Russian as a Second Language - Irkutsk

Study Abroad

Irkutsk provides an exceptionally intensive and immersive experience. RSL study is combined with up to three electives or an environmental internship, giving you the opportunity to use your Russian skills in more practical settings and build vocabulary. 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.


Cultural Program


Intern, Volunteer, Research

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


Irkutsk, Russia
Summer, Fall, Spring
Internships, Literature, Russian Language


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

Dates & Costs

  • Summer I 2019 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 24 May 2019 - 04 August 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
  • Summer I 2019 (8 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 24 May 2019 - 21 July 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
  • Summer II 2019 (6 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 21 June 2019 - 04 August 2019
    Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
  • Fall 2019
    Year: 2019 Fall
    Dates: 30 August 2019 - 20 December 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
  • Spring 2020
    Year: 2020 Spring
    Dates: 31 January 2020 - 24 May 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

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.