Russia and the Environment

Study Abroad

The environment is a local and global issue. Tomorrow's environmental professionals will need to cross borders and communicate with a wide range of people to achieve their goals. This program is geared to help train those professionals today.

You will study Russia's vast and unique ecosystems. You will learn from Siberia's history from colonization to industrialization to its modern state. You will critically consider Russian and international policy theories while meeting, and optionally interning or volunteering with, the local groups who are working to implement best practices. Additionally, you can learn the Russian vocabulary and cultural norms related to environmental issues. Summer students spend two weeks on field studies with Irkutsk State University students. Join us in Siberia and make a difference!

Semester Courses (Spring/Fall)

Summer Courses

Cultural Program


Intern, Volunteer, Research

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


English and Russian
Irkutsk, Russia
Spring, Summer, Fall
Environmental Studies, History, Internships, Russian Language


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

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2019
    Year: 2019 Spring
    Dates: 01 February 2019 - 26 May 2019
    Application Deadline: 25 October 2018
  • Summer 2019 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 24 May 2019 - 04 August 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
  • Summer 2019 (6 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 31 May 2019 - 17 July 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
  • Fall 2019
    Year: 0 Fall
    Dates: 30 August 2019 - 15 December 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2019

Program Inclusions

Tuition, accommodation, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, cultural programming, travel in Central Asia as outlined, health and emergency insurance, use of a mobile telephone for duration of program, and SRAS in-country support.