Ileana Marin teaches interdisciplinary courses at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the Center of Excellence in Image Studies at the University of Bucharest. Her long-standing academic career on both sides of the ocean has given her the opportunity to establish contacts between Romanian and American scholars, artists, and institutions. She, thus, initiated the first UW Exploration Seminar to Romania, and to Eastern Europe, and opened the fund for Romanian Studies, hoping that Romanian language will be taught regularly in Seattle. With a BA in Romanian and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Bucharest (2000), and one in Textual Studies from the UW (2011), Ileana is a strong believer in the power of education and bilingualism. In ARCS, she advocates the expansion of the Romanian language programs in the US and for disseminating the most recent Romanian cultural achievements. On her agenda as president, Ileana Marin has two major tasks: board development and recruitment to ensure the successful implementation of ARCS mission through meaningful programs.
Before coming to the US in 2000, Otilia was actively involved in the cultural life of her hometown, Iasi. In Romania, she worked as a literary journalist and published short-fiction, translations and articles. She holds university degrees in French and English literatures from Romania, Switzerland, and the US. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on Cioran’s untranslatability at the University of Washington, where she taught French language and literature for 17 years, and where she is currently teaching a course on Romanian literature and film, together with her colleague from ARCS, Ileana Marin. In 2013, she co-founded ARCS and was President of the Board for five years before accepting the challenge to become ARCS’ firstExecutive Director. For Otilia, ARCS has been a wonderful opportunity to remain connected with the vibrant culture of her birthplace, while contributing to the artistic and cultural vitality of the Northwest. As ARCS' Executive Director, Otilia’s priorities are to create sustainable, community-building programs and partnerships, manage and secure funds, as well as develop ARCS' brand identity in accordance with its mission and values. Most of all, Otilia hopes that her work will have a direct, long-lasting impact on the ways in which future generations of the Romanian diaspora will define, celebrate and pass on their heritage.
Elizabeta Iliescu was born in Northern Romania where she grew up very attached to her grandparents. After high school, she moved to Bucharest where she studied physics and worked for an insurance company. She moved to the US with her family in 2008. The love of being around children made her look for opportunities to work with them. She has an AAS-T Certificate in Early Childhood Careers, a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and she is a Washington state certified middle school math teacher. Elizabeta volunteered and worked in various early childhood education programs and is currently working with Bellevue School District as a teacher substitute. She is also collaborating with Bellevue Library for the program Romanian Story Times / Poveşti româneşti.
Romanian in Action-Center of Excellence- 2nd semester 2020
For students between ages 7-13, the full tuition cost for the 2nd semester of classes at ROACT (hosted at the French Immersion School in Bellevue) is $480 for 12 sessions of 2 hours EACH ( Feb 29 2019 – Jun 13 2020). We do not charge any extra fee for the days when our classes do not meet. The cost will cover only partially our rent, classroom materials and instructors' salaries.
We strongly believe in heritage language education. In an attempt to become accessible to all children from our community, we offer competitive tuition prices. Please consider donating to our school to help us cover our expenses, develop our programs and offer more scholarships to those in need. Thank you!
If you need financial aid, please contact Otilia Baraboi at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer up to 3 scholarships per course, based on a letter of intent explaining your family’s situation. Thank you!
|1st child tuition payment||3 installments of $160, by Feb 29, Apr 4 and Jun 6 2020||$160|
|1st child (discounted total) 12 weeks||pay by Feb 29 2020||$460|
|2nd child (discounted total) 12 weeks||pay by Feb 29 2020||$384|
|2nd child tuition payment||3 installments of $160 pay by Feb 29, Apr 4 and Jun 6||$128|
Romanian in High School
You can either pay the full discounted amount and save $20 by September 28:
|Discounted total||Standard course||$840|
|Tuition payment||Standard course with 3 installments, by September 28, January 25 and April 25||$280|
|Discounted total||Intensive course||$340|
|Tuition payment||Intensive course 2 installments, by September 28, January 25||$180|
|1st child (discounted total) for 4 sessions||$65|
|2nd child (discounted) 4 sessions||2nd child (discounted) 4 sessions||$40|
|2nd child (discounted) 1 session||2nd child (discounted) 1 session||$10|
Introduction to Romanian Language (Online Course)
|Introduction to Romanian Language ( youth 9 + and adults 17 +)||pay by March 5||$230|
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