Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, USA, Fellow (2016-17);
The University of Bern, Switzerland, Doctor rerum socialium (with magna cum laude) - PhD in Sociology (2017);
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (2012); Visiting Research Fellow (Research project: nationalism in post-devolution Wales and Scotland);
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2010 – 2011); Master of Science in Nationalism Studies (honors) (Dissertation: The Making of Georgian Nationalisms);
San Diego State University, USA (2009); Visiting Student (Leadership and International Cooperation);
Georgian Technical University, Georgia, Tbilisi, 2005-09; Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Social Sciences – English for Business Relations GPA (4) Out of 4.