, it includes a language school at the Dom Amerikanskii, business training, law enforcement exchanges, cultural programs, and much more.
Sister Cities International is the coordinating body for more than 1,200 U.S. communities that are paired with over 1,800 partner cities in 123 nations around the world.
Sister Schools International is a program which links schools in the US to schools in the NIS.
Students in Free Enterprise -- SIFE is a partnership between business and higher education to help students respond directly to the needs of their communities. Sponsors competitions for students.
Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation assists the academic and financial needs of Catholic educational institutions in Ukraine. UCEF has an active exchange program, including a annual summer English-teaching program.
Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. Has its own publication program, frequent seminars, Ukrainian students and staff and runs the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute.
Ukrainian Student Association in the USA helps to recruit and advise students who want to pursue an American college education.
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union is a nonprofit foundation that fosters opportunities for collaborative projects between NIS and U.S. researchers in science and engineering.
Yeltsin Democracy Fellowship Program combines short-term training with internships in Canadian public and private sector organizations.