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Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai

HWS Abroad Program Summer 2015

Location
Altai Region, Russia
Altai Region: Krai and Republic
Main location: City of Barnaul (population 600,000)

Itinerary
35 day program

  • Beginning: fly direct NYC-Moscow, Moscow-Barnaul.
  • Each weekday: 3 hours of Russian language, rotating series of afternoon activities: culture class lecture, local excursions, and a service project with local NGOs.
  • Each weekend: 2-4 day trip to a location in the Altai Mountains (hiking, horseback riding, sleeping in yurts/cabins, visiting local sites and people, etc.)
  • Conclusion: train Barnaul-Moscow (3 nights), fly Moscow-NYC.

Academic Components

  • Readers College, Spring 2015 (1/2 credit, required)
  • RUSE 116, Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai (1 credit earned through program)
  • Majors/minors in Russian Area Studies may count course as part of their degree program as a Humanities course.
  • Course requirements include journals, presentations, regular discussion question responses, and a final paper (post-trip)

Cost Breakdown
Funded by Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program ($94,176)

Round trip airfare from NYC: $0
Airfare Moscow-Barnaul: $0
Train fare Barnaul-Moscow: $0
All meals in Russia: $0
All accommodations in Russia: $0
All transport in Russia not listed above: $0
Four weeks of tuition at Academy: $0
Weekend excursions: $0
Visa: $300
Immunizations: (varies)
HWS Fee: $570
Total: $870

2015 Program Participants
15 participants (14 + David Galloway, HWS Associate Professor and Director)
7 in-service teachers from Geneva, Rochester, and Manlius
7 HWS students

2015 LESSON PLANS

Acquisition Lesson Plan: Altai Geography, C. Porschet

Acquisition Lesson Plan: Altai Culture, C. Porschet

Acquisition Lesson Plan: Altai Travel Brochure, C. Porschet

Acquisition Lesson Plan: Shambhala, J. Porschet

Acquisition Lesson Plan: Tselina (Virgin Lands Program) & Victory Gardens, J. Porschet

Reading Closely for Textual Details Lesson: Analyzing Details across Texts and Media Types, Joan Leonard

Reading Closely for Textual Details Lesson: Reading and Responding to Related Texts, Joan Leonard

Reading Closely for Textual Details Lesson: Using Current Events for Informational Reading and Writing for Literacy , Joan Leonard

Siberian Culture, Lesson 2, Keeton
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Siberian Culture, Lesson 3, Keeton
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Using Legends and Art Work to support our learning about the Geography of Altai, Siberia, Russia, Tonya Luna

Introduction to Barnaul & the Russian Language, Zlomek

 

The Siberia Program

Contact

David Galloway
Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies
Phone: (315) 781-3790
Email: galloway@hws.edu

Kristen Welsh
Associate Professor of Russian Studies
Phone: (315) 781-3864
Email: welsh@hws.edu

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