- Fall, Spring
- Student Year
- Sophomore, Junior
- Courses Offered By
- College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business
Due to its size, Russia offers a vast array of landscapes, cities, peoples, and lifestyles, giving you the unique opportunity to choose which of the three locations best suits you: Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vladimir. Moscow, the country’s capital, is the major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia. Sometimes called Russia’s "window on the west," St. Petersburg identifies as the cultural capital and one of the more modern cities in Russia. Vladimir, which is 120 miles east of Moscow, is an ancient town serving as the medieval capital with many of its buildings surviving from the 12th century.
Each program location combines intensive classroom instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field studies, conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students. One day a week you will go on excursions conducted in Russian to places of cultural and historical interest. For Moscow students, this may include visits to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Red October chocolate factory, Sergiev Posad, the KGB Museum, or the Moscow City Council. St. Petersburg students might visit the Hermitage, Pavlovsk, Piskarevskoe Memorial Gardens, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, or the St. Petersburg Municipal Court. Vladimir students may take day trips to Moscow to meet with local journalists and university students, visit the Museum of History, Uspenskii Cathedral, or Suzdal. Students in all programs are required to participate in one 7-10 day trip per semester to one or more regions in Russia. Past trips have included destinations on the Golden Ring, the Black Sea Coast, Murmansk, Lake Baikal and Karelia.