Irkutsk: Russian as a Second Language

Study Abroad

Irkutsk provides an exceptionally intensive and immersive experience. Homestays are available, active, and encouraged. In Irkutsk, English is less prevalent than in major cities and the slower pace of life means that strong, local, Russian-speaking connections can be made through SRAS-supported peer tutoring and through university sports groups and interest clubs.

Irkutsk is especially recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to make a breakthrough in their language skills. Irkutsk rewards those who are active, enjoy nature, and who want to experience local life in Siberia together with the diverse people that live there.

This program offers summer sessions only. For semester option, see Irkutsk: Language and the Environment.


Cultural Program


Research, Volunteering

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


Irkutsk, Russia
Internships, Literature, Russian Language


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Dates & Costs

  • Summer I 2020 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 29 May 2020 - 09 August 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2020
    Cost: $7,895
  • Summer I 2020 (8 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 29 May 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2020
    Cost: $6,895

Program Inclusions

Tuition, dormitory accommodation, visa and registration, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, cultural programming, health and emergency insurance, use of a mobile telephone for duration of program, and SRAS in-country support.