U.S.-Russia Partnership for Global Solutions Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT 

The U.S.-Russia Partnership for Global Solutions Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State will provide online and in-person opportunities for meaningful exchange to build connections between U.S. and Russian students and scholars. To find a common ground for collaboration, the U.S. and Russian participants will address global issues in search for sustainable solutions, which will provide a platform to learn about each other’s cultures, values, and institutions. 

The project will have two parts. 

The first part will be an online course between U.S. students at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and Russian students from Omsk State University (OmSU) as well as from other universities across Russia. The collaboration will be facilitated with the help of our Russian partner, an online language school WebiLang

The second part of the project is a visit of Russian scholars and student interns to the U.S. to gain first-hand experiences and further explore the issues we focus on in this project.


PART 1: ONLINE COURSE

GLOBAL 3302: Topics in International Cultures and Civilizations II. 3 hours.  No prerequisites.

Topic: U.S.–Russia Partnership for Global Solutions

Spring 2024, MWF 8-8:50 AM Synchronous online

Instructor: Peggy Semingson

This online course will provide opportunities for U.S. students at UTA to collaborate with Russian students from OmSU and other Russian universities.

The course will include a series of topics that focus on global issues. UTA students will work together with Russian students to address these issues and learn from each other.

Expert guest facilitators will be invited for each topic.

Topics will include: 

  • U.S. History
  • Sustainability
  • Human Security
  • Technology, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Gender Equality
  • Accessibility
  • Civic Engagement 
  • Infrastructure

PART 2: VISIT OF RUSSIAN SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS TO UTA

In September-December 2024, UTA students will have the opportunity to collaborate in person with Russian scholars and student interns visiting the U.S. This allows for participants to gain first-hand experiences and further explore the issues of focus in this project. 

UTA students who participate in the Fall 2024 cultural exchange will have the opportunity to earn Cultural Exchange and Global Engagement credentials to put toward the Maverick Advantage Program.


QUESTIONS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

Students interested in the project or those who want to know how to get involved in its events and connect with our Russian participants, please contact the project director, Dr. Iya Price at iya.khelm@uta.edu.

Interested to get involved in this project? Follow our Telegram channel: https://t.me/RussianAmericanPartnership

 

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