Semester and Academic Year Programs

Russia

American Councils Study Abroad

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Operated in Moscow (Moscow International University), St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University) or Vladimir (KORA Center for Russian Culture). Offers a range of programs: Russian Language and Area Studies, Business Russian Language and Internship and Russian Heritage Speakers Program.

Council on International Educational Exchange 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Operated through St. Petersburg State University. Geared toward intermediate and advanced students. Emphasis on language study with electives in literature, culture and history.

C.V. Starr- Middlebury College School in Russia

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Run by Middlebury College for intermediate and advanced Russian speakers, with an emphasis on intensive immersion. Choice of three program locations: Irkutsk (Irkutsk State University), Moscow (Russian State University for the Humanities) or Yaroslavl (Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University). 

Duke in St. Petersburg

Study abroad for a semester. Run by Duke University, and operated by St. Petersburg State University. Semester consists of four courses in language, history, culture and media.

Herzen University 

Study abroad for an academic year (although flexibility is possible). Programs in Russian language, history and culture. Students need to discuss transfer of credit arrangement with school in advance.  

Higher School of Economics Moscow

Study abroad for a semester or academic year (individualized plans of study). Most courses taught in Russian, with some English-language electives. 

Independent University of Moscow: Math in Moscow   

Study abroad for a semester. Mathematics and/or computer science intensive curriculum, with electives in other areas including Russian language and culture. All courses taught in English. 

Irkutsk State Linguistic University Siberian Studies 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Focus on environmental issues and Siberian history and politics. Option to take other classes at the university in the second semester (if staying the year).

Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Designed for advanced level Russian speakers, with all classes conducted in Russian. Combines Russian language instruction with courses on international relations, diplomacy and economics.  

Moscow State University 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Russian Studies program, with emphasis on students planning a professional career involving Russia. Intensive language component, but all classes taught in English.  

National Theater Institute: Moscow Art Theater (MATS)

Study abroad for a semester. Taught at Moscow Arts Theater, with emphasis on intensive theatrical training (acting, movement, voice, design and Russian language).

School of Russian and Asiatic Studies

Study abroad for a semester or academic year (with the possibility of a flexible program design). Russian as a Second Language Program, with emphasis on intensive language learning. Offered locations: St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Moscow, Vladivostok, Kiev and Bishkek.

Smolny-Bard Study Abroad Program

Study abroad program, semester or yearlong, at Smolny College in St. Petersburg (through Bard College).

St. Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Theater program, courses taught in both Russian and English/Russian.

St. Petersburg State University

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Interdisiplinary course program, entitled "A Developmental History of a National Psyche." Possible internship or research project, as well as included travel study program.

University of Arizona: Russia Abroad

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Run by the University of Arizona, with choice of locations in Moscow (Moscow Humanities University) or St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg State University). Open to all levels of Russian speakers. 

Vassar College European University

Study abroad for a semester. Program operated by Vassar College, with classes taught at the Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum and the European University. Art history focus with language component. 

Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service

Study abroad for a semester or academic year (second semester entails continued language and internship/research project). Strong language component in addition to courses on history, economics and international relations in relation to the Russian Far East. Courses taught in English, but Russian readings/assignments available for advanced students.  

Ukraine  

University of Arizona: Yalta

Study abroad for a semester. Run by the University of Arizona. Focus on political science courses, with emphasis on field studies and study tours. 

Czech Republic

Collegiu Hieronymi Pragensis 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Students enroll in Czech language class and take classes in humanities and social sciences.

CET: Central European Studies 

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Organized by CET Academic Programs, a study abroad organization. Programs based in Prague. Choice of Central European Studies, Film Production, Jewish Studies or New Media.  

Council on International Educational Exchange

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Central European Studies program run by CIEE, with courses available at Charles University and Prague Film and Television School. Czech language classes in addition to Czech literature, culture and film.  

NYU Prague

Study abroad for a semester or academic year. Program run and operated by New York University. Non-NYU students apply as visiting students. Full range of courses, including language courses in Czech, Polish and Russian. 

UNC Semester in Prague

Study abroad for a semester. Program run by the University of North Carolina and operated out of Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis. Academic courses taught in English, but students required to also take Czech course. Potential for tailored interdisciplinary program.